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- The legendary Warren Ellis ("Transmetropolitan, Planetary) and critically-acclaimed artist Ken Meyer collaborate to unleash a totally re-mastered version of this terrifying alien tale that has been out of print for many years and never before collected into one graphic novel - This deluxe square-bound graphic novel also features all the stunning paintings Ken Meyer produ ...more
Paperback, 48 pages
Published July 15th 2002 by Avatar Press (first published June 2002)
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Jukka Kuva
Feb 12, 2013 Jukka Kuva rated it really liked it
Atmospherics is a short story by Warren Ellis that is best described in it's back cover: She's in a hospital. Except it may be a police station. She's been traumatized. Or she's been arrested. She's the only living witness of a cattle-mutilation style attack on humans. Or she's a multiple killer who has a psychotic reaction to heroin use. Who may not survive discovering who she really is.

Confusing in a good way, Ellis' writing is again almost pure gold. Meyer Jr.'s art keeps up the mood and look
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Frédéric
Oct 03, 2015 Frédéric rated it it was ok
Shelves: comics, horror
Story's OK. POV (most of the time) interrogation of a strange female talking of ET's cattle mutilation, except it's on people. Nice idea and funny afterword.
My problem is Ken Meyer Jr's art with which I've been sadly disappointed. I've discovered him in B&W when he was illustrating a vampire role-playing game and his drawings were gorgeous. I remember spending hours trying to copy some of them. But here, it looks like napkin doodles with a big marker.
Ok, I'm overdoing it, but so is my disap
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Tazio Bettin
Forget accusing Greg Land of tracing off his anatomies, or of criticizing Rob Liefeld's grasp on anatomy. In this brief comic most panels are repeated several times. One of the panels is repeated no less than seven times, and most are repeated at least four or five times. And we're speaking of a comic that is composed of 30 pages (it says 48, but the remaining 18 pages are just sketch galleries and an afterword by Warren Ellis). Seriously, this could be Warren Ellis' best comic (and it is not), ...more
Maciej
Jul 23, 2015 Maciej rated it it was ok
The afterword was funny, the art was cool, the plot was well, there. Mr Ellis had better.
M0rningstar
Jun 25, 2015 M0rningstar rated it did not like it
Shelves: sequential-art
Plain boring.
Steven
Just your average aliens mutilating humans like cattle for fun story meets female serial killer junkie driven wild by heroin story
Krystl Louwagie
Dec 25, 2013 Krystl Louwagie rated it liked it
An interesting short read, but not much more than that.
Scannerdarkly
Jul 12, 2013 Scannerdarkly rated it liked it
Shelves: graphic-novels
Pretty good considering the length. Nice narrative, artwork is lovely black and white water colour
SA
Jul 05, 2011 SA rated it it was ok
Shelves: graphic-novels, 2011
Classic Warren Ellis. Not for the faint of heart, and with bonus bitchy diatribe at the end.
Jan Philipzig
Not great, but entertaining enough. Minor work by Warren Ellis.
John
Dec 05, 2013 John rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
if ya'll dont preeshyaet this... we gonna haev a prawblum
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Warren Ellis is the award-winning writer of graphic novels like TRANSMETROPOLITAN, FELL, MINISTRY OF SPACE and PLANETARY, and the author of the NYT-bestselling GUN MACHINE and the “underground classic” novel CROOKED LITTLE VEIN. The movie RED is based on his graphic novel of the same name, its sequel having been released in summer 2013. His graphic novel GLOBAL FREQUENCY is in development at Jerry ...more
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