Anyway, I don't think Milligan is ever going to be Ellis and I don't think he's ever going to try. I think he's playing on some of the same themes, but his characters are never his caustically witty as Ellis' are, the dialog never as fast paced and terse.
He is smarter, his characters are more three dimensional and conflicted, usually wrestling with identity. His worlds tend to feel, at least to me, more fully realized and certainly they are better researched. But his stories rarely have the guts-down satisfying conclusions that an Ellis story does. Not that Ellis' stories end happily, but there is something very final about how they end, as though it had to be that way all along and that is the end of that story. The real world isn't like that, and so Milligan's stories aren't ever like that. Nothing ever, at least for me, 'wraps up' for Milligan's work.
Anyway, just one issue in and I didn't feel this had the fast paced, frenetic, kinetic feel of an Ellis book. But it was similarly sci fi, and I think it was trying to deal with the same issues Ellis was exploring, but in a decidely Milligan-esque way.