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We3 [Paperback]

Frank Quitely , Grant Morrison
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 customer reviews)

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Book Description

26 Aug 2005
THREE TERRIFYING WEAPONS. THREE TERRIFIED ANIMALS...From acclaimed writer Grant Morrison (Seaguy, JLA) and fan-favourite artist Frank Quitely (JLA: Earth 2, The Authority) comes an incredible new story of cruelty, courage and humanity...When three experimental "animal weapons" escape from their government facility, the full might of the military is mobilised to bring them down. But labrador "1", cat "2" and rabbit "3" have a different agenda - finding "home"...at any cost. However, when the even more horrific Weapon 4 is unleashed, will any of them survive? This astonishing story mixes humour, violence, pathos and insight, for a truly unique look at the animals around us! Warning: Adults Only!

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  • Paperback: 96 pages
  • Publisher: Titan Books Ltd (26 Aug 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1845761596
  • ISBN-13: 978-1845761592
  • Product Dimensions: 25.4 x 16.4 x 0.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 255,357 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"If only Hollywood could deliver something like this...a visual treat that never loses its heart." -- SFX Magazine, October 2005

About the Author

Grant Morrison is one of comics' most innovative writers. His long list of credits includes Batman: Arkham Asylum, JLA, Animal Man, Doom Patrol, Judge Dredd, New X-Men, The Invisibles and The Filth. Frank Quitely has won acclaim for his work on high-profile titles including JLA: Earth 2, The Authority, and New X-Men, America's No. 1 bestselling comic.

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35 of 38 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Rarity Amongst Comics 29 Oct 2005
Format:Paperback
I've always said (well, to myself anyway) the best comics are always random, the ones you pick up off the shelf and realise they are spectacularly different to what you had imagined. At first I thought this comic was a comedy Sci Fi piece, but as I flicked through the pages I quickly realised it was a gritty, violent and quite sad story.

It features 3 domestic semi-sentient animals which have been augmented/cyborgised (rather tragically) for a military experiment. But when their usefulness is at an end, the 3 in question(a Dog, Cat and Rabbit who only have each other as family, a bare understanding of speech, humanity or the world around them) try to escape and find 'home', with virtually everyone on their trail.

This very adult and tragic tale is a rarity amongst comics. Whether you're an animal lover or a mech fan, it'll leave a odd taste in your mouth. It'll make you think "Should I be upset by a comic?". And it will make you wonder why you can't get it out of your head.

I promise, you'll get to the last page and just think "...damn".
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars read this then hug your pets! 1 Jun 2006
Format:Paperback
This is an astonishing comic book with the most stunning art i have ever seen! There is an almost contradictory beauty in such savage images (eyeball, you'll understand when you see). The story itself is almost a cross between "the incredible journey" and "terminator 2" although it seems crass to decribe it as such. It is ,without question, the most moving comic book i have ever read. PLEASE READ
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Powerful little yarn! 1 May 2009
Format:Paperback
A very powerful little graphic novel - well written and expertly illustrated. This is a very short read and I think a lot of its impact comes from its concise format. Well worth the money and sure to leave a lump in your throat - this one brought tears to my eyes!
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3.0 out of 5 stars Good LITTLE read 3 April 2014
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
I really enjoyed this comic and found the story line fun and invigorating. This was more or less the first comic in had ever brought rather than borrowed. On that front I was regretful for I thought the comic would last me a week at least but ended up lasting less than a couple of hours. As an artist, I love it. As a reader, I found it limited.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic 26 April 2013
By Matt
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Amazing art work and a real gritty style, loved it and worth every penny. A great idea executed very well
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5.0 out of 5 stars Gem amongst stones. 8 April 2013
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
Purely by chance I came across this book, and I'm so glad I did. Having never cried at a film and only one book in my life (I watch/read a LOT), I was extremely surprised at how 'We 3' truly did tug at my heart strings. The artwork is perfect, and along with the dialogue (or mostly lack thereof) they manage to capture the subtleties of the characters - it breaks the boundaries between humans and animals, making you genuinely care for and sympathize with the characters.
Having said that, 'We 3' is by no means a light read. There is a lot of violence, between both animals and humans alike - but it's not unnecessary and makes it all the more powerful when in contrast you see the same characters in vulnerable states.
Overall, I'd say this book is a gritty thing of beauty, and whether you're there for the bloodshed or emotional value, you'll be left with it lingering in your mind.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Goood little graphic-novel 11 April 2009
Format:Paperback
This is a short, yet satisfying and touching read. Well worth the cost of a few pounds. I strongly reccomend this title.
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good boy! 1 Feb 2010
By G. Meldrum VINE VOICE
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Possibly the high point of the Grant Morrison / Frank Quitely pairing (it's that or All-Star Superman #10), this is absolutely amazing stuff, up there amongst the greatest treasures modern comics have given us. I know that sounds hyperbolic, but the emotional impact this three-issue mini-series has, combined with the visually astounding work of Quietly, makes it completely unmissable. I'll admit, when I first heard the concept (`Incredible Journey' with cyborg battlesuits) it didn't really prepare me for how much I would love this book. However, I became so wrapped up in this tale of three mechanically-enhanced animal victims and their search for home that the fate of the furry protagonists really mattered to me. In fact, the utterly nightmarish final page of the second issue (the truly terrifying, horrific depiction of Weapon 4, one of Quitely's career masterpieces) genuinely chilled me to the bone, and actually made me think twice about whether I should buy issue #3. Could I bear to see this monstrosity let loose on our heroes? I should have had more faith in Morrison. There's one moment, right when everything seems at its worst for Weapon 1, that we are reminded the animals were taught to work as a team. The next page might just be my favourite in all of comics. Makes me well up just thinking about it! (As Morrison's Batman once said, never underestimate the sentimentality of a Scotsman.)

In short then, this is an absolutely vital collection, beautiful, horrific and touching, all in one. I cannot recommend this book highly enough.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars I like this Graphic Novel, But It feels like a fast read !!
I like this comic book But It feels like a fast read !!
I hear that some people were crying over this story,(i didn't cry over, maybe over time when next time I pick it... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Craig Longworth
5.0 out of 5 stars A beautiful book
This is a truly beautiful graphic novel, very different from many in the genre. Even if you are not a graphic-novel fan this is well worth a look. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Yvette Sturdy
4.0 out of 5 stars A brief review.
First of all I think that this is a very overestimated comic, now I give it a 4 star rating because I enjoy reading it but to be honest the champion prize goes to Frank Quitely's... Read more
Published 7 months ago by JMA
5.0 out of 5 stars All time classic.
If you only had the chance to read one comic or graphic novel in your life make it this one. A work of genius. Read more
Published 8 months ago by rory mccaskill
5.0 out of 5 stars Grant and Frank what a team
Cruel, gory, blood soaked but ultimately touching and kinda heartwarming. A new, take on Disney's Homeward Bound. Grant Morrison never disappoints. Artwork fits with story .
Published 9 months ago by LASalt
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing
Was recommended we3 by a friend and need to say it truly is an outstanding story. Kicked me hard in the feels but ultimately it's a great wee tale of friendship and loyalty that... Read more
Published 9 months ago by J
3.0 out of 5 stars Meh
I should've loved this; not men in tights - check, dystopian future/present - check, beautifully drawn - check. I got it and opened it and read it. Read more
Published 10 months ago by H.P. Camper
5.0 out of 5 stars THE BEST COMIC BOOK OF ALL TIME
For me personally, this book is not only the greatest work of my favorites, Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely, but the greatest comic book of all time! Read more
Published 10 months ago by Sicdrone
2.0 out of 5 stars I honestly dont get it, I see why other people do...perhaps I've seen...
This story really isnt anything special.

Yes, it starts off with a good idea and then just... Read more
Published 11 months ago by Sparks
5.0 out of 5 stars An instant classic...
Everything a great comic should have: heartfelt characters, a decent plot with a quirky spin, and awesome violent action punctuated with touching moments! Perfect in every way.
Published 14 months ago by Matt210
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