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POWERS continues its monthly comeback!! The mystery of Z deepens! Detectives Walker and Sunshine are knee deep in a case that is so personal to Walker that its effects could unravel his life in every way, shape or form. It’s cops and capes from the Eisner Award-winning team of Bendis and Oeming. If you love Alias and Spider-Woman, you will love Powers!!

WRITER: Brian Michael Bendis
PENCILS: Michael Avon Oeming
COVER BY: Michael Avon Oeming

Price: $3.95
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Avg Rating: 3.8
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  1. The solicit says that it’s Written by Bendis, let’s hope so (crossing fingers).

  2. Dispite Conor’s melt-down over the last issue i thought in was ok.

    We’ll see what develops in this issue

  3. I think #3 was the best issue since the relaunch. So if it was written by Oeming, he can write it all for all I care.

  4. I keep considering jumping onto this with issues.  I have read the three hardcovers that are out so would I be: (a) lost (b) ruining some awesome storylines (c) fine with no major spoils?

  5. @Spoons maybe wait until this arc is collected. and start with issues from teh beginning of the next arc.

    if the hardcovers haven’t covered the entire story up until the begining of this volume than i would buy the rest in the series in tradeback format. 

  6. @Spoons The hardcovers only reprint the Image series. There are 5 trades (30 issues) inbetween the hardcovers and the current series.

  7. So this was pretty below average.  The new series in general has been pretty lackluster, I expect a lot better from this book

  8. Back to form

  9. The use of black space in this issue was beautiful.

  10. @JZga The book itself is still silent on the issue (just "Created By").  I’d still love to hear Bendis comment on how much of the scripting he’s doing as opposed to Oeming.  The first half of this book still had that recent less-than-Bendis feel of flat dialog with a lot of cursing and crudeness that seems to be in there just to suggest that this book is "mature."  But I was pleased to find that things really picked up about halfway through, after the confession scene.  I liked some of the moments between Walker and Billy Mace, and Calista’s relationship with Walker was well-done as always.  I’m curious about the next arc.  Whatever happened to Walker’s girlfriend and his green laterny duties?

    But I have to make the same complaint I keep coming back to with this book.  (Well okay, I don’t have to, but I’m going to.)  The last scene is set in "The Hickman Institute for Criminal Justice."  I am really tired of reading shout-outs to other creators in nearly every issue of Powers.  Every time I see a "Hickman Institute" or a guy who looks exactly like Joss Whedon wearing a Mutant Enemy jacket, I say "Hey!  He named/drew this thing after that other creator!"  And I am no longer in the world of Powers.  Breaking the fourth wall can be done to enhance the story, but there’s no real purpose here other than for his own personal amusement.  I wish he’d take a lesson from his buddy Matt Fraction, who was briefly starting to go a bit overboard with his cutesy "Fraptions" in the X-Books (e.g. stuff like "Iceman: Can convert his body to pure ice and freeze water; makes a mean daiquiri" ), but then became more restrained, and later acknowledged in an interview that he realized he’d been overdoing it a bit and needed to pull back.  Hell, I’d almost be willing to forgive the spelling errors that slip through this book all the time if Bendis would tone it down a bit on the references.  Maybe Warren Ellis can pop back up in the book and explain it to Walker 🙂  Or maybe I’m the only one who is outraged by this and I need to relax.  If I keep ranting like this, they might ship me off to the Remender Institute for the Criminally Insane!

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