Powers: Bureau #9

Powers: Bureau #9

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: Michael Avon Oeming Publisher: Marvel Icon Release Date: April 23, 2014 Cover Price: $3.95 Critic Reviews: 3
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The Eisner award-winning team of Bendis and Oeming brings you another shocking chapter of one of the most successful independent comics of its generation. Walker and Pilgrim are in Hollywood investigating the death of a true American icon. The story of how these icons came to be is one of the darkest, most fascinating secrets of American superpower history. From the writer of some of your favorite Marvel comics like ALL-NEW X-MEN and GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY!

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Liam Kelleher Apr 30, 2014

    I really hope that the next issue of Powers hits the stands soon, the writing and the art are great and a good reminder of how much of a breath of fresh air this series was when I discovered the first seven trades at my LCS. At times like these when the delays can cause confusion, I can see the appeal in going back to trade-waiting with this series but the simple truth is that these two creators are at the top of their game; I don't want to wait. While it will be exciting to see what the duo do on The United States of Murder IncI dread to think what adding another book to Bendis and Oeming's workload will do to Powers shipping schedule, hopefully it won't effect it too badly. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Booked - Julien Loeper Apr 23, 2014

    So yes, the book is stuck in a structural rut and is formulaic at times but that's offset by just how good of a story it tells. Even with all the delays (4 or 5 months between this issue and the last) and after all these years, I am still invested in the work of Powers partly out of nostalgia, and partly because it's just a fun, simple story. It doesn't strive to be anything more than it needs to be. It's just cops and feds taking down super-powered cases. It's been following the same premise and structure for over a decade and it still works. Powers " The Bureau #9 isn't perfect by any means, and it feels stuck, but it still glimmers with its strengths. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Kelly Thompson Apr 28, 2014

    Though "Powers: The Bureau" #9 is not a bad issue overall, some elements lacked clarity thanks to minor failings in the storytelling -- both art and writing. Ultimately, it was a lackluster and confusing ending to an otherwise solid issue. Read Full Review

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