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The Resource Ex machina, Book 4, March to war, Brian K. Vaughan, writes ; Tony Harris & Chris Sprouse, pencils ; Tom Feister & Karl Story, inks ; JD Mettler, colors ; Jared K. Fletcher, letters

Ex machina, Book 4, March to war, Brian K. Vaughan, writes ; Tony Harris & Chris Sprouse, pencils ; Tom Feister & Karl Story, inks ; JD Mettler, colors ; Jared K. Fletcher, letters

Label
Ex machina, Book 4, March to war
Title
Ex machina
Title number
Book 4
Title part
March to war
Statement of responsibility
Brian K. Vaughan, writes ; Tony Harris & Chris Sprouse, pencils ; Tom Feister & Karl Story, inks ; JD Mettler, colors ; Jared K. Fletcher, letters
Title variation
  • March to war
  • Ex machina
Title variation remainder
march to war
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Mitchell Hundred has faced countless challenges in his time as mayor of New York City, but nothing could have prepared him for America's coming war in Iraq. As a massive peace protest fills the streets of Manhattan, the mayor must choose between the liberty of his constituents and the safety of his city
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Review
  • One of the most successful attempts to set a superhero into a real world milieu, Ex Machina follows New York mayor Mitchell Hundred, who parlayed a brief career as a costumed crime fighter into a political career. In this collection, an apparent terrorist attack kills four people at a rally protesting the Iraq war. As anti-Muslim violence rends the city, Hundred is forced to use his power to control machines to track down the perpetrators. Despite the series' high-concept premise and plot-driven nature, its most notable aspects are Vaughan's compelling characterizations and adroit dialogue, aided immeasurably by the ramped-up realism of Tony Harris' artwork. -- Gordon Flagg (Reviewed 02-01-2007) (Booklist, vol 103, number 11, p39)
  • Gr 10 Up— Mitch Hundred, aka the Great Machine, saved the second tower from falling on 9/11 by communicating directly with the airplane heading toward it. His heroics convinced the citizens of New York to elect him mayor, and March to War opens with Mayor Hundred dealing with unrest in the city. Political cartoons display him as a caped superhero unable to handle the daily needs of the city, and a protest against the war in Iraq has it divided. Advisors warn him not to approve the protest, and staff member Journal Moore resigns because her boyfriend is a veteran and she wants to support him by attending it. As predicted, chaos ensues, sarin gas is thrown into the crowd, four die immediately, and dozens more are rushed to the hospital, including Journal Moore. In an effort to regain his political clout and to find out who hurt her, Hundred initiates mandatory searches at every subway station. Even this may not prove enough to stop the terrorists and the mayor may revive his alter ego in order to save New York once again. The graphics seem a mix of World War II-era propaganda posters and edgy graphic novels like Sin City . With the exception of a few characters with superpowers, this is one of the most realistic comics available. With advanced political content and some raunchy language, it's most appropriate for older teens.—Sarah Krygier, Solano County Library, Fairfield, CA --Sarah Krygier (Reviewed March 1, 2007) (School Library Journal, vol 53, issue 3, p242)
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160730
Cataloging source
OCO
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Vaughan, Brian K
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
"Suggested for mature readers."--Cover p. [4]
Literary form
comic strips
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Harris, Tony
  • Feister, Tom
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True
Series statement
Ex machina
Series volume
0004
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  • Mayors
  • Heroes
  • Graphic novels
  • New York (N.Y.)
Label
Ex machina, Book 4, March to war, Brian K. Vaughan, writes ; Tony Harris & Chris Sprouse, pencils ; Tom Feister & Karl Story, inks ; JD Mettler, colors ; Jared K. Fletcher, letters
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Originally published in single magazine form as Ex Machina #17-20 and Ex machina special #1-2."
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
1 v. (unpaged)
Isbn
9781401209971
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
chiefly col. ill.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o76920899
  • (OCoLC)76920899
Label
Ex machina, Book 4, March to war, Brian K. Vaughan, writes ; Tony Harris & Chris Sprouse, pencils ; Tom Feister & Karl Story, inks ; JD Mettler, colors ; Jared K. Fletcher, letters
Publication
Note
"Originally published in single magazine form as Ex Machina #17-20 and Ex machina special #1-2."
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
1 v. (unpaged)
Isbn
9781401209971
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
chiefly col. ill.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o76920899
  • (OCoLC)76920899

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