The NZA Posted January 12, 2003 Share Posted January 12, 2003 Powers is considered by many to be Brian Michael (Ultimate Spider-Man, Daredevil, many more) Bendis' breaktrhough book, with good reason. Powers is about homicide detective Christian Walker & his partner, assigned to a special division of police force: investigating the death of superheros. Trick is, Bendis is the single best dialogue writer out there, partially due to his hollywood screenwriting. The soceity he bulids around the book is perhaps one of the most realistic ones I've seen in comics, yet he weaves the superhero element in flawlessly. Not dark & gritty like Watchmen or Rising Stars, but more like celebrities. Artist Mike Avon Oeming's a perfect fit for Bendis' top-notch writing here, as this book currently outdoes all others in way of suspense and 2-page spreads that are known for leaving readers gawking, muttering "holy shit...", no exxageration here. The book can go from lighthearted to a seen right out of Seven in the same issue. Again, i stress the dialouge because it gives the characters a dimension many writers only try for. Aside from winning Eisners & Harveys (prestigous comic awards), this is one of the only books out there that actually prints its own scriptbooks seperately for film buffs & such. I can't recommend this one enough, especially to fans of crime fiction. Many have come to know his name through his superb work on Ultimate Spider-Man but this, his personal project, is where he really shines. A huge DVD fan, Bendis makes sure the trades get out there as quick as he can, and often packs them in with extras, making them worth every penny. Having met the man, he struck me as one of the coolest guys in comics, and I'm glad to see him getting the attention he deserves. Here's Jinxworld.com, his homepage with its own massive web board & info on all his comics, great site Also, for those such as Mulan & Spiffytee who are already fans of his work, be sure to check out his earliest stuff: Jinx (crime fiction previous to this book, its currently up for a movie), Goldfish, and Torso, the story of Boston's infamous Torso killer up against Elliot Ness - this one just got signed on for a movie deal last week. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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