Note: We’ve removed the images at the request of Image Comics. In addition, Image Comics Publisher Eric Stephenson gave us an update on the project:
“It’s a shame these pages were made public. This project isn’t currently on the schedule, and honestly, it may never be on the schedule. Things are announced when they’re announced for a reason, and believe me, if we actually had a new Warren Ellis project ready to go, we would announce it. Right now, these are just some drawings for something that will likely never be,” Stephenson said.
First rumored back in August 2011, we now have our first glimpse at Warren Ellis’ next major creator-owned book Elektrograd. Published on artist Ryan Bodenheim’s DeviartArt page, this five pages show … well … see for yourself below.
Bodenheim is best known for his collaboration with Jonathan Hickman on the Image series Red Mass For Mars, who he is re-teaming with in the just-announcedmini ongoing The Secret.
According to Rich Johnston, Elektrograd is planned for release by Image, but won’t be “officially” announced until the project is complete. Earlier this year Marvel Editor-In-Chief Axel Alonso told CBR Ellis was taking a “breather” from the publisher for the year, but this new art lets us know Ellis isn’t stepping away from comics entirely.