Thursday, April 14, 2016
We3 Review - Still Not Sure How I Feel
AUTHOR: Grant Morrison, Frank Quitely
PUBLISHER: Vertigo (DC Comics)
PUBLISHING DATE: August 23, 2011
FROM GOODREADS: Writer Grant Morrison and artist Frank Quitely deliver the emotional journey of WE3 – three house pets weaponized for lethal combat by the government – as they search for “home” and ward off the shadowy agency that created them.
With nervous systems amplified to match their terrifying mechanical exoskeletons, the members of Animal Weapon 3 (WE3) have the firepower of a battalion between them. But they are just the program’s prototypes, and now that their testing is complete, they’re slated to be permanently “decommissioned,” causing them to seize their one chance to make a desperate run for freedom. Relentlessly pursued by their makers, the WE3 team must navigate a frightening and confusing world where their instincts and heightened abilities make them as much a threat as those hunting them – but a world, nonetheless, in which somewhere there is something called “home.”
I am still not quite sure what to think of this stand alone graphic novel. We3 tells the story of three animals who have been used as military lab experiments and turned into killing machines. When their creator gets the word to "end it," she actually ends up freeing them and the story revolves around the government trying to capture them. I really became attached to the animals - no surprise there - and actually rooted for them to kill the damn people trying to hunt them down. "1" is the dog, "2" is the cat and "3" is the rabbit. All three are able to talk in simple forms right now and it it really funny that the military are most worried about the cat and what it might do.
The graphics are well done and not for the weak. If you love animals, I wouldn't warn you to stay away, just be aware that this handles some pretty heavy subject matter regarding animal testing and careless individuals going too far. Not a bad read, but I'm glad I can return it from the library because it really isn't something I would want in my collection.
RATING: 4 PAWS (Pretty much because some of the idiot people die!)