Gravel (comics)

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Gravel
Cover of Gravel: Never A Dull Day HC.
Art by Mike Wolfer
Character information
First appearance Strange Kiss (1999)
Created by Warren Ellis
Mike Wolfer
In-story information
Full name William Gravel
Publication information
Publisher Avatar Press
Formats Original material for the series has been published as a set of ongoing series and limited series.
Genre
Publication date November 1999 – present
Main character(s) William Gravel
Creative team
Writer(s) Warren Ellis
Mike Wolfer
Artist(s) Mike Wolfer
Raulo Cáceres
Creator(s) Warren Ellis
Mike Wolfer
Reprints
Collected editions
Never a Dull Day ISBN 1-59291-050-5
Bloody Liars ISBN 159291070X
The Major Seven ISBN 1592910823
The Last King of England ISBN 1592910823

Gravel is the name given to a series of limited and ongoing series by Warren Ellis, illustrated by Mike Wolfer and published by Avatar Press.

A number of different limited series have been published under the Strange Killings banner, all of which centred on British 'combat magician' William Gravel. Most recently these series were republished under the Gravel name, followed by the launch of a new series, Gravel.

Publication history[edit]

Gravel initially appeared in the Strange Kiss limited series, which was followed by a sequel, Stranger Kisses. The third series was titled Strange Killings, which remained the name for the subsequent limited series, until the latest ongoing series called Gravel.[1] With Gravel, Wolfer became the co-author with Raulo Cáceres joining as the first of what has been described as a "revolving team" of artists.[2]

Collected editions[edit]

The series have been collected into their own trade paperbacks but there is also a signed limited edition hardcover which collects the older series in one volume:

Film[edit]

A movie adaptation is planned by Legendary Pictures, with Rick Alexander penciled in as producer and Warren Ellis writing the first draft as well as being executive producer.[3] Mike Wolfer was interviewed at NY Comic Con in 2010 and said his preferred actor would be Daniel Craig.[4] In early 2012 it was announced that Tim Miller would be directing the film while Oliver Butcher and Stephen Cornwell had been brought in to work on the script.[5]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The Minor Seven: Ellis & Wolfer talk "Gravel", Comic Book Resources, 13 November 2007
  2. ^ GRAVEL artist Raulo Caceres talks about Ellis, Wolfer, and their upcoming series with Avatar, Avatar Press
  3. ^ Graser, Marc (8 October 2009). "Legendary digs 'Gravel'". Variety. Retrieved 10 October 2009. 
  4. ^ Dowd, Tim (13 Oct 2010). "NY Comic Con 2010: Mike Wolfer Interview on Gravel". www.bleedingcool.com. Retrieved 17 December 2013. 
  5. ^ Fleming, Mike (15 March 2012). "VFX Wiz Tim Miller Digs in to Helm 'Gravel' For Legendary Pictures". Deadline.com. Retrieved 27 March 2012. 

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