- Hardcover: 144 pages
- Publisher: DC Comics; Deluxe ed edition (30 Aug. 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1401230679
- ISBN-13: 978-1401230678
- Product Dimensions: 18.8 x 1.5 x 28.4 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (59 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 667,773 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
We 3 Deluxe Edition HC Hardcover – 30 Aug 2011
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"A sophisticated tale of morality and innocence that you surely will not forget." - Ain't It Cool News"Compelling, moving and disturbing, this is a thought-provoking work." - School Library Journal"Simultaneously thrilling and touching yet not in the least sentimental." - Booklist"WE3 has all the elements of a blockbuster." - Los Angeles City Beat
About the Author
GRANT MORRISON has been working with DC Comics for twenty years, after kicking off his American comics career with acclaimed runs on ANIMAL MAN and DOOM PATROL. Since then he has written such best-selling series as JLA, BATMAN and New X-Men, as well as such creator-owned titles as THE INVISIBLES, SEAGUY, THE FILTH, WE3 and JOE THE BARBARIAN. In recent years Morrison has been hard at work expanding the DC Universe in titles ranging from the Eisner Award-winning SEVEN SOLDIERS and ALL-STAR SUPERMAN to the reality-shattering, multiverse-spanning epic that is FINAL CRISIS -- as well as reinventing the world of the Dark Knight Detective in BATMAN AND ROBIN and BATMAN, INC.In his secret identity, Morrison is a "counterculture" spokesperson, a musician, an award-winning playwright and a chaos magician. He lives and works between Los Angeles and his homes in Scotland.FRANK QUITELY was born in Glasgow in 1968. Since 1988 he's drawn The Greens (self-published), Blackheart, Missionary Man, Shimura, Inaba, ten shorts for Paradox Press, six shorts for Vertigo, FLEX MENTALLO, 20/20 VISIONS, BATMAN: THE SCOTTISH CONNECTION, THE KINGDOM: OFFSPRING, JLA: EARTH 2, THE INVISIBLES, TRANSMETROPOLITAN, THE AUTHORITY, Captain America, New X-Men, THE SANDMAN: ENDLESS NIGHTS, WE3, ALL-STAR SUPERMAN and BATMAN AND ROBIN. He has also created covers for Negative Burn, Judge Dredd Megazine, Classic 2000 AD, JONAH HEX, BOOKS OF MAGICK: LIFE DURING WARTIME, BITE CLUB, AMERICAN VIRGIN and ALL-STAR BATMAN. He lives in Glasgow with his wife and three children. He used to design his own hats and clothing. Currently his favorite hobby is cooking.
Top Customer Reviews
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".
I love the way the animals speak: it’s simplistic and repetitive and this makes it believable, as I imagine there is only so much you can do when teaching animals to talk. The art work is really beautiful: it gives so much expression to the animals and does a great job in showing the brutality and gore of the fight scenes. I did struggle to follow the story at some points though: there’s a lot of bits without talking, and some panels that are a bit all over the place. I think this was a purposeful stylistic choice as it is mentioned in the book that animals perceive time differently from humans, so it’s almost as if we see their point of view between the panels. I don’t always feel like I’m very good at reading graphic novels, so this might just be a personal struggle.
The way the animals react to humans and the world around them is also fascinating. A particular high point for me was when the dog pulls a man out of the river and tells himself he’s a “Gud dog” for helping; as the panel moves out, we see the man’s guts spilling from his stomach, clearly already dead. In another scene, after the rabbit is attacked by a man with a shotgun, the dog goes into attack mode and kills him; afterwards he reprimands himself with “Bad dog”.
For those who enjoyed Morrison’s Animal Man, like me, or if you like graphic novels that deal with animal welfare and the morality of using animals for our own means then this is for you.
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.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Not bad, I didn't get any particular attachment with the characters mainly due to them not being able to speak properly.
A good idea, but not quite there for me.
This novel is...heart wrenching, I devoured it in one go!
I am glad to know that I will remember it for a very long time. Read more
Odd,you may think for an avowed comic lover to be relatively unaware of Morrison,however I passed him by many times,just another super hero peddlar,I thought. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Music Lover
I am not much of a fan of graphic novels but this one is very good. The story a combo of transhumanism, Plague Dogs and the Rats of Nimh etc. is both original and compelling. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Ragdoll Radio
Winning experimental comics. This newer print features the 15 or so extra story pages that were originally featured in the limited edition Deluxe Hardcover. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Harry Demetrious
Short but so evocative. Great artwork and story. I read lots of comic books and lend this one to friends who don't read comics to try to persuade them of their worth - not all... Read morePublished 21 months ago by Arch Stanton