Powers #9 Review


Reviewer: Tim Sheridan
Story Title: N/A

Written by: Brian Michael Bendis
Art by: Mike Avon Oeming
Colored by: Peter Pantazis
Lettered by: Ken Bruzenak
Editor: James Lucas Jones and KC McCrory
Design by: Keith Wood
Publisher: Icon > Marvel Comics

What can I say about Powers? It’s always a good book. Going into an issue, I always know it’s going to entertain me. And this issue is just more of the same. Which is not a bad thing at all.

Quite the opposite. It’s just, there isn’t much else to say about the issue itself. It’s just a portion of the whole story.

While I enjoy each issue of this series, it’s a series that does read much better in trade. Everything just flows better for Powers that way.
But this issue was of course enjoyable on it’s own. The Bendis dialogue here was in rare form, and was a hoot from start to finish. Oemings art is always clear and precise, and the panels unfold in an amazing fashion.
But I could say that about every issue of Powers. The book is at the top of it’s game. It knows exactly what kind of story it wants to tell, at what speed, and at what tone.

I’m sorry I can’t say much more about it. If you’re reading this, chances are you have already read this issue. You know it’s good. If for some reason, you have not read this issue, by all means, wait for the trade…even if I can’t.