We3

( 9 )

Overview

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 that created them.

With nervous systems amplified to match their terrifying mechanical exoskeletons, the members of Animal Weapon 3 (WE3) have the firepower of a battalion between them. But they are just the program's prototypes, and now that their testing is complete, ...

See more details below
Available through our Marketplace sellers.
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (22) from $2.98   
  • New (3) from $28.82   
  • Used (19) from $2.98   
Close
Sort by
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any BN.com coupons and promotions
$28.82
Seller since 2010

Feedback rating:

(2334)

Condition:

New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.

New
1401204953 This item is brand new. Please allow 4 - 14 business days for Standard shipping, within the US. Thank you for supporting our small, family-owned business!

Ships from: ACWORTH, GA

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
$35.00
Seller since 2014

Feedback rating:

(73)

Condition: New
1401204953 Only 1 copy left! Clean, unmarked copy. In excellent shape! I can send expedited rate if you chose; otherwise it will promptly be sent via media rate. Got any ... questions? Email me; I'm happy to help! Read more Show Less

Ships from: Los Angeles, CA

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$50.00
Seller since 2014

Feedback rating:

(162)

Condition: New
Brand new.

Ships from: acton, MA

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Close
Sort by
We3 (NOOK Comics with Zoom View)

Available on NOOK devices and apps  
  • NOOK Devices
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK
  • NOOK HD/HD+ Tablet
  • NOOK Color
  • NOOK Tablet
  • Tablet/Phone
  • NOOK for Windows 8 Tablet
  • NOOK for iOS
  • NOOK for Android
  • PC/Mac
  • NOOK for Windows 8

Want a NOOK? Explore Now

NOOK Book (eBook)
$10.99
BN.com price

Overview

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 that created them.

With nervous systems amplified to match their terrifying mechanical exoskeletons, the members of Animal Weapon 3 (WE3) have the firepower of a battalion between them. But they are just the program's prototypes, and now that their testing is complete, they're slated to be permanently "decommissioned," causing them to seize their one chance to make a desperate run for freedom. Relentlessly pursued by their makers, the WE3 team must navigate a frightening and confusing world where their instincts and heightened abilities make them as much a threat as those hunting them - but a world, nonetheless, in which somewhere there is something called "home."

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

Douglas Wolk
The genius of Morrison's story is that he mostly resists the impulse to anthropomorphize his nonhuman characters. We3 is about the way animals perceive the world. We see the story's explosions of violence as fragmentary bursts of dozens of tiny, near-simultaneous panels, and the story's political conflict makes for an unnerving contrast with the lost pets' simple biological drives. Quitely draws them as realistically as he can, which makes their shiny, cartoony armor seem nightmarish. Even the conclusion—as dramatically satisfying as any in recent memory—might be a happy ending and might not, depending on whether you choose to interpret it from a human perspective or an animal one.
—The Washington Post
Publishers Weekly
Bandit, Tinker and Pirate are three pets who just want to go home. This collection of Vertigo's three-issue release tells the tale of a dog, a cat and a rabbit, who, like their Incredible Journey-style forebears, work together as they travel through a hostile human world. The difference here is in the awful loss of innocence wreaked by human ingenuity upon the animals. They've been bioengineered to act as military killing machines, but, as the covers reveal, they started out as house pets, and readers will feel heart-tugging empathy even as the former pets are driven to acts of shocking violence while escaping from the military. Morrison, perhaps the greatest writer in comics today, endows his animals with synthesized cyborg speech in which they express their most basic desires for warmth, food and love, as well as their attempts to process their unnatural capacities for violence. "Bad dog," Bandit repeatedly scolds himself after taking down yet another soldier. Quitely's art consists of lucid images of mayhem and sweetness that, in the most impressive spreads, fractalize to express the way these animals "experience time and motion differently." It's a groundbreaking and bravura performance. This is Morrison's most accessible tale ever, and one that is destined to be a classic. (July) Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781401204952
  • Publisher: DC Comics
  • Publication date: 7/1/2005
  • Edition description: REV
  • Pages: 104
  • Product dimensions: 6.70 (w) x 10.20 (h) x 0.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Grant Morrison
Grant Morrison has been working with DC Comics for more than twenty years, beginning with his legendary runs on the revolutionary titles ANIMAL MAN and DOOM PATROL. Since then he has written numerous best-sellers — including JLA, BATMAN and New X-Men — as well as the critically acclaimed creator-owned series THE INVISIBLES, SEAGUY, THE FILTH, WE3 and JOE THE BARBARIAN. Morrison has also expanded the borders of the DC Universe in the award-winning pages of SEVEN SOLDIERS, ALL-STAR SUPERMAN, FINAL CRISIS and BATMAN, INC., and he is currently reinventing the Man of Steel in the all-new ACTION COMICS.
         In his secret identity, Morrison is a “counterculture” spokesperson, a musician, an award-winning playwright and a chaos magician. He is also the author of the New York Times best-seller Supergods, a groundbreaking psycho-historic mapping of the superhero as a cultural organism. He divides his time between his homes in Los Angeles and Scotland.
 
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 5
( 9 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(7)

4 Star

(2)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing all of 9 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted February 18, 2014

    Bleh

    This was one of my favorite books that I've purchased so far. The artist did a spectacular job drawing each scene. The entire book is very suspenseful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted November 25, 2012

    If you want to think, great comic

    Exceptional panels within the first quarter of the book. More important, are the ethical and moral questions presented. These animals crave contact with good humans. Interaction with other types of humans is confusing and toxic as the nature of domesticated animals is to trust all humankind. WE3 wouldn't exist had they not trusted an indecent person and yet they still search for 'home'...a place with a human that loves them. After their ordeal, home would seem a phantasm, yet they persist. Ironically, the theme that I took from the reading (keep in mind I am a cynic), these animals exercised a trust in humankind that hasn't been deserved for a very long time. Please read...if you want to think.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted November 18, 2012

    The best vertigo mini

    Prepare to cry be horrified and be stunned. Welcome to grants masterpiece

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted September 8, 2012

    Just amazing.

    "We got one!! Pray God it's the cat."

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted May 31, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    A Haunting Tale

    WE3 is shocking, thrilling, captivating, and a bit disturbing honestly. At times, it can be utterly graphic, showcasing a brutal display of carnage and mutilation. But its in these moments that the artwork truly shines. Indeed, the page layout is extremely innovative and truly works wonders, pushing the grotesque action sequences forward and creating absolutely awe-inspiring scenes. Furthermore, Morrison does a terrific job of fully realizing the animal protagonists of the story and ensures that they're as believable as possible. While this comic is clearly not for everyone (but neither is Watchmen for that matter), it's message is profound and relevant. If anything, its a terribly haunting tale that entertains and moves. Sure, the cover may seem rather... odd (I seriously hope some nice grandmother doesn't go buying it for her 8-year-old grandson), but just give it a chance. It's a great comic - the excellent duo of Morrison and Quitely should attest to this.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted April 9, 2010

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted August 29, 2009

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted October 29, 2008

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted December 1, 2010

    No text was provided for this review.

Sort by: Showing all of 9 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)