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by Chris Weston,Laura Martin,Warren Ellis


Warren Ellis, the writer, and Chris Weston, the artist, are at the top of their game with this wonderful graphic novel. The real pleasure in MoS comes from artist Chris Weston, an outstanding draftsman whose artwork supplies the high degree of realism the storyline mandates

Warren Ellis, the writer, and Chris Weston, the artist, are at the top of their game with this wonderful graphic novel. Just imagine, what if the British had taken the German rocket scientists instead of letting them be taken by the United States? A powerful, brilliant turn-around, a re-write of history. The real pleasure in MoS comes from artist Chris Weston, an outstanding draftsman whose artwork supplies the high degree of realism the storyline mandates. He is the rare artist who is as adept at rendering human figures and facial features, as he is at rendering large metal spaceships and the bucolic British countryside.

Ministry of Space is a three-part alternate history mini-series written by Warren Ellis, published by American company Image Comics in 2001-2004. The book's art is by Chris Weston, and depicts retro technology in "British" style.

Ministry of Space book. From creative giants Warren Ellis (Transmetroplitan) and Chris Weston (The Filth) comes an alternative history painted in red, white and blue! In the death throes of the Second World War, the British capture the cream of Nazi rocket science and create a new British Empire where it seems the sun never sets.

This is the story of the Ministry of Space. The black budget that financed the move into space. Plus, a sketchbook section by CHRIS WESTON and an all-new appendix by WARREN ELLIS revealing the facts behind the fiction!

This is the story of the Ministry of Space. The deaths of the test pilots taken from the surviving Spitfire flyers of the Battle of Britain. And in 2000, the end of the Golden Age, as America and Russia begin moving into space. The secret revealed, and the destruction of a man who sacrificed himself for the Ministry of Space. Plus, a sketchbook section by CHRIS WESTON and an all-new appendix by WARREN ELLIS revealing the facts behind the fiction! Collects the sold out MINISTRY OF SPACE

by Laura Martin and Warren Ellis.

by Laura Martin and Warren Ellis.

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By (author) Warren Ellis, By (artist) Chris Weston, By (artist) Laura Martin. Maybe how we should have gone to space. This is the story of the Ministry of Space: The black budget that financed the move into space

By (author) Warren Ellis, By (artist) Chris Weston, By (artist) Laura Martin. This is the story of the Ministry of Space: The black budget that financed the move into space. Plus, a sketchbook section by Chris Weston and an all-new appendix by Warren Ellis revealing the facts behind the fiction! show more.

Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for Ministry of Space Sept 2001 Warren Ellis/chris . Middle issue of this science fiction limited series written by Warren Ellis with art by Chris Weston and colours by Laura DePuy.

Middle issue of this science fiction limited series written by Warren Ellis with art by Chris Weston and colours by Laura DePuy. Ministry Of Space of 3 September 2001, published by Image Comics. Read full description. See details and exclusions.

Everything about this book screams traditional British comicbook, from the aircraft and its initial World War II setting, right through to the colouring which is not the customary Laura Martin fare (always very fine, mind), deliberately going for an old-fashioned feel with newfangled quality. In fact, the overall visual sensibilities I'd put close to Bryan Talbot's most recent Luther Arkwright book, HEART OF EMPIRE.

This is the story of how we could have gone to space. Maybe how we should have gone to space. This is the story of the Ministry of Space: The black budget that financed the move into space. The deaths of the test pilots taken from the surviving Spitfire flyers of the Battle of Britain. And in 2000, the end of the Golden Age, as America and Russia begin moving into space. The secret revealed, and the destruction of a man who sacrificed himself for the Ministry of Space. Plus, a sketchbook section by Chris Weston and an all-new appendix by Warren Ellis revealing the facts behind the fiction!

Ministry of Space epub download

ISBN13: 978-1582404233

ISBN: 1582404232

Author: Chris Weston,Laura Martin,Warren Ellis

Category: Graphic Novels

Subcategory: Graphic Novels

Language: English

Publisher: Image Comics (July 31, 2006)

Pages: 96 pages

ePUB size: 1572 kb

FB2 size: 1786 kb

Rating: 4.3

Votes: 297

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Blackredeemer
I missed this mini-series/graphic novel when the three issues his the stands over a decade ago. "Ministry" tells a brilliant alternate history of the early conquest of the Solar System not by the US or the USSR, but by the British Empire--and the deep, dark secret that lay at its core. The protagonist is Air Commodore John Dashwood, an RAF officer in the waning months of WWII, who realizes the implications of German rocket and space technology and acts to sweep up the Reich's scientists before the Americans or Russians can get to them. He sells Prime Minister Churchill on a scheme to use that tech to establish the Empire's primacy in space, and in doing so, speeds her recovery from the horrible damage inflicted on the UK during the war...at a terrible cost, both to his person (he permanently loses his flight status after a crash that claims his legs) and the nation's society and reputation--if the secret of how the fledgling Ministry of Space funded the decades-long project ever gets out.
Author Ellis has thrown far more ideas than he is ready to deal with into the story--there's easily enough material in this tale for a good half-dozen more issues. While it doesn't detract from the tension or the pacing of the story in the least, it does leave one aching for more of the world that "Ministry" creates. Fans of alternate/counterfactual history and tech will be enthralled by the magnificent imagery that illustrator Weston and colorist Martin fill every page with. (Heavily inspired by--though not beholden to--sources like "Dan Dare, Pilot of the Future", as well as Willy Ley, Chesley Bonestell, and Werner von Braun's visions of a future program, seen through the lens of period technology. Indeed, this life-long modeler is already planning a scratchbuilt miniature of space plane Britannia...for starters).
Yes, I missed the original release of this tale--by it was well worth the wait.
Blackredeemer
I missed this mini-series/graphic novel when the three issues his the stands over a decade ago. "Ministry" tells a brilliant alternate history of the early conquest of the Solar System not by the US or the USSR, but by the British Empire--and the deep, dark secret that lay at its core. The protagonist is Air Commodore John Dashwood, an RAF officer in the waning months of WWII, who realizes the implications of German rocket and space technology and acts to sweep up the Reich's scientists before the Americans or Russians can get to them. He sells Prime Minister Churchill on a scheme to use that tech to establish the Empire's primacy in space, and in doing so, speeds her recovery from the horrible damage inflicted on the UK during the war...at a terrible cost, both to his person (he permanently loses his flight status after a crash that claims his legs) and the nation's society and reputation--if the secret of how the fledgling Ministry of Space funded the decades-long project ever gets out.
Author Ellis has thrown far more ideas than he is ready to deal with into the story--there's easily enough material in this tale for a good half-dozen more issues. While it doesn't detract from the tension or the pacing of the story in the least, it does leave one aching for more of the world that "Ministry" creates. Fans of alternate/counterfactual history and tech will be enthralled by the magnificent imagery that illustrator Weston and colorist Martin fill every page with. (Heavily inspired by--though not beholden to--sources like "Dan Dare, Pilot of the Future", as well as Willy Ley, Chesley Bonestell, and Werner von Braun's visions of a future program, seen through the lens of period technology. Indeed, this life-long modeler is already planning a scratchbuilt miniature of space plane Britannia...for starters).
Yes, I missed the original release of this tale--by it was well worth the wait.
Yramede
Warren Ellis, the writer, and Chris Weston, the artist, are at the top of their game with this wonderful graphic novel. Just imagine, what if the British had taken the German rocket scientists instead of letting them be taken by the United States?
A powerful, brilliant turn-around, a re-write of history. In 1945, as the Americans close in on the German scientists, an airman named John Dashwood secretly bombs them out and takes the rocket-men for England. Not only do they take the scientists but they have a dark slush fund of money to be used only for the quest for outer space. True to history, they decide that America and Russia will be wasting their money on the cold war--not a mistake England wants to make.
The British realize that for man to have a future, we must be able to leave the planet and use the resources on the moon, Mars, and beyond. The art is astounding, a beautiful full page drawing of a man in a space suit saluting the flag of Great Britain on the moon.
The airman who started it all is now Professor Emeritus Sir John Dashwood, and he is the only one who knows where the "dark" slush fund that started the journey came from. But what if someone uncovered the truth?
Sir John Dashwood is summoned to the commanding base on Mars, where cities undercover abound as the conquering of space makes Great Britain the richest country in the world, and he is confronted with his knowledge of where the money came from.
There are so many astounding reveals in this graphic novel that it will blow your mind. A great work of art!Ministry of Space
Yramede
Warren Ellis, the writer, and Chris Weston, the artist, are at the top of their game with this wonderful graphic novel. Just imagine, what if the British had taken the German rocket scientists instead of letting them be taken by the United States?
A powerful, brilliant turn-around, a re-write of history. In 1945, as the Americans close in on the German scientists, an airman named John Dashwood secretly bombs them out and takes the rocket-men for England. Not only do they take the scientists but they have a dark slush fund of money to be used only for the quest for outer space. True to history, they decide that America and Russia will be wasting their money on the cold war--not a mistake England wants to make.
The British realize that for man to have a future, we must be able to leave the planet and use the resources on the moon, Mars, and beyond. The art is astounding, a beautiful full page drawing of a man in a space suit saluting the flag of Great Britain on the moon.
The airman who started it all is now Professor Emeritus Sir John Dashwood, and he is the only one who knows where the "dark" slush fund that started the journey came from. But what if someone uncovered the truth?
Sir John Dashwood is summoned to the commanding base on Mars, where cities undercover abound as the conquering of space makes Great Britain the richest country in the world, and he is confronted with his knowledge of where the money came from.
There are so many astounding reveals in this graphic novel that it will blow your mind. A great work of art!Ministry of Space
Vrion
Warren Ellis is the type of writer who has no trouble coming up with interesting and entertaining ideas, but unfortunately, these often see print as overly compressed, poorly fleshed-out narratives that derive from his tendency towards overproduction. [Glance at any comic book store shelves at any month of the year and you're sure to see at least several titles authored by Ellis from several different publishers in several different genres.]

Ministry of Space is a good example of Ellis's strengths and weaknesses. The concept, a sort of post-modern adaptation of the classic British comic "Dan Dare", is certainly engaging and will evoke nostalgia in anyone who, as a child or teenager, admired the graceful swept-wing rocket ships that filled the pages of Atomic Age storybooks.

Unfortunately, the `shock' revelations that occupy the last few pages of MoS will fail to surprise most readers, whom I suspect will recognize where things are ultimately heading well in advance. Indeed, these final disclosures come across as so clumsy and ham-handed that they signal to me that Ellis opted for as facile a conclusion as he could conjure with a minimum of effort. Their net effect is to undermine what had, up till that moment, been an engrossing and well-realized tale of the near future.

The real pleasure in MoS comes from artist Chris Weston, an outstanding draftsman whose artwork supplies the high degree of realism the storyline mandates. He is the rare artist who is as adept at rendering human figures and facial features, as he is at rendering large metal spaceships and the bucolic British countryside. Weston's art is the reason that fans of space adventure and comic art should pick up MoS.
Vrion
Warren Ellis is the type of writer who has no trouble coming up with interesting and entertaining ideas, but unfortunately, these often see print as overly compressed, poorly fleshed-out narratives that derive from his tendency towards overproduction. [Glance at any comic book store shelves at any month of the year and you're sure to see at least several titles authored by Ellis from several different publishers in several different genres.]

Ministry of Space is a good example of Ellis's strengths and weaknesses. The concept, a sort of post-modern adaptation of the classic British comic "Dan Dare", is certainly engaging and will evoke nostalgia in anyone who, as a child or teenager, admired the graceful swept-wing rocket ships that filled the pages of Atomic Age storybooks.

Unfortunately, the `shock' revelations that occupy the last few pages of MoS will fail to surprise most readers, whom I suspect will recognize where things are ultimately heading well in advance. Indeed, these final disclosures come across as so clumsy and ham-handed that they signal to me that Ellis opted for as facile a conclusion as he could conjure with a minimum of effort. Their net effect is to undermine what had, up till that moment, been an engrossing and well-realized tale of the near future.

The real pleasure in MoS comes from artist Chris Weston, an outstanding draftsman whose artwork supplies the high degree of realism the storyline mandates. He is the rare artist who is as adept at rendering human figures and facial features, as he is at rendering large metal spaceships and the bucolic British countryside. Weston's art is the reason that fans of space adventure and comic art should pick up MoS.
Zieryn
A truly great Warren Ellis graphic novel.
If you are interested in OR know about the early history of the space program and the peoples involved AND / OR like alternate history stories that include sufficient detail and reality to not require you to stop and smoke a bowl every five pages... just sayin'... this is an excellent read overall and VERY interesting.
Recommended.
Zieryn
A truly great Warren Ellis graphic novel.
If you are interested in OR know about the early history of the space program and the peoples involved AND / OR like alternate history stories that include sufficient detail and reality to not require you to stop and smoke a bowl every five pages... just sayin'... this is an excellent read overall and VERY interesting.
Recommended.