Powers Vol. 3 #1
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Powers Vol. 3 #1

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: Mike Avon Oeming Publisher: Marvel Icon Release Date: November 25, 2009 Cover Price: $3.95 Critic Reviews: 5
9.2Critic Rating
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Because you asked for it, you got it... POWERS IS BACK!! MONTHLY!! From the writer of your favorite blockbuster Marvel comics (DARK AVENGERS, NEW AVENGERS, SECRET INVASION, ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN) Brian Michael Bendis and award-winning artist Michael Oeming (Mice Templar) comes a brand new chapter in one of the most successful creator-owned comics of the decade! Homicide Detectives Christian Walker and Enki Sunrise investigate murders specific to super hero cases... powers. Where super hero and crime comics explode into each other! This new number one is the PERFECT jumping on point for new readers and a glorious return to form for long time fan more

  • 10
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Nov 28, 2009

    Walker's Dean Martin routine is quite wonderful, and the flashbacks are the highlight of this issue, making me wonder what is upcoming in the rest of the storyarc. Walker's "I'm so old I don't remember all the cool stuff I've done" routine is truly inspired, sort of a reverse Wolverine characterization, where certain places, realizations or faces will bring forth memories unbidden. Enki's character is also kinda intriguing here, as she tries to get past the stigma of working for I.A. and make the rest of the cops trust her, with little success. Heck, any time a book contains a relatively graphic sex scene that's NOT my favorite part of the issue, I'm sold. That hasn't happened since 'Concrete: The Human Dilemma' a few years ago. Overall, this is a characteristically strong opening for a Powers arc, with Oeming delivering a very detailed and visually entertaining art job. I've always maintained that Bendis works best in a Bendis world, where everybody drops f-bombs and has strange inter Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Alex Evans Nov 30, 2009

    Comics bliss… This should satisfy even the most stalwart Bendis-hater. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Mania - Chris Smits Dec 1, 2009

    Giving it a grade of an A comes naturally with this book. No matter what it's new numbering suggests, Bendis and Oeming have been in full swing with this world for years, and anyone looking to test the waters should jump in now. The previous runs are collected in trades and I have a feeling that any newbies that get involved (and see this first arc through) will find themselves going back to see what they've been missing. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Nov 25, 2009

    Powers fans have reason to celebrate these days. Their beloved series is back, hilarious letter column and all. I wouldn't really recommend new readers make Vol. 3 their point of entry, but they should look at it as incentive to begin catching up. Far from being an old horse at the track, Powers remains Bendis' strongest current book in many respects. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Augie De Blieck Jr. Nov 24, 2009

    "Powers" comes back to life with a fresh start (and 30 pages of story!), easily accessible to any reader who'd take the time to open it up. For long time readers, the new status quo is an interesting one, and the hints from Bendis that Deanna Pilgrim isn't gone for long certainly casts a shadow over the opening storyline that'll be fun to watch play out. Bendis, Oeming, et. al. haven't missed a beat. While "Powers" was absent from the scene in recent months, it's great to have it back, hopefully freed from some of the production issues that plagued it on the last go-around. Read Full Review

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