Sunday, December 17, 2006

Comics review - Ellis in the New Universe

New Universal #1 (Marvel) - Warren Ellis and Salvador Larroca join forces to present a revamping of the 80s New Universe line. I haven't read any of the New Universe books so came to this completely cold, but with Ellis' name on the cover I knew it would be a good read. As an opener this book works perfectly, giving you enough information to make you interested but not so much that you are spoonfed he story. Larocca's art is beautiful and teamed with Ellis' writing you get a comic of cinematic propositions which still manages to present a small and personal tale. Ellis has always created excellent work regardless of the publisher, genre or audience involved and this is no exception. Yet another chance to wish I was Warren Ellis.

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