Ex Machina #6

Writer: Brian K. Vaughan Artist: Tony Harris Publisher: Wildstorm Critic Reviews: 6
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  • 10
    Comics Bulletin - Shaun Manning Nov 21, 2004

    This issue is an excellent jumping-on point for new readers, as very little background is required to understand these events. Indeed, those who have been reading since issue one will only have a bit more knowledge of the characters at this point. With a collected edition of #1-5 on the way, now is the time to start reading Ex Machina monthly. Its one of comics greatest treats. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comics Bulletin - Michael Deeley Nov 21, 2004

    Oh, and theres some horrible monster stalking the subway tunnels eviscerating dogs and may be connected to the thing that gave Hundred his powers. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comics Bulletin - Bob Agamemnon Nov 21, 2004

    Ex Machina #6 is an excellent starting point for those comics fans not already reading this series. The smart writing, meaty characters and authentic situations provide a great balance to normal superhero fare. That Ex Machina manages to make the travails of local government compelling reading for the comics audience, by framing it with a superhero story, is the real success of the series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Dave Wallace Nov 21, 2004

    I can get fairly evangelical about Ex Machina, and I think its a title everyone should read (or at least try) even if politics isnt really your thing. After all, those elements of the book are all about the issues that society has to deal with, rather than the dull mechanics of the system - and thats something that affects all of us. Suffice it to say, if this was any other book, the rating would be even higher, but the past five issues tell me that this is only the setup for another great arc of this highly intelligent, complex but incredibly readable title. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cornwell Nov 21, 2004

    Tony Harris delivers an almost photo-realistic style that helps to sell the idea that this book could very well be set in the real world, as the only element that sets this title in the realm of a comic book fantasy is Mayor Hundred's superhuman abilities. Still, the most important details are perfectly captured by the art, as I loved the Great Machine's expression as he discovers the attack in the opening pages was all an act, or the terrified expression when the sewer worker discovers the dogs corpse strung up in the tunnel. I also have to give the art credit for capturing the unsettling nature of what had been done to that poor animal. However the highlight of the issue would have to be the final two pages, as we see Mayor Hundred consider the idea of performing a same sex marriage ceremony before coming to his decision on the final page. I also rather enjoy the Jim Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Kelvin Green Nov 21, 2004

    All in all, I feel that this is a very good comic, and I can easily see what all the fuss is about, but on the other hand, theres something at a basic conceptual level which doesnt really work for me. Read Full Review

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