Powers, Volume 4: Supergroup

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Widely considered the best storyline of this Eisner Award-winning series. When one of the key members of a popular supergroup is found violently murdered, the events that follow unveil the federal government's multi-layered control of the super-hero elite and how far they will go to cover up. Walker and Pilgrim are forced to make choices that will forever change their lives and careers... and how the world at large will see their heroes.

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Overview

Widely considered the best storyline of this Eisner Award-winning series. When one of the key members of a popular supergroup is found violently murdered, the events that follow unveil the federal government's multi-layered control of the super-hero elite and how far they will go to cover up. Walker and Pilgrim are forced to make choices that will forever change their lives and careers... and how the world at large will see their heroes.

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In what looks like yet another vision of the future in which the sun never shines, all the residents of a city that vaguely resembles New York are mystified by the seeming murder of one member of the popular superhero trio, the Supergroup FG-3. Apparently, the victim was detonated from the inside out, making a fine mess in his bathroom and giving artist Oeming a chance to really let loose with the pencils, depicting a two-page spread of gore that somehow maintains the clean and stunning lines of the rest of the book. Enter our protagonists, detectives Walker and Pilgrim. Pilgrim is a no-nonsense blonde and her partner, Walker, a retired superhero, sports the squarest jaw since Dick Tracy. As the two are having a look around the murder scene, a second member of the Supergroup, Boogie Girl, spontaneously combusts. Now the investigators have a real mystery to unravel-what is causing the members of the Supergroup to implode? Popular mythology has it that the group members were the best of friends, a trio who shared a childhood incident in which they drank a potion that gave them magic powers. The truth is revealed to be something far creepier, and Walker and Pilgrim are drawn in further and further, until personal tragedy is almost inevitable; sure enough, one of Walker's loved ones meets her destruction, further muddying the waters. Bendis has given us a very modern film noir, complete with tough talking detectives, confusing plot twists, and deep-seated corruption. Oeming leads us through this dark vision of the future with brilliant lines and blazes of light that provide a perfect counterpoint. Powers packs a stunning one-two punch. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781582406718
  • Publisher: Image Comics
  • Publication date: 8/23/2006
  • Series: Powers Series , #4
  • Pages: 184
  • Sales rank: 818,665
  • Product dimensions: 6.60 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 0.40 (d)

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