Orbiter by Warren Ellis

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Written by Warren Ellis; art and cover by Colleen Doran A stunning softcover edition of Warren Ellis's and Colleen Doran's acclaimed original VERTIGO graphic novel. When a space shuttle crash lands on Earth after being missing for a decade, it unlocks a mystery that will unfold deep in outer space. Can a team of three specialists cheated out of their dream of spaceflight discover the nature of this bizarre space-borne anomaly? For more information, see the feature article. MATURE READERS SC, 7x10, 104pg, FC

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Warren Ellis is a comics and graphics novel writer best known for the graphic novel series TRANSMETROPOLITAN, PLANETARY and THE AUTHORITY. With over thirty-five graphic novels in print, Ellis has received numerous acclaims including Winner of the International Horror Guild award for graphic narrative and being named one of Entertainment Weekly's 100 Most Creative People. Rolling Stone described his work as, "more influenced by Jesus and Mary Chain than by the JUSTICE LEAGUE, while his characters fight for left-wing agendas over God and country, and kick puppies in the street."
Published April 29, 2014 by Vertigo. 104 pages
Genres: Comics & Graphic Novels, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Arts & Photography, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Ten years after its mysterious disappearance, the space shuttle Venture returns to Earth covered in organic material, rewired with alien technology and missing all but one of its crew members.

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Entertainment Weekly

Needless to say, Warren Ellis' space shuttle-disaster book carries some relevance after the Columbia tragedy.

May 16 2003 | Read Full Review of Orbiter


If Orbiter is the story of humanity reacquainting itself with wonder, we see that journey on every character’s face and in every panel, from the slums in the parking lot of the old Kennedy Space Center, to Venture itself, alive and covered in skin.

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Warren Ellis's foreword hints that Orbiter may have been rushed to get it on to the shelves after the space shuttle Colombia disintegrated on re-entering Earth's orbit - effectively stopping NASA's manned flig...

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