Alex + Ada

Alex + Ada

Volume 1

Graphic Novel - 2014
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The last thing in the world Alex wanted was an X5, the latest in realistic androids. But after Ada is dropped into his life, he discovers she is more than just a robot.
Publisher: Berkeley, CA : Image Comics, 2014
ISBN: 9781632150066
1632150069
Branch Call Number: 741.5973 V4659A01 2014
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Additional Contributors: Luna, Jonathan
Alternative Title: Alex and Ada

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ArapahoeChrisP May 21, 2019

Good read about robots, love, and loneliness.

GeeksInTheLibrary Oct 19, 2017

Alex never wanted one of the most recent realistic android personal companions, but when Ada falls into his life, it changes both of them forever. Good for fans of the movie Her and other impossible romances.

JCLEdwardR Oct 11, 2016

I personally did not love the art but this is a solid comic book. If you liked the films Her or Ex Machina then I would suggest you check out this comic.

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joshua7279
Sep 22, 2016

This one digs up lots of interesting themes on love, depression, companionship, and what it means to be human. Alex is in a bad place after a break up and its quite obvious he feeling down. In an attempt to cheer him up his grandma gets him a top of the line companion robot. At first Alex is uncomfortable with the idea, but he finds himself unable to return Ada. Alex finds Ada's companionship nice but a bit lifeless and lacking. After some digging Alex finds its possible to open up her mind to sentient levels, but of course its very illegal. A great read for anyone, but the themes will probably appeal to those in their upper teens and older

ArapahoeSam Aug 05, 2016

Thought-provoking ideals of human and artificial intelligence co-existing in a future time period. Interesting to see characters develop and the struggles they go through. Anyone who ever has felt lonely in the world can relate to the desires of wanting companionship as Alex seeks for his in this great read that completes in three volumes.

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quagga
Nov 27, 2015

One of the many great things about this thought-provoking series is that it is complete in three volumes. Love it!

KateHillier Nov 19, 2015

Very, very promising beginning. In a near future, where you can go a whole day without ever opening your mouth, Alex has turned 27 and has been single for 7 months. One birthday gift he receives is the latest model android. People have androids in this world and most are happy with having them as romantic partners or just helping hands in their daily lives.

Alex never wanted one and is uncomfortable with how subservient she is - all AI is programmed that way because of an incident some years pervious. Alex names the android Ada and wants her to have opinions and a thought that isn't once that Alex has instructed her to have.

I was expecting to like this as much as I did but the first volume has done a great job of following Alex's realizations and motivations but the picture of the world you get, even in the limited way that Alex engages with it, is really really striking.

mvkramer Sep 27, 2015

An interesting story about humanity interacting with artificial intelligence. Alex gets an android for his birthday and decides he wants her to be truly sentient - which is illegal. This volume sets up a very intriguing future and I look forward to seeing where it goes.

JCLGreggW Jul 29, 2015

This thoughtful story is set in the near future where a depressed man is gifted an X5 - a female, lifelike android - by his grandmother as a companion. Alex wants more than a docile, agreeable robot - he wants more, looking for ways to unlock her true personality within. In a world that distrusts artificial intelligence due to a violent outbreak from a similar model, Alex has to go to the deep web to find answers. The deliberate pace of the story might be too slow for some, but if you're interested in a thoughtful, original look at a what it takes to be a human and how we long to connect with others, this is a great read.

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mwicker92
Apr 29, 2015

I'm not sure if this story would be something you would enjoy. But i can only describe it in one word: AWESOME!

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