Ex Machina is published by DC Comics under the WildStorm imprint. Current price per issue is $2.99.
Publication Dates[edit | edit source]
Last Issue[edit | edit source]
- Ex Machina #49: 19 May 2010
Current Issue[edit | edit source]
- Ex Machina #50: 18 Aug 2010
Next Issue[edit | edit source]
Status[edit | edit source]
Irregular on-going series. First published in 2004. Final issue is #50.
Characters[edit | edit source]
Main Characters[edit | edit source]
- Mitchell Hundred/The Great Machine - The only known super-powered being on the planet. Former super-hero, now the mayor of New York. A political independent who gained fame after stopping the second plane from flying into the World Trade Center tower. Has the ability to control machines with his voice.
Allies[edit | edit source]
- Deputy Mayor Dave Wylie - Hundred's deputy mayor of operations. A democrat who mitchell was able to convince to help him win his seat as mayor, he is often the woice of reason around city hall having an almost encyclopedic knowledge of new york and its politics
- Rick Bradbury - former sidekick to the great machine and current head of security to Mayor Hundred. Bradbury was there when mitchell was exposed to the mysterious device that gave him his powers. he feels largely responsible for that and now does everything to protect the people in his life, especially mitchell. He once said that he identifies with the character superman when in superman I lois asks "you've got me, who's got you?" that resonated with Bradbury because he believes that "motherfuckin' nobody" has got him.
- Ivan "Kremlin" Tereshkov - A mechanic on Coney Island and family friend. He acts as mentor for Mitchell, inspiring him to don Great Machine uniform. The Russian immigrant is not pleased that Mitchell gave up his superhero career to pursue a profession he does not think highly of. Though disillusioned by the Soviet Union, he still believes in the dream of communism. Kremlin believes that it was Mitchell's cosmic purpose to become the Great Machine, and he is covertly working to ensure that Hundred is not re-elected.
- Commissioner Angotti - As police commissioner of New York City, Amy Angotti often finds herself dealing with bizarre cases linked to Mitchell Hundred and his powers. Mitchell often thinks of her as the inspiration for causing him to give up super hero work in favor of more legitimate public service.
Enemies[edit | edit source]
Minor Characters[edit | edit source]
Other Characters/Places/Things[edit | edit source]
Recent Storylines[edit | edit source]
Ex Machina #50[edit | edit source]
Ex Machina #49[edit | edit source]
Past Storylines[edit | edit source]
Collections[edit | edit source]
Hardcovers[edit | edit source]
- Ex Machina Deluxe Edition, vol. 1 - Collects #1-11. - WorldCat - ISBN 1401218148
- Ex Machina Deluxe Edition, vol. 2 - Collects #12-20 & Special #1-2. - WorldCat - ISBN 1401226779
- Ex Machina Deluxe Edition, vol. 3 - Collects #21-29, Special #3 & Ex Machina: Inside the Machine. - WorldCat - ISBN 1401228003
- Ex Machina Deluxe Edition, vol. 4 - Collects #30-40. - WorldCat - ISBN 1401228453
- Ex Machina Deluxe Edition, vol. 5 - Collects #41-50 & Special #4. - WorldCat - ISBN 1401229999
- Ex Machina: The Complete Series Omnibus - Collects #1-50 & Special #1-4. - WorldCat - ISBN 9781401280680
Trade Paperbacks[edit | edit source]
- Ex Machina, book 1: The First Hundred Days - Collects #1-5. " Set in our modern-day world, Ex Machina tells the story of civil engineer Mitchell Hundred, who becomes America's first living, breathing super-hero after a strange accident gives him amazing powers. Eventually Mitchell tires of risking his life merely to maintain the status quo, retires from masked crimefighting and runs for mayor of New York City, winning by a landslide. But Mayor Hundred has to worry about more than just budget problems and an antagonistic governor, especially when a mysterious hooded figure begins assassinating plow drivers during the worst snowstorm in the city's history" - WorldCat - ISBN 1401206123
- Ex Machina, book 2: Tag - Collects #6-10. "What forced Mayor Hundred to make one of the most controversial decisions in the history of New York politics?" - WorldCat - ISBN 1401206263
- Ex Machina, book 3: Fact v. Fiction - Collects #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." - WorldCat - ISBN 1401209882
- Ex Machina, book 4: March to War - Collects #17-20 & Ex Machina Special #1-2. "Featuring an Iraq War protest in downtown Manhattan. Plus, an adventure from Mayor Hundred's super-heroic past." - WorldCat - ISBN 1401209971
- Ex Machina, book 5: Smoke Smoke - Collects #21-25. "Mayor Hundred faces difficult decisions regarding New York City's drug laws. But will a string of brazen, violent robberies and a shocking suicide affect the the Mayor's policy?" - WorldCat - ISBN 1401213227
- Ex Machina, book 6: Power Down - Collects #26-29. "Set during the New York blackout of 2003." - WorldCat - ISBN 1401214983
- Ex Machina, book 7: Ex Cathedra - Collects #30-35. "Mayor Mitchell Hundred is summoned to Rome for an audience with the Pope. But as Hundred makes his travel plans, he is unaware of the assassin who has him in his sights." - WorldCat - ISBN 1401218598
- Ex Machina, book 8: Dirty Tricks - Collects #36-39 & Halloween Special. "A new masked adventurer is thrilling New York City but threatens to derail the upcoming Republican National Convention — and the political future of superhero-turned-mayor Mitchell Hundred hangs in the balance." - WorldCat - ISBN 1401225195
- Ex Machina, book 9: Ring Out the Old - Collects #40-44 & Special #4. "Mayor Hundred descends into the NYC sewers to learn why he was given the strange powers that helped him become the heroic Great Machine. Meanwhile, a powerful new foe reveals a terrifying plan." - WorldCat - ISBN 1401226949
- Ex Machina, book 10: Term Limits - Collects #45-50. "Will Mitchell Hundred’s new archenemy, a dogged reporter with powers far beyond those of the Great Machine, bring down the mayor’s administration?" - WorldCat - ISBN 1401228364
- Ex Machina Book Two - Collects #12-20 & Special #1-2. - WorldCat - ISBN 1401246915 - Kindle - comiXology
- Ex Machina Book Three - Collects #21-29, Inside the Machine & Special #1-2. - WorldCat - ISBN 1401250033 - comiXology
- Ex Machina Book Five - Collects #41-50, Special #4. - WorldCat - ISBN 1401254225
- Ex Machina Compendium One - Collects #1-25 & Special #1-2. - WorldCat - ISBN 9781401299897
- Ex Machina Compendium Two - Collects #26-50 & Special #3-4. - WorldCat - ISBN 9781779508041 - (forthcoming, February 2021)
History[edit | edit source]
Leftover Useful Information[edit | edit source]
Creative Team[edit | edit source]
Writer/Creator: Brian K. Vaughan. Artist/Creator: Tony Harris.
Publishing History[edit | edit source]
First published in 2004.
Future Publication Dates[edit | edit source]
Dates subject to change at the whims of the publisher or distributor. Please see the Diamond Shipping Lists for current information.
- Ex Machina Compendium Two TP: 23 Feb 2021
News & Features[edit | edit source]
- 19 Aug 2010 - Exit Machina Part 3: Goodbyes, & A Special Guest
- 18 Aug 2010 - Exit Machina Part 2: Villains, Favorites, & The Future
- 17 Aug 2010 - Exit Machina Part 1: Origins With the Creative Team
- 16 Dec 2008 - Brian K. Vaughan On Ex Machina's Final Year
- 30 Jun 2008 - Brian K. Vaughan In A New York State of Mind
- 01 Aug 2006 - Fighting City Hall: Vaughan talks Ex Machina