The Ghost in the Machine
Originally, I had plans to pick up the trade, but then I found the Ex Machina Deluxe HC staring at me and promising me the chance to see Vaughan's series proposal as an extra in addition to what I suspected to be another masterpiece in the making and that was an offer I could not refuse. I purchased the mildly expensive hardcover, loved it, and never felt an ounce of buyer's regret.
I've now re-read it and caught up on the second deluxe hardcover and am here to offer up some general information and my thoughts on a book many of you are missing out on. Take a seat and allow me to explain why these two books are absolute must reads.
There Are No New Stories, Just New Ways Of Telling Them
Those Who Do Not Learn From History Are Doomed To Repeat It
Pretty impressive for a man who hates to take the page to five panels or, heaven forbid, more than that. He looks at the form of storytelling from a very technical point of view, and so for that you rarely get wasted pages or lines. They’re all pieces to the puzzle, even the very first one he gives you. Hundred even tells you at the start of the series that it all could mean so much, so all you have to do is keep picking up the bread crumbs on your way through the forest. And trust. In Vaughan we trust. It’s the most important ingredient for any successful relationship.