Powers, Vol. 1: Who Killed Retro Girl?

Powers, Vol. 1: Who Killed Retro Girl?

Brian Michael Bendis Michael Avon Oeming / Feb 29, 2020

Powers Vol Who Killed Retro Girl Heroes glide through the sky on lightning bolts and fire Flamboyant villains attempt daring daylight robberies God like alien creatures clash in epic battle over the nighttime sky And on the dirty cit

  • Title: Powers, Vol. 1: Who Killed Retro Girl?
  • Author: Brian Michael Bendis Michael Avon Oeming
  • ISBN: 9781582406695
  • Page: 486
  • Format: Paperback
  • Heroes glide through the sky on lightning bolts and fire Flamboyant villains attempt daring daylight robberies God like alien creatures clash in epic battle over the nighttime sky And on the dirty city streets below, Homicide Detective Christian Walker does his job Walker has to investigate the shocking murder of one of the most popular super heroes the world has everHeroes glide through the sky on lightning bolts and fire Flamboyant villains attempt daring daylight robberies God like alien creatures clash in epic battle over the nighttime sky And on the dirty city streets below, Homicide Detective Christian Walker does his job Walker has to investigate the shocking murder of one of the most popular super heroes the world has ever known Retro Girl He is teamed up with spunky rookie Detective Deena Pilgrim, and the murder investigation takes them from the seediest underbelly a city has to offer, to the gleaming towers that are home to immortal beings As shocking, hidden truths about Retro Girl come to light, Walker finds that to solve this crime, he might have to reveal his own dark secret.

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      • Brian Michael Bendis Michael Avon Oeming

        A comic book writer and erstwhile artist He has won critical acclaim including five Eisner Awards and is one of the most successful writers working in mainstream comics For over eight years Bendis s books have consistently sat in the top five best sellers on the nationwide comic and graphic novel sales charts.Though he started as a writer and artist of independent noir fiction series, he shot to stardom as a writer of Marvel Comics superhero books, particularly Ultimate Spider Man.Bendis first entered the comic world with the Jinx line of crime comics in 1995 This line has spawned the graphic novels Goldfish, Fire, Jinx, Torso with Marc Andreyko , and Total Sell Out Bendis is writing the film version of Jinx for Universal Pictures with Oscar winner Charlize Theron attached to star and produce.Bendis s other projects include the Harvey, Eisner, and Eagle Award nominated Powers with Michael Avon Oeming originally from Image Comics, now published by Marvel s new creator owned imprint Icon Comics, and the Hollywood tell all Fortune and Glory from Oni Press, both of which received an A from Entertainment Weekly.Bendis is one of the premiere architects of Marvel s Ultimate line comics specifically created for the new generation of comic readers He has written every issue of Ultimate Spider Man since its best selling launch, and has also written for Ultimate Fantastic Four and Ultimate X Men, as well as every issue of Ultimate Marvel Team Up, Ultimate Origin and Ultimate Six.Brian is currently helming a renaissance for Marvel s AVENGERS franchise by writing both New Avengers and Mighty Avengers along with the successful event projects House Of M, Secret War, and this summer s Secret Invasion.He has also previously done work on Daredevil, Alias, and The Pulse.


    1. This is my second or third time through this series. And if anything, I'm enjoying it more this time around. This is one of the rare superhero comics that you don't have to know anything about superheros to enjoy. (The few others I can think of are The Authority and Astro city.) Truth is, in many ways, this isn't a comic about superheroes. Or rather, I should say it's not *just* a comic about heroes. It's more a mystery and a police procedural than anything. As the main characters are cops that [...]

    2. Here’s Brian Michael Bendis’ formula for this series:Throw in a pinch of The Incredibles and a dash of Raymond Chandler and you have Powers.The skinny: Retro Girl, a seemingly invulnerable super hero has been murdered and it’s up to Detective Christian Walker and his new partner Deena Pilgrim to solve the case.Walker harbors a deep secret, one that he does not easily reveal.Along the way, Walker is saddled with a child, Calista, from a police raid.And kids ask the gosh darndest questions.T [...]

    3. Another interesting take on superhero comics. In fact this is more police procedural set in world of superheros and villains. Dialogues are believable and very well written and this comic manages to involve people with superpowers and still retain atmosphere of good detective book/tv show.Who killed the retro girl is great great volume 1 and I can tell already I'm going to love this series.

    4. It is only on Brian Bendis’ creator-owned properties that one can get pure unadulterated Bendis. He crafts his stories for trades, often in six-issue, decompressed arc. His signature has always been to bombard his panels with word balloons and caption boxes with dialogue, quips and swearing. He is indeed a potty mouth and only here in the Icon imprint that he can indulge himself, although the occasional damn and hell do sprout from the mouths of his corporate superheroes.Powers is a police pro [...]

    5. I really liked the concept here, and the plot was pretty good. The main character of the detective was fine, and the kid was interesting. The female partner was really annoying and not at all believable as a police office. Did she even detect anything? The art is not in a style I personally care for, but it worked fine for the tone of the story and it wasn't too hard to tell characters apart (despite all females having the same stereotypical comic figure).A high three (3.4, say, not quite enough [...]

    6. This is a cool police detective story. I like how Brian Michael Bendis writes the dialogues making it as real talk, how people talks in real life. Also, the mood of police investigation and how the murder affect the rest of people in the city is well managed. I like that Bendis didn't treat the readers as idiots since there are too evident clues about the case but he uses the partner of the lead investigator to speak out the doubts and hints that we got along the reading. Highly recommended.

    7. Powers is a clever blending of superhero and noir crime/mystery fiction. Superheroes not only exist, but they are a normal part of the landscape in this world. And they can end up both as murder victims and perpetrators.Detective Christian Walker hides a past that is interconnected with superheroes who are involved in the latest murder case, Retro Girl, a seemingly invulnerable crimefighter who is found with her throat slit in a playground underneath a spray-painted phrase, "Kaotic Chick."This p [...]

    8. Unlike most comic fans I enjoy a lot of bendis stuff. I know some of it isn't loved (X-men and most current comics from here) but I still like a lot of it. I especially LOVE his Daredevil/Ultimate Spider-man run. So I decided to try out powers. Always seemed like a cool subject matter. Have regular officers deal with superhero issues. Basic right? However built it's in own world it could really turn out to be something very interesting. What I liked: Christian Walker and Deena make a good combo. [...]

    9. This book was great! I've never read a comic where there is an investigation into the death of a superhero. People just don't go around murdering superheroes. But this time someone did. This was part police procedural, part superhero comic, and part super awesome! I can't wait to read the rest of this.

    10. It's a murder mystery in a world like ours but full of people with superpowers.It starts out alright. The indestructible Retro Girl is found dead. Detectives Christian Walker and Deena Pilgrim try to find out who did it.My favorite part is when the police couldn't perform an autopsy on Retro Girl's corpseNothing can pierces her skin. At one point they even apply a blowtorch on her and still her skin is unscathed. And when Walker and Pilgrim asked the (parody of famous) superheroes and villains a [...]

    11. Who killed Retro Girl?All of America is asking themselves this question on the day the body of Retro Girl, a globally beloved superhero and American sweetheart, is found, throat slit and neck broken, outside an elementary school in the city she worked and (presumably) lived in.It's up to Detective Captain Christian Walker and his new partner, former SWAT member Deena Pilgrim, to answer that question and bring the criminal to justice.Retro Girl's somewhat dangerous ties to crime boss Jonny Royall [...]

    12. My first introduction to Bendis's creator owned work and it's rather good.The art is simplistic but it grows on you.I have to read more of this before I make a definitive opinion.

    13. Book Info: This collection contains Powers issues #1-6.Other Useful Reviews: Matt Graupman's reviewABSOLUTE RATING: 3/5 starsSTANDARDIZED RATING: <3/5 stars>After the sudden death of his city's beloved superhero (i.e. Retro Girl), venerated detective Christian Walker is tasked with investigating the incident. Together with his gutsy new partner, Deena Pilgrim, the two find themselves faced with arguably the biggest case of their careers, and must outmaneuver the efforts of a rival detect [...]

    14. This is #96 of the top 100 graphic novels list.I loved this interesting new telling of the super-hero world.Heroes can lose their powers at any time, invulnerable heroes can be killed. Even the villains can occasionally be helpful.Fascinating!Christian is the powerful detective leading an investigation in the death of the most popular hero ever, Retro Girl. He also acquires a young girl who was the victim of a hostage situation. He ends up kind of babysitting her while waiting for an absent CPS [...]

    15. Bendis' mash-up of the noir and super genres was at the time quite innovative, and even today it remains one of the best. That's in large part thanks to Bendis' strong, fun writing paired with Oeming's great, stylized artwork.The heart of the book is the characters. They immediately leap off the page and make you want to learn more about Walker, Deena, and even Callista (who seems like just a one-off here, but would take on greater importance throughout the series). What's particularly notable i [...]

    16. I'm slowly coming to the realization that I am a fan of Bendis. I'm bad about looking to see who wrote the book, I'm more likely to read a character. I'm glad that I noticed that I tend to like Bendis. This book was great! I've never read a comic where there is an investigation into the death of a superhero. People just don't go around murdering superheroes. But this time someone did. This was part police procedural, part superhero comic, and part super awesome! I can't wait to read the rest of [...]

    17. Powers is toWatchmenand Astro City as The DaVinci Code is to Foucault's Pendulum. The anemic and obvious writing is only overshadowed by the nauseating copy-and-paste art of the "Anatomy? What's that?" school. If you want to read a good heroes-and-cops book, pass this one up completely and read Alan Moore's Top 10 instead. It's got fantastic writing and gorgeous artwork. Finishing Powers was seriously a chore.

    18. Ace, fantastic, brilliant. I'm biased, because I haven't yet read anything bad by Brian Michael Bendis, but I do love this. Great artwork and witty dialogue. The whole arc acts as a great intro to the series, using some of the techniques pioneered by Moore in Watchmen, and using them well. The story itself is simple, but tragically real, and puts a great spin on a number of superhero tropes. Great stuff, now for the rest of the series.

    19. Powers vol. 1 had a pretty slow and sloppy start, but at about midpoint it picks up the pace and becomes actually a pretty enjoyable read. Not the best thing by Bendis I've read so far (the best would probably be Alias, with Scarlet a close second), but it's just volume one, and I am really interested to see where this story will go in the following books.

    20. Three stars might be a bit unfair, since the writing and characterization were really top notch. I'd say this is just a purely personal rating given because at times I felt like things were dragging on too long. Four pages devoted to nameless characters saying variations of "no"? I get the point, but it was wasted space for me.

    21. Started out fantastic. Superheroes meet crime comics; character art is a little bit Samurai Jack. Dialog is Mamet knock-off (which is really fun here.) But man, does it just fizzle out by the end. Great set up, sucky sucky plot resolution.

    22. Why I haven't read this title before now is beyond me. Love the artistry in the characters. Has its own unique style. Story line is great

    23. I started reading this book a loooooooong time ago, right after I read that there was a tv show in development based on it. I got sidetracked. Started over at least twice. Time passed, the tv show came out, then the second season. I really like the show. It's a great comic book show, and while I wasn't really familiar with the characters, at least they weren't melodramatic like the CW shows (which, full disclosure, I like).Finally, I came to a resting point in my other comics reading, er, graphi [...]

    24. I did not ever want to put this down. Every time I did it was begrudgingly so. Honestly, I can't even tell you why.In truth, the world isn't super fleshed out. We know that there are powers that are out there. We know that there are both heroes and villains. We know they cause chaos enough that there is a Powers Division. Yet we don't know much more about the world. We don't know the extent to which this heroes have changed our lives. It just isn't felt. Yet, I didn't care.The characters, Christ [...]

    25. I've read the first volume of Brian Michael Bendis' Powers a while ago, but only now had the time and concentration to write about it. This won't be a proper review of the book but a simple comment as I don't remember the details.I must start by saying I'm a fan of Bendis, after having read some of his works for Marvel and now this. Powers is marvellously built, including a believable society, great characters and an interesting detective story that develops into much more than a simple investig [...]

    26. I think the "police procedural" style of storytelling just isn't my thing. I stopped reading Gotham Central after one trade for the same reason. I don't find the inner-workings of law enforcement interesting enough to support a narrative. Powers is good, but nothing gripped me. The art is nice and loose, cartoony with no real credence given to anatomy. Nothing bad--I dig the full page splashes--but it just felt functional at best. The layout bothered me on several pages, too, with it not being c [...]

    27. Enjoyable enough read, but it fell flat for me. The story didn't ultimately "matter" a whole heck of a lotWhere it loses most of it's allure for me however, is with the sudden and drastic format changes periodically throughout the book. Every once in a while the format changes to 'across both pages' instead of down the left side and then back up to the right side. In addition, I didn't like the news coverage formatting it felt out of synch and flow from how the rest of the book read.The full edi [...]

    28. Es posible que a casi 15 años de su aparición, Powers ya no resulte tan fresca y sorprendente. Es inevitable. Su mayor debilidad es lo simple de su nudo argumental, que en perspectiva resulta hasta inocuo. Tampoco el arte de Avon Oeming puede ser considerado rupturista, pero es uno de los pilares de la consolidación de un estilo cartoon noir que hoy hace nata y escuela desde que lo introdujo Bruce Timm en Batman.Y pese a lo anterior, el vol. 1 de esta serie aún se defiende en el carisma de l [...]

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