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In this psychological, sci-fi thriller, the authorities interrogate a traumatized woman who may be a witness to a vicious extraterrestrial attack…or the drug-addled multiple killer responsible for the bloodshed.

For the first time, comics legend Warren Ellis and painter Ken Meyer unleash the terrifying alien tale of Atmospherics in full color! She&#82
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Paperback, Color Edition, 48 pages
Published February 7th 2012 by Avatar Press (first published June 2002)
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Jukka Kuva
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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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
Frédéric
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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Steven
Just your average aliens mutilating humans like cattle for fun story meets female serial killer junkie driven wild by heroin story
Krystl Louwagie
An interesting short read, but not much more than that.
Scannerdarkly
Pretty good considering the length. Nice narrative, artwork is lovely black and white water colour
SA
Classic Warren Ellis. Not for the faint of heart, and with bonus bitchy diatribe at the end.
Jan
Not great, but entertaining enough. Minor work by Warren Ellis.
Seth Warncke
if ya'll dont preeshyaet this... we gonna haev a prawblum
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