Reviewed this week, in ascending order of awesome:
All-New, All-Different Avengers #9
Kaijumax: Season Two #1
Darth Vader #20
Southern Bastards #14
-POOR, POOR POWERS
By this point I have to wonder if it’s because of its piss-poor release schedule, or if Bendis is just out of story to tell, but I feel like Powers had about 50 issues of powerhouse storytelling and since then…just blips of greatness floating in a mire of bland. This six issue deep volume (which I believe was excited about season 1 of Powers on Playstation Network when it began, and six issues later is trumpeting the arrival of season 2) has been a mess. The previous story, Powers: Bureau, didn’t hit its stride for its dozen or so issues. I don’t even remember anything that happened in Vol. 3, and at least half of Vol. 2 was missing its spark. But I’m never going to stop buying it, because the first 9 or 10 story arcs are among the best that comics have to offer, and now I have to see what happens to these characters until they’re dead in the ground.