Doktor Sleepless #1
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Doktor Sleepless #1

Writer: Warren Ellis Artist: Ivan Rodriguez Publisher: Avatar Press Release Date: July 25, 2007 Critic Reviews: 2 User Reviews: 1
7.0Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

It's the near future. No-one has their flying car. Everyone feels cheated. What America needs now is a Mad Scientist. A city with a secret is shocked out of its apathy by the return of a young technological genius who has reinvented himself as Doktor Sleepless. But perhaps he never left and perhaps his planned new future doesn't include the city. For fans of Ellis' fantastic sci-fi tales and have missed the absence of Transmetropolitan, this series is what the Doktor ordered!

  • 7.0
    Eye On Comics - Don MacPherson Jul 27, 2007

    The greatest strength of the book is Sleepless's editorial on the nature of technology and mankind's penchant for wish fulfillment over appreciation of achievement. While society laments the lack of flying cars, jetpacks and ray guns it was promised by politicians and pop culture of the 1950s and '60s, Sleepless points out that iPhones and IM-ing are miracles of modern technology. We may not be moving our bodies across the planet at Mach 10, but we're transmitting ideas, emotions and information even faster. While we complain of being unable to travel to the moon for an afternoon adventure, we've missed the fact our technology has diminished the importance and meaning of place. I hope Ellis, through Sleepless, expands on this iPod ideology and shares more socio-technological philosophy in future issues. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Qais Fulton Jul 31, 2007

    All in all, I enjoyed Doktor Sleepless, Ellis rarely dissapoints, but the distractingly bad art cost the book a better rating. Read Full Review

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