Article posted by James Fulton
This is a good week for comics that are incredibly late (it’s been 3 and a half months since we last saw Alice) and that I enjoy a lot. This issue wraps up the Deep Cut story, and is, once again, very well written and stunningly painted.
Deep Cut has had Alice find herself in a lot of conflict with Bear Claw, an independent contractor that has been put in charge of managing bluelight (electro-magnetic ghostly manifestations). Both groups have been chasing an experimental exo-skeleton housing the soul, or bluelight energy, of a deceased soldier, who has been trying to prove his heroism, and save a recently killed pregnant woman.
Pugh really gets the character of Alice (the cover credits Warren Ellis, but he only came up with the original concept), and makes her a very compelling character. Matching this with his fantastic art, this is one of the best comics on the stands. I hope that we’ll see a third Hotwire story at some point. If you haven’t checked out this series, you owe it to yourself to find a copy.