Powers #1

Powers #1

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: Michael Avon Oeming Publisher: Marvel Icon Release Date: January 21, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10
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Just in time for the debut of the long-awaited POWERS TV show comes this brand-new number one, a perfect jumping-on point for fans new and old! The Eisner Award-winning POWERS tells the story of homicide detectives Christian Walker and Deena Pilgrim, who are assigned cases specifically involving powers. If a superhero falls dead from the sky or a super villain is found dead in the gutter, it's up to Walker and Pilgrim to solve the case. But having barely survived the most harrowing case of their careers and discovering government corruption of the highest level, Walker and Pilgrim are now faced with the most difficult decision they've ever had to make. Plus: the discovery of a power no one has ever seen before! This issue - double sized for the regular price - will also include an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the making of the POWERS TV show with never-before-seen pictures from the set.

  • 10
    Comics Bulletin - John Yohe Jan 26, 2015

    This new Powers series has nothing to do with the new tv show, but is a great place to jump on with the series as a whole, though I feel like everyone who reads any kind of comic has already. Or, they should. There's fifteen years of great comics to enjoy if you haven't. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AiPT! - Jordan Richards Jan 22, 2015

    Powers #1 is a great start to this new volume of the series. While I wouldn't say this is the best jumping on point for new readers, the comic here does an excellent job of establishing almost everything a reader will need with the story and characters. The writing is very strong, the characters are great, the mystery is intriguing and artwork is fantastic. All in all, I look forward to reading more from this issue and now I must go binge read the rest of the series to catch up. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicosity - Aaron Long Jan 24, 2015

    Powers #1 is a great jumping on point for anyone looking to try the series out based on all the show buzz. It gives readers a look at the world the book is set in, some of the challenges for law enforcement in said world, and the ass-kickery that only Deena Pilgrim can deliver is on full display. Powers is like if Law & Order featured super powered humans but was on HBO and kicked all kinds of ass. If you dig the sounds of that, Powers is your book. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Jan 24, 2015

    If you can handle the adult nature of the series, and you enjoy police dramas and super-hero stories, then this is a series you should definitely be following. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Nerds Unchained - Nate Tieman Jan 27, 2015

    This new Powers series is a must-read after just one issue. Maybe I'm a sucker for police procedural stories or maybe I'm a sucker for Bendis' dialogue, but I can't wait until next month to continue the story. I regret that it's taken me this long to finally get a taste of Powers. I guess it's time to pay those library fees and see if I can't find a way to delve into the history of the Powers universe. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Eye On Comics - Don MacPherson Jan 21, 2015

    This comic has a lot going for it, not the least of which is its incorporation of a strong, female-led cast. Deena is center stage here, with Enki and Marrs backing her up nicely. Bendis has also crafted a nicely accessible script for this debut issue (the fourth first issue of Powers, I believe). I've been out of the loop with the property, as I noted, and I really had no problem moving forward from this point. Even someone brand-new to Powers would be able to appreciate the plot. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Matt Little Jan 23, 2015

    "Powers" #1 returns to the story in media res and there are questions about the status quo of many characters that will have to be revealed as the series progresses. The time off benefits the story; "Powers" is a book that influenced a lot of others in its wake, and those books in turn have come back to influence the original itself. There are a lot of stories left to tell in this universe and Bendis and Oeming are back in the saddle, ready to tell them. This is a book that has earned the right to work the story at its own pace and, if anyone has ever been curious about checking out this universe, this new volume of "Powers" is a great jumping on point. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geeked Out Nation - Jess Camacho Jan 24, 2015

    “Powers” is back and off to a nice start. I do believe you'll gain more by reading past volumes of “Powers”. You're going to ease into this new storyline just fine but there will be some questions. It's also a damn fine series so there's that added bonus. Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    Multiversity Comics - Matt Dodge Jan 23, 2015

    The return of "Powers", and the premiere of the TV adaptation, is sure to please fans of the series, but the first issue might leave them leaking a little more. The creative team of Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming include all the familiar elements, Pilgrim, Walker, Powers, crime, but it is clearly designed more as an entry point for new readers. It's an engaging and entertaining story with plenty of super-powered mystery and intrigue, with funny, and abundant, dialogue and great art. But if you have read every other issue there isn't really a whole that's new. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Critical Blast - Mike Maillaro Jan 25, 2015

    At its core, this issue was an average issue of Powers. Which isn't necessarily a bad thing. Powers is a great series, but I'm not sure this issue is going to pick them up any new readers, and veteran readers might be turned off by finding just "more of the same" here. Read Full Review

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