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Welcome to Repo City State, where everybody’s an asshole… even the air conditioners.

Ballistic

Darick Robertson (Happy, The Boys, Transmetropolitan) and Adam Egypt Mortimer’s (director of Grant Morrison’s upcoming Sinatoro) madcap, psychedelic, transreal, utterly-wacko buddy adventure about Butch and his best friend Gun, a drug-addicted, genetically-modified, foul-mouthed firearm, as they attempt to elevate Butch from air conditioner repairman to master criminal in the twisted, post-eco-apocalyptic Repo City State, a reclaimed trash island built entirely from DNA-based, living technology with bad attitudes.

Ballistic marks Darick Robertson’s return to the hard sci-fi worldbuilding of his classic Transmetropolitan but mixed with The Boys’ ultra-violence and the lunacy of Happy. Mortimer’s mix of speculative science, pulpy noire, and drug-addled adventure cooks up a strange brew of Lethal Weapon by way of Cronenberg meets Dr. Who if written by Odd Future.

Ballistic
Writer/Co-Creator: Adam Egypt Mortimer
Illustrator/Co-Creator: Darick Robertson
Colorist: Diego Rodriguez
Letterer: Crank!
Producer: Pizzolo

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“Ballistic is my favorite comic of 2013.”
- Grant Morrison

“One comic in particular this year was a complete shock to the system. Ladies, gentlemen – I give you Ballistic! … FUCK YES!”
- Comics Beat (Laura Sneddon) [preview]
http://comicsbeat.com/exclusive-sneak-peek-ballistic-1-by-adam-egypt-mortimer-darick-robertson/

“In the future, your gun will talk to you — and it’ll be kind of an asshole. After we read Ballistic, we were blown away not just by the insane creativity of the setting, but the detail — it’s a world so fully-realized it’s like writer Adam Egypt Mortimer and artist Darick Robertson are secretly living there… It will be one of the most fun, unique sci-fi comics of the year.”
- io9 (Rob Bricken)
http://io9.com/talking-guns-cars-with-wings-and-living-a-cs-welcome-678542224

5 out of 5 Skulls “A hapless hero and his talking gun sidekick amidst the backdrop of a bioengineered future makes for one of the best and most original comic book series in years. Ballistic is one of the best premiere issues I’ve ever read. A true homerun on every level that is impossible to put down. Don’t miss this book.”
- Bloody Disgusting (Jimbus Christ)
http://bloody-disgusting.com/news/3242412/5-skull-review-ballistic-1/

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“Fans of Transmetropolitan will want to pounce on this. Fans of Cronenbergian flesh-tech will want to mainline this stuff. Fans of Grant Morrisonian drug dreams and William S. Burroughs beat poetry will fiend for this shit. I’m telling you, get out there and pick up a copy of Ballistic now, today, because I guarantee stores didn’t know what kind of cool they were ordering and will only find out when it’s too late, and you’ll be standing there like a junkie on the street crying because you didn’t listen to me. Ballistic is the next big thing. You’ve been warned. Now go, buy it and inject it into your brains while I go back for another hit.”
- Aint It Cool News (Ambush Bug)
http://www.aintitcool.com/node/63190

“Ballistic ranks among the best premiere issues that I have read in a long time. The book is violent, irreverent, and completely absurd, and I can’t recall the last time I’ve experienced such a fantastic mixture of those three things… If you can pick up one comic this week, make it this one! Ballistic scores a clear 5/5.”
- Geekscape (Derek Kraneveldt)
http://www.geekscape.net/geekscape-comics-reviews-ballistic-by-adam-egypt-mortimer-and-darick-robertson

“You wake up. You roll out of bed, ready for another day of air-conditioning repair. When you go to make some toast, though, the toaster calls you an asshole and, in the background, you can hear your best friend — who is also a gun — laughing at you. Welcome to Repo City State!”
- Multiversity Comics (Matthew Meylikhov)
http://multiversitycomics.com/interviews/adam-egypt-mortimer-and-darick-robertson-go-ballistic-interview/

“5 out of 5. To coin a phrase from Mortal Kombat, this is a flawless victory. There are no negatives… It’s that completely random, absurdist look at the future with complete irreverence for traditional comic storytelling that puts Ballistic right up there with Fred Van Lente’s Archer & Armstrong for being the funniest, most addictive story of recent comic book memory. It’s my pick of the week.”
- Comic Booked (David Gillette)
http://www.comicbooked.com/book-review/review-ballistic-1/

“Ballistic #1 is an intelligent comic book rendered in brilliant, gruesome Technicolor, with plenty of healthy swearing and violence. It treads a fine balance between clever ideas and lowest-common denominator themes. It is one of the best new comics I have read this year and I strongly urge you to pick it up.”
- Geeks Unleashed (Stephen Hardman)
http://www.geeksunleashed.me/2013/07/11/comic-of-the-week-10-07-2013-ballistic-1/

“So cool I want to punch every other book that came out this week in the face.”
- Graham Crackers Comics (Shanna Berry Wallace)
http://www.grahamcrackers.com/products/ballistic_1_.htm

“A harmonious collusion between Requiem for a Dream and Naked Lunch… funny, smart, and provocative… definitely recommended.”
- Comic Book Bin (Dan Horn)
http://www.comicbookbin.com/Ballistic_1_review_001.html

“Hmm, could this be the next SAGA?”
- Comics Beat (Laura Sneddon) [review]
http://comicsbeat.com/advance-review-ballistic-1-by-adam-egypt-mortimer-darick-robertson/

Ballistic #1 cover by Darick Robertson

Ballistic #1 cover by Darick Robertson

Ballistic #1, limited edition Hero Initiative variant cover by Darick Robertson

Ballistic #1, limited edition Hero Initiative variant cover by Darick Robertson

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