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Since this week was a light one for comics, (Only Uncanny X-Men and Supergirl), I read Who is Jake Ellis?. I'd heard lots of good things about it, and after raving about it, iFanboy made it their Book of the Month for December 2011.

It is an honour well deserved. Art is by Tonci Zonjic, who has come on leaps and bounds since his pretty good work on Marvel Divas. The use of colour in this book is amazing, with lots of bold sections of primary colours against an otherwise grey palette.

The story is by Nate Edmondson, whose book The Activity has begun recently at Image. I'll probably have a look at issue #1 over the weekend.

As for Who is Jake Ellis itself, it's a five part mini series, about a former CIA analyst (Jon Moore) on the run from Americans and other groups, hiding out in Europe and doing criminal work.

There is simply nothing half so much worth doing, as messing about in boats. )

The book is a dynamic, exciting one. It's not a tough read, or a lengthy one, but it is really well designed and a "visual treat", to use a dreadful reviewers' phrase

The sequence above is especially good as I just love seeing scenes retold in exactly the same way, but with a significant detail added, or a change in perspective that alters the whole thing.

You know what it's just made me think of? I need to watch that again.
But Who is Jake Ellis?


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