Zilla and the Comics Junkies

Sunday, May 28, 2006

Powers #18

The latest Powers issue was a...  relief. 

I'm not going to pretend i wasn't stoked about the whole Det. C Walker w/ powers angle (i actually think it was/is pretty cool) but at the same time i'm super glad that Bendis and Oeming haven't taken the book in an entirely new direction (especially given how much us fans have come to love the format through what...  9 trades now?). 

I mean, Powers is what it is because it is what it is you know what i'm saying? 

This latest issue gets back to what we are used to from the book -  gritty, mature, noir crime drama focused on street level crime solving (w/ capes supporting rather than stealing the show).  Deena's internal angst is getting more and more palpable, and you can just feel the secrets she and Walker are keeping from each other coming to bear sometimes soon...  Plus we might have Walker's first ever love interest (it is the first ever right?).  Something feels shady about it... 

Good issue on a couple different levels...  B+.


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In no particular order:

Criminal, The Goon, Daredevil, Exterminators, Punisher, Hellboy/B.P.R.D (All), Powers, Godland, Usagi Yojimbo, The Walking Dead, Invincible, Conan, Ex Machina, DMZ, Desolation Jones, Fell, 100 Bullets, All-Star Superman, Ultimates 2, Loveless, and Fear Agent.

I'm recently back reading after a 15 year comics hiatus.

Zilla is not my real name.

I'm from Tejas living in VA. I'm married w/ 2 dogs. I'm an IT security consultant cranking the wheel for a big consulting firm in "real" life.

I watch the History Channel, Nat'l Geo, TLC, Mil Channel, ESPN and NFL Network, CourtTV (forensic files, etc.) and the Cartoon Network (love Genndy T's Samurai Jack and Clone Wars Adventures). My taste in movies: Gladiator, Last Samurai, Braveheart, Godfather, Tarantino (whatever), Kung-Fu (whatever), Westerns, Top Gun, Big Lebowski.

I love the outdoors and bs'ing around w/ my dogs.

In addition to being a comics junkie, i'm also a sports junkie especially when it comes to the Texas Longhorns and the Dallas Cowboys.

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