When it comes right down to it, this book works on just about every level. Vaughan is quickly becoming this generation's Alan Moore- if such a thing is even possible- and there is absolutely no reason this title shouldn't find its way into your hands every month. Read Full Review
However, this issue isn't perfect: I was a little confused by Bradbury's remarks that a nun was saying "something about going to the stars", because anyone with a working knowledge of Italian (or access to an online translation service) can see that the character is saying nothing of the sort. It's clearly another reference to "the stars are down" (a mysterious motif which has cropped up several times in the series), but it feels clunkier than usual. I'm also not buying the threat posed by the Russian villain who is plotting to remote-control Hundred into killing the pope, as he seems to be a far more cartoonish enemy than we've been used to in the series so far, and the book struggles to make him credible. I'd rather see more of the political conflict that used to be the bread and butter of the series, because Ex Machina is far better suited to those elements than it is to more standard superhero fare. Read Full Review
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