is a five-issue limited series by Warren Ellis
& Gianluca Pagliarani from 2009. It is set in The Fifties
of an Alternate History
where a Martian invasion interrupted World War II
. Its story is focused on the eponymous Ignition City, the last spaceport of Earth, as it seems that the nations of the world practice an increasing isolationism. A young woman called Mary Raven investigates the murder of her father who lived there.
- Badass Boast:
I'm 26 years old. I've been to the Moon, and Mars, and Venus. I've slept with asteroid gypsies, broken sloats, and fought with the eighth insurgency on Forest. I shot a man on Khargu because he needed to die more than any I've ever met. I repaired three rocket tubes with a wrench and a knife while hanging upside down over Titan during the syzygy. I'm 26 years old and my life is over now. So direct me please to the man who'll sell me a gun, and the place where my dad was shot dead in his sleep, for I have business to attend to before I lay down in my grave.
- Descriptiveville: It's a spaceport
- Diesel Punk
- Expy: Most of the characters are expies of classic figures from 1930s-1950s 'raygun' science fiction novels and serials gone to seed.
- Raygun Gothic
- Songs in the Key of Lock: One shows up, triggered by the owner's favorite song - "A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square".
- Used Future: The titular city is a spaceport constructed from rusted spaceships that has a lot of expies of classic sci-fi heroes as its residents.
- X Meets Y: