Powers Volume 10 Cosmic TP Icon 1st print NM Cond Brian Bendis Oeming


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Powers Vol 10: Cosmic TP
by Brian Michael Bendis (Author), Michael Avon Oeming (Illustrator)

Powers are dropping out of the sky, leaving bloody bodies in their wake. When one of the victims is revealed to be the cosmic guardian of our galaxy, homicide detectives Christian Walker and Deena Pilgrim find themselves knee deep in cosmic doo. And if things weren’t bad enough, Internal Affairs would like to have a word with Detective Pilgrim. All that and it’s a perfect jumping-on point for new readers! From the writer of some of you favorite Marvel Comics, (New Avengers, House of M, Ultimate Spider-Man, Daredevil, Secret War) comes a brand-new chapter from the award-winning book!

Collects Powers #13-18.

Publisher Marvel
Paperback 220 pages
ISBN-13 978-0785122609
Weight 15.2 ounces
Dimensions 6.75 x 0.5 x 10.5 inches

This trade has been worth the wait. Long term story arcs are starting to get paid off and Bendis has dug Pilgrim into a moral hole which seems to be very difficult for her to climb out of: can’t wait to see what she does next.

The world of this story had a real risk of going stale pretty quick once all the basic physics questions had been answered (what was Walker’s deep secret, what role does government play in a world like this, how does someone without powers operate effectively as a policeman in a world with powers and what psychological price do they pay etc) but Bendis has kept it fresh and really pushed his two protagonists into some great areas that make this title something more than “Watchmen the series” (unlike The Incredibles which ended up being Watchmen-lite).

I won’t say too much, but the scene with Pilgrim and the cop from I.A. is a case in point: Pilgrim gets a set of questions put to her that put a spotlight on everything she’s dealing with at the moment which then resonate through the rest of the book. When the I.A. cop drops her big suprise it just hit me out of the blue. Damn fine writing.


Near mint condition, 1st print. Collects Powers Volume 2 #13-18. More pictures in description.