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Powers Vol.1: Quem matou Retro Girl (original 2000; edition 2004)

by Brian Michael Bendis

Series: Powers (1)

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Title:Powers Vol.1: Quem matou Retro Girl
Authors:Brian Michael Bendis
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Powers Vol. 1: Who Killed Retro Girl? by Brian Michael Bendis (2000)


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This is a classic example of Brian Bendis at his best and his worst. The beginning is great, drawing you into this strange yet familiar world. The middle starts to drag but you keep going to get to the payoff. The end is horrible, a total let down and proof that he has no idea how to make a good ending. This pattern is repeated in so many of his books it brings down his status as a writer for me. This book is the best example why. The answer to the question of who killed Retro Girl gets brushed aside because the writer has no clue as to why the audience would care for an answer. Truly sad for what could have been a really good story. ( )
  Kurt.Rocourt | May 22, 2015 |
Great art and interesting characters. My first look at this series, it is a cool universe. ( )
  yeremenko | Jul 12, 2011 |
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, Retro Girl.

It's an interesting read and while the characters kept me reading, I felt that the main female character, Walker's partner Deena Pilgrim was let down somewhat by being drawn barbie-thin and her clothes weren't very police practical ( )
  wyvernfriend | Apr 9, 2011 |
A fantastic beginning to an awesome series. Its amazing how many great series begin with a simple whodunnit. (Fables). A work of astonishing depth by Brian Michael Bendis. The artwork by Mike Oeming is great as well and suits the tone of the series. One of the strongest female characters in recent times as well.
Christian Walker is a detective who has a camaraderie with Powers and Deena Pilgrim is assigned as his partner. The series then builds on introducing various powers.
A definite must read ( )
  kaipakartik | Jun 15, 2010 |
A decent, if slightly stilted mash-up of Law & Order and Astro City. Conversational, stoccatto dialogue and strategic use of shadows and static pull-outs add to a cinematic feel. Cheap ending, thoough. ( )
  conformer | Feb 9, 2010 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0785118055, Hardcover)

Because readers demanded it, Marvel presents a hardcover collection of the entire first year of Powers in chronological order! The first three epic Powers stories are presented in order of publication for the very first time - remastered, redesigned, and reformatted! Plus all the bonus features you've come to know and love: sketchbook, scripts, interviews, galleries, original designs, and a special Best of the Letter Column, Year One! This is where the story begins! A must-have for your comic library!

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From the city's seamy underbelly to the gleaming towers inhabited by immortal beings, Detective Christian Walker and rookie Detective Deena Pilgrim investigate the murder of one of the world's most popular superheroes, Retro Girl. In the course of their inquiries they discover shocking truths about the victim, and Walker finds he may have to reveal his own dark secret in order to solve the crime.… (more)

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