Entry updated 16 January 2012. Tagged: Comics.
US Comic-book limited series (2004), published in three issues by the Vertigo imprint of DC Comics, later collected as a Graphic Novel (2005). Written by Grant and illustrated by Frank Quitely, the story follows three weaponized Cyborg animals – a dog, cat and rabbit – as they escape from the military that experimented upon them and attempt to return to their former lives. Inspired in many ways by the classic novel The Incredible Journey (1961) by Sheila Burnford, Morrison's story pulls at the heartstrings while also providing thought-provoking action. The three animals – named 1, 2, and 3 (collectively "We3") – communicate through broken, computer-enhanced English, but their mechanized and firepower-heavy bodies make it impossible for them to regain their place in human society. There is no home (literal or spiritual) for these poor victims to return to. A 2011 version of the graphic novel adds an additional 10 pages of story in a "deluxe" oversized format. [JP]
previous versions of this entry