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City of Silence

2.9  ·  Rating Details ·  145 Ratings  ·  13 Reviews
The future is bad for you. In a place where everyone has the technology to create brand-new, weird sciences ten times a day, there are policemen who will hunt you down for having a bad idea. They are the Silencers. And the investigation of a dead kid with a silicon pentagram on his neck opens up a whole box of bad ideas upon a city that only survives through silence... Plu ...more
Paperback, 104 pages
Published July 13th 2004 by Image Comics
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Jan 27, 2015 Cale marked it as to-read
First things first, I have to say that this is one of the ugliest comics I've ever read. The artwork is unpleasant in its details, and the color scheme is horrific; it feels like it's almost the negative of regular coloration. It fits the concept of the story; the world of the story is also very dark and ugly, with the world full of technology gone rampant - and a trio of very disturbing agents are responsible for keeping the world from disaster. The book is full of Ellis' absurd tech and people ...more
Apr 13, 2013 Nona rated it liked it
There are Warren Ellis stories and then there are Warren Ellis stories. This falls pretty squarely into the "Oh god, that's so wrong, I love it" category. Well, at least I liked it a fair amount. But I also spent a lot of the time I was reading thinking, "Well that's a bit 'Transmetropolitan'" and, "That's a bit 'Planetary'" and so on. But I'm still glad I tracked it down. Gary Erskine's art was a good match here.
Alex Sarll
An Ellis work of which, unusually, I was quite unaware - turns out it's self-parodic technobastard fare, set in a world where floppy discs and DAT co-exist with cyber-occultism. But at least the art is nothing like that 'Money For Nothing' atrocity of a cover.
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Aun cuando se equivoca, o se dispersa, o no remata la faena, pese a sus excesos, Warren Ellis es un autor muy a tener en cuenta. Al igual que la mayoría de compañeros británicos que protagonizaron el desembarco americano desde mediados de los ’80, ha debido pagar el peaje de las franquicias (Thor, X-Men, línea Ultimate), en las que se ha defendido con mejor o peor fortuna: visceral, atrevido, lo mejor de su prod
Artur Coelho
May 16, 2013 Artur Coelho rated it liked it
Um Warren Ellis ainda cru e a refinar o seu estilo mergulha-nos nas ideias de futurismo desgovernado, espaço urbano esmagador, choque de futuro e personagens assertivas e desenquadradas dos padrões de normalidade que tanto caracterizam a sua obra. City of Silence é uma espécie de prelúdio a Transmetropolitan ou Doctor Sleepless. Nesta mescla de cyberpunk com policial num espaço urbano futuro que vivem em choques epistemológicos constantes, três personagens mais que humanos formam uma força polic ...more
Jan 03, 2016 Josh rated it did not like it
Godawful in every way; from beginning to end the writing is some kind of word-salad smarmy pastiche of low-budget film noir voiceovers, without any of the elegance of the Raymond Chandler that Ellis was trying to channel, and the story is as juvenile as it gets, more of a vehicle to throw sex, sleaze, and bizarre impressions of hackneyed goth/industrial stereotypes that were getting old 20 years ago. The art is some of the ugliest in an actual published book I've seen in decades, everything look ...more
Jul 23, 2015 Robert rated it liked it
Decently fun. Ellis is somewhat in TRANSMETROPOLITAN mode with the dystopian future of the book, Gary Erskine is actually at top form in this book. The book is decent, but not exceptional. Sadly, the cover image used on the collection is a positively awful computer generated image that guarantees the book will be ignored.
Brian Stillman
Jan 11, 2009 Brian Stillman rated it did not like it
Shelves: comics, read-2009
......the hell?
Krystl Louwagie
Dec 25, 2013 Krystl Louwagie rated it it was ok
I found this hard to follow, and not enough motivation for the characters or story line to figure it out.
Nov 03, 2011 Lydia rated it liked it
i've only been able to read the first 3 comics in the series, but so far i am enjoying it.
Jul 17, 2013 René rated it liked it
Esta es la Ciudad del Silencio. Podría ser cualquier ciudad del mundo. Esta es una historia real. Esto ya está aquí.
Michael Norwitz
Feb 06, 2016 Michael Norwitz rated it it was ok
Some interesting ideas and lovely art, but so violent and morally repellent I found it difficult to engage with.
Mayank Agarwal
Jan 31, 2014 Mayank Agarwal rated it did not like it
Shelves: sci-fiction, comics
Junk Art with Insane Writing, made for a very selective group of people. As for me i couldn't understand what the hell was happening.
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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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