Injection, Vol. 2

Injection Vol Consulting detective Vivek Headland tackles a case involving a stolen ghost but when human deli meat causes him to call for help the details of his investigation reveal a new battleground between hum

  • Title: Injection, Vol. 2
  • Author: Warren Ellis Declan Shalvey Jordie Bellaire
  • ISBN: 9781632157201
  • Page: 226
  • Format: Paperback
  • Consulting detective Vivek Headland tackles a case involving a stolen ghost, but when human deli meat causes him to call for help the details of his investigation reveal a new battleground between humanity and The Injection.Collect Injection 6 10

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    1. I love this series, and I was delighted to find that the second volume was out. (A lot of Ellis's series, for some reason, seems to just last long enough to show up in one trade paperback then it stops.)If anything, I think I enjoyed this second volume even more than the first, it puts a different character in the spotlight, and he's every bit as facinating as the ones we met early on.Very worth your time, especially if you're into folklore and non-superhero comics.

    2. This volume focuses on Vivek Headland, a blatant Sherlock Holmes ripoff, as he takes a case of a financier whose picture of his lover and his son has been stolen and is having sex with the ghost of his lover. The story is easier to follow but still contains passages that are obtuse and borderline incomprehensible. (Yeah, I'm talking to you, weird-ass sex scene.) It all eventually comes back to the Injection as I'm sure all these stories will. While the dialogue is still crackling and full of wit [...]

    3. The Injection is a massive rogue artificial machine-learning system that is operating uncontrolled somewhere in the ether. Detective Vivek Headland and his colleagues, who created Injection, are trying to find it while another group, Rubedo, are trying to capture it, believing it’s the Philosopher’s Stone. But what does a stolen ghost and a slab of human bicep meat have to do with it?? The Moon Knight creative team of Warren Ellis, Declan Shalvey and Jordie Bellaire continue to produce an in [...]

    4. This book was a treat to read, for the mind as well as for the eyes! Leave it to Warren Ellis to come up with wacky characters and plots seasoned with equal parts occult and technology, but what is by far one of his strong points is the dialogue and those hilarious one-liners - deadpan style, of course! The back and forth between the different characters, whether main or supporting ones, is really something. Shalvey's pencils are crisp and full of detail, while Bellaire's colour work remains exc [...]

    5. This is bloody excellent. Give me an omnibus of this immediately!This has influences of the watchmen, planetary, BPRD and the league of extraordinary gentleman. It's bloody great. They inject an artificial intelligence into the internet to speed up human interaction in technology, to evolve our society, but the AI has other ideas. A must read.

    6. Throughout the course of volume one, the ongoing question is, “what is the Injection?” By the end of the book, we get an answer, but we were still left baffled as Warren Ellis doesn’t entirely connect the dots. In volume two, Ellis drifts away from the deep science of the Injection and more on the crime caper antics of its creators. Primarily focusing on consulting detective Vivek Headland and his faithful ex-murderer manservant Red as they both plunged into the events of ghosts, human ham [...]

    7. I vaguely recall reading that Injection was designed as a set of graphic novels rather than an ongoing series, and that's very obvious in this second collection.Whereas volume 1 introduced us to all 5 of the characters involved in the creation of the Injection, this one focuses right in on Vivek Headland as he attempts to solve a murder case involving a ghost, human ham, terrorists, and of course, the sentient Injection. The other characters bubble around the peripheries, with Simeon and Brigid [...]

    8. Well that was a drag. It's almost like a different series with its change of focus.What Ellis did with volume 1 is basically gone with volume 2. Vivek Headland has become the main character, and really, apart from being a hyperbolically bohemian, seemingly eccentric, genuinely pretentious investigator, he's a pretty flat and boring character. His monologues are dry and long-winded. And I just found myself wanting to see the other characters instead, because he's very much that "snide weird geniu [...]

    9. Bullet Review:Okay, this one was much better than Volume 1 - so rare a thing to say! Vivek is way more interesting this go around, and while the whole "Injection into the computer" thing is still puzzling, at least there was something of a plot to follow. I would not be opposed to catching Volume 3 when it comes out.

    10. I think the biggest reason I liked this more than the first TPB, which I'm tempted to go back and re-read because of some things I think I missed, is that this edition feels more like a whole, connected story. There are bits that harken back to the first TPB, but they do not detract from the this story.Viv is drilling down as to how one incident that is brought to his attention multiplies into multiple crimes. The initial incident is a man who tells Viv that the ghost of his ex-wife is visiting [...]

    11. Vivek is front and center in this volume, as a financial mogul comes to him about a missing ghost. And then things get weird. And weirder. The Injection team features some of Ellis' most memorable characters (Vivek especially), and the dialogue here is as crackling as ever. The rest of the Injection team gets in on the case eventually, although they don't get near as much face time (Robin Morel has a small B story but is otherwise absent). But the story, with all its twists, turns, and actions, [...]

    12. I was afraid that I wouldn't continue to enjoy this series after the first trade paperback, in which the nature of the "injection" was revealed. Oftentimes as is the case in thrillers and horror stories, the suspense and mystery are more appealing than the post-reveal story. However, although the nature of this series has changed slightly, moving into a bit of a police procedural bent (and it seems like subsequent story arc will focus mainly on the perspective of one of the characters of the ori [...]

    13. Injection is back, and the second volume is as great as the first! This time it's essentially a detective story, through which we learn a bit more about the main characters and about the Injection itself. The mystery is good and the story is disturbing in a very Ellis way. Many things are still left unexplained, but Ellis is definitely playing a long game with this one, so I'm sure we'll get all the answers at some point. And, of course, the art team of Shalvey and Bellaire is brilliant as alway [...]

    14. Sus conspiraciones, sus detectives listísimos, sus cultos secretos, sus misterios que destruirán a la humanidad pues claro que me ha gustado.

    15. The Case of the Elderly Ghost SexerIt’s all going to be about sandwiches, in the end, I just know it. Volume 2 starts with the discovery of artisanal human ham in a sandwich. A clue that leads to alchemical criminal organizations, vaginal ectoplasm, and the learning curve of a non-human artificial intelligence that was injected into the Internet in order to stop the future from being boring.Which is to say, Warren Ellis has done it again. He’s put words together in combinations that make me [...]

    16. Warren Ellis turns away from fairies and turns the mystical section of the comic into a detective story that begins with a rich man who lost his wife and son but wants the ghost of the photo of his wife back so he can sleep with her. Yes, the weirdness does not end there: "Injection, Vol. 2" has a lot on its mind and many places it can go from here, but for now we follow Viv (who enjoys eating well seasoned human meat and bares some similarities with Hannibal Lector but instead of a psychology-m [...]

    17. "An evolving AI, infused with other worldly elements has gone berserk and is currently under the process of learning human behavior. Cross Contamination Control Unit(CCCU), the high IQ creators of Injection are in a guilt driven frenzy effort to locate and contain the AI. Meanwhile some covert resurgent group called ‘Rubedo’ is determined to have the AI all for themselves by hook or crook."Now read this synopsis again by replacing the AI- Injection with ‘Samaritan’ and CCCU with ‘Team [...]

    18. Ellis continúa introduciendo el tema de la Inyección, esta vez con una historia más convencional, focalizada en un personaje del grupo que se enfrenta a ella. Algo de acción, actitudes chulescas, decomprensive storrytelling, la extrañeza de ver la magia y la informática caminar de la mano y, de nuevo, un Shalvey excelso en la secuenciación de la página y la elección de cada plano. Está por ver que las expectativas de lo que promete estén a la altura, pero en su creación y aliento Ell [...]

    19. Ellis is clearly having tremendous fun writing Vivek Headland, his riff on the omnicompetent detective trope. And that fun actually transmits to the reader, making the central story into as delightful a romp as a story about cannibalism and ghost sex can be, with the dire implications for the wider plot only becoming apparent nearer the end. Headland's interactions with his employees and allies are the main attraction here, with strong storytelling from Shalvey making sure the book stays light-f [...]

    20. The team of Warren Ellis, Declan Shalvey and Jordie Bellaire continue to knock it out of the park with this second volume of the series. This one is mostly focused on the logico of the team and has a distinct Sherlock Holmes-esq feel to it, but all the players are required and get involved at the appropriate time. The malevolent force they've created, however, continues to grow in strength and that leads us in to volume three.

    21. En este segundo volumen el señor Headland, detective privado y uno de los creadores de la Inyección, deberá resolver un caso de robo y asesinato relacionado con esta inteligencia artificial que crea fenómenos paranormales. Thriller, acción, ciencia ficción, investigación, humor macarraUna serie que lo tiene TODO.El dibujo de Shalvey y el color de Bellaire.fuaMuy fan de Headland.

    22. I loved this. Ellis is firmly back writing in the vein of Global Frequency and Planetary here, as he follows the exploits of an unusual group of investigators who are trying to track down a rogue AI that was "injected" into the Internet and is beginning to cause all sorts of havoc, its actions often indistinguishable from supernatural occurrences. This volume focuses on Viv Headland, a Sherlock Holmes-type, as he investigates a weird mystery involving a financier, his dead son and mistress, ghos [...]

    23. Public library copy.The first volume was not fresh inside my mind since I read it a while ago, I seem to recall the central character being female. This time around we get a bisexual, male Sherlock Holmes type with his band of faithful problem solvers and we get everything Ellis excels at: action and dry British humor with a bit of intellectual snark.Excellent art. I shall seek out their Moon Knight collaboration.

    24. "Education is the art of making man ethical." Ellis does a great job building on the foundation laid in the first volume. Vivek Headland is a brilliant detective who is sort of a cross between Sheldon Cooper and Sherlock Holmes.The character depth and broader story at work are the two things that I look forward to most in the next volume.

    25. With Volume 2, this story really kicks into gear. Primary it is about the character Vivek Headland, who is a basically a modern Sherlock Holmes. Vivek, like the James Bondian character Simeon and the hacker Brigid, is a person of color. Injection, Vol. 1 was, in hindsight, a lot of setup of the premise and introduction to the main 5 characters; if any one person had the focus, it was Maria, the head of the FPI. This one goes into depth on Vivek and it is both exciting and funny. Warren Ellis has [...]

    26. I guess my unasked question of what would Warren Ellis’ take on Sherlock Holmes be like has been answered. I don’t know what’ll happen in the Injection series, But Vivek and Red need their own spin-off.

    27. Si bien al primer tomo tardé en cogerle el punto con el segundo he estado enganchada desde el principio.Los personajes son geniales, el estilo historia de Sherlock está muy bien llevado y los toques de humor me han encantado.Ahora ya, por fin ¡quiero más!

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