Smart, Political and Serial

Posted by on June 23, 2008 in Comics, General Pop Culture, Politics | 0 comments

This weekend I devoured the first three of the Ex Machina comic book series. This morning I woke up next to Volume 3 on the bed exactly where I fell asleep reading it, and smiled with the thought of so many young kids for whom that is ritual and familiar. It was a first for me, and I’m loving it.

It was a pleasant surprise to find that gay marriage is one of the storylines in Ex Machina. The early volumes were written several years ago, even before it became legal the first time in California. Writer Brian K. Vaughan has infused this superhero series with several other hot-button political issues, as well as 9/11 references (handled quite appropriately and with respect).

So far I only have 5 volumes, but hope to at least read, if not own, the other 30 at some point soon.

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