Gun-totin', Chronic-smokin' Hearse Initiator (ludickid) wrote,
Gun-totin', Chronic-smokin' Hearse Initiator
ludickid

Eat it, Bendis

Okay, so I just read the most recent issue of "Powers". And goddamn if it didn't give me hope for the current plot arc.

Now, I don't say that it saves the current plot arc, which I fear is taking the series where it doesn't need to go. (Not that this isn't a story that should be told; indeed, it's a story I'm passionate about and am irked that very few people, with the exception of Neil Gaiman and the indefatigable Alan Moore, have bothered to address, and it's a story that I myself am trying to tell in my crappy novel, which will now be accused of being a "Powers" rip-off, fuck you very much Brian Michael Bendis. It's just that I'm not sure if "Powers" is the book it should be told in.) But, coming in the wake of the incomprehensible "Masturbating Monkeys" issue and the poorly written "Superman the Barbarian" issue, it shines: it's well-written and complex, if a bit given over to the sort of Big Gesture that Bendis likes to make, because he loves comic books, God bless him.

So, right as I was gonna quit buying it, thus saving me three bucks a month that I could spend on food or bills or back issues of "Liberty Meadows", I'm right back to liking it again. Goddamn it.
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