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Powers, Vol. 1 by Brian Michael Bendis
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Sep 17, 12

bookshelves: graphic-novel, super-hero
Read in January, 2012

LOVE IT. Noir + superheroes = awesome.

Throw in a laconic cop, a spunky little girl (who the cop doesn't want to take care of, but you know that will be the most adorable relationship ever), a flamboyant spotlight-stealing ass of an ex-partner and an upbeat, tough, too-curious new partner and you’ve got the recipe for extra awesomesauce.

I think there’s a little too much fanservice (especially in the sketches in the back, where it was just about trying to suss out the style and thus all the gratuitous fanservice was just out of the idle perversity of under (over?) sexed male artists. Grow up, boys).

But I really, really like it and I can't wait to read the next volumes.

P.S. I originally put this on my TBR list because I’d heard there was TV show script of it floating around. It hasn't made it to the screen yet - the pilot seems to be stuck in production hell.

EDIT: This volume is still really good, but the series sadly goes downhill and gets really weird really fast. So go into it with caution.
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