Powers (comics)

From Academic Kids

Missing image
Powers.jpg
Ad for Powers Vol. 2 #1

Powers is a comic book series by writer Brian Michael Bendis, artist Michael Avon Oeming and colorist Pat Garrehy. It was originally published through Image Comics beginning in 2000, but in 2004 it moved to Marvel Comics, where the series launched Marvel's Icon Comics division for creator-owned titles. The series won an Eisner Award in 2001 as Best New Series and has also been optioned as a movie, to be directed by Frank Oz.

Story

Powers is set in a world where superpowers are relatively common, but not mundane. It follows two detectives, Christian Walker and Deena Pilgrim, police officers in a homicide department devoted to cases that involve "Powers" (people with superpowers). Walker himself used to be a costumed superhero under the name Diamond, becoming a police officer after he lost his superpowers. However, he still leverages his contacts in the superhero community in his everyday job.

Through the various cases Walker and Pilgrim investigate, Powers delves into the seediest aspects of the superpowered lifestyle: deranged stalkers, groupies, government conspiracies, drug abuse, sexual kinks, petty scams and genocidal delusions of grandeur.

Gradually, it becomes evident that the relationship between Powers and regular people isn't wholly benign, and that opposition to the superbeings is approaching a critical point. When the most powerful of the Powers goes insane and wreaks global destruction, the President declares a ban on superpower activity.

At this point the series jumps back to tell the story of how the Powers came to be, and the origin of Detective Walker, in an arc that raises as many questions as it answers.

Collected editions

  1. Who Killed Retro Girl? (collects Vol. 1 #1-6; ISBN 1582401837)
  2. Role Play (collects Vol. 1 #8-11; ISBN 1582402329)
  3. Little Deaths (collects Vol. 1 #7, 12-14, Annual, Powers Activity And Coloring Book; ISBN 1582402698)
  4. Supergroup (collects Vol. 1 #15-20; ISBN 1582403090)
  5. Anarchy (collects Vol. 1 #21-24; ISBN 1582403317)
  6. The Sellouts (collects Vol. 1 #25-30; ISBN 078511582X)
  7. Forever (collects Vol. 1 #31-37; ISBN 0785116567)
  8. Legends (collects Vol. 2 #1-6; ISBN 0785117423)

Others

Navigation

Academic Kids Menu

  • Art and Cultures
    • Art (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Art)
    • Architecture (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Architecture)
    • Cultures (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Cultures)
    • Music (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Music)
    • Musical Instruments (http://academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/List_of_musical_instruments)
  • Biographies (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Biographies)
  • Clipart (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Clipart)
  • Geography (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Geography)
    • Countries of the World (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Countries)
    • Maps (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Maps)
    • Flags (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Flags)
    • Continents (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Continents)
  • History (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/History)
    • Ancient Civilizations (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Ancient_Civilizations)
    • Industrial Revolution (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Industrial_Revolution)
    • Middle Ages (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Middle_Ages)
    • Prehistory (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Prehistory)
    • Renaissance (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Renaissance)
    • Timelines (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Timelines)
    • United States (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/United_States)
    • Wars (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Wars)
    • World History (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/History_of_the_world)
  • Human Body (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Human_Body)
  • Mathematics (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Mathematics)
  • Reference (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Reference)
  • Science (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Science)
    • Animals (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Animals)
    • Aviation (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Aviation)
    • Dinosaurs (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Dinosaurs)
    • Earth (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Earth)
    • Inventions (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Inventions)
    • Physical Science (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Physical_Science)
    • Plants (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Plants)
    • Scientists (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Scientists)
  • Social Studies (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Social_Studies)
    • Anthropology (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Anthropology)
    • Economics (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Economics)
    • Government (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Government)
    • Religion (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Religion)
    • Holidays (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Holidays)
  • Space and Astronomy
    • Solar System (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Solar_System)
    • Planets (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Planets)
  • Sports (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Sports)
  • Timelines (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Timelines)
  • Weather (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Weather)
  • US States (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/US_States)

Information

  • Home Page (http://academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php)
  • Contact Us (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Contactus)

  • Clip Art (http://classroomclipart.com)
Toolbox
Personal tools