Warren Ellis has been actually on my to-read list for the last year or so with his novel Crooked Little Vein. I've been given books and purchasing books at a rapid rate so his novel has been pushed to the back burner constantly. However, when Alaina recommended this graphic novel to me and I had noticed his name pasted on the cover, I was pretty excited that I could squeeze it in.
Twenty-three years ago, twelve children were born in England with strange abilities. 6 years ago, the world ended. While it's not directly mentioned how the apocalypse was brought about, it appears that the Freakangels had something to do with it. One of the clan members however, has seemingly gone rouge when a shotgun wielding girl shows up on their doorstep threatening vengeance for his actions.
While it took me a few pages to really get into the story, the artwork grabbed me right away. Ellis doesn't show all his cards in this first issue - we're still in the dark on the identity of the rouge angel as well as his intentions.
If anything, Ellis leaves you wanting more. A lot of first issues spend a great deal of time explaining everything but with this series, Ellis throws you right in the mix. I can't wait to get my hands on the second volume.