Livewire #1
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Livewire #1

Writer: Vita Ayala Artist: Raul Allen, Patricia Martin Publisher: Valiant Comics Release Date: December 19, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10
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ALL-NEW ONGOING SERIES! FOR THE FIRST TIME, LIVEWIRE TAKES CENTER STAGE!
Accomplice. Mentor. Savior. And now, Enemy of the State. Seeking to protect other vulnerable super-powered psiots like herself, Livewire plunged the United States into a nationwide blackout with her technopathic abilities, causing untold devastation. After choosing the few over the many, she must now outrun the government she served - and those she once called allies. With the whole world hunting her, what kind of hero will Livewire be...or will she be one at all?
From rising star Vita Ayala (Supergirl) and astounding artists Raúl Allén and Patricia Martín (SE more

  • 10
    All-Comic - Jesse Izdepski Dec 3, 2018

    Livewire #1 is a captivating experience and an outstanding visual example of what comic books are supposed to be. It is a transitional point for the Valiant Universe that serves as a perfect starting point for new readers to experience the magic of Valiant Entertainment. If this level of quality can be maintained moving forward, the future looks promising. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Outright Geekery - Joshua Rathbun Nov 14, 2018

    I breathed a breath of fresh air after this one, knowing a book I looked so forward to lived up to the hype. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Batman's Bookcase - Zack Quaintance Nov 27, 2018

    I expected this comic to be a hit for me. It has a lot going on for it. What separates this from most superhero comics, though, is that Livewire is such an interesting character, one who hasnt been explored too much yet. Theres a moment at the end of the issue that made me tear up because of the depth with which Ayala writes Amanda. And I was not expecting that. Given how this first issue ends, were in for a long ride with Livewire. And I cant wait to take it. Read Full Review

  • 9.1
    Graphic Policy - Alex K Cossa Nov 25, 2018

    This is, frankly, a fantastic comic book. I can't wait for the second issue (I also can't wait to see this in print, either). Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Shoot The Breeze Comics - Jordan Boggs Nov 25, 2018

    This book is going somewhere and ends on a pretty nifty fight sequence. The writing and the art are as strong as anything Valiant has ever put out. Something is brewing and it's a bit early to tell what it might be, but I know I'll be reading to find out. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny "The Machine" Hughes Nov 26, 2018

    At times, Valiant can be accused of using certain character stereotypes; the man in armour, the super rich weaponized spy, the gun tooting killing machine. This isn't just a Valiant foible in the least, but it does strike me odd that for a company that can produce some really original characters, there may be a feeling that it needs to fall back on “that which has gone before”. Personal opinion of their business model aside, Livewire has the potential to become Valiant's X-Men. Given that mutant fans have to put up with constant reboots, restarts and the like, maybe the quality of this book will win some new readers. As it is, I am interested in seeing how this first arc, maybe the forming of the team, plays out. No doubt, with the quality of the work seen so far, it will be quite a ride! Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Techaeris - Jason Falter Nov 17, 2018

    With Ninja-K, Quantum & Woody, and Shadowman soon to come to an end, Livewire will be joining X-O Manowar as the only real tent pole characters to show off the Valiant Universe for a bit of time. For Valiant fans, this book may need to be a tent pole property, but the jury is still out on whether it can be.Livewire#1 will be releasing in December. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Doom Rocket - Brendan Hodgdon Nov 30, 2018

    There is a great character study at the heart of this title, and as long as they keep that at the center of their plans this should make for a great series. Now that the current has been set in motion, there's enough spark here to give this character a future to fight for on her own terms. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Dec 4, 2018

    Livewire #1 has its problems, but a compelling lead heroine is enough to counteract everything else. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Big Comic Page - Craig Neilson-Adams Nov 28, 2018

    Artistic inconsistencies aside, LIVEWIRE isnt necessarily a bad comic as such, its just a fairly forgettable one, and one which completely fails at delivering on its brand new jumping-on point! claim. Theres clearly some interesting history between the main characters here, but without a prior knowledge of backstory which provides the main thrust of the narrative, theres pretty much zero reason for new readers to pick this one up. Read Full Review

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