Friday, February 6, 2009


Hitting comics stores in April: The first issue of mini-series Ignition City, Warren Ellis' "new Science story for grown-ups with swearing and ray-guns." Published by Avatar Press, the project is written by Ellis (Planetary, Ministry of Space) with art by Gianluca Pagliarani (Aetheric Mechanics).

Ellis tells Comics Waiting Room that Ignition City is "the last Flash Gordon story, told in the style of Deadwood":
IGNITION CITY is set in Earth's last and only spaceport, a circular island ringed with space-launch gantries -- a ring that also fences off the settlement inside Ignition City, a place filled largely with disavowed persons from the days when anyone could go into space. And entering the settlement is young Mary Raven, a spacepilot without a spaceship, here to gather the effects of her late father, who died here in unsavoury circumstances...
Preview art and links at Avatar Press

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