When characters in a movie are film geeks themselves, discussing funny topics we have with our own friends in real life, it makes them more relatable and, in turn, more likable. This is the first time I’ve ever seen that technique used in a comic. Comic book characters who love comic books might seem simple, and it probably is, but the comedic element that this brings to the story is what makes Ex Machina stand out from the majority that I’ve read. The use of humor is perfect for a non-horror/superhero comic. This one isn’t loaded with action, but it’s not supposed to be. It’s a comic based on characters’ relationships with one other, which is the best way to make us care about them.