Ex Machina is always a thought-provoking read, offering up as much political content as it does traditional superhero material (a good example is the extensive conversation this issue about what would constitute a fitting replacement for the destroyed sections of the World Trade Center - how many other comics would devote pages of dialogue to that?). Gradually, we're coming closer to learning the truth about Mitch's powers, and the other mysteries that Vaughan is adding to the mix provide added spice to a story which would be compelling enough as a simple political drama, but gains extra dimensions thanks to the more fantastical elements of the Great Machine's story. The villains are three-dimensional (Kremlin's wish to return Mitch to a more active superhero role is very easy to symapthise with, even if he is going about it in an underhand manner), the character conflicts are meaningful, and the many new story threads which begin this issue are instantly attention-grabbing. Of cour Read Full Review
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