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About the Author

Warren Ellis is the award-winning British author of comic books, novels, and television, most often recognized for his sociocultural commentary and ground-breaking work in the genre of science fiction.  He maintains a consistent online presence which includes the weekly delivery of the FREAKANGELS web comic to millions of fans.  Ellis has published over 25 different creator-owned projects through Avatar Press (including BLACK SUMMER, IGNITION CITY, and GRAVEL, the last of which is in development as a film through Legendary Pictures), with many more planned.
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  • Series: Supergod (Book 1)
  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Avatar Press; Original ed. edition (October 4, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1592910998
  • ISBN-13: 978-1592910991
  • Product Dimensions: 6.5 x 0.4 x 9.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.9 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #244,032 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Enrique C. Acosta on October 13, 2011
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When Avatar press said they were going to pay top writers to just do whatever the hell they wanted there was great rejoicing in the land. Till we realized that giving them free reign doesn't always lead to genius. Sometimes the firm hand of a editor can help craft a masterpiece. Or at least ensure something not quite ready doesn't get printed. Supergod is filled with fantastic ideas that are never fleshed out. Warren Ellis manages the impossible by creating a first person narrative that manages to distance you emotionally from the action. Not so much a story as a dry stating of facts it appears he has an axe to grind with religion, with people, with the notion of the super man. All worthy subjects and ones I am willing to read. But this book feels more like an outline than a story. In the end the concepts may have been too big for him. In the end while the ideas were great the execution was lacking. I would love it if he revisited the story sometime in the future in a second or third draft.
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I had a very brief infatuation with comic books my early teens. Unfortunately, the pendulum of my family's religious vervor was swinging deep into fundamentalist territory at that time, and I was restricted to reading religious comics, which limited me to Jack Chick's wildly deranged "The Crusaders" series. Those who believe mainstream comics are excessively violent, cynical and offensive should check out Chick's work to see how mild most mainstream fare is in comparison to these allegedly Christian works. Anyone who has been the recipient of one of Chick's equally bizarre comic-form tracts has had a taste of what awaits in his longer-form works.

I go into my history with such comics as way of explaining why I was intrigued by the premise of Warren Ellis' "Supergod", wherein the arms race of the cold war has been replaced by a race between the global superpowers to develop a superbeing of ftheir own. Much like the consequences of the arms race, the good intentions of each nation in "Supergod" end up completely inverted, as their creations mostly slaughter the population and cause widespread destruction.

This sounds like a clever premise with the potential for a lengthly series, ala Ex Machina. Alas, Ellis unloads all his ammo into one rather slim volume, which turns a global battle that takes place over decades into a rushed affair without scope or depth. Boiling down the material to so few pages means dialogue and character development are jettisoned, leaving only a startling amount of violence and gore. This may have been a concept with promise, but the execution is completely bungled.

Even so, there is still a certain visceral thrill to all the evisceration.
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By RB on February 9, 2012
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I read some sketchy reviews about this book. I was a little nervous to buy it but I am glad I did. Ellis delivers the goods with superb artwork to backup his unique storytelling. Near the end it felt like an episode of the super best friends. Perhaps that was the only problem I found. It was very deux ex machina, a sort of hasty wrap up and clearing out of all the major players. We never really get to go inside the heads of the Gods. Maybe that's a good thing, we don't have to try to find the rationalization.

The other books I've read from Ellis recently: Black Summer and No Hero really makes me think he's trying to find his "watchmen" project.
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If you're a fan of writer Warren Ellis or perhaps just intrigued by the cover, take a look. Very very much a dystopian book. If you're looking for a happy feel-good ending with the main character riding a horse into the sunset, this book is not for you.
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I absolutely love this book.

A truly terrifying look into human nature, this story explores the ramifications of creating man-made Gods. Almost everything in this story is symbolic or an allegory, causing many less knowledgeable readers to dismiss it. The imagery is horrifying, which matches the theme of the story perfectly. As it is only 4 issues the story is very fast-paced; this is one you could easily finish in a couple hours. If you are a deep thinker and feel like diving off the deep end of the darkness of human nature, this is the book for you!
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Supergod is, quite simply, frustrating. It has an incredibly interesting premise, but is hampered with flaws. The story has your typical "Ellis-isms", especially considering the protagonist. The idea of a superhuman arms races gone awry is a fascinating one, but ultimately has no pay off. Beyond that point, the biggest flaw has to be the pacing. The protagonist jumps back and forth through time, recounting events in a fashion that isn't conductive to storytelling. Overall, I don't think I can recommend this book unless you can purchase it at a discounted price.
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First, I need to say that I usually love anything by Warren Ellis. Which is why I didn't think twice about purchasing this whole series*. But man. This is one of the most boring apocalypse stories I've ever read. Great concept. Beautifully illustrated. But the writing...

I think maybe it was the fact that the story was told almost entirely in flashback, and the whole thing was narrated by one character, which effectively put the comic in passive voice. I felt no sense of suspense or urgency while reading it, and even the action sequences didn't feel very, uh, action-y. Total waste of the comic as a storytelling medium, IMHO.

That said, I still wouldn't hesitate to buy anything by Warren Ellis. 😄

* (issues #1-5. If there's more, lemme know so I can get closure. lol)
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