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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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The title gives away the plot for the most part. It's a graphic novel mystery. Who has killed Retro Girl, a Power, and why?

There are two Detectives t;hat get assigned to the case. Detective Walker, a man who has his own very big secret, and Detective Pilgrim, a transfer to Homicide and Walker's new partner.

It was a great TPB and a spellbinding mystery as well, with quite a few twists and turns I didn't see coming.

Definitely a series I'm going to keep reading, but it's by Brian Michael Bendis, so that shouldn't have surprised me. ( )
  DanieXJ | Jan 6, 2017 |
Not sure this warranted a TV show (which I plan on checking out), but it was pretty good. The art is kind of "cartoon-noir", not my favorite style, but again, I get it. I think the semi-silly art takes away from the big cool idea (Retro Girl's origin), like in a serious comic it would have been a really "heavy" concept.

Loved the interviews with heroes and villains and enjoyed the comic strip story that was included in the collection I have. ( )
  ragwaine | Oct 2, 2016 |
A huge drag. Like trying to chew through sawdust. Wasn’t a fan at all. :( ( )
  ticky | Oct 16, 2015 |
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 |
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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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