Power Company #13

Writer: Kurt Busiek Artist: Tom Grummett Publisher: DC Comics Critic Reviews: 2
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  • 10
    Comics Bulletin - Ray Tate Feb 23, 2003

    Power Company is a book that simply screams safe. The presence of Dr. Polaris further strengthens that secure, hardcore DC head feeling. A Hal Jordan Green Lantern foe, Dr. Polaris is one of the few characters in the DC universe whose history actually remains practically unchanged. He narrates the book with a particular brand of madness that does not fit his characterization, and you begin to wonder if Mr. Busiek is taking advantage of the post-Crisis rewrite. His earnest words while ringing somewhat true, another example of Mr. Busiek's skillful ear for dialogue combined with an understanding of his characters, just seem to be spoken by somebody else and not the larcenous Dr. Polaris we all remember. The revelation toward the end of the book is a masterstroke. It leaves you as dumbfounded as the characters within the book, and suddenly, the narrator's out of character voice falls into place. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cornwell Feb 27, 2003

    A very enjoyable issue in that this is our first really look at how the Power Company hold up against a heavy hitter like Dr. Polaris, and while the final answer is that they got their heads handed to them, they put on a pretty decent showing before it became apparent that Dr. Polaris is far more powerful than even the JLA would be prepared to handle. The issue makes it clear that Skyrocket is a pretty capable leader though she does seem to have a problem when it comes to delegating the assignments, as she is forever taking on the most dangerous elements of a mission, even if she isn't to best suited for the task. Still the book is a pretty entertaining read, and Dr. Polaris' plan for taking over the world is allowed to be impressive enough in scope that one is left to wonder how the Power Company are going to pull off their victory. This sense of uncertainty is especially noticeable after one reaches that final page, and the group looks to be on the verge of becoming the first test su Read Full Review

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