Cemetery Beach

Cemetery Beach

A professional pathfinder breaks out of a torture cell, his only ally a disaffected young murderess, in pursuit of his worst extraction scenario ever: escaping on foot across a sprawling and secret off-world colony established a hundred years ago and filled with generations of lunatics. From Warren Ellis and Jason Howard, the creators of the critically acclaimed TREES A professional pathfinder breaks out of a torture cell, his only ally a disaffected young murderess, in pursuit of his worst e...

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Title:Cemetery Beach
Author:Warren Ellis
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Genres:Sequential Art
ISBN:1534312234
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:176 pages pages

Cemetery Beach Reviews

  • Katherine Mowery
    Sep 02, 2019
    Review available at Diamond Bookshelf ...
  • John
    Jun 23, 2019
    Moves like lightning but fails to move emotionally. ...
  • Craig
    Apr 30, 2019
    I'm not entirely sure what the heck this was or what the point of it was--it's essentially one long chase, stretched out over seven issues. But it wasn't absolutely terrible. Inbetween things, we get a bit of a look at this weird other world where the action takes place (apparently, so...
  • Shannon
    Jun 03, 2019
    Complete waste of time. Don't read. Individual issue reviews: #1 | #2 | #3 | #4 | #5 | #6 | #7 Total review score: 1.57 ...
  • Relstuart
    Jun 18, 2019
    Fun action movie style book with an interesting premise. ...
  • Alan
    Mar 08, 2019
    Back when he was writing mostly for DC/Wildstorm, Ellis did multiple mini-series, and I recall his saying something along lines of wanting to do short quick takes. Stories that were meant to read and enjoyed quickly and then you move on. This began very much like an 80s action movi...
  • Elizabeth A
    Oct 24, 2019
    1.5 stars. This graphic novel was a disappointing read. The sci-fi premise is intriguing, but the story is undeveloped, and it's really just one long chase scene, with lots and lots of explosions. Sigh. The art is cool, hence the half star bump. Not one I'd recommend. ...
  • Igor
    Jun 27, 2019
    Kinetic, frenetic and nuts, as well as a good example of weaving worldbuilding into an action packed story with only hints and show-don't-tells. It's as if Warren Ellis saw Fury Road and decided George Miller isn't the only one who gets to have that much fun. The world is interesting a...
  • Tom LA
    Jun 28, 2019
    Two well-deserved stars. Many other reviewers rated this book the same way. Read Sam?s review, it?s spot on. No matter how dynamic the art is, the writing is one-note, boring, totally uninspired and as low-energy as a dying battery. Basically, this is not even a story. I read a...
  • Dakota Morgan
    Oct 07, 2019
    What's with the low ratings here? Cemetery Beach was simplistic, sure, but it was also fast-paced, riveting, and brilliantly illustrated. The sci-fi concepts, though occasionally borrowed, felt fresh and exciting in this iteration. We're dropped without explanation onto an alien planet...
  • Pop Bop
    Mar 01, 2019
    Cliffhanger, But A Fun Ride This had an engaging premise, very good banter, extensive action, an interesting world, and decent, (though sketchy), artwork. Our hero Mike has been sent to a lost and forgotten off-Earth colony to see what's up. It's gone all "1984" and Mike hooks up...
  • Sam Quixote
    Mar 06, 2019
    Warren Ellis and Jason Howard, the creative team behind Trees, reunite for a new series: Cemetery Beach. And I?m gonna stop there - I could describe the setup, the characters? names and blah blah blah but it really doesn?t matter. All you need to know is that, against a futur...
  • Alex Sarll
    Jun 06, 2019
    The team behind brooding first-contact series Trees cut loose with a far sillier slice of SF, in which one modern-ish Earthman is sent to investigate a vaguely dieselpunk space colony quietly established decades ago by a secret cabal. Which funnily enough is on the dystopian side ? t...
  • Paul
    Jun 09, 2019
    The pace would seem too quick to find any context or background information, but the authors mix in some quality dialogue that grounds this story in some tight worldbuilding. And the artwork? this artwork is something to experience. Blackburn and Moody dive, crawl, and jump free of m...
  • Garrett
    Jul 06, 2019
    Breathtakingly violent & gleefully action-oriented, exchanges Ellis's typical dialogue for sharper, smaller versions of the same, wonderfully complimented by Howard's art. Loved this. ...
  • Travis
    Aug 06, 2019
    Cemetery Beach is a kinetic story. It's basically one extended action sequence, with little character development but plenty of world building. Unfortunately we barely get to scratch the surface of this fascinating human Steampunk-ish colony as the two main characters hurtle from Point...
  • Cale
    Jul 14, 2019
    This is an unrelenting action adventure, a single escape sequence that lasts seven issues (I honestly couldn't even tell you where the issue breaks are) as Recon agent Mike and murderer/rebel Grace escape a castle and tear through the isolated colony and return Mike home. There's a sur...
  • Mars Dorian
    Mar 24, 2019
    A very fast-paced 80s sci-fi story with flat characters and a simple plot. The mini-series is one loooooooooong chase scene with an amazing premise that doesn't get explored much. Seriously, when I heard about the background of the planet, I thought--yes, this is going to be an am...
  • Geoffrey
    Dec 14, 2019
    Read this on a whim after finding it on my library's new addition shelf, and unfortunately, I can't do much more than repeat what others have said. I found all the characters one-dimensional, and their dialogue was oddly cliche-ridden and flat. The setting seemed interesting at first, ...
  • Valéria.
    Aug 03, 2019
    Nothing but action-packed chase race. Good to take if you want something funny and quick and violent, full of action, not hard to read. I'm dissapointed because I expected something else. Great artwork though, all the scenes with killing and fighting and bang-bang here and there, but t...
  • Andrew
    Jan 12, 2020
    This is a really fast-paced, violent, story. The underlying SF premise is interesting. There are some fairly negative reviews of this book here, mostly complaining about how it's not much more than one long chase scene. I guess that's fair, but I liked it, and I think there's a bit mor...
  • Mark
    Jul 17, 2019
    Imagine Voivod and Napalm Death wrote a concept album while coked up after watching Fury Road. This is better than that. I think I blitzed through this in at most three sittings but that could easily have been one if i had the time for it. It's a wild fast ride that literally scrape...
  • Theediscerning
    Jun 11, 2019
    This is what happens when your average Marine-kind of soldier goes to a planet we Earthlings terraformed many years ago, to see what happened to the civilisation we put there. He finds it to be a weirdly dystopian place, where the lowest of the low are farmed for body parts to protect ...
  • Loki
    Aug 20, 2019
    A fast, fun, action-packed science fiction graphic novel. Warren Ellis at a frenetic pace, but never at the expense at understanding what's going on. Jason Howard's art is a little cartoonish at times, but that works with the story being told - and he's just as good at the slower, more...
  • David Turko
    Oct 21, 2019
    This was tough for me. I love Warren Ellis but this is not his best work. The plot is very thin, two prisoner's are trying to leave a planet and head back to earth. This book is basically one long chase scene. There's not much there. The characters are interesting and the art is great ...
  • Simon
    Mar 08, 2019
    What a hilariously deflated effort from Ellis, starting off with excellent action and old-school sci-fi vibes and ending up a 6-issue-long chase sequence with barely any stakes and a hilariously underdeveloped plot. Basically, it feels like the first 20 minutes of an okay sci-fi movie ...
  • Roy
    Jun 22, 2019
    Ellis has much better novels out there ...
  • Artemy
    Jun 12, 2019
    Not Warren Ellis?s best work, unfortunately. The plot is very thin, the entire book is basically one long chase scene and there are some interesting world-building ideas here, but they?re barely explored during the course of the series. Jason Howard?s art is wonderful though, and...
  • Jordan
    Nov 27, 2019
    I'm a big Warren Ellis fan (see other reviews) but this didn't excite me much. It's strange, it has all of the Ellis tropes; witty bad-ass dialogue, larger than life scifi backdrop for a crazy violent action story, can devour the entire book in about 25 minutes, etc, etc. But for some ...
  • Alexander Peterhans
    May 19, 2019
    Hope you like explosions. I like explosions, they're okay, but this book taught me that they quickly become boring. So a small group of rich entrepeneurs, scientists and industrialists worked out space travel in the 1930s, and they tootled off and colonised a planet. That sounds int...