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HOTWIRE: Requiem for the Dead (Hotwire #1)

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In the near future, the living and the dead share the same space. Most of the "Blue Lights" are harmless, witless drones, as lost in death as they were in life. Some want revenge. Some want power. Some even want company to join them in the ranks of the departed.

Enter Alice Hotwire, Detective Exorcist. She's the best there is at keeping the peace on the Blue Light beat, an...more
Paperback, 136 pages
Published March 16th 2010 by Radical Pub (first published January 1st 2009)
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La Revistería Comics
Según cuenta en la divertidísima introducción Steve Pugh, co-creador y guionista-dibujante de este espectacular tomo, el personaje de Alice Hotwire: Detective Exorcista tuvo una vida ajetreada desde el momento de su concepción, ya que originalmente fue planeada para ser publicada en una editorial que terminaría fundiéndose :S Hotwire fue una creación conjunta de Pugh con nada menos que Warren Ellis, uno de los guionistas más destacados de las últimas décadas, con quien mantiene una excelente rel...more
Alan
Steve Pugh gets a chance to exercise his writing talents with Hotwire, a project that Warren Ellis abandoned when the publisher they were working on it for wasn't going to pay either of them. Pugh couldn't let go of the character, and with Ellis' blessings (I'm a bit of an Ellis fan) he revised and completed the story on his own.

Some changes had been made to Alice Hotwire's character. Taking Pugh's description she bore a resemblance to Ellis' Spider Jerusalem. Pugh softened her, and added some...more
Tanabrus
Hotwire è un fumetto scritto nel 2009 dal disegnatore Steve Pugh, su un soggetto che aveva ideato per lui agli inzi degli anni ’90 Warren Ellis. All’epoca doveva essere pubblicato dalla Tundra UK, che però fallì prima di stamparlo.
E il progetto rimase nel cassetto, con Ellis che percorreva la sua carriera sempre più sfolgorante e Pugh che tornava alla Vertigo a disegnare.
Finché non ha deciso di riprendere in mano la cosa, e di inventarsi sceneggiatore oltre che disegnatore.

Probabilmente sarebbe...more
Matthew Purnell
If you're like me and you've never seen the artwork of Steve Pugh before then this comic book will truly leave you speechless after you've opened to the first page. The images are painted and then digitally photographed before the word balloons get placed onto their appropriate areas, but even if this entire four-issue series was completely silent I would still highly recommend this book for its imagery alone. The story follows a Detective Exorcist named Alice Hotwire as she travels through a fu...more
Ben
Set in a future where the dead coming back as ghosts is so common that the police employ an exorcist, the story centers around Alice Hotwire (a somewhat silly name that actually has a logical--story-wise--origin), an exorcist who's trying to find out why the dead are being more destructive than normal, while avoiding a city-wide riot. This is the first story that Steve Pugh has written (Warren Ellis was a co-creator the character and the idea, but didn't actually write this volume) and there are...more
Federiken Masters
Mar 03, 2012 Federiken Masters rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Psiconautas ectoplásmicos
Recommended to Federiken by: Indirectamente, Bucletina
Me gustó mucho cómo se gestó este comic. Me gustó también que quedara en el limbo y renaciera muchos años después como algo completamente nuevo. Me gustaron los dibujos, me gustaron las historias. Me gustó bastante el personaje principal y no tanto los secundarios. Y me gustó bastante la premisa pero no tanto el desarrollo y cómo se resuelve todo a los rayitos de ectoplasma modernos. Pero seguro que cuando llegue el segundo tomo le dé una chance, porque la verdad que Pugh nunca dibujó tan bien y...more
Boden Steiner
I don't know if Hotwire is a perfect book, but it entertained me the way I want to be entertained by a graphic novel--cool characters, some witty dialogue, and pages painted so well that you are sometimes left a little awestruck.

You can't beat a ghostbusting story, and Ellis handles this with a more serious tone than that particular inspiration. That is not to say that Hotwire lacks charm, Alice Hotwire is all IQ and attitude, not very much unlike Dr. Gregory House wrapped in a five foot pixie....more
Trike
I bought this on a whim because it was on sale at Borders (RIP) and it looked interesting. When I finally settled down to read it, at first I wasn't too sure about the story, but once I got past the rather clumsy infodump on the early pages I was in for an extremely cool ride.

This is a fantasy-noir-cyberpunk tale that's a real throwback to the good stuff, and it's aged just fine. The story moves along at a great clip and the art is simply gorgeous.

I can't sum up the story any better than the off...more
Charles
Hotwire is a resuscitated graphic novel project that germinated with a discussion between author, Warren Ellis and artist, Steve Pugh in the (1980s?). It has now been rewritten and meticulously inked by Pugh. It's a solidly executed dystopian sci-fi action police story that follows Alice, a young pixieish detective with cunning, but a noirish disregard for self-preservation. "Blue light" ghosts are aggressively interfering with the world of the living and, some humans are being used as ghost bom...more
Robert Bussie
This book is beautiful. The expressions on the peoples faces are amazing. I would compare the artist, Steve Pugh, art work to artist Alex Ross. In my opinion, that is a big compliment.

The story by Steve and Warren Ellis is really good. The futuristic detective noir mixed with paranormal activity is interesting. I will be trying to track down book 2.
Michael
Warren Ellis always surprises me. Which should not be possible because I am always surprised by him. You would think that, after a time, I would stop being surprised. This comic surprised me. I sincerely hope he decides to continue this series as this is refreshing and one of his more important works (IMO).
Rick
Great book, I love the painted art and the Story was great. I love the interesting intersection of the afterlife and technology. The characterization of Alice was very well done. I can't wait to see more Hotwire stories.
David Alderman
Great premise. Like Ghostbuster's but with a female lead and some extra sci fi thrown in. Wish it would have run an issue or two longer - felt a little quick at the end, but then again, it is a comic book.
Chris
Great art. Great lead character. Fantastically boiler room in the setting, and a somewhat more interesting than usual universe.
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