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Livewires Vol. 1: Clockwork Thugs, Yo

3.88  ·  Rating Details ·  68 Ratings  ·  11 Reviews
Hollowpoint Ninja. Gothic Lolita. Cornfed. Stem Cell. Social Butterfly. They're nanobuilt human form combat mecha, with smartware bodies specialized for covert ops and Artificially Intelligent minds programmed for suicidal loyalty. They're the superhuman products of a top-secret, quasi-governmental R&D program with a unique agenda: namely, to seek out and destroy other ...more
Paperback, 144 pages
Published October 26th 2005 by Marvel Comics Group
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Sep 20, 2008 Trebro rated it liked it
Adam Warren continues to investigate the tech part of the Marvel U, this time creating a team of robots (just don't call them that!) investigating rogue tech ops and, well, destroying them with as little loss of life as possible.

These robots are the next generation of Life Model Decoys--only instead of impersonating someone, they have the ability to form their own personalities, and do so. One is the size of a Nebraska lineman (Cornfed), one is a jailbait J-Pop with the strength of the Thing, an
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Jan 03, 2016 Alan Castree rated it really liked it
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I agree with most people that this was totally marketed to the wrong crowd. Although, many people say that it was marketed to older audiences, which is incorrect, it was marked to YA audiences. The execs must have though "kids love that anime crap" so they ended up binding it in a "manga-y" sized book to be placed with Runaways and Mary Jane. Shame...

Also, the art is such a tease. Adam Warren did the story and Layouts. Have you ever seen his layouts? They're really really detailed. So when I loo
Jun 18, 2009 Ryan rated it liked it
Every once and a while, Marvel comics will put out a new line of comics geared towards reaching "non-traditional" comic audiences. They'll sell these new titles in traditional comic book stores, where only traditional comic audiences tend to go, and then they'll cancel the books when they don't sell well. Every time they do, there are some really fun titles that get produced, and Livewires definitely fits into that category.

It's especially odd that this was a series marketed to "new readers", t
Mar 15, 2008 Kristen rated it it was amazing
An interesting graphic novel about robot like teenagers with superhuman powers that are not really there to save the world, but to attack other secret government projects. Lots of funny parts to it and a bit strange with great graphics. I just love full color comics.
Dec 15, 2009 Brad rated it liked it
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The initial whiz bang of a team of often-demolished robots rooted but not tied down by Marvel continuity loses steam after the first few issues. The build up to the final fight isn't as gripping as it should be, and the steady destruction to the robots severs the emotional connection.
Jun 07, 2013 Joe added it
A fantastic book! Adam Warren is doing really unique stuff in the comic book universe, fusing Manga influence with hip-hop dialog to create something genuinely unique. This story is at once energetic and tragic, with a great hook and solid characters. Check this out!
Dec 15, 2008 Josh rated it liked it
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Yet another potentially good series that Marvel axed. Though it could have just been ahead of its time. Personally I hope they make a comeback, between Civil War and Secret Invasion, Marvel is certainly giving an opportunity for any team to do so.
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Sep 16, 2011 Shannon J. rated it it was amazing
I would KILL for a part two of this. Fun, interesting exploration of the Marvel Universe from a very cyberpunk perspective.
Jun 10, 2014 JM rated it really liked it
Classic Adam Warren. If you liked his work in Gen 13 you'll probably like this. Not as outright comedic as some of his stuff, like Empowered, but fun.
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Adam Warren (born 1967) is an American comic book writer and artist who is most famous for his adaptation of Dirty Pair into an American comic book, and for being one of the first American commercial illustrators to be influenced by the general style of manga.
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