Anime Expo is upon us, and Netflix is taking the opportunity to remind us that it has a metric buttload of anime and anime-adjacent shows on the way, with returning series like the bloody awesome Castlevania adaptation and the extremely cathartic return of Aggretsuko. But it’s also got a couple more surprises on the…
Five supremely skilled people got together to combine their areas of study into one audacious experiment, which winds up poisoning the world. Oops. The characters try to clean up their mess in ongoing comics series Injection, from writer Warren Ellis, artist Declan Shalvey, and colorist Jordie Bellaire—and it’s going…
Warren Ellis has written loads of stories where characters peel back a thin veneer of comforting distraction to reckon with just how messed up the world really is. It can be uncomfortable, but you can’t stop reading because it feels so damn right.
Think long enough about the future, where humanity is almost certainly doomed, and you might start going insane with despair. But what happens when your entire job is preparing for that future? In the latest techno-thriller novel by Warren Ellis (Transmetropolitan, Planetary, Red, etc.) you go to the one place that…
It’s been years since Jim Lee’s WildStorm universe has truly existed at DC comics, although a portion of it (like Midnighter and Apollo) was incorporated into the main DC canon with the New 52. Now the entire universe will be reborn, under the stewardship of the legendary comic writer Warren Ellis.
When the first issue of Warren Ellis and Gerardo Zaffino’s Karnak series came out, it instantly cemented itself as the most amazing of Marvel’s new Inhuman comics. That was four months ago, and the wait for the second issue has been almost unbearable... but Karnak #2 is so undeniably brilliant that it was worth the…
James Bond is back! And not just on the big screen—Britain’s most famous spy has returned to comics after decades away in today’s release of James Bond #1 by Warren Ellis and Jason Masters. To mark the release of issue one, we spoke Ellis to discuss how he brought Ian Fleming’s classic hero to life.
This week, Marvel’s big push for the Inhumans released another salvo with the launch of Uncanny Inhumans and Karnak, two flagship titles in the “All-New, All Different” relaunch. One of these comics is okay. The other is Karnak, and it is absolutely brilliant.
When Dynamite announced their official James Bond comic series, details were (perhaps appropriately for a book about a secret agent) scarce—but now we know a little more about the ongoing series, including the fact that it’s kicking off with a story penned by Transmetropolitan’s Warren Ellis.
The cities of the future are massive, sprawling, beautiful monsters, covering entire coastlines — and in some cases, entire continents. Whether it's Judge Dredd's Mega-Cities or William Gibson's "Sprawl," future cities always devour land. Here's a map of future megalopolises.
Back in 2005, Warren Ellis' comic book series Global Frequency was adapted as a television pilot, but wasn't picked up for a full series. Now the tale of crowdsourced covert intelligence is getting a second shot at the small screen, with the creator of Farscape and Defiance behind the wheel.
Over on his blog Morning, Computer, Warren Ellis has a few thoughts on the state of SF magazines (mostly of the British variety) prompted by the news that the new New Worlds is now defunct.
There are more comic book adaptations on the way: one movie, and two TV shows. Simon Kinberg talks the alternate 1980s in X-Men: Apocalypse. Dwayne Johnson teases Shazam yet again. Check out amazing Avengers 2 concept art. And American Horror Story adds a soap opera alum to its cast. Spoilers now!
Image Comics has released three pages from the forthcoming first-issue of Supreme: Blue Rose, Warren Ellis and Tula Lotay's reimagining of Rob Liefeld's skewed Superman archetype. According the publisher, Blue Rose will "re-introduce the central Image Comics character Supreme with a science-fiction/mystery flavor."
We've got an exclusive clip of Wil Wheaton reading from Warren Ellis' Dead Pig Collector, out today. You may know Ellis from his Transmetropolitan comics, or from his latest novel Gun Machine. He knows how to write blood and guts and make you love it.
We've seen a ton of Iron Man 3 concept art before — but we didn't see the concepts from suit designer extraordinaire Phil Saunders... until now. Saunders finally released some designs for Tony Stark's cutting-edge armors, and they are glorious.
In January, the io9 book club read Gun Machine, comic book writer Warren Ellis' second novel. On Monday, February 11, Ellis will be joining us to answer any of your questions about the book. He may be willing to talk about his other work, too, but let's try to stay focused on Gun Machine.
Welcome to the monthly meeting of the io9 Book Club. In January, we read Gun Machine, the second novel from comic book writer Warren Ellis. Jump into comments to get started talking about it!
Famed comic book writer Warren Ellis has just published his second novel, Gun Machine, a noir detective tale set five minutes into the future, when private security companies are on the cusp of taking over police departments and mobile phones have become bendy pieces of plastic. A serial killer is on the loose in…