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"Ells' best comics are character-based thrillers involving high concepts and heavy attitude."

About the Author

Warren Ellis is well known in the comics field and beyond, with writing credits on Authority, Planetary, Global Frequency, Hellblazer, Transmetropolitan, Stormwatch, Fell, 2000 AD, Batman and Ultimate Fantastic Four. Cully Hamner is an American artist whose work includes Batman, Blue Beetle, Daredevil, Down, Green Lantern, The Ride, Spider-Man, Titans and X-Men. He is currently illustrating DC's Black Lightning: Year One. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: WildStorm; New edition edition (June 16, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 140122346X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1401223465
  • Product Dimensions: 6.7 x 0.2 x 10.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #268,357 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I got this book after I saw the trailer and naturally expected something different then what I ended up getting. It's a great read, short and to the point. If you're getting this because of the movie, then you might want to know it's about only one character, namely Bruce Willis' and there's not really an ounce of humor in the whole thing.The art is crisp, the fight scenes brutal and the storytelling is swift and on right on the money for a tale like this. It's bleak and gritty like you would expect from Warren Elli, so good news if you want to pick it up because you're a fan of him. I recommend getting it even if it is a bit short, you won't be disappointed.
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This is a great comic book. If you saw the movie and want to read the comic, be aware, this comic tells a story slightly similar to the movie but amazingly different in its structure. You have the ex-CIA being chased and its vendetta against the company, that's all.
The tale told here is amazing, is a story about a man that had only one purpose when active and after the retirement wanted to be left alone, that's all. You understand his morals, his trainning and his mind. It's more about the psychological state of someone that killed all his life than the killings or the vendetta.
It is a great comic book, amazing writing and drawing, and something that should be read by everyone who's interested in comics.
But it's not the movie, not at all.
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This one grabs you by the lapels. There is relatively little exposition here, just straight story. And the action? It his hurled at you in a visually arresting way, with hard and fast pacing. And boy, it is almost shockingly violent (this one is not for the kiddies). It will be interesting to see how they expand the relatively sparse story for the upcoming Bruce Willis - Helen Mirren - Morgan Freeman film.
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I grabbed Ellis's RED after finding out it was the original source for the movies - of which I very much enjoyed (big Bruce Willis fan). The art is crisp and the story is simple. CIA operator is VERY good at his job, wants to retire, but knows too much so must be silenced. Of course, Paul Moses is able to REACH retirement because he's VERY good at his job; and not appreciating trying to be killed, takes it out on the CIA. Without giving away the books ending, I felt it was just getting started! I was just getting into it and BOOM! the book ends??

Now it really seems this is a book in search of a sequel, but the 1st part of the ride was pretty cool. A good buy if you can get a deal on it.
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It's a pretty good book. Nothing fancy. Kinda cool. Very dark. Though it's not what you might think. It's short as hell, for starters. I mean Half the page count is just extras like scripts, concept designs, and things like that. Secondly I must say, that if you want to read this because of the movie, you might be disappointed. The film was much longer, and had alot more to it, and much was changed from the book you see here. The book is virtually humourless, by comparison, and it's just a straightforward story about what happens when you wake up a monster that was content to just live out his life, and leave the world in peace. I'd say this is an OK read if you like Ellis, and have 10-15 minutes to kill, but I would not advise paying more than five dollars for it. I would also not advise reading this if the movie had any motivation for you to seek out this book. Three Stars.
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The movie (admittedly brain candy) is all about the characters and the fun interplay between them. This book is far grittier and the main character is a 'haunted and blood thirst killer'. It isn't a bad graphic novel, but don't buy it if you are first a fan of the movie.
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While I enjoyed this graphic novel a lot, it was not worth the money charged. Took all of 20 minutes to read through it and while the graphics and storyline were fantastic, overall I was disappointed.
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Excellent story, about the world's best killer. Moses is forced from retirement by an appointed political flunky who's afraid of the world ever learning an operative like Moses exists. If your only exposure to this character is through the movie then you MUST read this book. You'll discover a deeper insight into the assassin who's so deadly that the CIA classified him R.E.D. (Retired Extremely Dangerous).
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