Powers, Vol. 10: Cosmic

Powers Vol Cosmic Powers are dropping out of the sky leaving bloody bodies in their wake When one of the victims is revealed to be the cosmic guardian of our galaxy homicide detectives Christian Walker and Deena Pilg

  • Title: Powers, Vol. 10: Cosmic
  • Author: Brian Michael Bendis Michael Avon Oeming
  • ISBN: 9780785122609
  • Page: 426
  • Format: Paperback
  • Powers are dropping out of the sky, leaving bloody bodies in their wake When one of the victims is revealed to be the cosmic guardian of our galaxy, homicide detectives Christian Walker and Deena Pilgrim find themselves knee deep in cosmic doo And if things weren t bad enough, Internal Affairs would like to have a word with Detective Pilgrim All that and it s a perfectPowers are dropping out of the sky, leaving bloody bodies in their wake When one of the victims is revealed to be the cosmic guardian of our galaxy, homicide detectives Christian Walker and Deena Pilgrim find themselves knee deep in cosmic doo And if things weren t bad enough, Internal Affairs would like to have a word with Detective Pilgrim All that and it s a perfect jumping on point for new readers From the writer of some of you favorite Marvel Comics, New Avengers, House of M, Ultimate Spider Man, Daredevil, Secret War comes a brand new chapter from the award winning book Collects Powers 13 18.

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    1. Bendis' storytelling remains strong, and with the addition of a new colorist, Oeming's art gains a subtlety along with its more simplistic representational style. The vaguely disconnected frame story of various Spoken Word performers comes too close to the truth. I have never attended such a performance and been impressed with either the wit or use of language, and usually end up annoyed by the self-centered, angry, ill-informed practitioners. Without a drink in your hand and a friend to suffer [...]

    2. Uscite di casa per raccattare il cane un giorno qualsiasi della vostra vita, e venite tranciati in due da un "potere" che vi piomba addosso per poi fuggire (volando) via. Solo che non siete un uomo normale, siete l'ultimo millennio, l'ultimo difensore della terra dalle minacce aliene della galassia. Peccato non aveste i braccialetti del millennio al momento dell'impatto. Inizia così l'ultimo numero di Powers, dove: il detective Walker trova una nuova fidanzata (che sembra normale, peraltro) e r [...]

    3. On the spine it says "Cosimic".But good stuff. I remember when I read this the first time, I did not like the idea of Walker getting powers again. But now I did. Go figure. Good stuff.

    4. Throughout v2 of Powers, Bendis has been upping the importance of his subplots and decreasing the importance of his procedural, and that's particularly true in Cosmic. Oh, there's the story of a cosmic hero who's accidentally killed and finding out whodunnit, but it's a pretty minor part of the narrative.The heart of the narrative is on Deena, and figuring out what she's becoming. Cosmic nicely links this all the way back to her apparent killing of Johnny Royale and asks what she's actually capa [...]

    5. The longer the Powers series continues, the less enamored of it I become. I think after the epic Forever story line, my interest began to wane, which also was right around when I stopped editing the book (in the interest of full disclosure). Michael Avon Oeming does some of his best work here, especially in the Moebius-inspired outer world scenes. It's the story that doesn't hold up for me. Everyone sounds more and more the same, and the whole "spoken word night" device went nowhere. I'll still [...]

    6. I honestly hate the fact that I likeBrian Michael Bendis so much. I throw him away for years at a time, and then I find myself picking him up and devouring him all over again. It's the dialog. Pitch perfect. Occasionally too cute, too hip and referential. But funny! I like him the way that some people like Letterman. And it doesn't help thatMichael Avon Oeming draws it. And this volume? The best. Actually, if you have the same printing that I do, the text is all fucked up and pixelated. But stil [...]

    7. Powers: Cosmic is volume 10 of the Powers series. This is the first I’ve ever read the series, and picking it up late into the story didn’t greatly confuse me. I’m sure it’s better to start at the beginning, but I just happened to find this one at the library. The reason why I bring this up is to point out that it’s not a difficult series to get into. There’s some references that confused me, but that’s to be expected with any series.Powers is definitely more mature than Bendis’ [...]

    8. Reprints Powers #13-18. Pilgrim's actions get her in trouble with internal affairs and Walker receives a second chance at being a Power. With Powers, Alias, and some of his independent stuff, Bendis shows his talent. His recent work on the Avengers and the big crossover series has kind of soured me to his work. They aren't very good, they don't get into the characters' personas, and they are disjointed and confused. Here in Powers however, Bendis seems to know exactly what he is doing. He has a [...]

    9. This unfunny commedian framing device has to go.I'm glad Deena Pilgrim has graduated to unabashed villainy. I look forward to some sort of explanation of why she killed all those people in the bar.Oeming's style for this is really remarkable. He's not spending very much time on any one page, and I can really tell that most of the work is done with a uniball pen and the paint bucket tool, but it's working. If you want to make a lot of comics very quickly, this is a good way to draw them.

    10. Fantastic volume that further develops Deena's arc by introducing a real witch of an IA investigator. And in typical realworld Bendis/Oeming/Powers fashion the reader is clearly meant to dislike this character even while being forced to acknowledge that Deena darn well deserves this investigation. The volume also introduces the Powers world equivalent of DC's Green Lantern Corps or Marvel's Nova Corps and drafts a major character. Good Stuff.

    11. Wow. Another great book. And quite a bit different than previous books. And again I didn't see it coming. Still too dark. I can't say that the comedy club schtick is my favorite thing but it worked better than I would have expected - it did help that it had a point to some degree. Calista had kind of a walk-on part in this one, but a good one. And again Deena was awesome - perhaps even more so when she was not being a cop.

    12. Ho-Lee-Crap. This is astounding. I was starting to lose a little faith in Bendis with Powers going all weird on us with the last couple of books. I thought the whole Deena storyline was too heavy, or maybe just not what I was looking for in this book? But it doesn't matter because it's still important here and the book is still amazing. This changes the world of Powers. Again.

    13. Another stellar volume of Powers by Bendis and Oeming! The story line has expanded even further into the world of Powers, and seeing all these rich characters interconnect is such a delight. Each of them carries a special persona and brings it to the collective world of this book. Cannot get enough of these books.

    14. Ultimately a volume not to miss - a man goes to find his dog and is killed by a falling power. The events that spiral out from that random moment change Walker's life. In the meantime, Pilgrim wrestles with her dark secret and Internal Affairs.

    15. In this volume, Walker becomes Green Lantern, or at least the Powers version of GL. Not much else happens, but Bendis keeps me interested. Looking forward to Walker's path and I'm still very excited about Deena's narrative. Love.

    16. Series takes a turn here for the superheroic. Never read the next volume, but am confident, based on the quality of work in past volumes, that this one will be as good as those preceding.

    17. though there are quite a few grammar errors the story is excellent. such a simple design with such an intriguing set of characters, incidents, and setting. i enjoy the entire series

    18. An okay story with a great character moment for Walker, but not as good an arc as some of the early ones. Still, a great read with amazing dialogue moments.

    19. I continue to enjoy POWERS, but this one fell a bit flat for me. Only in comparison to the rest -- it's still one of my favorite graphic novel series I've read so far

    20. The bits where people are standing and talking at the mic were really obnoxious and distracting, but otherwise the plot is getting really damn good.

    21. I like this series. It's cynical and sarcastic. Superheroic Noir is not a genre I had ever expected to enjoy.

    22. Whoa. Another new direction that I didn't see coming. This series is really good at that. Millenium Guard. Interesting. Immediately onto the next book.

    23. I love this book. Not often one starts reading a police procedural that turns into David Lynch's Green Lantern. Fantastic.

    24. Advances the story for Walker and Pilgrim quite a bit in this volume. It'll be interesting to see where some of these developments lead.

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