by Morrison, Grant.

Format: Print Book 2005
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies
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Carnegie Library of Homestead Graphic Novel GN Morr
Location  Carnegie Library of Homestead
Collection  Graphic Novel
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Whitehall Public Library Teen Graphic Novels YA Morrison
Location  Whitehall Public Library
Collection  Teen Graphic Novels
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Writer Grant Morrison and artist Frank Quitely deliver the emotional journey of WE3 - three house pets weaponized for lethal combat by the government - as they search for "home" and ward off the shadowy agency that created them.

With nervous systems amplified to match their terrifying mechanical exoskeletons, the members of Animal Weapon 3 (WE3) have the firepower of a battalion between them. But they are just the program's prototypes, and now that their testing is complete, they're slated to be permanently "decommissioned," causing them to seize their one chance to make a desperate run for freedom. Relentlessly pursued by their makers, the WE3 team must navigate a frightening and confusing world where their instincts and heightened abilities make them as much a threat as those hunting them - but a world, nonetheless, in which somewhere there is something called "home."
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "In WE3, a dog, a cat, and a rabbit--former house pets--are biologically modified by government scientists and given specially devised armaments to turn them into deadly military weapons, trained to kill and lacking the fear of death that inhibits humans. When they're about to be decommissioned, their sympathetic keeper allows them to escape, triggering a desperate government effort to track them down. Meanwhile, Bandit, Tinker, and Pirate, who can speak language, limitedly, through cybernetic enhancement, search for something called home and wreak havoc as the military tries to recapture them. It's rather like Incredible Journey meets The Terminator. Writer Morrison, who has displayed a strong animal-rights streak in his nonconventional superhero series Animal Man, develops this concept so that it's simultaneously thrilling and touching yet not in the least sentimental (copious bloodshed obviates that). Quitely's precise drawings impart an air of realism, and his imaginative panel arrangements and intelligent pacing make the whole thing work. Morrison is currently devoted to superheroes, and this tangential foray is something to be savored. --Gordon Flagg Copyright 2005 Booklist"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "Bandit, Tinker and Pirate are three pets who just want to go home. This collection of Vertigo's three-issue release tells the tale of a dog, a cat and a rabbit, who, like their Incredible Journey-style forebears, work together as they travel through a hostile human world. The difference here is in the awful loss of innocence wreaked by human ingenuity upon the animals. They've been bioengineered to act as military killing machines, but, as the covers reveal, they started out as house pets, and readers will feel heart-tugging empathy even as the former pets are driven to acts of shocking violence while escaping from the military. Morrison, perhaps the greatest writer in comics today, endows his animals with synthesized cyborg speech in which they express their most basic desires for warmth, food and love, as well as their attempts to process their unnatural capacities for violence. "Bad dog," Bandit repeatedly scolds himself after taking down yet another soldier. Quitely's art consists of lucid images of mayhem and sweetness that, in the most impressive spreads, fractalize to express the way these animals "experience time and motion differently." It's a groundbreaking and bravura performance. This is Morrison's most accessible tale ever, and one that is destined to be a classic. (July) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Science fiction comic books, strips, etc.
Comic books, strips, etc.
Graphic novels.
Publisher New York, NY :DC Comics,2005
Contributors Quitely, Frank, 1968-
Language English
Notes "Vertigo."
"Originally published in single magazine form as WE3 1-3"--T.p. verso.
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations ; 26 cm
ISBN 9781401204952 (pbk.)
1401204953 (pbk.)
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