Powers, Volume 1: Who Killed Retro Girl?

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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 night-time sky. And on the dirty city streets below, homicide detective Christian Walker does his job. He has to investigate the shocking murder of one of the world's most popular superheroes, Retro Girl. Walker has teamed up with spunky rookie, Deena Pilgrim, as the murder investigation takes them from the seediest underbelly the city has to offer...
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Overview

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 night-time sky. And on the dirty city streets below, homicide detective Christian Walker does his job. He has to investigate the shocking murder of one of the world's most popular superheroes, Retro Girl. Walker has teamed up with spunky rookie, Deena Pilgrim, as the murder investigation takes them from the seediest underbelly the city has to offer to the gleaming towers that are home to immortal beings. As hidden truths about Retro Girl come to light, Walker finds that to solve this crime, he may have to reveal a dark secret.

Author Biography: Brian Michael Bendis is the Author of Powers, Torso, Jinx, Goldfish and Fire, all from Image Comics, as well as Fortune & Glory (Oni Press), Sam and Twitch (Todd McFarlane Productions) and Ultimate Spider-Man (Marvel Comics). Bendis is widely considered one of the top writers of comics working today.

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★ 06/01/2014
This first volume of a brilliant 15-volume series focuses on Walker and Pilgrim, two detectives who are on the "powers" beat in a version of Chicago in which superheroes are the norm but have a way of frequently turning up dead. Filled with plot twists, this series both exalts superheroes and places them in a real-world context. (Ongoing series.) (LJ 12/11)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781582401836
  • Publisher: Image Comics
  • Publication date: 1/5/2001
  • Series: Powers Series
  • Edition description: Not Appropriate For Children
  • Pages: 207
  • Product dimensions: 6.62 (w) x 10.28 (h) x 0.47 (d)

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  • Posted February 6, 2010

    Powers: Who Killed Retro Girl?

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