Powers, Vol. 1: Who Killed Retro Girl?
Heroes glide through the sky on lightning bolts and fire. Flamboyant villains attempt daring daylight robberies. God-like alien creatures clash in epic battle over the nighttime sky. And on the dirty city streets below, Homicide Detective Christian Walker does his job. Walker has to investigate... show more
Heroes glide through the sky on lightning bolts and fire. Flamboyant villains attempt daring daylight robberies. God-like alien creatures clash in epic battle over the nighttime sky. And on the dirty city streets below, Homicide Detective Christian Walker does his job. Walker has to investigate the shocking murder of one of the most popular super-heroes the world has ever known: Retro Girl. He is teamed up with spunky rookie Detective Deena Pilgrim, and the murder investigation takes them from the seediest underbelly a city has to offer, to the gleaming towers that are home to immortal beings. As shocking, hidden truths about Retro Girl come to light, Walker finds that to solve this crime, he might have to reveal his own dark secret.
Publish date: September 5th 2006
Publisher: Image Comics
Pages no: 207
Edition language: English
Series: Powers 1 (#1)
Powers is a clever blending of superhero and noir crime/mystery fiction. Superheroes not only exist, but they are a normal part of the landscape in this world. And they can end up both as murder victims and perpetrators.Detective Christian Walker hides a past that is interconnected with superheroes ...
In a world where superheroes fly overhead, Detective Christian Walker is a police detective who specialises in investigating superhero crimes. His latest issues are a young girl who needs him to care for her, a partner who is curious about why he knows superheroes so well and a dead superhero, Retr...
In and of itself, the story was alright. But the dialogue was a nightmare to read. I felt like my brain had developed a stutter as every character seemed to repeat at least one word per every sentence. I also had to re-read pages over and over, trying out different combinations of speech bubble patt...
Reminds me of Top Ten (even Deena reminds me of Toybox) but less preachy and distopian.
I've read the first volume of Brian Michael Bendis' Powers a while ago, but only now had the time and concentration to write about it. This won't be a proper review of the book but a simple comment as I don't remember the details.I must start by saying I'm a fan of Bendis, after having read some of ...