Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Powers Bureau #11

   One thing you have to admit about the Powers Bureau series - you never know what to expect next.

   Even this new start to the series takes us quickly into unexpected directions.

   Creators Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming have taken the lead characters - Christian Walker and Deena Pilgrim - and have placed them in the FBI, investigating crimes that involve "Powers" (super-powered humans).

   A trip out to the west coast has landed them in a surprising conspiracy - and finds Walker in the fight for his life against the most unexpected foe of all.

   And then there's that finale, which promises to change everything yet again.

   This is not a series for everyone - it's dark, adult and brutal, but it's also smart and expertly crafted, mashing together the detective and police genre with the world of superheroes.

   It's strong on the grit, but powerful stuff.

Grade: A-





Billy Hogan said...

Powers (now Powers: Bureau) is one of my favorite comic book series. I have its Image Comics run in trade paperback, and have been collecting the individual issues with the first Icon?Marvel issue. I just hope we don't have to wait more than a month or two for the concluding issue of this storyline.

Chuck said...

Billy, I've been a fan all along, too - but the publishing schedule has been a bit rocky of late. I hope that next issue arrives on schedule, too.