Comics: Hotwire #3
I came into this four issue mini late, but not too late thankfully. Perhaps just in time. Based on a short story by comic madman Warren Ellis, "Hotwire" has a lot of creep and edgy futuristic weirdness going for it.
The four-issue miniseries takes place in a near-future when ghosts, or “blue lights”, roam the city streets. Most remain harmless...until a break-in at London's Maximum Security Necropolis triggers a surge of violent, brutal hauntings.
Written and drawn by Steve Pugh, the artwork in "Hotwire" is pretty striking. Realistic line work and a rather bright use of color for a horror comic, you can actually make out what you're looking at for a change! In Issue #3, the writing moves along at a quick pace, not wasting too much time on needless points. The lead Detective Hotwire is fairly spunky without being annoying and seems like a good fully realized character, even from my late to the game take. Really, the story was good enough here in issue #3 to make me want to go dig up the first two issues. It's pretty catchy.
Here's the gist for issue #3:
So if you get a chance, check it out!