Livewire #2 Advanced Review
Written by Vita Ayala
Art by Raúl Allén, Patricia Martín
Cover A by Adam Pollina
Cover B by Megan Hutchison
B&W cover by Adam Pollina
What do you get when you take away the weapons from a fully trained warrior? Well, we are about to find out! You see, when you bring the United States to its knees, you find that you have just made a lot of enemies. This becomes more evident in this issue. The psiots are under attack again, this time covert maneuvers are being done under the people’s noses.
Vita does a great job of making Amanda a straight up badass. When faced with overwhelming odds, she reads, learns, adapts, and overcomes. But what Vita did was show us that there is a bit of a weakness to Amanda. One that hits at the most inopportune time. This is a mark of excellent writing. I can’t wait to see how this all ties in the end! I’m not afraid to say it, but this should’ve been what was done in Harbinger Wars 2. This is reading world’s above that are so far, and there is no end in sight!
Raúl Allén and Patricia Martín are like the wonder twins of Valiant. When they combine their powers, they compliment each others strengths in ways that are so fluid, you would think only one artist was doing this. But, if you look closely and pay attention, there are subtle nuance details that set themselves apart from each other.
Overall, if you were looking at Livewire as a chance to jump on to Valiant, you will need to start all the way back to Secret Weapons, and then Harbinger Renegade, The Harbinger Wars Prelude, then to a lesser extent Harbinger Wars 2. Do yourself a favor…pick these all up, then start on Livewire. It is all the best comic reading that is out there today.
Psiots vs government agencies. What happens when both people are right?