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Ellis on Supergod

86184_224167_5Some killer pages from Warren Ellis‘ upcoming Supergods, the third title in his loose collection of superhero stories from Avatar. Ellis posted this description on his blog, pretty trippy stuff, and more of what we’ve come to expect from his free-flowing stream of superhero consciousness.

….there’s still that little scratchy voice in the middle of the night: I don’t want to be alone. I want there to be something bigger, something that moves in mysterious ways and wants only the best for us. And I will forgive it, the disgusting state of this world, and all the things in it that want to crush and kill me, and have faith that something incredible and invisible and unknowable will make things better. And so (in SUPERGOD), just to make sure, I will build it and keep it by me. I will pretend it’s a weapon, a defensive capability, a computing object or a construction machine – but really it is a Messiah.

Ellis unveils Supergod

SupergodWith Black Summer in the bag and No Hero on the home straight, Warren Ellis has announced the “third leg” of his superhero-fiction trilogy; the five issue Supergod from Avatar Press.

The press release revealed a more sci-fi aspect to the series, which takes place “… in a world were superhumans are the ultimate expression of the Messiah complex, and scientists can build Messiahs who will fly down from the skies to save the world.”

Sounds interesting? There’s more, but with the usual Ellis madness and mayhem:  “No-one thought about how they’d save the world — or even if they’d want to. So begins the apocalyptic tomorrow of Supergod — the story of how supermen killed us all and ended the world just because we wanted to be rescued by human-shaped things from beyond Science itself. Take every superhero comic ever published, shove them into a nuclear-powered blender, soak it in bad vodka and set the whole thing alight — and Supergod will crawl out and eat your brain.”