Comic Review: Livewire #1 (Valiant Comics)

From Valiant comes the first issue of Livewire. The story of a young woman named Amanda McKee, Livewire gives us the scoop up front: She had incredible “teletechnopathic” abilities that […]

From Valiant comes the first issue of Livewire.

The story of a young woman named Amanda McKee, Livewire gives us the scoop up front: She had incredible “teletechnopathic” abilities that allow her full access to the digital world. Betrayed by the US Government, Amanda is taking extreme actions in order to survive!

After this intro, we dive straight into the story, which seems to be happening in all directions at once. Amanda gets together with her fellow “psiots”, and tries to bond with them. it’s a bit sticky, as there is some bad blood happening with her former colleagues. How will she respond, and will she be able to stay safe from those who are hunting her?

Writer Vita Ayala, with artists Raúl Allén and Patricia Martin, undertake this ambitious story with a sincerity that helps us along when we get a bit restless. The pace is a bit slow sometimes. We get to wondering about Amanda. Her internal monologue is full of doubt and challenge. But as we finish up the first issue, things get dramatic. It’s not all fractals and fractions! Amanda is in a physical predicament!

Valiant, Livewire #1, $3.99 for 21 pages of content. Teen +

Alan Spinney

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After a career of graphic design, art direction and copywriting, I still have a passion for words and pictures. I love it when a comic book comes together; the story is tight, and the drawings lead me forward. Art with words... the toughest storytelling technique to get right. Was this comic book worth your money? Let's see!!