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Crossed Plus 100 #1

One of comics' greatest writers delivers a bland debut in Alan Moore and Gabriel Andrade's "Crossed Plus 100" #1.

Publisher:
Avatar Press
Writer:
Alan Moore
Artists:
Gabriel Andrade
Reviewer:
Matt Little
December 4th, 2014

Caliban #4

The crew chooses a next step, and their systems finally communicate with the alien ships in Garth Ennis and Facundo Percio's "Caliban" #4.

Publisher:
Avatar Press
Writer:
Garth Ennis
Artists:
Facundo Percio, Sebastian Cabrol
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
July 7th, 2014

Caliban #1

Two ships collide mid-warp -- and only one is piloted by humans in "Caliban" #1 by Garth Ennis and Facundo Percio.

Publisher:
Avatar Press
Writer:
Garth Ennis
Artists:
Facundo Percio
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
April 7th, 2014

God is Dead #1

In "God is Dead" #1 by Jonathan Hickman, Mike Costa and Di Amorim, the ancient gods are back, bringing with them a trail of natural disasters and atrocities, heralding a return to the Dark Ages.

Publisher:
Avatar Press
Writer:
Jonathan Hickman, Mike Costa
Artists:
Di Amorim
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
September 6th, 2013

Ferals #9

David Lapham's "Ferals" is a gory, sexually charged take on the werewolf genre, filling a void for horror fans but borders on the offensive for everyone else.

Publisher:
Avatar Press
Writer:
David Lapham
Artists:
Gabriel Andrade
Reviewer:
Andy Liegl
October 4th, 2012

Fashion Beast #1

With names like Alan Moore and Malcolm McLaren attached, it's safe to say that whatever "Fashion Beast" is, one thing it won't be is dull.

Publisher:
Avatar Press
Writer:
Alan Moore, Malcolm McLaren, Antony Johnston
Artists:
Facundo Percio
Reviewer:
James Hunt
September 10th, 2012

Crossed: Badlands #6

Although difficult to recommend to everyone, the characters of "Crossed: Badlands" #6 stay true to the nature and tone of the story.

Publisher:
Avatar Press
Writer:
Jamie Delano
Artists:
Leandro Rizzo
Reviewer:
Jorge Solis
May 25th, 2012

Crossed: Badlands #1

In "Crossed: Badlands" #1 Garth Ennis returns (with a fresh crop of victims) to the world that taught us horror comics can still be truly horrifying.

Publisher:
Avatar Press
Writer:
Garth Ennis
Artists:
Jacen Burrows
Reviewer:
Adam J. Langton
March 18th, 2012

Captain Swing and the Electrical Pirates of Cindery Island #4

At long last, “Captain Swing and the Electrical Pirates of Cindery Island” comes to an end as a cop becomes a pirate and a magistrate gets his.

Publisher:
Avatar Press
Writer:
Warren Ellis
Artists:
Raulo Caceres
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
October 31st, 2011

Supergod #5

The post-human conflict comes to a head and plays out in ways no human could predict.

Publisher:
Avatar Press
Writer:
Warren Ellis
Artists:
Garrie Gastonny, Rhoald Marcellius
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
December 1st, 2010

Gravel #21

The series comes to an end as Gravel fights for his life against the crazed Bible Jack.

Publisher:
Avatar Press
Writer:
Warren Ellis, Mike Wolfer
Artists:
Mike Wolfer
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
October 28th, 2010

Supergod #4

Krishna has begun improving India through mass slaughter and the world responds. That’s not a good thing.

Publisher:
Avatar Press
Writer:
Warren Ellis
Artists:
Garrie Gastonny, Rhoald Marcellius
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
August 6th, 2010

Captain Swing and the Electrical Pirates of Cindery Island #2

Science versus magic in 19th century England! On the side of science? Pirates! Sounds good, doesn’t it?

Publisher:
Avatar Press
Writer:
Warren Ellis
Artists:
Raulo Caceres
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
July 2nd, 2010

FreakAngels Vol. 4

The fourth collection of the weekly webcomic that you should be reading. Things fall apart as Mark, the exiled FreakAngel, returns and we see what happened six years ago to leave the world in ruins.

Publisher:
Avatar Press
Writer:
Warren Ellis
Artists:
Paul Duffield
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
June 7th, 2010

Do Anything Volume 1: Jack Kirby Ripped My Flesh

Collecting the online column “Do Anything” in an altered form. Ellis’s prose is lyrical and insane, going a mile a minute from idea to idea.

Publisher:
Avatar Press
Writer:
Warren Ellis
Artists:
Warren Ellis
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
April 26th, 2010

Supergod #3

Meet the man without sanity that can perceive time and choose which path to walk in this series that examines the concept of superhumanity from a different perspective.

Publisher:
Avatar Press
Writer:
Warren Ellis
Artists:
Garrie Gastonny, Nursalimsyah
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
March 29th, 2010

Captain Swing and the Electrical Pirates of Cindery Island #1

An entertaining first issue that’s short on plot, but bold and daring in its style.

Publisher:
Avatar Press
Writer:
Warren Ellis
Artists:
Raulo Caceres
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
February 25th, 2010

Absolution #6

A strong opening concerning superheroes and killing only leads to a disappointing end to this mini-series.

Publisher:
Avatar Press
Writer:
Christos Gage
Artists:
Roberto Viacava
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
January 17th, 2010

Supergod #1

An oral history of superhumans and their role as modern gods in society, centering on the idea that a superhuman would not think like a human. Original, inventive, and very good.

Publisher:
Avatar Press
Writer:
Warren Ellis
Artists:
Garrie Gastonny
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
November 13th, 2009

Ignition City #5

The mystery of Rock Raven’s murder is solved with a huge revelation in this final issue.

Publisher:
Avatar Press
Writer:
Warren Ellis
Artists:
Gianluca Pagliarani, Chris Dreier
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
November 1st, 2009

Gravel #14

Gravel finds the murderer amongst the Major Seven and solidifies his position of power.

Publisher:
Avatar Press
Writer:
Warren Ellis, Mike Wolfer
Artists:
Mike Wolfer
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
October 14th, 2009

No Hero #7

Things get worse. Somehow. After last issue, you wouldn’t think that possible, but here we are.

Publisher:
Avatar Press
Writer:
Warren Ellis
Artists:
Juan Jose Ryp
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
September 24th, 2009

Absolution #1

A solid issue that introduces the premise of the book, a superpowered cop who begins killing suspects, well, but the concept and ideas inside outpace the execution.

Publisher:
Avatar Press
Writer:
Christos Gage
Artists:
Roberto Viacava
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
August 5th, 2009

Frankenstein’s Womb

Warren Ellis’ third Apparat graphic novella has Mary Shelley encounter a strange creature in Castle Frankenstein that takes her on a journey through time, forming a coherent narrative and ideological point that highlights her role in creating the future

Publisher:
Avatar Press
Writer:
Warren Ellis
Artists:
Marek Oleksicki
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
August 5th, 2009

Anna Mercury 2 #1

Anna Mercury is back and ready to head off to a new constellation world that’s contacted ours. Are they friendly or do they need to be dealt with? Well, read on and find out!

Publisher:
Avatar Press
Writer:
Warren Ellis
Artists:
Facundo Percio
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
June 11th, 2009

Absolution

The beginning of this mini-series with a zero issue that’s half the price and sets up the concept well.

Publisher:
Avatar Press
Writer:
Christos Gage
Artists:
Roberto Viacava
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
June 10th, 2009

Ignition City #3

More insight into Ignition City and its world, while Mary Raven continues to investigate her father’s murder.

Publisher:
Avatar Press
Writer:
Warren Ellis
Artists:
Gianluca Pagliarani, Chris Dreier
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
May 30th, 2009

Ignition City #2

The second issue has all of the strengths of the first issue and very few of the weaknesses.

Publisher:
Avatar Press
Writer:
Warren Ellis
Artists:
Gianluca Pagliarani, Chris Drier
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
April 26th, 2009

Doktor Sleepless #12

Warren Ellis’s ongoing Avatar series keeps on getting better as a gang war heats up and the good Doktor’s plan takes a surprising turn.

Publisher:
Avatar Press
Writer:
Warren Ellis
Artists:
Ivan Rodriguez
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
April 9th, 2009

Ignition City #1

After nearly three years, “Ignition City” finally debuts as Mary Raven travels to the island where space heroes go to die because her father the space hero has, well, died.

Publisher:
Avatar Press
Writer:
Warren Ellis
Artists:
Gianluca Pagliarani, Chris Drier
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
April 8th, 2009

No Hero #4

Ellis’ examination of what it takes to be a superhuman continues as the Front Line’s newest recruit debuts for the public. That is, if his skin will stop falling off.

Publisher:
Avatar Press
Writer:
Warren Ellis
Artists:
Juan Jose Ryp
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
March 5th, 2009

Gravel #8

Not only does this issue begin the second story arc, but it marks the return of Mike Wolfer on art duties drawing William Gravel.

Publisher:
Avatar Press
Writer:
Mike Wolfer, Warren Ellis
Artists:
Mike Wolfer
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
January 14th, 2009

Anna Mercury #5

The first “Anna Mercury” series ends with a bang as the eponymous hero fights a giant laser cannon. How cool is that?

Publisher:
Avatar Press
Writer:
Warren Ellis
Artists:
Facundo Percio
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
January 8th, 2009

Doktor Sleepless #10

A killer with no identity is caught in Heavenside and Detective Alex Singer has to figure out who he is, why he kills, and what his connection to the good Doktor is.

Publisher:
Avatar Press
Writer:
Warren Ellis
Artists:
Ivan Rodriguez
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
December 18th, 2008

Aetheric Mechanics

Warren Ellis’s latest Apparat book is one of his best efforts in recent years, with a Holmesian detective living in a futuristic 1907 London and solving “The Case of the Man Who Wasn’t There.”

Publisher:
Avatar Press
Writer:
Warren Ellis
Artists:
Gianluca Pagliarani, Chris Dreier
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
November 18th, 2008

Gravel #6

Warren Ellis’ combat magician finds himself with a problem magical bullets won’t solve: wealth, social class, and a group of acolytes who want him to teach them the way of magic.

Publisher:
Avatar Press
Writer:
Warren Ellis, Mike Wolfer
Artists:
Oscar Jiminez
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
November 12th, 2008

No Hero #2

Despite moving at a slow pace, "No Hero" #2 provides more back story on the Front Line's world, and creates an uneasy feeling of paranoia throughout.

Publisher:
Avatar Press
Writer:
Warren Ellis
Artists:
Juan Jose Ryp
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
October 31st, 2008
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