Friday, 5 September 2014

Blackgas Review (Warren Ellis, Max Fiumara)


Maybe it's because I've read Garth Ennis/Jacen Burrows' Crossed and Robert Kirkman/Charlie Adlard’s Walking Dead books, but this seems to be a clone of those other titles. Blackgas is yet another totally unremarkable zombie book that does nothing different from the many preceding it. 

Blackgas is about a scientist who experiments with something, of course it goes wrong, and a virus is unleashed which causes people to behave in horrible ways, eg. eating/killing each other mindlessly and so on. That's the whole “story”. The carnage piles up and then it just ends. 

Not much of a review, you might be thinking. And you’re right – I’m putting in about as much effort as Ellis did in writing this crap! In fact I think he made a bet with himself to write an entire book on his phone while waiting for his drinks order to be filled at the pub and Blackgas was the result. 

This is the worst Warren Ellis book I’ve ever read – no wonder it’s so unknown!

Blackgas

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