Powers #1 Preview

Powers is the long running series that helped to make writer Brian Michael Bendis and artist Mike Oeming launch successful careers. Now, Marvel are relaunching the series, with a new #1 issue, which hits on November 25. Before that, if you want to catch up on all that’s been going on in the Powers universe in the previous series, you can grab the Powers Encyclopedia Vol. 1 on November 4. Below are a few text-free pages from #1, the covers of #2, #3 and the Encyclopedia, and the official skinny on the series.

Bendis & Oeming’s Award-Winning POWERS Returns With All New Series!

The most popular super hero crime comic of the decade returns in November with Powers #1, from the award-winning team of Brian Michael Bendis & Michael Oeming! Lauded by fans and critics alike, Powers has emerged as one of the most successful creator owned comics of our time and begins an all-new chapter perfect for readers new and old. Homicide detectives Christian Walker and Enki Sunrise investigate murders specific to super hero cases. Shipping monthly—yeah, you heard us—Powers returns not only with your favorite detectives, but also with the letter column you have to read to believe!

While developing and producing the live action Powers TV show for FX, Brian Bendis and Powers will appear on Howard Stern’s Geek Time, Saturday October 17th. This follows the selection of Powers: Who Killed Retro Girl? as the first pick of the month on Geek Time. Plus, don’t miss Bendis on G4’s Fresh Ink, Attack of The Show and more major media outlets, spreading the word about Powers!

“Powers is one of the most important books of my life,” said Bendis. “Mike and I have dedicated so much blood sweat and tears to it, and to think our baby just turned ten ears old seems crazy to me. If you dig my stuff on Spider-Woman, Daredevil, or Alias, you will love Powers. And that’s a promise.”

Never checked out Powers? Well, then you gotta hear what critics have been saying about the series for years:

“It’s Bendis’ ability to create such a wide array of human personalities, combined with the sleek, dark-hued drawing of Oeming, that makes Powers a special book…Grade A-“—Ken Tucker, EW.Com

“One of the best books on the market”—Humphrey Lee, AintItCoolNews.Com

“Don’t hesitate picking this book up. Go on. Get to it”—Hilary Goldstein, IGN.Com

“There’s no good reason why you shouldn’t be reading this”—ComicsBulletin.Com

If you haven’t read Bendis & Oeming’s Powers before, then we’ve got the antidote for your blues—pick up Powers #1 in November and find out what you’ve been missing! Plus, don’t miss Brian Bendis on Howard 101 this Saturday, October 17th, as the special guest on Geek Time from 2:00-4:00pm ET!

Powers #1 Cover

Powers #1 p1

Powers #1 p2

Powers #1 p3

Powers #2 Cover

Powers #3 Cover

Powers Encyclopedia Cover

Secret Warriors #6 Preview

SecretWarriors_06_CoverJonathan Hickman (he of The Nightly News fame) is now firmly entrenched at Marvel, and that’s a very good thing. He brings a great dramatic and creative flair to his work. The latest issue of his new Secret Warriors series hits shelves on July 29,a nd is co-written by Brian Michael Bendis, with art by Stefano Caselli. Here’s what Marvel say about the issue:


Nick Fury and his Secret Warriors have launched their offensive against Norman Osborn’s H.A.M.M.E.R., but the foot on Fury’s throat might be a sign that things won’t end well! Marvel’s most acclaimed new series of the year continues in Secret Warriors #6, as red-hot scribes Brian Michael Bendis (Dark Avengers) & Jonathan Hickman (upcoming Fantastic Four), team with Young Gun artist Stefano Caselli for the next shocking chapter in Nick Fury’s war against the Dark Reign! What role does HYDRA play in this battle? What are Stonewall’s powers? And just what does Fury have up his sleeve? Strap in for answers—and a shocking conclusion that rocks Marvel’s world of subterfuge to its core! Plus, don’t miss an exciting variant cover by Tomm Coker, celebrating the sexy 70s!

and here’s some text-free preview pages.




New Avengers and New Dr. Strange

On March 25, New Avengers #51 will be released which shows the New Avengers as they attempt to take down Norman Osborn and his Dark Avengers duplicates, while helping Dr. Strange regain his title as Sorcerer Supreme. The issue is written by Brian MIchael Bendis, with art by Billy Tan and Chris Bachalo. Preview art below.




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