Monday, March 30, 2015

Powers #2

   The genius of Powers (well, one of several) is that it keeps reinventing itself.

   It started out as a police procedural about a couple of police detectives assigned to crimes connected to people with super-powers - or as they're called in this reality, "Powers."

   The series is raw - grim and gritty, with enough bad language, nudity, extreme violence and sex to get an "R" rating - if it was a movie.

   (It's now a TV show, but I have to admit that I haven't seen it - yet.)

   The effort with this latest version seems to be to get the series back to its original concept - so the detectives have lost their own (temporary) Powers, and after a brief stint with the FBI (in the last version of the series), one is now back to work with the police force - and the other seems bent on self-destruction.

   And a major mystery is brewing, as a Power is apparently behind a mass murder, and the police must sort through all the bodies to track down the source of the murders.

   It's a great series as long as you can handle the adult, hard-boiled nature of the title.

   Great story, great art, great characters, and you never know what's going to happen next! Brilliant!

Grade: A-


1 comment:

Billy Hogan said...

I thought it was a great issue as well. I'm looking forward to the dark twists and turns the story is going to take Deena and Christian.