Brian K. Vaughan Tony Harris Chris Sprouse Tom Feister Karl Story J.D. Mettler Jared K. Fletcher
- Title: Ex Machina: The Deluxe Edition, Vol. 2
- Author: Brian K. Vaughan Tony Harris Chris Sprouse Tom Feister Karl Story J.D. Mettler Jared K. Fletcher
- ISBN: 9781401226770
- Page: 458
- Format: Hardcover
Award winning writer Brian K Vaughan PRIDE OF BAGHDAD, Y THE LAST MAN deftly combines big city politics and superheroes in this much lauded series Now, the entire critically acclaimed series written by Brian K Vaughan, one of the writers of LOST, is collected into a series of oversized, hardcover editions In this second volume, Mayor Mitchell Hundred must make a diffAward winning writer Brian K Vaughan PRIDE OF BAGHDAD, Y THE LAST MAN deftly combines big city politics and superheroes in this much lauded series Now, the entire critically acclaimed series written by Brian K Vaughan, one of the writers of LOST, is collected into a series of oversized, hardcover editions In this second volume, Mayor Mitchell Hundred must make a difficult decision about his own future, becomes part of a shocking trial complicated by the unexpected arrival of an all new superhero, and leaves New York City for the first time since his election to embark on a strange adventure Plus, shocking tragedy strikes an Iraq War protest in downtown Manhattan.
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I really, really envy the majority who have read this second deluxe volume of Ex Machina and liked it. I believe that this is an "it's not you, it's me" type of issue. I mean, Brian Vaughan totally slayed it in Saga and for most parts of Y: The Last Man, so why can't I see through the goodness of Ex Machina?Maybe because I see the story of the series as two things which try to meld into one cohesive literary material - the political views and issues that engulf post-9/11 NY City, and the whole o [...]
(1) Fact Vs. FictionA new super-hero is sighted in NYC – the Automaton, who claims to have been created by ‘the engineer’ and will continue to operate until his ‘return’. The police commissioner suspects Mitchell, but the mayor denies any involvement. He then tasks Bradbury to find out who this mystery person is. Meanwhile, Mitchell serves jury duty and has to deal with a hostage situation in the jury deliberation room (while himself being a hostage and seemingly having no way of conta [...]
Simple review for Book Two - I love where this is going and I'm completely hooked.
Finally the story is picking up a bit. I really whipped the archnemisis in this volume.
If you liked Superman reversing the Earths rotation in order to turn back time, then you'll *love* this.
A continuing exploration of super heroes and politics in the post-9/11 world. Continues to be an interesting series, and still interesting to look back at the politics of 15 years ago.
Well paced storyThis is a very well written and drawn series. Part sci fi, soap opera, and plenty of oddball super hero action!
Goddamn I love this series.
EX MACHINA: THE DELUXE EDITION by Brian Vaughan with illustrations by Tony Harris is yet another well thought out and designed graphic novel. This is a must read story of politics and the superhero genre. This is not your every day comic by a long shot. The story is about a civil engineer in New York who has a terrible accident while investigating a mysterious device beneath the Brooklyn Bridge. Part of the device gets implanted in him and, after the healing process, Mitch Hundred discovers not [...]
What can I say, this series just keeps getting better. Brian K Vaughan is my new hero, up there with Gaiman, Moore, and Ellis. This guy and Bill Willingham are the two biggest things in comics right now in my opinion. And let me not forget to mention the beautiful art of Tony Harris, without which this whole series wouldn't be nearly as awesome as it is. This team is like music to my eyes and brain. This is a super-powered kind of West Wing that I love to read and feel really has something to sa [...]
This volume contains issues 12 to 20 of the series, plus a couple of specials. The basic plot of the retired superhero currently as mayor of New York (Mitchell Hundred) remains, but the stories in this volume go deeper, showing some of the life of both sides of Hundred’s life, bringing his family past into the present, intertwining the lives of his staff with the politics of the day, and continuing (albeit more slowly) the larger question of the nature of his powers and how he got them. If the [...]
Brian K Vaughn continues his wonderful story. Wrought with plenty of adult content and political commentary, the only thing that keeps this from being a 5 star rating was the tendency of the main character to come off as a preachy propagandist rather than letting the dialogue flow naturally. I love the art work from Tony Harris (think Maleev's Daredevil but not as noir).The crew deals with personal loss, we learn more about a particular nemesis through Mayor Hundred's countless flashbacks into t [...]
The introduction of an "archnemesis" goes a long way in making this feel like there may be a cohesive overarching narrative and not just 'political issue of the week' type storytelling. This volume is an improvement over the first, if only slightly, as the world is better developed and lots of questions from the first volume are answered or further developed. The art is again fantastic, and the moral issues are presented with nuance and from various angles - even if they are a bit dated today. A [...]
Seguimos la siempre compleja carrera del alcalde New York ,quien públicamente tiene la habilidad para conversar a un nivel muy básico con las máquinas, y que como se muestra en varios flashback le sirvió en su momento para detener uno de los aviones que se estrellaría en los atentados del 9/11 . En este volumen se abre un poco más la historia de Mitchell Hundreed descubriendo secretos de su niñez, aparte de la relación con sus ayudantes, que se edifica desde la amistad más temprana.Es,s [...]
Awesome book, picking up where the first one left off. Not much to note here, other than if you're reading this one, then I presume you liked the first one this does not disappoint. Volume 2 is a little heavier handed with the mid-2000s (national) politics so if that aspect about Volume 1 bothered you, I'd suggest moving on from the series. This edition adds a bit more backstory for Hundred, some political happenings and introduces a new foe to be reckoned with. The art and writing is just as go [...]
Brian K. Vaughn is my hero.When you consider the fact that so many people have tried to infuse humanity into a superhero story before -- and how many have indelibly failed -- you can't really deny that Vaughan has hit a home run with this storyline. With an ear for dialogue that makes characters seem more legitimate than most and an eye for perfect timing that's just uncanny, Vaughan has crafted a story that has all the right elements for a late night drama as well as a high stakes nerd fest. Th [...]
Brian K. Vaughan has always impressed me and he does so again. Ex Machina is honestly a book I shouldn't enjoy. Essentially an animated look at politics with a slight superhero slant. Vaughan makes politics more interesting than any episode of West Wing. Tony Harris does an amazing job of capturing the fantastic but at the same time making everything real. At times I wish there was more exposition but the book is very good.
The series is getting more interesting with each volume and Brian K. Vaughan continues to capture my interest with his narrative. The mix of politics and superhero troubles/adventures is an interesting basis for the storyline and the enemies continue to grow. The introduction of the new characters in the plot is way too interesting. I can't wait to pick up the next volume.
Relecture de l'intégrale de Ex Machina, et encore le même problème avec l'irruption du fantastique dans la série. Je préfère le volet politique de l'histoire, pour l'instant, même si le fantastique n'est que léger. Mais les derniers numéros, présentant un nemesis de la Grande Machine, m'ont paru un peu trop à part.On verra à la lecture du tome 3, que je n'ai jamais lu, ce que ça donne.
3.5 starsI wanted more of the guy that talked in purple. That story line wrapped up way too quickly.Otherwise, couldn't put it down, but it felt more soapboxy than the first one. Not nearly as creepy or gruesome. Or maybe I'm just used to it now?
"There's no stopping this series by Brian Vaughan! I was impressed with book one and now it's book two that did it! This is highly emotional at many levels, and totally human in storytelling capacity. The Great Machine's just.!"
Just as violent and creative as the first Deluxe edition. The moral complications of tough choices in the real world, seen through the flashback lens of equally tough ethical choices made by a superhero--recommended. 4.5 stars.
Yes, it had some interesting stories about day to day life in NYC when you're the Mayor / former superhero, but I want more. More about the main mystery! Also: Journal :(
Another slam dunk. The mix of politics, action, mystery, and humor makes this one hell of a fun read.
Just as good as the first volume, and has an awesome introduction to his arch-nemesis.
I really like how this series developed. This is when the series went from pretty good to excellent.
More great stuff from BKV and Harris. If you liked Book One, you'll like Book Two.
Great continuation. Better than the last.
Vaughan nails the mood of a post-9/11 superhero politics story. Probably because it's the only one.
Great comparison of superheroing vs. real life politicking. At the end of the book, there is script and the pencilled pages for comparsions.
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