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Ex Machina: Dirty Tricks

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Ex Machina: Dirty Tricks (2009) Brian K. Vaughan, Tony Harris, Jim Clark, John Paul Leon, JD Mettier

Mitchell Hundred has several problems, as usual. He’s being haunted by a ghost, the Republican convention is coming to town, a woman is pulling crazy stunts to protest President Bush, and the Klan wants to march in the park.

Most of the stories are in the continuing timeline, however, the final story spends a chunk of time in the past, after Mitchell Hundred had been released from the hospital following the accidentally that eventually made him into the Great Machine.

The thing about going back into the past is it reminded me how little we know about what happened. This is a piece of that history, but mostly it left me wanting to know more.

I enjoyed the stories in the current timeline, especially his dealing with Trouble. I also like his idea of what happened to the surviving World Trade center in his reality.

Although the final story does delve into his past, if you have not been reading Ex Machina, I don’t recommend starting here, but instead going back to the beginning and reading forward.

I’m not quite sure where he’s going with the story, but I still want to follow along.
Rating: 8/10

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