Sunday, May 24, 2015

Powers #3

   The beauty of the Powers series is that you can count on it for a story filled with shock and awe.

   The language and subject matter are as raw and real as can be (at least for a series about cops who deal with the murders and mayhem caused by super-powered citizens).

   And the story constantly keeps you off guard.

   For example... in this issue we have Detective Deena Pilgrim and her partner trying to solve a mass murder mystery that involves a "Power."

   Her former partner (and former Power) Christian Walker appears to be hiding out - but he was ambushed and badly beaten last issue.

   So if he's incapacitated, who are the figures showing up wearing his old costume?

   It's another fast, compelling story - the specialty of writer Brian Michael Bendis and artist Michael Avon Oeming, who turn in outstanding work here (like always).

   This isn't a series for everyone - young readers and the easily offended should stay away. But if you're looking for hard-hitting action, this is about as rough as it gets.

Grade; A-


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