Livewire #10, Valiant

A thought-provoking sci-fi political thriller, Livewire #10 (Valiant Entertainment) delivers one helluva satirical punch at society and the media. As a first-rate adrenaline kicker, readers are going to love how the action rolls out in this Livewire installment. 

Amanda McKee, a.k.a. technopath psiot “Livewire,” fights to clear her name. But when she teams up with a politician to repair her image and make herself a hero again, will the public be able to forgive her?

Here are 5 reasons why you should get Livewire #10:

5) What Happened Before!

Wanted fugitive Livewire has been on the run for months from the authorities for shutting down the country’s power in an effort to protect people gifted with powers. Will a shocking offer from Senator John Wight and campaign manager, Gwen Goodman, to go public pull Livewire into a political spotlight?

4) The Writing!

Writer Vita Ayala does an impressive job examining how perception can be manipulated. Though she honestly wants to fix her image problem, Livewire will realize how good intentions are not enough in the political schemes. Notice how letterer Saida Temofonte uses news feeds, graphics, and polls to highlight the point about approval ratings.  

3) The Artwork!

After spoofing morning talk shows in the opening pages, I love how artist Tana Ford emphasizes the confidence and persuasiveness from campaign manager, Gwen Goodman. Notice how Gwen and Livewire confront each other in their verbal sparring. Interestingly, the two acknowledge with their facial expressions that they’re playing mind-games with each other.

2) The Colors!

The striking palette from colorist Kelly Fitzpatrick shines through when Livewire confronts his evil self. Notice how the backgrounds are painted in green shades. Fitzpatrick is visually telling the reader that Livewire is trapped in another dimension.

1) Clever Read!

 Livewire #10 works surprisingly well bringing the political world to the superhero genre. I can’t wait to see where this arc of the Livewire series is heading!

Livewire #10 arrives in stores September 11th, 2019. 

By Jorge Solis