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What made you come back to WildStorm?

Warren Ellis: I was abducted. Please help. I am sending this message out through an interview in the hope that Jim Lee won't see it and therefore won't give me the hose again.

Date: 2019-02-20 05:24 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] doodleboy
Kind of like how Warren Ellis just doesn't give a damn during interviews sometimes.

With Wild Storm itself, well I hope it has self-contained point besides franchise set-up. I mean there's an interesting look at class, race and power-structures, both the aliens and humans have a hierarchy based on colonialism, class and race. There's Warren's usual pet theme genius people using their genius to improve the world.

But right now the series seems more interested in setting up new comics for other writers to write. And honestly I'd be a bit disappointed if we've gone through 24 issues of 9-panel grids and sci-fi weirdness just to see that this is a glorified event-comic without it's own self-contained story.

Date: 2019-02-20 05:59 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] glimmung
That is basically Ellis’s career now. Restocking toy boxes for other authors.
Edited Date: 2019-02-20 06:00 pm (UTC)

Date: 2019-02-20 06:35 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] doodleboy
To be fair he is fairly good at finding interesting angles for characters. It gets less interesting when other writers get on board though. I do like how he tries to use that platform to help push young writers he finds interesting (Entirely the reason why Bryan Hill got hired for Michael Crayton).

I think Warren Ellis's style is pretty singular to him, so trying to imitate or find a new angle on his stories is pretty difficult for other writers.

Well hopefully the effort in getting new blood pays off in a few years (Kieron Gillen did get his start at Marvel doing New Universal shorts because of Ellis I think).

And honestly I think most of Ellis' career right now is raking in that Castlevania money (and whatever other projects he's got going in Hollywood). Hell I'm pretty sure his independent stuff is probably netting him more money then his marvel/dc stuff long-term.

I'd say Warren Ellis still has a pretty interesting career, his mainstream comic stuff is probably just the least interesting part.

Date: 2019-02-20 08:17 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] dc2houseofmystery
I love this series.


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