Ignition City |
by Warren Ellis, Gianluca Pagliarani (Avatar, 2010)
It's 1956, and the world is shutting down its spaceports. Mary Raven -- a space pilot without a ship -- arrives at the last active spaceport, the heavily guarded Ignition City, seeking her late father's effects and information on his murder.
Warren Ellis's Ignition City owes much to the science-fiction serials of the mid-20th century. But it's the characters -- down-on-their-luck space hoppers, pilots and engineers still dreaming of space -- that make this book soar.
The ray guns are pretty cool, too.
Ellis's tale is supported by Gianluca Pagliarani's art. Pagliarani handles the broken-down science and laser blasts well, but his people are a little awkward and misshapen. That one failing aside, this is a series I would love to see continue.
21 August 2010
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