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The Resource Ex machina, Book 2, Tag, Brian K. Vaughan, writes ; Tony Harris, pencils ; Tom Feister, inks ; [introduction by the Wachowski Brothers]

Ex machina, Book 2, Tag, Brian K. Vaughan, writes ; Tony Harris, pencils ; Tom Feister, inks ; [introduction by the Wachowski Brothers]

Label
Ex machina, Book 2, Tag
Title
Ex machina
Title number
Book 2
Title part
Tag
Statement of responsibility
Brian K. Vaughan, writes ; Tony Harris, pencils ; Tom Feister, inks ; [introduction by the Wachowski Brothers]
Title variation
Tag
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Retired super-hero and current New York City mayor Mitchell Hundred makes the most controversial decision of his political career. As the mayor's administration deals with the fallout, a supernatural terror stalks the subways beneath manhattan. What connection does this mysterious new threat have to Hundred's past as the heroic Great Machine?
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YALSA Great Graphic Novels for Teens, 2007
Review
  • Hows this for a high concept guaranteed to put kick into a hoary genre? A costumed superhero retires from glamorous crime fighting to successfully campaign for the mayoralty of New York. Thats Ex Machina, and Vaughan makes the most of the concept via an intriguing, achronological structure that juggles Mitchell Hundred's short, unsuccessful superhero career, his uphill election campaign, and his early days in office, when he is faced with quandaries political--he catches flack for performing a gay marriage ceremony--and otherworldly--the subway is terrorized by a strange being that appears to be connected to the mysterious event that gave Hundred the power to control machines. Vaughan handles political machinations as credibly and entertainingly as the larger-than-life elements. Ex Machina shares many of the strengths of Vaughan's similarly provocatively premised Y: The Last Man, including vivid characterization and very credible realization of an outre set-up. Thanks largely to artist Tony Harris' stylish realism, however, it outshines its predecessor. -- Gordon Flagg (Reviewed 10-15-2005) (Booklist, vol 102, number 4, p39)
  • Gr 10 Up –In this fast-paced and often sexy collection of previously published individual comics, a former superhero runs for and wins the mayoralty of New York City. Mitchell Hundred, who as Mr. Hundred could speak to machines, is now the boyish young mayor dealing with a series of gruesome subway stabbings. Besides that, he is planning to officiate at the wedding of two men, and his glamorous young staffers are warning him that it will make him unpopular in the polls. To deflect that, he takes a voluptuous columnist up on her dinner-date offer. Otherwise, he spends his time alone in a hovel apartment, dressing up in what must be the ugliest superhero costume ever, trying to sort out the subway killings. There are writing gaps here; it seems as though the monthly comics don’t flow together as one book as well as they should. But the action delivers, and when it comes it’s bold and leaves readers with a sense of awe. Also, the incipient love affair between the mayor and the columnist is appealing. Most early new series need to shake out the kinks, and this one seems headed nowhere but up. Strong language makes the book most appropriate for public libraries.–John Leighton, Brooklyn Public Library, NY --John Leighton (Reviewed May 1, 2006) (School Library Journal, vol 52, issue 5, p164)
  • /* Starred Review */ What would you do if a mysterious explosion left you with the ability to control machines? Become mayor of New York, of course. Mitchell Hundred gave up crimefighting years ago, and now fights evil with a pen and a mayoral seal. His mysterious power still comes in handy, though, especially when he can make the paparazzis' cameras jam or the neighbor's air conditioner stop rattling. But ever since his attempt to help fend off the September 11th attacks forced him to reveal his secret identity, things have gotten terribly complicated for Hundred. In this second volume we see him struggling with a political firestorm ignited by his open support of gay marriage at the same time that a mysterious presence is terrorizing New York's subways, leaving behind the horribly mutilated bodies of dogs and humans. Beside each gruesome discovery is a glyph linked to the explosion that gave Hundred his power. Vaughan (Y: The Last Man ) and Harris (Starman series) have a created a compelling and completely original hero in Mitch Hundred. Ex Machina is half X-Files , half West Wing and 100% genius. The dialogue sparkles, the art beautifully conveys both Vaughan's horror and his humor, and the plot twists will have readers on the edge of their seats. For any fan of contemporary comics, Ex Machina is the series to read. (Oct.) --Staff (Reviewed October 17, 2005) (Publishers Weekly, vol 252, issue 41, p46)
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138836
Cataloging source
DPL
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Vaughan, Brian K
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
Suggested for mature readers
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
comics graphic novels
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  • 1965-
  • 1967-
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  • Harris, Tony
  • Feister, Tom
  • Wachowski, Larry
  • Wachowski, Andy
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True
Series statement
Wildstorm signature series
Series volume
0002
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Mayors
Label
Ex machina, Book 2, Tag, Brian K. Vaughan, writes ; Tony Harris, pencils ; Tom Feister, inks ; [introduction by the Wachowski Brothers]
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published in single magazine form as Ex Machina #6-10
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
1 v. (unpaged)
Isbn
9781401206260
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
chiefly col. ill.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o62114896
  • (OCoLC)62114896
Label
Ex machina, Book 2, Tag, Brian K. Vaughan, writes ; Tony Harris, pencils ; Tom Feister, inks ; [introduction by the Wachowski Brothers]
Publication
Note
Originally published in single magazine form as Ex Machina #6-10
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
1 v. (unpaged)
Isbn
9781401206260
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
chiefly col. ill.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o62114896
  • (OCoLC)62114896

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