Livewire #9

Writer: Vita Ayala Artist: Tana Ford Publisher: Valiant Comics Release Date: August 21, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 1
8.4Critic Rating
7.0User Rating

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"Hero" begins here! Wanted fugitive Livewire has been on the run for months from the authorities for shutting down the country's power in an effort to protect people gifted with powers. Will a shocking offer to go public pull Livewire into a political spotlight?

  • 8.9
    Comic Watch - Kenneth Bowden Aug 27, 2019

    There's very few "the enemy is politics/politicians" type stories outside of the great Captain America runs I can name that are legitimately enjoyable, Livewire has definitively carved itself a niche among them. Without falling on old tropes of making politicians mustache twirling cartoonish villains we get a great intro to a new arc that shows the power of public opinion and the dangers of honeyed words. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Graphic Policy - Alex K Cossa Aug 21, 2019

    Livewire has been one of Valiant's better series over the last few months. It's one that has been gaining momentum in the quality department. So it can afford a stumble or two without and loss of faith from yours truly. Really, this stumble is entirely down to arguably the most subjective aspect of the comic. Ayala's willingness to play with the superhero tropes whilst continuing to write a compelling story should not be missed. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Beyond The Panel - Jideobi Odunze Aug 21, 2019

    Overall, Livewire #9 was a solid start to Amanda fighting this war on a different front. Still managing what lines she is willing to cross to make a difference, and discovering new enemies along the way. My hope for this new arc is that they really think outside the box when a political is not really her comfort zone. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Pop Culture Uncovered - Eric Mitchell Aug 21, 2019

    All in all I really enjoyed this book and I am looking forward to the rest of the story arc. Read Full Review

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