Collecting together three unique storylines of the Eisner Award-winning series from issues #11 - 16. Mayor Mitchell Hundred must make a difficult decision about his own future, becomes part of a shocking trial complicated by the unexpected arrival of an all-new superhero, and leaves New York City for the first time since his election to embark on a strange adventure.
Written by Brian K. Vaughan; featuring art by Tony Harris and Tom Feister, with cover art by Harris.
DC, paperback, 144 pages, published April 2006
From the Kirkus review: Ex Machina Vol.3:Fact v.Fiction uses “superheroes as a metaphor to talk about our world,” says writer Brian K. Vaughan. It details the mayoral tenure of Mitchell Hundred, the world’s only superhero—but one who has given up his costume to play the role of public administrator. Vaughan and co-creator Tony Harris try to answer the question of whether heroes truly exist in our world, or whether we create them out of necessity. “Honestly, movies handle over-the-top action much better than comics do,” says Vaughan. “I think the intimate nature of our medium is much better suited to human drama.”