Monday, May 4, 2009
Retro Review: We3
Five years ago, Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely brought one of the most unique and innovative Vertigo miniseries to life. We3 is a startlingly disturbing and provocative piece that tugs at our heart strings and forces us to reevaluate domestication and animal cruelty.
When Project Weapon 3 also known as We3 is scheduled for termination, a scientist working with the three animals - a dog, a cat and a rabbit - releases them. Without their daily medications they will die in a matter of hours but the government can not wait that long. But all We3 want is to find home, a place where they don't have to run anymore. This three part epic tale takes a mere twenty minutes to read, but in that time there will be laughs, thrills and heart ache. Morrison has truly crafted a world where these characters - bipedal and quadrupedal - live, breathe and die with more heart than most long running books can muster in a year. Along with Quitely's outstanding, blood soaked action scenes to his gripping, emotionally driving splash pages, We3 is a timeless story that is unflinching in its relevance and dazzling in its beauty.
If you haven't read it, please do yourself a favor and go buy it. I found it on Amazon for $7 and it took me twenty minutes to read. If you consider yourself a comic book fan, this is a must have. Score: A+