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  1. says:

    Out of context this panel doesn t really make a lot of sense, does it Well, reading it within the body of this graphic novel, it still leaves the reader panting for clues.Here s another one Funny thing, this was in my fortune cookie the other night along with the lottery numbers that will make you millions and the Chinese pronunciation for Sir, you are stepping on my foot.Trapped Metaphorically Literally An Existential conundrum, no I can appreciate that Warren Ellis is trying to bend the Out of context this panel doesn t really make a lot of sense, does it Well, reading it within the body of this graphic novel, it still leaves the reader panting for clues.Here s another one Funny thing, this was in my fortune cookie the other night along with the lottery numbers that will make you millions and the Chinese pronunciation for Sir, you are stepping on my foot.Trapped Metaphorically Literally An Existential conundrum, no I can appreciate that Warren Ellis is trying to bend the conventions of graphic novel story telling It was nice that the folks at Image let him have carte blanche with this comic, but Warren give the reader a few clues Throw us a bone or two A plot line that has legs here or a compelling character there.It s a fever dream of sci fi multiverse GAHH conventions combined with some of the most hallucinatory read oddest art I ve ever seen.Ellis s possible inspiration The art Sadly, my library must have tossed out the 3D glasses that were supposed to come with this volume I m sure this page is on someone s refrigerator door somewhere You wish.Bottom line This is not without its merits, even the art has a hypnotic quality to it however, I would only recommend this to my friends whose tastes run into the Esoteric or who do copious amounts of drugs My wife was just telling me this the other day.


  2. says:

    Supreme Blue Rose is the strangest superhero comic I ve ever read Though, to be fair, this is a superhero comic in name only and if you read this cold, you d never guess that s what the series originally started out as It sof a psychedelic mystery post modern take on superhero comics And yes, it s as tricky to read as it sounds In this book Warren Ellis gives Grant Morrison a run for his money as king of the nutjob comics Freelance journalist Diana Dane is hired by billionaire Darius Supreme Blue Rose is the strangest superhero comic I ve ever read Though, to be fair, this is a superhero comic in name only and if you read this cold, you d never guess that s what the series originally started out as It sof a psychedelic mystery post modern take on superhero comics And yes, it s as tricky to read as it sounds In this book Warren Ellis gives Grant Morrison a run for his money as king of the nutjob comics Freelance journalist Diana Dane is hired by billionaire Darius Dax to look into a plane crash in a small town in upstate New York Except it wasn t a plane that crashed was it a person Who and where is Ethan Crane That s about as succinct a summary of the book as I can do because, and I ll be totally honest, I had no idea what was happening at any point in the story Supreme is Image s Superman ripoff, created in the early 90s by Rob Liefeld and given a complete makeover by Alan Moore a few years later I ve tried to track down the Moore Supreme books but couldn t find any copies anywhere that wasn t going for stupid money so, while I wanted to, I ve got no background on Supreme the character I m guessing characters like Diana, Darius, Doc Rocket, and a half dozen others are significant but, outside of this comic, I m not sure What Blue Rose reads like instead is a series of unconnected art film scenes A man wearing a blank helmet stands on the sea looking at a spiral staircase leading into space while a woman in a pretty dress listens to a dying writer talking to her from the future A Doctor Who type show s characters come to life, Diana s chauffeur drives her through the time road of space, and the ghost of Supreme haunts a mysterious town called Omegapolis Doc Rocket is from somewhere in time and wears a modified astronaut suit that gives him superspeed, a man with a scribble for a face is following Diana, and Darius Dax is interested in finding out where Ethan Crane is, though why is a mystery Supreme never once appears in costume, instead appearing as his alter ego Ethan Crane briefly a couple of times This next part of the review isn t really a spoiler as it s just my interpretation of what Warren Ellis was going for with the book and I m probably wrong anyway because this odd tale went waaay over my head It seemed to me that Ellis was commenting on the nature of superhero comics, how different writers come along and offer up their own version of the character and what that might be like to experience from the characters perspective For example, Liefeld created Supreme and then handed it over to Alan Moore could there have been aopposite writer , and with each new writer, Supreme was written in a totally different way Then along comes Ellis with his own very spacey take on the character and, by the end, all that talk of finality references the fact that Ellis Supreme is over, ready to be rewritten by the next writer.I m not sure if that was the whole point of the book as it seems a bit slight to base an entire comic around the very obvious commentary of different writers taking over a superhero comic Superhero comics are all middle story, they never really end, and everyone reading them knows this, so an arty story around that seems a bit weak Otherwise, I couldn t tell you what on earth the point of the book was While Ellis script comes off as far too abstract to be called enjoyable, Tula Lotay s art is completely gorgeous throughout The character designs are sharply realised, and the landscapes are frequently breath taking The splash page of Supreme s ruined space station floating with the Earth as backdrop is something out of HR Giger s imagination, haunting, gothic and beautiful all at once The theme of communication disruption and an invisible world in chaos is depicted as colourful lines zig zagging throughout the pages as alternate reality Ethan Crane tries to speak to Diana across time and space The effect is unsettling but pretty Even as a huge Warren Ellis fan, I m not sure I d recommend Supreme Blue Rose to others Here he s neither witty, fun or as compelling as he has been in titles like Transmetropolitan or Freakangels Instead this is Planetary Ellis taken to the nth degree and the effect is his most complex comic to date Blue Rose is intellectual and arty but cold, unengaging and completely baffling, which makes it very easy to put down despite the lovely art I found it interesting because it s so weird and because it does something creative with the superhero genre, but it s very hard going, especially if you re not familiar with the character It s worth a look if you re after a challenging comic


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    When it comes to Image Comics, it seems to be the current king in terms of publishing creator owned comics that not only have been critically acclaimed but achieving record breaking sales, i.e Saga Although most of the publisher s bibliography rarely features superheroes, mostly to avoid the competition with Marvel and DC, Image began with superhero titles such as Todd McFarlane s Spawn However, Image is very strange when it comes to superheroes, not least from Warren Ellis and Tula Lotay s S When it comes to Image Comics, it seems to be the current king in terms of publishing creator owned comics that not only have been critically acclaimed but achieving record breaking sales, i.e Saga Although most of the publisher s bibliography rarely features superheroes, mostly to avoid the competition with Marvel and DC, Image began with superhero titles such as Todd McFarlane s Spawn However, Image is very strange when it comes to superheroes, not least from Warren Ellis and Tula Lotay s Supreme Blue Rose.When unemployed investigative reporter Diana Dane is hired by Darius Dax, the head of the organisation National Praxinoscope Company, she is sent to the town of Littlehaven to find out what fell out of the sky on to the town and how one Ethan Thomas Crane is associated with the incident.Based on the above summary, that is as coherent as I can get with what is going on with Blue Rose In typical Ellis fashion, this is a mind trip that is driven through the writer s need to create a new scientific language as Diana s journey from New York to Littlehaven blurs between dream and reality, past, present and future and there s even interdimensional travel It s fair to say that Ellis is not trying to entertain his readers, but really challenging them and certainly by the time when you reach the climax, which gives some explanation of what is going on, you are still left baffled by individual sequences and what role does certain characters play into the labyrinthine narrative.Similar to Alan Moore and Grant Morrison, Warren Ellis has his own unique approach to deconstructing the superhero genre, especially if you read Planetary which delved into the pop culture of the 20th Century and how the telling of those stories have shaped humanity In the case of Blue Rose which is the latest interpretation of Rob Liefield s Superman rip off that went through various renditions, including one by Alan Moore, the book seems to be a commentary on how a superhero can be re interpreted in the hands of different creators and even as far as publishers rebooting a whole comic book universe for a new generation Although Ellis s meta approach to superhero multiversity is not far off from Grant Morrison s The Multiversity, Ellis isinterested in human beings interacting with the meta physical than superheroes behaving in the real world.One has to give full plaudits for Tula Lotay for illustrating all seven issues of a complicated narrative and co created a superhero comic that looks like no other Rarely showing figures in spandex, Lotay s beautiful yet loose colourful artwork presents a world that mixes the familiarity with the surreal and although there are a lot of pages are too abstract, but they are just visually stunning.Having not read any Supreme comic prior though aware of his publication history, I found Supreme Blue Rose to be an interesting if baffling approach to superheroes that doesn t either entertain or isolate the reader If you want something as close as David Lynch telling a superhero story, this Warren Ellis comic will entice your curiosity


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    Here s something I never thought I d say about a Warren Ellis book This book is awful I ve never been so disappointed in a book as I generally think everything Warren Ellis touches is golden I get what Ellis was trying to do, trying to establish characters that are becoming self aware that their reality or comic is getting another reboot It s already happened to Supreme a couple of times and he s only been around for 25 years The problem is that it s implemented in such a surreal, metaphy Here s something I never thought I d say about a Warren Ellis book This book is awful I ve never been so disappointed in a book as I generally think everything Warren Ellis touches is golden I get what Ellis was trying to do, trying to establish characters that are becoming self aware that their reality or comic is getting another reboot It s already happened to Supreme a couple of times and he s only been around for 25 years The problem is that it s implemented in such a surreal, metaphysical way that it just doesn t work It reminds me of some of those 90 s Vertigo comics that just spouted a bunch of metaphysical bulls t without containing an actual plot Tula Lotay s art is quite pretty Although it does have all these swirling wind shrugs shoulders lines that are somewhat distracting


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    Ok So this book I might give a summary, if I knew where to begin, or where to end It is, I m fairly sure, a sort of meta commentary on the revisions and retcons that can define a comic book character Which is, I m sorry to say, such a banal observation that it doesn t really sustain a book But I did find myself strangely fascinated by the earnest weirdness of it all It may not have all that much to say, but it tries really damn hard to say it Which is all aside from the fact that this is Ok So this book I might give a summary, if I knew where to begin, or where to end It is, I m fairly sure, a sort of meta commentary on the revisions and retcons that can define a comic book character Which is, I m sorry to say, such a banal observation that it doesn t really sustain a book But I did find myself strangely fascinated by the earnest weirdness of it all It may not have all that much to say, but it tries really damn hard to say it Which is all aside from the fact that this is one of the most arrestingly beautiful comics that I can ever remember reading If every single word in this book flies over your head, or if you get and hate the story, your life will still be better for having looked at it


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    Crazy story, where postmodern and theoretical physics terminology dominate Alan Moore had his hand at this one once, I am told by Sam Quixote, ok and this is a reboot, obviously The basic theme is that conventional notions of time don t exist, and since that is the case, revision is always possible Reality is being reinstalled Maybe, as Sam and others have claimed, it also has something to do with the various comics ideas about rebooting comics superheroes Like the very idea of rebooti Crazy story, where postmodern and theoretical physics terminology dominate Alan Moore had his hand at this one once, I am told by Sam Quixote, ok and this is a reboot, obviously The basic theme is that conventional notions of time don t exist, and since that is the case, revision is always possible Reality is being reinstalled Maybe, as Sam and others have claimed, it also has something to do with the various comics ideas about rebooting comics superheroes Like the very idea of rebooting Supreme An unemployed Manhattan journalist named Diana Dare, going nowhere but who is cute and likes to do investigative journalism, is hired by a rich guy named Darius Dax to investigate what fell on a small town, and why The payout for her A million bucks She takes the bait, natch Diana is a journalist but she is also the reader, essentially, us, as we all try to figure out what the heck is going on, what this is all about, and at the end of the first volume, she and we do not know much She meets several vague and mysterious and super smart and or crazy but certainly confusing people in her investigation We learn not to trust Mr Dax Why not Dunno Well, as with postmodern approaches to fiction and The New Physics, You Don t Trust Anyone or Anything Unreliable narrator Unreliable EVERYTHING in this postmodern cyberpunk metafictional world It s a crime story, and reality itself is up for grabs.Big question What and who is Supreme What is Ethan Crane about Dax What are all those red V things all over the place This volume represents mostly world building, getting us comfortable with something we haven t yet experienced There squestions than answers, for sure, so they this creative team are hoping we are intrigued enough to hang in there and read the next volume Me Honestly, it is over my head, really, at the moment But I am good with that And why Because the art is so good, really wonderful, completely unique, trying to give you the sense of not knowing what reality is in any given situation Several pages are just these wild paintings, great work Gorgeous painting There s these little inter calary sections, basically tableaux, with quotes in every frame who knows what that is about Maybe it s justabout breaking things up, putting you on edge as you question what is going on I m okay with those, too, for the moment.And I wait somewhat patiently because Diana our fellow investigative reporter seems patient for no obvious reason other that the payday would be pretty good It s certainlyinteresting than the narratives in most superhero comics But I can see why a lot of people seem to hate it, too I mean, what the hell is going on Is it just pretentious crap Iy might just be It s a lot of work to ask we readers to do, and we are not confident at this point they the creative team even know what is going on I ll read the next one


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    I adored this book, so so so happy that I discovered Tula Lotay s artwork through reading The Wicked The Divine and decided to chance buy this It s amazing The is a really weird story about alternate time, people who fall out of their time, and a load of other utter craziness If you don t like to be confused then you won t like this, but quite honestly it wasn t as confusing as I had been led to believe and the whole way through I was utterly enchanted by the artwork which is flawless I th I adored this book, so so so happy that I discovered Tula Lotay s artwork through reading The Wicked The Divine and decided to chance buy this It s amazing The is a really weird story about alternate time, people who fall out of their time, and a load of other utter craziness If you don t like to be confused then you won t like this, but quite honestly it wasn t as confusing as I had been led to believe and the whole way through I was utterly enchanted by the artwork which is flawless I think that Tula Lotay is a phenomenal artist and the way that she composed many of the scenes and images within this made it a fully 5 book It s a weird, weird story, with sci fi elements, but it s the artwork which makes it wonderful.The story follows the character of Diana Dane as she is recruited to find out about a rather mysterious incident which happened many years ago The incident is connected to various people both in her timeline and other timelines and to figure out what s happening you have to be open to seeing and going through some weird and wild places and scenes There s also a TV show which is very odd and possiblythan it seems and some other characters who are very beautifully drawn and interesting to read about.On the whole this is a peculiar book which certainly won t appeal to everyone but for me this was perfection both in the odd storyline which made me think and the picturesque character and scenery which Lotay managed to conjure up It all feels very otherworldly and alien, yet very beautiful and magical too I just adored it and was hooked throughout from page 1 I would highly recommend this if you ve read and enjoyed Pretty Deadly by Emma Rios and Kelly Sue DeConnick because it has a similar mis of stunning art meeting odd storyline which seems to really work for me 5 s and if there s anyin the series I ll 100% be buying it


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    I received this from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.4 extremely confused stars.Way back in the early mid 90s, Image Comics published a series written by Rob Liefield and later Alan Moore and Erik Larsen called Supreme , which was one of Image s central characters He s a superhero loosely based on Superman, with a journalist girlfriend Diana Dane and an archenemy Darius Dax.While I was familiar with these characters I think I still have the original issues in a comic box in m I received this from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.4 extremely confused stars.Way back in the early mid 90s, Image Comics published a series written by Rob Liefield and later Alan Moore and Erik Larsen called Supreme , which was one of Image s central characters He s a superhero loosely based on Superman, with a journalist girlfriend Diana Dane and an archenemy Darius Dax.While I was familiar with these characters I think I still have the original issues in a comic box in my attic , none of this is apparent in this reboot reimagining of this once popular character For new readers of Supreme, I imagine all of this would be extremely confusing as to what was going on and who these characters were As an old reader of Supreme, I was confused as to how a basic superhero comic became a sci fi heavy dream sequence story.I m glad I read this in a single volume, as I m not sure I would continue past issue 1 if I was reading the monthlies In actuality, by chapter 4, the storyline was starting to fall into place, and the big picture came into focus.In a simplified version of what happens in the story, time itself occasionally has to be revised rebooted This volume picks up after a failed revision has created a remarkably unstable time continuum Characters from the long past, far future, and all sorts of alternate versions are appearing and disappearing throughout the book All the characters are confused, even the main characters who should know what it going on It s a huge mash up of multiple storylines layered over each other sort of like a normal DC summertime run, like Convergence or The Multiversity The concept of the universe time resetting, with a few people actually remembering the previous version Star Trek reboot, anyone , and the battle to set it right, is actually pretty interesting the way it played out The problem with this book is that this wasn t really presented well, especially with the two page parenthetical stories of Professor Night in each chapter All in all, the reader is left just as confused as the characters are.The art was mind blowingly gorgeous, but rather than aid the story, it distracted Even still, the art is part of the reason for such a high rating I m not sure if I d recommend this to anyone, except maybe completist Supreme fans is this even a thing


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    The 1990s saw a rash of metafictional superhero comics by British writers Grant Morrison s Flex Mentallo and Animal Man, Alan Moore s Promethea, and Moore s original run on the Rob Liefeld character Supreme Supreme Blue Rose is Warren Ellis late contribution to the genre the constant revisions and reboots of the modern superhero given a typically Ellis ian science fiction gloss Themes from Ellis short lived newuniversal project bubble up here too For all the familiar even mildly nost The 1990s saw a rash of metafictional superhero comics by British writers Grant Morrison s Flex Mentallo and Animal Man, Alan Moore s Promethea, and Moore s original run on the Rob Liefeld character Supreme Supreme Blue Rose is Warren Ellis late contribution to the genre the constant revisions and reboots of the modern superhero given a typically Ellis ian science fiction gloss Themes from Ellis short lived newuniversal project bubble up here too For all the familiar even mildly nostalgic postmodernist and hard science trimmings, this is also a very contemporary comic protagonist Diana Dane is a former journalist turned freelancer, constantly having to ask herself what it means to live your best life in a disrupted, unstable world, even before those terms acquiresinister meanings.Even if the thought of another Warren Ellis comic about m branes leaves you cold, Blue Rose is worth reading for his collaborator Tula Lotay s languid figurework makes for a beguiling, attractive comic But it s her expressionist approach to colouring and design that makes Blue Rose so spectacular layered tendrils of colour and type overlaid onto the art to fully realise the dreamlike, provisional world the story exists in The story in Blue Rose is one of sufficiently advanced science Lotay s art is what makes it indistinguishable from magic


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    Hmm So two Ellis books in a row, and I m certainly not disappointed My brain almost hurts, so that s a sign one way or another In this case, think it s a good thing, means I was trying to go with it.I read from Sam s review that this is some sorta soft total reboot of Supreme, which was the Superman of Image comics, created by Rob Deadpool Liefield If that s the case I think it would shedlight on things.However, from reading it standalone, I feel like those who said its a discussion Hmm So two Ellis books in a row, and I m certainly not disappointed My brain almost hurts, so that s a sign one way or another In this case, think it s a good thing, means I was trying to go with it.I read from Sam s review that this is some sorta soft total reboot of Supreme, which was the Superman of Image comics, created by Rob Deadpool Liefield If that s the case I think it would shedlight on things.However, from reading it standalone, I feel like those who said its a discussion of the reboot retcon altering of timelines and origin stories are onto something Seasana and Jeff maybe There s an examination of the circumstances surrounding a mysterious event, and the character sent to investigate starts to find some strange shit, and combined with the spatial distortions and 4th dimensional type shit going down, it could be her own reality altering around her or weaving together the fabric of time.Then it gets a littletied into theobvious, like the teammates of Supreme, or whatever, one who s in the future, in a safe zone from the calamitiesand who keeps reaching out to save teammatesbut everyone isn t complete, and missing knowledge causes confusion and huh Ya


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Supreme: Blue Rose [PDF / EPUB] Supreme: Blue Rose You are not dreaming We are trying to communicate with you Local reality has been reinstalled Things have gone wrong The revision has corrupted Finding Ethan Crane is your supreme priority Do not trus You are not dreaming We are trying to communicate with you Local reality has been reinstalled Things have gone wrong The revision has corrupted Finding Ethan Crane is your supreme priority Do not trust Darius Dax We are all going to die Supreme Blue Rose re introduces the central Image Comics character Supreme, in a multi layered and often hallucinatory mystery presented by New York Times bestselling writer Warren Ellis and acclaimed new artist Tula Lotay in her astonishing graphic novel debutCollecting Supreme Blue Rose.

  • Paperback
  • 168 pages
  • Supreme: Blue Rose
  • Warren Ellis
  • English
  • 09 August 2017
  • 1632153122

About the Author: Warren Ellis

Warren Ellis is the award winning writer of graphic novels like TRANSMETROPOLITAN, FELL, MINISTRY OF SPACE and PLANETARY, and the author of the NYT bestselling GUN MACHINE and the underground classic novel CROOKED LITTLE VEIN, as well as the digital short story single DEAD PIG COLLECTOR His newest book is the novella NORMAL, from FSG Originals, listed as one ofs Best Books Of The movie RED is based on his graphic novel of the same name, its sequel having been released in summer IRON MAN is based on his Marvel Comics graphic novel IRON MAN Supreme: Blue PDF \ EXTREMIS He is currently developing his graphic novel sequence with Jason Howard, TREES, for television, in concert with HardySonBaker and NBCU, and continues to work as a screenwriter and producer in film and television, represented by Angela Cheng Caplan and Cheng Caplan Company He is the creator, writer and co producer of the Netflix series CASTLEVANIA, recently renewed for its third season, and of the recently announced Netflix series HEAVEN S FORESTHe s written extensively for VICE, WIRED UK and Reuters on technological and cultural matters, and given keynote speeches and lectures at events like dConstruct, ThingsCon, Improving Reality, SxSW, How The Light Gets In, Haunted Machines and Cognitive CitiesWarren Ellis has recently developed and curated the revival of the Wildstorm creative library for DC Entertainment with the series THE WILD STORM, and is currently working on the serialising of new graphic novel works TREES THREE FATES and INJECTION at Image Comics, and the serialised graphic novel THE BATMAN S GRAVE for DC Comics, while working as a Consulting Producer on another television seriesA documentary about his work, CAPTURED GHOSTS, was released in Recognitions include the NUIG Literary and Debating Society s President s Medal for service to freedom of speech, the EAGLE AWARDS Roll Of Honour for lifetime achievement in the field of comics graphic novels, the Grand Prix de l Imaginaire , the Sidewise Award for Alternate History and the International Horror Guild Award for illustrated narrative He is a Patron of Humanists UK He holds an honorary doctorate from the University of EssexWarren Ellis lives outside London, on the south east coast of England, in case he needs to make a quick getaway.