|Publication date||January-March 2003|
|Number of issues||Three|
|Main character(s)||Sarissa Leon|
Mek is a three-issue comic book mini-series published in 2003 by WildStorm, written by Warren Ellis, pencilled by Steve Rolston and inked by Al Gordon. A comic book (often shortened to simply comic and sometimes called a comic paper or comic magazine) is a Magazine or Book of narrative A limited series is a term originated by Marvel Comics referring to a Comic book series with a set number of issues Events January February March April May June July August September WildStorm Productions, or simply WildStorm, (sometimes rendered Wildstorm) is a publishing Imprint and studio of American Comic book Warren Ellis (born February 16, 1968) is a British author of Comics Novels and Television, well known for sociocultural Steve Rolston is a Canadian artist and writer of Comic books and Graphic novels currently living in Vancouver, British Columbia. Alan Gordon (b June 22, 1953, in San Francisco, California) is a Comic book artist primarily known as an Inker.
When interviewed about Mek, Warren Ellis explained that he felt that mechanical augmentation was "already happening", quoting Stelarc and the work of Kevin Warwick as examples. Stelarc (born Stelios Arcadiou on June 19 1946 in Limassol, Cyprus to Greek Cypriot parents is an Australian Kevin Warwick (born 9 February 1954 Coventry, UK is a British scientist and professor of Cybernetics at the University of Reading In the same interview, he stated his opinion that "What is art and experiment today will be high-end consumer goods in ten years, and cheap enough to be street goods in twenty years" and that "William Gibson said it smartest: the street finds its own use for things. William Ford Gibson (born March 17 1948 is an American - Canadian writer who has been called the "noir prophet" of the Cyberpunk subgenre And what is experimental, medical or military eventually finds its way down there".
The original three issue comic book series was published from January to March 2003 by Homage Comics, an imprint of Wildstorm Comics. For the American writer and educator see Richard Malcolm Johnston; for the baseball player see Dick Johnston; for the judge see Richard Johnston (judge Homage Comics was a Comic book publishing Imprint, a subdivision of Wildstorm. WildStorm Productions, or simply WildStorm, (sometimes rendered Wildstorm) is a publishing Imprint and studio of American Comic book The series was later collected as one half of a 'flipbook' format trade paperback, accompanied by another Warren Ellis miniseries, Reload (ISBN 1401202756). Paperback, softback, or softcover describe and refer to a Book by the nature of its binding.
The story is set in the near future, when the old fashioned styles of body modification have become passe. Body modification (or body alteration) is the permanent or semi-permanent deliberate altering of the human body for non-medical reasons such as sexual enhancement The newest fad, "MEK" (short for Massive Enhancement Culture), involves adding cybernetic implants, such as cell phones implanted directly into the skull. The founder of the MEK movement is Sarissa Leon, who has become a celebrity of the new fad. She returns to Sky Road, the place where MEK first took off, after learning of the murder of her former lover and fellow MEK pioneer R. J. Coins. Leon discovers that Sky Road is now the center of "bad MEK", which involves implanting black market weapons and stolen military technology. Leon attempts to find Coins' murderer, while trying to clean up Sky Road.