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Title: WS: Ex Machina
Post by: troyfreund on September 08, 2010, 01:32:39 PM
Dang, what an issue!  I can't believe no one has been talking about Ex Machina #50, the final issue!  What'd you all think?  I gotta re-read it again.  The last page is a surprise.  BKV and Harris, et al really did a great job on this series--50+specials (how many issues total?) of good, good comics.

Title: Re: WS: Ex Machina
Post by: Jeff on September 08, 2010, 05:12:06 PM
I pick Ex Machina up in trade so I haven't made it to the end yet.  I'll definitely chime in once I get the final trade!

Title: Re: WS: Ex Machina
Post by: Rich on September 08, 2010, 06:05:09 PM
I loved it.  I really did.  The twist at the end was nice, but what intrigued me was the "other" Mitches that he encountered.  I really would have liked to have seen more of them.  I really liked that he left it ambiguous as to whether or not he was being controlled, or if the universe was that different that McCain was a Democrat. 

Loved, loved, loved it.  I'm going to have to go back and re-read the whole thing.  Vaughn rocks.  ROCKS.

Title: Re: WS: Ex Machina
Post by: G:The Last Man on September 08, 2010, 08:16:04 PM
Excellent series from beginning to end.  Some bittersweet moments though in the final issue.....Kremlin....Bradbury....even Mitchell himself looked down and out.

I'm also wondering about the circumstances that he is retelling this whole account.  Maybe recording his memoirs?  Perhaps an attempt to relieve the guilt and weight on his conscience so the whole truth will finally come out?  Gotta love these ambiguous endings.

One of the best reads I've come across in my decades of comic collecting for sure! 

BKV....I have an idea for a title if you ever decide to return to these characters! 

Deus Ex Machina!!!! 8)

I hope that he returns to writing Runaways or something else that is new soon!

Title: Re: WS: Ex Machina
Post by: Jeff on September 23, 2010, 06:23:34 PM
The final Trade is coming out in October!  I'll be caught up to you guys next month!


Art and cover by TONY HARRIS
In this final EX MACHINA trade paperback collecting issues #45-50 of the Eisner Award-winning series, Mayor Hundred must navigate the most challenging hot-button issue of his career, while a powerful new enemy reveals a terrifying plan thatís been in the works since the very first issue of EX MACHINA!
Will Mitchell Hundredís new archenemy, a dogged reporter with powers far beyond those of the Great Machine, bring down the mayorís administration? Will the tragedies hinted at in the very first issue of the series actually come to pass?

Title: Re: WS: Ex Machina
Post by: G:The Last Man on September 23, 2010, 08:35:47 PM
Let us know what you think!  I'm sure you will not be disappointed!