Livewire Volume 1: Fugitive

Livewire Volume 1: Fugitive


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For the first time, Livewire takes center stage!

Accomplice. Mentor. Savior. And now, Enemy of the State. Seeking to protect other vulnerable super-powered psiots like herself, Livewire plunged the United States into a nationwide blackout with her technopathic abilities, causing untold devastation. After choosing the few over the many, she must now outrun the government she served – and those she once called allies. With the whole world hunting her, what kind of hero will Livewire be…or will she be one at all?

Start reading here with the stunning new ongoing series from rising star Vita Ayala (Supergirl, Submerged) and fan-favorite artists Raúl Allén (WRATH OF THE ETERNAL WARRIOR) and Patricia Martín (SECRET WEAPONS) as they stand poised to launch the Valiant Universe into a new age of champions!

Collecting LIVEWIRE #1–4.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781682153017
Publisher: Valiant Entertainment, Llc
Publication date: 05/07/2019
Pages: 112
Sales rank: 493,860
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range: 13 - 17 Years

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Livewire Volume 1: Fugitive 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous 11 months ago
In Harbinger Wars 2, Livewire/ Amanda McKee, made the biggest mistake of her life when she shut down the United States power grid in an attempt to protect her adopted family of young psiots. Also, as the leading pupil of Toyo Harada (basically the Valiant Universes’s Magneto) Livewire embraced the mindset that “the needs of the many out way the needs of the few.” Before his death, Harada was doing everything in his power to construct a world where psiots were safe no matter how many people had to die. With the jumble of beliefs and loyalties, Livewire lashed out at that world, and now she is a fugitive for the death and destruction she caused when she blackout America. Ever since the announcement of an ongoing LIVEWIRE series, I was wondering how Valiant was going to approach a character I saw as an anti-hero. For me, the first four issues are a bit of a rehash of how Livewire became a hunted fugitive. If this series is your first foray into Valiant Universe you’ll get more out it than me, but luckily there was enough forward progress with Livewire’s internal dilemma of coming to grips with what she did to the country, people, and psiots to keep me interested. Livewire and the whole concept if psiots in the Valiant Universe parallels the themes of the outsider and disenfranchised that is the bread and butter of Marvel’s X-Men. (Unfortunate there’s plenty of room for discussion in those areas nowadays.) Luckily, the psiot storyline and cast of characters are a heckuva lot easier to catch up to than the expansive and intimidating X-Men universe. Overall I liked the Raul Allen, Patricia Martin artwork, but sometimes the flow of action from panel to panel is a bit “stiff.” However, in chapter three, Livewire has an extended fight with Pan, who has an ax to grind with after Harada chose Livewire over him as his number one psiot. The script piles on the action using it to as cover to deliver backstory and exposition. The art team manages to make it all work. I wasn’t confused with where I was in the story, i.e., present, past, or backstory. I cant wait to see what Raul Allen and Patricia Martin do next when they hopefully return to the series in later arcs.
YayaReadsalot More than 1 year ago
I received an advanced digital copy of this book from and the publisher. Thanks to both for the opportunity to read and review. Livewire has to be one of the more unique superheroes around. The story is fresh with a new introduction to the characters and Livewire's story. Valiant is doing an excellent job in developing stories worth reading. If you enjoy comics, definitely read this one. 5 out of 5 stars. Highly recommended.
Horsebranchjess More than 1 year ago
Livewire Volume 1: Fugitive finds Livewire dealing with blowback from turning off the whole country's power grid and being the most wanted criminal in the country. Seeking to make redemption for the lives lost by her hand, Livewire wants to save her people and make amends with her friends but the road is going to be long and hard. The story is full of action as Livewire takes center stage for a hero finding herself. The art is well drawn but a little dark. The plot line relies heavily on the history of the character but seems promising to build a great story in future installments of Livewire. My voluntary, unbiased review is based upon a review copy from Netgalley.
SkyeWright More than 1 year ago
Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher I was able to read this book in exchange for an honest review. *** TW: there are scenes of torture/brutal beating, involuntary medical procedure and typical comic book violence Livewire is an interesting character. Amanda McKee, a WOC, is a psiot who can control electricity. In an event that I feel a little lost on she caused a major blackout to protect other psiots she felt responsible for and caused mass amounts of damage and death with it. She’s been branded as a terrorist and is being hunted down and has been on the run trying to keep her head down and out of trouble. The interesting thing about Livewire is the crossroads she finds herself at. She knows in protecting her family she did wrong but she also knows she can’t turn herself into the government to atone for her crimes that way because they are the ones that sanctioned the act of her and others like her being hunted down and killed. She wants to make up for it but she also can’t be public because what she did was so public that everyone seems to know who she is and recognize her. I feel like I’m missing a fair bit of the story since this is only picking up after the blackout occurred and while I find the other members of Livewire’s family interesting and wanting to know more I just feel a general sort of apathy of the conversations between them because I know there is history but that history means nothing to me because I never witnessed any of it other than them meeting Livewire again after what she felt she had to do for her family and none of them really willing to be there in the same room with her. I’m definitely intrigued enough to keep reading Livewire and I’m going to look back and see if I can find the story that has the blackout and hopefully get a bit more answers to what was going on.