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The Resource Ex machina, Book 1, The first hundred days, Brian K. Vaughan, writer ; Tony Harris, pencils ; Tom Feister, inks ; JD Mettler, colors ; Jared K. Fletcher, letters ; Larry Berry, design

Ex machina, Book 1, The first hundred days, Brian K. Vaughan, writer ; Tony Harris, pencils ; Tom Feister, inks ; JD Mettler, colors ; Jared K. Fletcher, letters ; Larry Berry, design

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Ex machina, Book 1, The first hundred days
Title
Ex machina
Title number
Book 1
Title part
The first hundred days
Statement of responsibility
Brian K. Vaughan, writer ; Tony Harris, pencils ; Tom Feister, inks ; JD Mettler, colors ; Jared K. Fletcher, letters ; Larry Berry, design
Title variation
First hundred days
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Language
eng
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Review
  • Set somewhere between The West Wing and an alternative future, this tale asks the question: What if the mayor of New York was a superhero? Vaughan (Y: The Last Man ) and Harris (Starman ) answer with intelligence and dash. In classic superhero origin, Mitchell Hundred is just another civil engineer until an encounter with a glowing light under the Brooklyn Bridge gives him the power to talk to machines. Fast forward three years: after a famed stint as a superhero, Hundred has just been elected mayor of New York and must deal with not only the colorful cast of characters that make up his staff but also a host of crises: a PR disaster set off by an exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum; a crippling blizzard; and, most worryingly, a serial killer who's bumping off the city's snow plow drivers. Vaughan cleverly adapts real news stories—New York mayoral politics, the Sensations art scandal—and plausibly fits them into a world where superheroes exist, but are forbidden by the NSA to talk about their powers, while adding surprising twists and turns. Harris's gritty, charismatic characters give the story further appeal. This vastly entertaining first collection should have readers eager to read future volumes. (Feb.) --Staff (Reviewed February 14, 2005) (Publishers Weekly, vol 252, issue 7, p56)
  • /* Starred Review */ When an unexplained accident gave Mitchell Hundred the power to communicate with and control electrical devices, his friend Kremlin encouraged him to put on a costume and become the world's first superhero, the Great Machine. But his brief career didn't accomplish what he hoped, so he hung up his helmet and took a different path—running for, and winning, the office of mayor of New York City. As much a crime and political drama as it is superhero sf, this gripping volume introduces Hundred and his crack staff as they deal with an assassination attempt and a rash of murders, with a detour into art criticism. The sharp, profanity-studded script by Vaughan (Y: The Last Man ), nominated for Best Writer at the 2005 Eisner Awards, shifts between different time periods, setting up suspense in the present and dropping compelling hints about Hundred's past and future. Harris (Starman ) matches the realistic tone with expertly rendered art drawn from live models. Nominated for multiple Eisners and for the Harvey Award for Best New Series, this is a genuine hit; highly recommended for older teen and adult readers everywhere. --Steve Raiteri (Reviewed July 15, 2005) (Library Journal, vol 130, issue 12, p62)
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ORX
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Vaughan, Brian K
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Harris, Tony
  • Feister, Tom
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True
Series statement
Wildstorm signature series
Series volume
0001
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  • Graphic novels
  • Cartoons and comics
  • September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001
Label
Ex machina, Book 1, The first hundred days, Brian K. Vaughan, writer ; Tony Harris, pencils ; Tom Feister, inks ; JD Mettler, colors ; Jared K. Fletcher, letters ; Larry Berry, design
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Publication
Note
"Originally published in single magazine form as Ex machina #1-5."
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
136 p.
Isbn
9781401206123
Other physical details
col. ill.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o57592721
  • (OCoLC)57592721
Label
Ex machina, Book 1, The first hundred days, Brian K. Vaughan, writer ; Tony Harris, pencils ; Tom Feister, inks ; JD Mettler, colors ; Jared K. Fletcher, letters ; Larry Berry, design
Publication
Note
"Originally published in single magazine form as Ex machina #1-5."
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
136 p.
Isbn
9781401206123
Other physical details
col. ill.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o57592721
  • (OCoLC)57592721

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