In this volume, Mayor Mitchell Hundred-formerly known as the superhero The Great Machine-faces difficult decisions regarding New York City's drug laws. But will a string of brazen, violent robberies and a shocking suicide affect the Mayor's policy? And in a second story, "Power Down," set during the New York blackout of 2003, the mayor must deal with a city gone dark. Award-winning writer Brian K. Vaughan (Saga, Y: THE LAST MAN) deftly combines big city politics and superheroes in this critically acclaimed series. Collects issues #21-29, EX MACHINA: INSIDE THE MACHINE, and EX MACHINA SPECIAL #3.