Desolation Jones # 2
Writer: Warren Ellis; Pencils and Inks: J.H. Williams III
Warrren Ellis, again, wears thin. The story in this issue doesn’t deviate from Ellis’ usual technique. Had this story been published 7 or 8 years ago, it would have seemed new, fresh, and different. Today, it just seems like YEAS: Yet Another Ellis Story. Not that it’s bad, but, as before, it’s just nothing new.
Anytime I write about a comic book, I usually concentrate on the writing aspect. Bad art may make good writing less enjoyable, but rarely ruins a book for me. Good art, amazing as it might be, rarely saves bad writing. But in this case, I’m really enjoying Williams’ art. The heavy inks throughout the issue are fantastic, and panels like the following are spectacular.
While Ellis’ work on this book is nothing to be excited over, Williams’ is doing a fantastic job. At the very least, pick this book off the shelf and flip through it. You won’t be knocked over by the story, but the art is definitely worth at least a quick look.