Ignition City #1
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Ignition City #1

Writer: Warren Ellis Artist: Gianluca Pagliarani Publisher: Avatar Press Release Date: April 8, 2009 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 1
7.3Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Alexandru Lupp Apr 12, 2009

    Ignition City could be a great miniseries, but so much will depend on the next four issues--especially since there wasnt much plot development in this first chapter. For now Ellis has my interest, and I will certainly get the next issue. However, unless things pick up, Im not certain that the beautifully dark setting will be enough to sustain my interest in this series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Thom Young Apr 12, 2009

    Perhaps Ellis will reveal at some point that there is technology on this parallel Earth (in which the space programs appear to have started in the 1920s) that has resulted in lightweight shielding that protects their rocketships electronics and crews from the intense radiation that is located directly above the equator in the Van Allen belts. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Charles Webb Feb 10, 2010

    The collected Ignition City will be available on March 10, 2010. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Apr 8, 2009

    Ignition City offers an interesting new world for Ellis to explore. I'm not immediately sold on the series in the way I was with Planetary, Transmetropolitan, or many of Ellis' best works, but it's a good start. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Chad Nevett Apr 8, 2009

    Hopefully, this is just the first series of many for "Ignition City" as there is obviously a lot of potential material for future stories provided in this issue alone. After nearly three years, Ellis' concept of "Where did the space heroes go to die?" has arrived and it's a good read. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Paul Brian McCoy Apr 12, 2009

    Really, if it has Ellis's name on it and Avatar is publishing it, then it doesn't matter what kind of books you like; you should pick it up. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Bin - Zak Edwards Apr 11, 2009

    Artist Gianluca Pagliarani seems to reflect this emphasis of the world over the characters inhabiting it, even on the first couple of pages. These pages feature a highly detailed landscape shot of Berlin, complete with traffic james and flying blimp like vehicles while the characters in the other panels feature very little detail. But the whole look of the landscapes in the issue are really something worth looking at, drawing on the combination of western and science fiction of the writing. Its very pretty to look at, even if the characters lack of detail reflects their lack of interest. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jason Sacks Apr 12, 2009

    Ignition City has some very intriguing elements to it, but Ellis gets to those elements slowly. One would expect a writer of his caliber to be skilled at grabbing the reader from page one. However, Ellis doesn't do that here--but he does eventually bring the reader to an interesting place. Read Full Review

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