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Power Company #6

Writer: Kurt Busiek Artist: Tom Grummett, Yanick Paquette Publisher: DC Comics Critic Reviews: 2
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  • 10
    Comics Bulletin - Ray Tate Jul 20, 2002

    The next scenes dissolve any doubt that the flashback could possibly be anything but purposely campy. The representative of corporate America isn't just greedy you see. Nope. He's looney. To prove this to the reader, he chooses a fetching bucket to wear on his head. The nuttier the villain, the sillier is his head gear. If his hilarious hat didn't clue you in to his loose grip on reality, his actions certainly will. Upon discovering Green Arrow and Black Canary trespassing on the premises, does he do a sensible thing like call security? No. Instead, he uses a dubious power to turn innocent animals trapped in tubes of liquid that makes a "bloop, bloop" noise into Barnyard of the Damned. Believe it or not, this issue is even funnier than I describe. Go, and pick yourself up a copy. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cornwell Jul 24, 2002

    A pretty entertaining issue, that one would hope intentionally had its tongue planted firmly in its cheek during its flashback sequence, as this eleven page sequence is delightfully silly in its presentation of its Silver Age style plot. I mean one has to love how quickly a misguided, but seemingly rational man suddenly changes into a full blown super-villain when he is confronted by Green Arrow & the Black Canary. One also has to smile at his rather silly power that has our heroes battling a herd of genetically mutated livestock. In the end, one's enjoyment of this issue depends on one's willingness to enjoy a harmless little visit to an era when comics placed more of their focus on the action than on its believability, and I found I was able to make this leap quite easily. Plus, the material in the present day does lay the groundwork for what I hope will be a tension filled encounter between Green Arrow & Josiah Powers. Longtime Green Arrow fans should also enjoy this return visit to Read Full Review

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