Powers: Bureau #1

Powers: Bureau #1

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: Michael Avon Oeming Publisher: Marvel Icon Release Date: February 13, 2013 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6
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A new chapter of the Eisner Award-winning POWERS that sends Deena Pilgrim into the big leagues! Pilgrim is now a federal agent and dealing with the biggest powers cases in the entire country. But will this new life close the closet full of skeletons she carries with her? (Absolutely not!) And what does this mean for her old partner, Walker? This is a bold game-changer for the iconic crime superhero comic that started it all and an amazing jumping-on point for new readers!

  • 9.5
    Entertainment Fuse - Sean Elks Feb 15, 2013

    Powers: Bureau is a welcome return to the universe Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming created. While it has changed from the status quo that has carried it for so many years, it's a change that feels like the natural evolution of the series and one that doesn't change the important aspects that have made Powers so enjoyable all this time. It's still a world of mortal law enforcement trying to cope in a world full of superhumans, aliens and gods. It's still hilariously twisted in its way. And most importantly, Deena is still Deena. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Den Of Geek! - Jarrett Kruse Feb 17, 2013

    This is definitely a wonderful jumping-on point for new readers and if you enjoy it, I cannot recommend all of the previous volumes of Powers highly enough. I promise that you will tear through them voraciously, asking yourself why you never got into the series. Powers Bureau #1 has rewarded my faith in a series that I thought was dead for sure, especially with Bendis seemingly writing the entire Marvel Universe these days. Still, seeing Pilgrim and Walker together again just feels right. Welcome back guys, I didn't realize how much I missed you both. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    CHUD - Jeb Delia Feb 18, 2013

    I suspect I'm not alone in feeling that the previous Powers series occasionally found themselves getting derailed, or outright lost, due in part to the circumscription of local police taking on world-altering situations, and while they were always worth following for the issue-to-issue storytelling, the debut of Powers: Bureau suggests that Bendis and Oeming are flexing their long-term plotting muscles again. Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    IGN - Sebastian Mejia Feb 16, 2013

    Confusing timeline aside, Michael Avon Oeming's art is gorgeous. It's an exaggerated style with bold, inky lines and harsh, dark backgrounds that making Nick Filardi's colors pop. A few pages suffer from awkward proportions"I found myself wondering why Director Lange towered over everyone by at least two feet early on"but overall the action is fluid and the dialog-heavy scenes keep you interested by not re-using the same static shots throughout. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Multiversity Comics - Matthew Meylikhov Feb 15, 2013

    When the world ended, “Powers” lost a bit of the tooth and claw. Yet, as “Bureau” kicks off, it would seem that Bendis and Oeming have no intent of abandoning this fan favorite work, and the new direction for the series is a welcoming one. While long time fans will certainly notice the attitude change, this really is a remarkably nice spot for new readers to jump in and get the gist of whats going on. Lets just hope that “Powers: Bureau” can remain consistent with its release, because there is one thing that has caused the book to suffer in the past, its the delays. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Kelly Thompson Feb 14, 2013

    Regardless of small complaints about the execution, Bendis' hook for this new ongoing story is brilliant and one readers will be coming back for in droves. I, for one, can't wait to see the always stellar Bendis and Oeming execute it. Read Full Review

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