Voyage in Noise: Warren Ellis and the Demise of Western Civilization

Voyage in Noise: Warren Ellis and the Demise of Western Civilization

by Kevin Thurman, Julian Darius
     
 

Through works like Transmetropolitan, Planetary, and The Authority, Warren Ellis has changed the history of comic books. In this book, Kevin Thurman and Julian Darius examine Ellis's body of work, exploring (among other topics) how his early work for Marvel Comics prefigures the concerns of his later work, how his super-heroes respond to comics history, his use of… See more details below

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Through works like Transmetropolitan, Planetary, and The Authority, Warren Ellis has changed the history of comic books. In this book, Kevin Thurman and Julian Darius examine Ellis's body of work, exploring (among other topics) how his early work for Marvel Comics prefigures the concerns of his later work, how his super-heroes respond to comics history, his use of religion, his use of violence, his fascination with lizards (and what they reveal about the human condition), and how his characters often use anger as a stimulus for revolutionary social action, in defiance of the West's 21st-century malaise. Topical interviews with Ellis complement several essays, expanding the reader's understanding of the themes in Ellis's work.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781940589015
Publisher:
Sequart Research & Literacy Organization
Publication date:
08/28/2013
Pages:
168
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.39(d)

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