Ex Machina: The First Hundred Days by Brian K. Vaughan
Friday, Mar 5, 2010
Ex Machina: The First Hundred Days follows New York City superhero Mitchell Hundred as he decides to retire when he realizes he can effect real change by becoming Mayor of his city.
The story flashes back on Hundred during his days as a civil engineer (before he became a superhero), and how his survival after an extradimensional explosion gives him a new power. After the explosion, Hundred can communicate with and command machines, he becomes known as masked hero, “The Great Machine.” While it seems like typical superhero fare, writer Vaughan and artist Tony Harris work together to create a well-characterized hero and a plot that addresses real life, dirty politics. The story is expressed through powerful art that helps give life to the characters.