"The series, written by Brian K. Vaughan and illustrated by Tony Harris, follows Mayor Hundred as he retires from crime-fighting to pursue public office. While Ex Machina retains some superhero elements, the stories draw heavily on politics. Unlike Green Lantern, this hero has to worry about budgets, controversial art in public museums and debates over school vouchers."--The New York Times"Compelling entertainment with fiery thoughtfulness."--Entertainment Weekly"Fresh. . . poignant."--Playboy"Vaughn intertwines superpowers with nasty backroom dealings and quirky N.Y. political history."--Washington Post
Award-winning writer Brian K. Vaughan (PRIDE OF BAGHDAD, Y: THE LAST MAN) uniquely combines big city politics and superheroes in this criticially acclaimed series. Set in our modern-day world, EX MACHINA tells the story of civil engineer Mitchell Hundred, who becomes America's first living, breathing super-hero after a strange accident gives him the power to communicate with machines. Eventually Mitchell tires of risking his life merely to maintain the status quo, retires from masked crime fighting and runs for mayor of New York City, winning by a landslide after the events of 9/11.
Illustrated by Tony Harris, EX MACHINA BOOK TWO finds Mayor Mitchell Hundred making a difficult decision about his own future, becomes part of a shocking trial complicated by the unexpected arrival of an all-new superhero, and leaves New York City for the first time since his election to embark on a strange adventure.
Plus, a shocking tragedy strikes an Iraq War protest in downtown Manhattan.