Publisher: Valiant Entertainment
Release: May 7th, 2019
Issues: Livewire 1-4
Warnings: Imprisonment, involuntary procedures
I received a copy of Livewire Vol. 1 through NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review.
Livewire is a new series from Valiant Entertainment. The focus is on a single psiot and her attempt to save her people while making amends for her past. This psiot is none other than Livewire. She’s gone through so much already by the start of this volume, and that isn’t a pattern that’ll be changing anytime soon for her.
Warnings: Livewire comes up against a lot of different foes during the course of this volume. She’s a woman of color, and despite all the good she’s done, the media had no trouble painting her as a terrorist; and people believed it. She’s captured, treated worse than one would ever like to imagine, and eventually forced into an involuntary medical procedure intended to cut her powers. It’s all highly disturbing.
Livewire Vol. 1 was an interesting read, though I’ll confess that I was confused at times. I loved Livewire’s character and determination, even up against all the odds she was facing. She’s a brilliant lead for the series, and I can’t wait to see where they go with this.
I think I must have missed her introduction in another series – or at least that’s how it felt the whole time I was reading. There was backstory that I felt like I was expected to know or understand, and I got confused at a few different points because of this.
I’m more than a little curious about the other psiots that Livewire has been working so hard to protect. There’s such a major world implied during this story, and I honestly can’t wait to see more of it. What I have seen has proven to be intricate and fascinating.
I love that Livewire accepted that she’s done wrong in her past – that in her attempts to save the people she cared about, she forced other people to pay the price. I love that she’s trying to accept and atone for what she’s done. In many ways that makes her more human than the people that are pursuing her. They certainly don’t seem to have that problem.
I’m going to have to look at all of the other series out by Valiant and see if there are any tie ins for this series. I feel like there has to be something, and I desperately want to know what it is. I hope it’s as interesting as I feel like it should be.
It’ll be interesting to see where they go with this for the next volume. There’s a lot of potential here, and I for one can’t wait to see how they use it.