- Publisher: Radical Publishing (2010)
- ASIN: B003X46VBM
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- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #9,642,931 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Hotwire Deep Cut #1 Comics – 2010
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Created by Steve Pugh and Warren Ellis (W/A/C) Steve Pugh Detective Exorcist Alice Hotwire is back! After the events of Hotwire: Requiem for the Dead, the city's only supernatural investigator is taking some much needed R&R. But when a Blue Light from her colored past appears in front of her door, it sparks a series of events that lead Hotwire and Mobey across the city attempting to stop the results of a secret government project from turning the city into another living nightmare. With backup from Coroner Love and Metro Police, can Hotwire and Mobey save the day one more time? Join groundbreaking creator/writer/illustrator Steve Pugh for a glimpse into Alice Hotwire's past and peer through a gateway into her future.
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Pugh's work on this series is the best of his career. His passion for Alice Hotwire and the futuristic world he's creating for her is infectious. This is smartly-written science fiction with strong horror elements throughout, and the biting dialogue that comes from anything Warren Ellis leaves his mark on. Particularly, the eeriness of certain of the blue lights as they realize their distance from humanity and from the living is portrayed here exquisitely well. So much imagination. It's also nice to see the rest of Hotwire's supporting cast return as well, such as fellow Detective Peter Mobey and the friendly Coroner Love. For someone primarily known for his art, Pugh is consistently turning out some incredibly well conceived, well paced stories here, full of action and intrigue.
And the art? Like I said, these stories are showcasing Pugh's finest work. A skilled line artist and painter, he is running this entire show on his own, branching even into digital work and lettering. Hotwire is something that has been with him for many a year, with the end result being some of the most gloriously electric pages published today. Thank the gods above and below this man is not wasting his efforts on more mainstream material. Hotwire is self-evidently the kind of inspired Art that only sees the light of day when creators can fully invest themselves, in themselves. Watching an extremely talented creator cut loose like so on a project they clearly love is one thing, but for so many of the themes to be so on the nose...this is my cup of bourbon- through and through.
While Deep Cut is to be slightly briefer than the previous series, we are getting some hints as to the past of the sexy little leading lady. Such an original and three-dimensional character is wonderfully refreshing, and I just cannot stress enough how excitedly thrilled I am at the prospect of additional stories of this "William Gibson on bad acid" world. If you want a story with a strong, intelligent female lead, if you want your horror more atomic than Celtic Frost, if you want pages of art so beautiful, so well designed as to maybe even scare off some prospective creators from even bothering to try breaking in to the biz, Hotwire: Deep Cut is the way to go. So many genius new twists on so many excellent old threads...to not give this book a shot is pure masochism. Nuts to that.