Friday, July 8, 2011
It Ended The Series Beautifully-Ex Machina: Term Limits
Ex Machina: Term Limits
Collecting issues #45-50 of Ex Machina AKA the last ones, this 10th trade in the series (I read it in trades as I didn't start till the series was already in the fifth book) wraps up the complex political-super-hero-sci-fi-thriller-comic up wonderfully.
This was a great series for me. I love super-heroes. I love politics. Where else could I see a comic about a guy who has super-powers and is the mayor of New York? In one issue/part we get actions and explosions and policy discussions about the morning-after pill--and the whole thing works in a delightful way thematically. This is also a great conclusion to the series because the comic has been building to it from the start, we opened in the present and everything has been one big flash-back. Well, we finally see just how things turned out, and it is arguably pretty interesting and I'd say depressing even though some argue it's ambiguous. Our main protagonist himself, Mitchell Hundred, sums things up pretty well however:
4.5 out of 5 stars.