- Paperback: 144 pages
- Publisher: Marvel Comics (October 26, 2005)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0785115196
- ISBN-13: 978-0785115199
- Product Dimensions: 7.8 x 5.3 x 0.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,147,097 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Livewires Vol. 1: Clockwork Thugs, Yo Paperback – October 26, 2005
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This six-issue miniseries was written by Adam Warren, better known for his own comic Empowered. Warren's ideas are a breath of fresh air for the Marvel Universe, starring not traditional superheroes but five "mecha" (they dislike the term "robot") whose sole purpose is to hunt down and destroy rival robotics projects. It's told mostly from the perspective of Stem Cell, their newest recruit, who is meant to replace the team's recently destroyed tech specialist. Warren's dialogue might seem odd at times (it might just be Cornfed's midwestern colloquialisms), but he manages to keep the reader engaged with both action and a steady stream of ideas up until the end. The art, although not Warren's (who is a good artist in his own right), is a manga-inspired style that's still pretty darn good, despite the bland cover art on this volume. Stem Cell in particular has a cute, farm girl look, whereas Gothic Lolita sports the fashion sense that is her namesake.
The weaknesses in this volume come from the fact that six issues was not enough to fully explore the concepts presented. We never find out who is funding Project Livewire and why. Besides Stem Cell, the Livewires themselves aren't explored in depth.Read more ›
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This is Adam Warren writing under the constraints of a Marvel imprint, but never the less it's vintage Warren. Well worth the price.
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Yet another snarky, bleeding-edge take on the frightening possibilities of modern science, shown in the bright and shiny mirror of the Marvel Universe's backdrops. Read morePublished on October 10, 2007 by Amazon Customer