We3: The 20th Anniversary Deluxe Edition (New Edition)

Illustrated by Frank Quitely
Hardcover
$24.99 US
0"W x 0"H x 0"D   | 20 oz | 12 per carton
On sale Sep 24, 2024 | 176 Pages | 978-1-77952-715-8
| Mature
FOC Jun 3, 2024 | Catalog May 2024
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 who created them.

Deep inside a top-secret U.S. Air Force research facility, a revolution in cybernetics is taking shape. Using ordinary domestic animals for their test subjects, the scientists of Project AWE have created a new class of cyborgs — flesh-and-metal creatures designed to rule the battlefields of tomorrow.

The project’s crowning achievement is a trio of prototypes code-named WE3 — each one custom-built and trained to work as specialists within a team. With their nervous systems enhanced and supplemented by cutting-edge military hardware, WE3 are the ultimate smart weapons — programmable yet autonomous, loyal yet utterly ruthless.

But successful as they are, WE3 are still only prototypes, to be dismantled when their testing is complete. Inside their fearsome mechanical shells, however, are three lost pets whose amplified traits include the will to survive— an instinct which proves to be even stronger than their makers knew. Faced with destruction, WE3 runs —out into a frightening and confusing world, where they are now as much of a threat as those who hunt them. Relentlessly pursued, WE3 fights with the combined firepower of a battalion — and a faint, warm memory of somewhere called “Home.”
Writer Grant Morrison is known for his innovative work on comics from the graphic novel Arkham Asylum to acclaimed runs on Animal Man and Doom Patrol, as well as his subversive creator-owned titles such as The Invisibles, Seaguy, and WE3. Grant has also written best-selling runs on JLA, Seven Soldiers of Victory, and New X-Men, and helped to reinvent the DC Universe in The Multiversity, All Star Superman, 52, Batman, Batman & Robin and Batman, Inc. View titles by Grant Morrison
Frank Quitely was born in Glasgow in 1968. Some of his most notable work has been for DC Comics/Vertigo, including Flex Mentallo, Batman: The Scottish Connection, The Kingdom: Offspring, JLA: Earth 2, The Invisibles, Transmetropolitan, The Authority, The Sandman: Endless Nights, WE3, All-Star Superman and Batman & Robin. For Marvel Comics, he's worked on New X-Men with frequent collaborator Grant Morrison. He is also a sought-after covers artist, having drawn for Negative Burn, Judge Dredd Megazine, Classic 2000 AD, Jonah Hex, Books of Magick: Life During Wartime, Bite Club, American Virgin and All-Star Batman. He lives in Glasgow with his wife and three children. View titles by Frank Quitely

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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 who created them.

Deep inside a top-secret U.S. Air Force research facility, a revolution in cybernetics is taking shape. Using ordinary domestic animals for their test subjects, the scientists of Project AWE have created a new class of cyborgs — flesh-and-metal creatures designed to rule the battlefields of tomorrow.

The project’s crowning achievement is a trio of prototypes code-named WE3 — each one custom-built and trained to work as specialists within a team. With their nervous systems enhanced and supplemented by cutting-edge military hardware, WE3 are the ultimate smart weapons — programmable yet autonomous, loyal yet utterly ruthless.

But successful as they are, WE3 are still only prototypes, to be dismantled when their testing is complete. Inside their fearsome mechanical shells, however, are three lost pets whose amplified traits include the will to survive— an instinct which proves to be even stronger than their makers knew. Faced with destruction, WE3 runs —out into a frightening and confusing world, where they are now as much of a threat as those who hunt them. Relentlessly pursued, WE3 fights with the combined firepower of a battalion — and a faint, warm memory of somewhere called “Home.”

Creators

Writer Grant Morrison is known for his innovative work on comics from the graphic novel Arkham Asylum to acclaimed runs on Animal Man and Doom Patrol, as well as his subversive creator-owned titles such as The Invisibles, Seaguy, and WE3. Grant has also written best-selling runs on JLA, Seven Soldiers of Victory, and New X-Men, and helped to reinvent the DC Universe in The Multiversity, All Star Superman, 52, Batman, Batman & Robin and Batman, Inc. View titles by Grant Morrison
Frank Quitely was born in Glasgow in 1968. Some of his most notable work has been for DC Comics/Vertigo, including Flex Mentallo, Batman: The Scottish Connection, The Kingdom: Offspring, JLA: Earth 2, The Invisibles, Transmetropolitan, The Authority, The Sandman: Endless Nights, WE3, All-Star Superman and Batman & Robin. For Marvel Comics, he's worked on New X-Men with frequent collaborator Grant Morrison. He is also a sought-after covers artist, having drawn for Negative Burn, Judge Dredd Megazine, Classic 2000 AD, Jonah Hex, Books of Magick: Life During Wartime, Bite Club, American Virgin and All-Star Batman. He lives in Glasgow with his wife and three children. View titles by Frank Quitely