My brother bought this book a while back and fell for the whole “don’t judge a book by its cover”, but in reverse. It was vacuum sealed shut, but because the cover was so cool and it’s Warren Ellis, he figured it was worth a shot. After he read it though, he told me that he regretted buying it entirely. He then gave it to me to read because why not and I then threw it into my “to read” pile under my coffee table.
A few weeks later, I was heading over to the coffee shop to read, so I quickly grabbed my book and a trade from my pile. When I got to there, I pulled out all of my books and to my surprise I had Endless Wartime in my hand. In my mind, I thought I had picked up Hickman’s New Avengers, but I was sadly mistaken. Actually, very sadly mistaken.
I looked down at it and my first thought was “oh god”, then “well, at least it’s Ellis”. In my mind, I was going to read it in one sitting, but that didn’t happen. I’ve made this comparison before, but I’m going to use it again: having this trade leak into another day felt like being assigned homework. My brother was right, this book was tough to get through and the only redeeming quality were some of the Hawkeye jokes. I love you, Warren Ellis, but boo.