A major new series by Warren Ellis, the writer who reinvented science fiction in comics, in the alternate-world style of the award-winning MINISTRY OF SPACE and AETHERIC MECHANICS—a retro-punk "future of the past" where spaceships still belched smoke and arguments were still settled with laser pistols.  1956.  Personal space flight is becoming illegal all over the world.  Grounded space pilot Mary Raven has to journey to Earth's last spaceport, the island of Ignition City, to recover her dead father's effects -- and discovers, there in the lawless interzone of the ramshackle settlement raised inside the ring of launch pads, that her father died on the wrong end of a ray-gun.  She's not going to leave until she finds out who killed Rock Raven, but there's a lot of people who'd rather feed her to the recycling chipper first...  Ignition City is an on-going color epic told in five issue series featuring the art of Aetheric Mechanics’ Gianluca Pagliarani.

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Warren Ellis » IGNITION CITY: The Graphic Novel

I've already ordered my copy of this from Amazon. This was a great comic, Ellis. But from the way you talked about it, it sounded as though sales were weak. Is there still a chance of a second series, or is this all the Ignition City ...

Posted on 17 February 2010 | 9:45 am

Warren Ellis » IGNITION CITY #4: The Bit Everyone's Mentioning

Roman- July 31st, 2009 at 6:18 pm. The image taken out of context would seem to imply that the sex toy industry took a very kinky turn somewhere in the history of the Ignition City universe. Joshua- July 31st, 2009 at 6:21 pm.

Posted on 31 July 2009 | 4:36 pm

Warren Ellis » Out This Week: IGNITION CITY #3

2 Responses to “Out This Week: IGNITION CITY #3”. Jason Beamish- May 30th, 2009 at 5:55 pm. Hope it's a good as the first two. Catching up on Doktor Sleepless today. Keep 'em up. Comic review: Ignition City « Comic ...

Posted on 27 May 2009 | 7:54 am

Warren Ellis » The Guns Of IGNITION CITY

Those strange people at Avatar Press have had actual models of the IGNITION CITY guns made, and will be showing them off around their booth at the FX show in Florida this weekend. They just put one of the guns up on ...

Posted on 17 April 2009 | 6:43 am

Warren Ellis » Did You Order IGNITION CITY?

My publisher notes that today is the day that comics stores finalise their orders for IGNITION CITY #1, published in April, and begs you to call your local comics store and tell them you want a copy if you haven't already. I mean ...

Posted on 3 March 2009 | 9:42 am

Warren Ellis » The IGNITION CITY Coupon

A bit of fun, really. Print it out, clip it out, fill it in and take it in to your nearest comics shop this weekend or next week. Or even sometime over the next three weeks. 3237658045_7d5368e005_o. (Avatar even supply a high res ...

Posted on 30 January 2009 | 11:21 am

Warren Ellis » IGNITION CITY #1: The Covers

Don't give me any static about variant covers: if people didn't buy 'em, Avatar wouldn't print them, and they're orderably individually, not randomly, from your local comics dealer. The Regular Cover (order code FEB094078):.

Posted on 29 January 2009 | 6:21 pm

Warren Ellis » IGNITION CITY: On Its Way

11 Responses to “IGNITION CITY: On Its Way”. Val A Lindsay II- January 21st, 2009 at 11:16 pm. I'm looking forward to this. Ministry of Space is the model for comic books I look for, so how can this one be a disappointment?

Posted on 21 January 2009 | 2:44 pm

Warren Ellis » IGNITION CITY: #1 Cover Pencil Art

December 4th, 2008 | Work. For those of you who don't drop into the Ignition City diary thread on Whitechapel, here's Gianluca's pencilled art for the cover to #1, due next spring: 3080439018_ae191e9ba9_o ...

Posted on 3 December 2008 | 9:10 am

Warren Ellis » IGNITION CITY Workblog: July 15

The only thing about it that worked was the setting — Ignition City, earth's spaceport, a circular island on the equator, fringed by launchpads. It was hot and dry during the day due to all the space launches — Ray Bradbury's ...

Posted on 15 July 2006 | 1:57 pm

Comments on Whitechapel

Whitechapel - Ignition City #3: Chain Men, Vanderkirk - FreakAngels

That sounds to me like Vanderkirk is meant to be, Bleed-slipstream-wise, an ex-Lensman, which I love. But it's clear that I haven't read half of the classics that Ignition City is steeped in, so I'm wondering if I'm wrong and there's ...

Posted on 29 May 2009 | 3:22 pm

Whitechapel - Where's MY Ignition City #1 - FreakAngels

I had reserved Ignition City at my local comic shop months ago. I was in there the other day, and they had issue two held for me, but not number one. What kind of crap is that. I'm sure it'll be reprinted, but I don't wanna read ...

Posted on 9 May 2009 | 3:41 pm

Whitechapel - The IGNITION CITY #2 Talk Thread - FreakAngels

Ignition City is not just a place to put the embarrassing old spacers - Earth is like medieval China, closing inward, leaving just one trade port open to the wider world... this has some really chewy long term story potential.

Posted on 22 April 2009 | 2:44 pm

Whitechapel - The IGNITION CITY #2 Talk Thread - FreakAngels

Actually I think the Avatar folks who reply to posts here have suggested that there will be more Ignition City after this miniseries - I think it was mentioned that there would be occasional miniseries, rather than an ongoing title, but that there are ...

Posted on 22 April 2009 | 2:44 pm

Whitechapel - The IGNITION CITY #1 Thread - FreakAngels

When I went into my local comic shop this morning < 4 minutes after it had opened > it was pretty packed almost all the other new books were still sitting lonely on the shelves and only 1 copy of Ignition City was left and it was ...

Posted on 8 April 2009 | 11:08 am

Whitechapel - Did Ignition City ship yet? - FreakAngels

I ordered it at my local comic shop, but haven't seen it yet. I don't know if it's shipped yet or not. Even if it has, as this comic shop is only been in business just over a month, I wouldn't be surprised if they'd get it in late anyhow.

Posted on 18 February 2009 | 5:05 am

Whitechapel - OBEY: The IGNITION CITY Coupon - FreakAngels

My LCS (Page 45, Nottm) likewise, but they'll be stashing me a copy of ignition city anyway, if they know what's good for them. If the last issues of gravel and anna mercury are anything to go by this isn't going to be on the ...

Posted on 30 January 2009 | 12:19 pm

Whitechapel - IGNITION CITY: Portents And Strange Rumbly Noises

We're approaching the point where IGNITION CITY will be properly announced and publicly scheduled. So, every few days, I'm going to leak out something on the book. As it were. Not quite a production diary, but... something ...

Posted on 13 November 2008 | 12:37 pm

Whitechapel - Ignition City - FreakAngels

Are you yawning at a blunderbuss? Ok, it's steampunk and that's very 2007, but come on! Home defense! Granted, I prefer a good pain ray myself. CommentAuthorSpiraltwist; CommentTimeNov 3rd 2008. (4025.26). @orwellseyes

Posted on 2 November 2008 | 12:00 am

Whitechapel - Ignition City - FreakAngels

Three issues in the can, and then we had to move on to other things for a while. I think we're looking at the first half of 2009, currently. Funnily enough, you posted this on the day I'm working on the logo.... CommentAuthorGrif ...

Posted on 30 October 2008 | 9:53 am

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