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C.O.W.L. Volume 1: Principles of Power

by Kyle Higgins (Story), Rod Reis (Art), Alec Siegel (Story)

Other authors: Trevor McCarthy (Covers), Stéphane Perger (Additional art, issue #4), Eric Wight (Logo)

Other authors: See the other authors section.

Series: C.O.W.L. (1-5)

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ARC provided by NetGalley for an honest review.

I enjoyed this. The storyline is intriguing and the art was great. I had a little trouble keeping the characters straight - I wished the "confidential files" had been at the beginning of the story rather than at the end. It helped a lot in terms of who was who and with backstory as well. I knew little about Chicago history, but this was a great blend of history, crime, thriller, and drama. I'm looking forward to reading the next installment. ( )
  EllAreBee | Sep 19, 2016 |
Beautiful art, nifty angle on superheroes (and boy am I tired of superheroes), and lots of juicy union politics. I'm pleasantly surprised at how much I liked this. ( )
  KateSherrod | Aug 1, 2016 |
I received this from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

I liked this one, especially the back-and-forth between the COWL union representatives and the Chicago reps. The story reminded me of a cross between The Watchmen (superheroes with major emotional and psychological problems) and The Incredible (superheroes no longer "needed" by the people they're protecting).

I'll definitely be looking for the next volume in this series. ( )
  ssimon2000 | May 31, 2016 |
I like the concept of this book and the overarching elements of the story. However, the writing style isn't really my thing. ( )
  EllsbethB | Mar 11, 2016 |
Superhero / detective team with human traits

This comic collection deals with a crime-fighting team of powered and unpowered individuals who argue and share the normal problems that we all face. Reminiscent of Watchmen, the story relates the rise and downfall of the team as well as corruption in high places.

I found the art difficult to deal with at first as it’s not always possible to distinguish who is who. I’m also not a great fan of painted artwork which is what it looks like to me.

However a good story ending on a bit of a cliffhanger – before Volume 2 no doubt.
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  PaulAllard | Dec 9, 2015 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Higgins, KyleStoryprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Reis, RodArtmain authorall editionsconfirmed
Siegel, AlecStorymain authorall editionsconfirmed
McCarthy, TrevorCoverssecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Perger, StéphaneAdditional art, issue #4secondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Wight, EricLogosecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Bloom, RichDesignsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Peteri, TroyLetterssecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Schmidt, AndyEditssecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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