Review by: Godzilla

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Story by Jonathan Ross
Art by Bryan Hitch

Size: 0 pages
Price: 2.99

took me way to long to get the title . . .

when i picked this comic at my local store, it was mainly because i simply love the art of bryan hitch. i didn’t even bother reading what it was about and simply assumed it would be yet another comic about americans getting powers and the inevitable consequences: fighting, good vs. evil, war, whatever.

then i started reading the first page and was thrown into a world where kids with powers have to compete in a (almost) death match to determine who#s going to be on americas only super-hero team. so i read the title again and felt incredible stupid for not getting the pun.

but that aside i was really positively surprised by what i read. “america got powers” was not necessarily a new concept but mixed the genres of si-fi distopien stories, super-heroes and coming of age really nicely. although the story was relatively predictable it had enough different things going on that i could not yet predict the direction it will be going.

hitch’s art was as always brilliant although i have to admit i feel as if lately he is sacrificing detail and accuracy a little in favor of quantity. there was a hell lot going on on every page but if you looked at details more closely they sometimes felt a little flat. (but than again, this might be just nit-picking).

although saga was equally great, this simply became my pick of the week because it felt at the same time familiar (we all know those distopian (si-fi movies) and fresh (but not quite like this). i think i was just positively surprised by this.

and yes, also embarrassed for not getting it in the first place.

Story: 4 - Very Good
Art: 5 - Excellent


  1. Sounds like something to check out.

  2. I thought it was okay. The story was good but I didn’t think the characters were fleshed out enough for what was really a two-part first issue. I think I’ll check out #2 but it just feels like everyone in this world is a huge asshole.

  3. The sentiments in the review do not match the numerical ratings.

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