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Warren Ellis

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Agent of S.T.Y.L.E. – The Many Masks of Moon Knight!

Moon Knight is a cool character who, sadly, has often suffered from strange decisions and some creators not knowing what to do with him. Throughout it all, he’s remained Marc Spector, a former mercenary who became a vigilante cloaked in silver because he absolutely wants the bad guys to see him coming. Recently, writer Warren Ellis and artists Declan Shelvey and Jordie Bellaire have reinvented the character for the new ongoing Moon Knight series. I highly recommend it for fans old and new.

But before we chat any further about the new series, let’s delve into the history of this lunar avenger of the night who had to die before he could live as a hero.

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Hear Wil Wheaton Narrate An Excerpt From Warren Ellis’ New Book, Gun Machine

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Comic writer and novelist Warren Ellis has a lengthy list of credits to his name. Transmetropolitan, FreakAngels, Crooked Little Vein, Fell, and The Authority to name a few. Next on his agenda is a new book title Gun Machine about a detective who finds a room full of guns from unsolved murders, the perpetrator of which, may be working for some very old Manhattan gods. If that wasn’t enough to intrigue you, check out this trailer narrated by Wil Wheaton, illustrated by Ben Templesmith, and directed by Jim Batt (who you may remember from the Molly Crabapple illustrated video for Kim Boekbinder). Gun Machine is out now from Mulholland Books.

(via MTV Geek)

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The Saga of Neil Gaiman’s Hat Shows Twitter In Miniature

What began with a candid admission of ones own human limitations becomes a harrowing sci-fi narrative featuring Wesley Crusher up against the terrifying foe of Warrellis, the all consuming force from outside space-time that birthed entropy into our universe.

And then somebody made a novelty twitter account for it.

Previously in Neil Gaiman

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Iron Man 3 Casting News: Jessica Chastain and Guy Pearce Join This Behemoth Marvel Movie

We have some casting announcements for Iron Man 3, and yes, everyone is going to be in this movie. Yup. All of the actors are getting roles in Iron Man 3, and all of the actors who were in the second movie are back for the third one. It is shaping up to be the most partytime awesome crowd in a Marvel movie, ever: because now, Jessica Chastain and Guy Pearce have signed on. Surely there will also be room for Ben Stiller so he can meet his six-movies-per-year quota.

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And Fansplosions Abound

Joss Whedon And Warren Ellis Join For A Non-Sing-Along Web Series

It was announced last year that Joss Whedon and Warren Ellis would be teaming up for a web series. There was a slight hiccup in the plans of course, Whedon was asked to direct The Avengers (which, from what we’ve seen so far, seems like a good move). With months of production and post-production still left to go on the Marvel series, Whedon wants to make sure we know he hasn’t forgetting about the web series with the comic scribe.

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Things We Saw Today: A TARDIS Made of Party Balloons

This one is only bigger on the inside after you inflate it. (Live, Laugh, Love, Listen to Heavy Metal)

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Helen Mirren Says She’s Ready for Another RED

Dame Helen Mirren has confirmed her involvement in the sequel to RED, the 2010 sleeper hit of an action movie based on Warren Ellis‘ comic that turned this awesome woman in her 60s into a serious action star (National Treasure 2: Book of Secrets notwithstanding). The sequel, which was announced back in January, doesn’t have anyone else officially on board at the moment, but if Mirren is on board, then everyone else is just going to look like a huge bummer if they turn it down.

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Cautiously Optimistic

Red 2 Is Looking For A Director

So they found a director for Die Hard 5, which according to the Mohs scale of mineral hardness puts this particular death alongside cobalt, obsidian, and tooth enamel. It’s John Moore, in case anyone was interested.

We’re much more interested in another related-only-by-the-serendipity-of-Bruce-Willis tidbit of news: that Die Hard 5 is trying to get off the ground and finished before Summit Entertainment makes good on the roughly $120 million in profits it made on last summer’s Red and puts its sequel into production.

Why are we interested? Could it be getting to watch Dame Helen Mirren wielding some more giant guns? Well…

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How The DCnU Is Succeeding In At Least One Respect

The New DC comics stuff looks so much like stuff I would never read that it oddly fills me with hope that they are targetting the core audience they want. If a 43-year old man looks at most of this promo stuff and goes meh, then that’s very probably a good sign for them. Best of luck to Dan D, Jim L et all for the imminent relaunch.Warren Ellis, whose style of backhand has won him many a match of compliment tennis.

(Warren Ellis via The Beat.)

And Fansplosions Abound

Greg Rucka and Rick Burchett’s Brand New Free Webcomic

Lady Sabre & The Pirates of the Ineffable Aether launched yesterday, and we were interested in it, because we love Greg Rucka and were deeply saddened and worried when he left DC Comics because he wanted to pursue projects that DC wouldn’t greenlight. But, to our detriment, we were not quite interested enough to post about it until we realized that it’s a webcomic. A free webcomic. And that Greg Rucka, one of our favorite comic writers, has joined the ranks alongside Warren Ellis, another of our favorite comic writers, as creators who have taken their too-offbeat-for-mainstream-comics projects and put them up online, for free.

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