Fell, Volume 1: Feral City (Fell Singles Issues #1-8)
Fell: If you retrieve that piece of tomato from where it fell and then put it in your mouth I will shoot you.
Coroner: ...I was simply going to remove it. I have to go over the bridge for organic tomato, you know.
Four panels later, the coroner pops...more
The setting is a creepy suburb called Snowtown, a dark, bleak place overtaken by urban decay. Fell is a detective exiled to this place, and fights something of a losing battle against the hopelessness and pointless, horrific violence that pervade the place.
The stories themselves are dark and often gruesome, and made all th...more
warren's so good at what he does that it is incredibly subtle here, in these 8 nine panel 16 page short crime stories about a cop actually trying to do his job in an abandoned, blighted urban environment. you could be distracted by the recurrent ellisisms, (tough, damaged protagonists, extemely f-cked up social mores, cigarettes, heavy drinking) but (and honestly, if anything is an ellisism, this is too), there is a beating, loving heart vibrating at the center of this morass. detective fell wan...more
Warren Ellis's writing is often full of everything that lurks in the shadows and goes bump in the night. He explores the underbelly from the underbelly's point of view. That's what Snowtown is, from the perspective of detective Fell. Everyone is hiding something, even our savant Detective who is akin to TV's "The Mentalist" or "Psych" with his powers of observation, common sense. But he also has the ability to imagine the worst, and the TV characters would never find...more
(It's certainly one of the *darkest* books I've ever read - there isn't muc...more
В каждом из выпусков рассказывается одна история, которая начнется на первой странице и обязательно...more
The basic plot is that Fell, a homicide detective, screws up somehow and gets sent from his downtown district over the bridge and into Snowtown, the worst area of the unnamed city where he works. Each chapter focuses on a single case and they range from random beatings to "fl...more
When he's good I'm not sure there is any other comic scribe who can match his wits. In Fell: Feral City, Ellis does what only he and a few others in comics are still able to do, tell a complete story in a single issue of a comic which still builds to a larger narrative. If Ellis' other series, Planetary, is the prime example of this technique, than Fell is its demented twin brother....more
My first reaction was hell no!
Whoever encountered Transmetropolitan first, of all Ellis' works, will be confused or disappointed like I was with his other works. Nothing beats Transmetropolitan, lower your expectations.
Freak Angels was ok, some good concepts, good art, teenies might love it. This..gave me a rush of...more
I just picked this up out of my collection, read it again, and felt like throwing down a quick review on it.
Fell is a powerful collaboration between the uniquely dark artwork of Ben Templesmith (whom you probably know from his awesome 30 Days Of Night series w/ Steve Niles) and the excellent Warren Ellis. It tells the story of the detective Richard Fell who is transferred to 'Snowtown' across the river from the big city where he was hailed as a great cop. Snowtown is unlike any other city; it h...more
Furthermore, thanks to this book, I began paying more attention comic book artist such as Ben Templesmith (who provided the amazing art work for this book) and S...more
This volume (which is several chapters) is a great start to a new series. Fell is an detective in a shadowy city, on the border of madness and reason, covered with mist and cold. Impossibilities...more
This is Ellis' writing at its best, somehow cryptic and informing at the same time, and the biggest crime of the work is that it remains unfinished... only Vol. 1 was ever p...more
Apparently the script for vol. 2...more
Only 9 issues of Fell have been published (8 of which are in this trade paperback). I thought maybe sales weren't great and that's why publication of it had stopped, but I found out that it came to a halt because Ellis's computer crashed and he lost all of the scripts he had written. He has been re-writing them, and publication i...more
This is a dark, gritty, disturbing world that Ellis and Templesmith have created. Everyone has his or her own twisted secret.
I do not recommend this for anyone who is even the slightest bit squeamish, as there are a few pretty disgusting bits. If you're into splatterpunk, are a fan of Templesmith's work (such as Wormwood: Gentleman Corpse or 30 Days of Night), or just enjoy the macabr...more
Second novel, GUN MACHINE, due from Mulholland Books in autumn of 2012.
First non-fiction book due from FSG in 2014.
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