Ex Machina, Vol. 1: The First Hundred Days by Brian K. Vaughan
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Interesting story so far. The writing and art is good, and for five issues (I think that’s how many are in this collection) it has ranged suprisingly over a wide variety of topics. Of course, it’s set up to bridge many ‘worlds’, because this is not a typical genre outing. It’s the story of a superhero who in the first issue has gone into retirement, and is running for mayor of New York. He is basically a shoe-in because he prevented the second plane from hitting the second WTC building. There is a backstory that hasn’t be fleshed out enough by the end of this volume to really tell where it’s going. But the writing so far is pretty darn good, and is not afraid to take chances, even at appearing awkward, and pulling it off. As far as the world of the character, I will have to read more to find out about his origin story and such, but so far I’m into it.
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