Livewire #5, Valiant

Delivering on the kinetic action front, Livewire #5 (Valiant Entertainment) adds a slate of new interesting characters to the butt-kicking series. After taking down her fearsome antagonist, Pan de Santos, Livewire continues with an exciting new story arc.

Investigating the disappearance of a young psiot girl, Livewire stumbles upon OMEN’s answer to the psiot “problem,” a facility where young psiots are taken and taught to control their powers. Is this facility the safe haven Livewire’s dreamed of or is there something more sinister to this sanctuary?

Here are 5 reasons why you should get Livewire #5:

5) What Happened Before!

After choosing the few over the many, Amanda McKee must now outrun the government she served – and those she once called allies. With the whole world hunting her, what kind of hero will Livewire be…or will she be one at all? Amanda found herself challenged mentally and physically by Pan de Santos.

4) The Writing!

Building the mythology of its main protagonist, writer Vita Ayala jumps back and forth between the past and present. Amanda’s memories appear to be connected to this mysterious facility. Notice how letterer Saida Temofonte emphasizes the live footage captions as the reporters narrate Livewire’s latest attack.

3) The Artwork!

I love how artist Kano illustrates Livewire’s super-heroics while she’s in costume. Livewire has a flexibility with her ams and backs as she skydives during her flight. The jumpy live footage of Livewire’s fight takes place from the POV of the cameraman. 

2) The Colors!

Notice how the color palette blends shades of orange to connect the past and present. Livewire has an orange tone throughout her costume. The reader automatically recognizes Amanda as a young child because of her orange hoodie.

1) A Fun Read!

An engaging read, Livewire #5 takes the series to a whole new level! Let’s see where the second arc of the Livewire series goes!  



Three out of four emojis

Livewire #5 arrives in stores April 10th, 2019. 

By Jorge Solis