Ex Machina #20

Writer: Brian K. Vaughan Artist: Tony Harris Publisher: Wildstorm Critic Reviews: 1
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    Comics Bulletin - David Wallace May 12, 2006

    Some readers may continue to bemoan the lack of action in this series, but theres a reason why Vaughn is playing things the way he is, and choosing to release details about Mitchs history as The Great Machine a little at a time. Each gradual reveal of Hundreds past life peels back yet another layer of what we know about the man, and this issue is a particular biggie, as we see more of Mitchs actions on 9-11 than weve been privy to in the past. Vaughn links this to his current storyline in a way which definitively sets the Ex Machina universe apart from our own, implying that The Great Machines actions on that day only served to temporarily stem anti-American terrorism rather than eradicate it completely. Its a sophisticated view of the conflict of ideologies which is the nominal basis for the U.S.A.s current War on Terrorism, albeit one which may not be as palatable as a more straightforward approach, owing to the fact that it refuses to paint the two sides clearly (or eve Read Full Review

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