Hotwire: Deep Cut #1 – Review

Posted on October 21, 2010


Issue: Hotwire: Deep Cut #1
Creators: Steve Pugh, Warren Ellis
Writer: Steve Pugh
Artist: Steve Pugh
Letters: Steve Pugh
Cover Artist: Steve Pugh
Editor: Marie Javins
Publisher: Radical Publishing
Release Date: August 2010
Pages: 28
Price: $3.50

“Detective Exorcist Alice Hotwire is back! After the events of Hotwire: Requiem for the Dead, the city’s only supernatural investigator is taking some much needed R&R. But when a Blue Light from her colored past appears in front of her door, it sparks a series of events that lead Hotwire and Mobey across the city attempting to stop the results of a secret government project from turning the city into another living nightmare. With backup from Coroner Love and Metro Police, can Hotwire and Mobey save the day one more time? Join groundbreaking creator/writer/illustrator Steve Pugh for a glimpse into Alice Hotwire’s past and peer through a gateway into her future.

Artwork: 4.5 out of 5
Now I have to tell you all a secret that has to be shared but don’t spread it around. Come on in here…a little closer…closer… okay, I love the look of this book. I can not get enough of how GORE-geous this book is. Panel to panel it can not let me down. I will admit that at first I was not huge on the “Sexiness” of Alice Hotwire. I saw her as just a regular looking girl who kicked some ghostly butt, but that action is getting quite appealing. Haha! Colors on top of the artwork just take this to another level, because I honestly think this book can shine. Matter of fact I think it would be a better read under a black light. From start to finish Steve Pugh I love what you’re doing on this book. Please don’t stop anytime soon.

Story: 4.0 out of 5
I have to say that I really loved the first volume of this series. I loved the idea, the concept and the execution. So going into another volume I was really excited to know that the story wasn’t just a one shot series, honestly. So this one jumps right into the blue light  action again with a nice recap to remind me what came before. Like most Radical titles you get a STORY for your hard-earned $ too. This book contains the action to keep you interested, the plot to keep you turning pages and just everything I want in a comic. Did I mention that this has a good cliffhanger at the end as well?

Dying Breath: 4.5 out of 5
Okay yes, I am way behind on reviewing this one, but I could not put it off. I had to sit down right now to tell you how great this series is. Like I have said the action is there, the story is there and the artwork is killing it page after page. How much more can I really say to sell you on this? Alright her, I will say this, the next time you think a ghost is in your house, call on Alice Hotwire to come over and save you. Don’t call them Ghostbusters, their proton packs will destroy your house. Instead call on the woman who will come over kick some ass, and zap that Blue Light straight back to HELL!

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