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Title : Powers, Vol. 6: The Sellouts
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ISBN : 9780785115823
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Number of Pages : 192 Pages
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Powers, Vol. 6: The Sellouts Reviews

  • Nicolo Yu
    2019-05-08 04:37

    This may be as close as the comicbook reader is going to get to see Brian Bendis writing Superman. But this is more his Watchmen story really. A superhero murder mystery involving a superteam with a member with godlike powers with some sex, homosexuality and nudity thrown in the mix.Bendis' world has Walker and Pilgrim to hold it 'supers' accountable but what if the perpetrator has the aforementioned god-like powers who has detached himself from human matters? How are they going to bring him in?I could see why Powers is Bendis and Oemning's best work. It's well written and the art, though cartoony, serves the storytelling well.

  • Shannon Appelcline
    2019-04-28 07:31

    So you pretty much can't review this book without stating the spoiler premise. It's (view spoiler)[what if Superman went mad? (hide spoiler)] It's been done before in a lot deconstructed superhero comics, particularly (view spoiler)[Mark Waid's Irredeemable comic (hide spoiler)], and this isn't a particular innovative take, other than the fact that it's the answer to a mystery. Nonetheless, it's well presented.The real purpose of that premise is to set up a a sea-change in the Powers universe, and that's well worth getting too. And hopefully it'll be more long-lasting that than the previous sea-change, which was Walker's three-issue long retirement following Zora's death in Powers, Vol. 4: Supergroup.The other fun part of this comic is that it openly parodies iconic heroes in a way that Powers usually doesn't. But Unity, they're obviously the Superfriends. To be precise, they're Superman, Batman, Robin, Wonder Woman(ish), Green Arrow, and Firestorm. Bendis has fun deconstructing some of the classic tropes (particularly Batman, Robin, and Green Arrow), yet still keeps his heroes different enough that they don't feel like an artificial introduction to the Powers universe.

  • Timo
    2019-04-25 05:49

    Great dramatic moments and nude Deena. Good stuff.But with this edition Bending brought in the endless talk US people love so much. Or maybe it was there already, but it did not annoy me this much.Could've been told in fewer pages, this one.

  • Daphne
    2019-05-07 07:23

    I really like it when popular culture take on existential topics, and I really liked this particular arc, but it kinda reminded me more than a little bit of Watchmen...

  • TJ Shelby
    2019-05-04 03:27

    This was as close to a Lex Luthor what-if-superman-goes-dark storyline within the Powers realm as Bendis could deliver. Great volume.

  • Korynn
    2019-05-06 00:46

    In this volume we meet another supergroup past its heyday being investigated because one of its members (involved in a sex scandal) is murdered by another power. But the whole thing evolves into a higher discussion, continuing the hysteria of the previous volume, just what are powers, and who gave them the right to govern? To mete justice? To fly high above the heads of others? And then this volume, with its nightmare scenario, when a power who murders goes mad with power...On a sidenote: What drives me nuts about Bendis' writing sometimes, other than the constant rapid fire comments back and forth that is his signature style, is that he leaves things unsaid and plots openended. I know this is because he plans to come back to it later or because he feels if he just showed you one hundred panels of red-heads he doesn't need to say, a lot of redheads. But it just irks me. I need the punchline. I need the closure. And I think it's lazy storytelling all right?!

  • Phil Bova
    2019-05-15 04:24

    This volume has been the best I've read in this series so far. The scope of the book is amazing in its rich, and complex interweaving of narrative. It has been a while since a particular series has grabbed my attention....and Powers has definitely delivered. Every volume combines the depth of its many characters, along with the brilliant story telling by Brian Michael Bendis. This series is highly entertaining. The humor in the cursing can be, often at times, a bit harsh in dialect, but the context of story provides a comedic tone when it's done...almost as if the author is making a point of presenting a realistic perspective to certain situations. Let's be honest, there are a great many times when cursing NEEDS to be done

  • William Owen
    2019-04-24 01:42

    Sellouts tells the story, presented here and there in other stories with other characters, about a superman, the most powerful guy in the world and what happens when he cannot relate to the world anymore. He loses it. Snaps. Goes insane.There's a scene in this where Deena Pilgrim just blurts out that she's freaking out, that there is no way to process this moment when the world is collapsing around their ears. I felt the echoes of relevance, I felt the chill of reading a ten year old comic book and seeing, as O'Neill put it "No present and no future, just the past, happening again and again."

  • Steve
    2019-05-08 08:34

    A subtle homage to Watchmen (and R Kelly) make for another classic volume of Powers. When a sex scandal hits the wavelengths, showing a doppleganger of Red Hawk doing sexual acts with a minor, someone murders with real Red Hawk, and Walker and Pilgrim must find out who.Unraveling the ex-members of Unity will be the hardest part, as this Watchmen style group of heroes has disbanded, and one of them might be the killer.The ending will rock you to the very core. Its on par with Watchmen.

  • Amy
    2019-05-16 07:41

    amping up the sex and shock-value which I have mixed feelings on however the overall story arc is a great one here: what happens to the undying, all-powerful superhero when he's lived for centuries and has lost faith in humanity? What happens to the world? really a 3.5 stars because I wasn't thrilled with the exploitative nature here and I'm getting a little tired of all female characters with lines having to be sexpots and not allowed anything but antagonistic relationships with each other.... this definitely doesn't pass a Bechdel test. EVER.

  • Scott Lee
    2019-04-28 01:47

    This is the first four star volume of this series for me (as i remember); all the others were fives. Oeming and Bendis do similar work of great quality here, but this one is just so dark, and the villainy so perverse and banal that it's just a really kind of depressing. Even the cops essentially give up, except for Deena who lucks into a solution to their seemingly impossible situation. No deus ex machina , this creative team is better than that, but the relative powerlessness of our protagonists is certainly brought home to roost in this volume, and it's not a pretty sight/thought.

  • Welson Chang
    2019-05-16 03:26

    So Powers: Sellouts is pretty much a story of a superman realizing that he's lost the never-ending battle and goes nuts. Kids should NOT be picking up this book without parental supervision. Lot of cursing and nudity can be found in the book. Considering how the book opens up, yeah, I wouldn't let my kids read this book if I had kids. The artwork is solid, but the story seems to be lacking. After having read it, I don't think I'll be reading it again.

  • Jordan Lahn
    2019-05-24 03:52

    Wow. Definitely my favorite volume of this series so far. Love the dark portrayal of a Justice League type group (Unity) which is composed of bitter, petty super powered people who hate each other. The flashback comic pages which show Unity fighting the alien Octopus had me laughing out loud. Perfectly and jarringly merged the campy 80s style and narration while loading the story with tons of inappropriate language and situations. Highly enjoyable. Highly recommended.

  • Simon
    2019-05-17 05:24

    Okay, here's my growing frustration with this series. Maybe I'm just not smart enough. But so many plot developments just seem to get dropped, in favour of being mysterious.Like how did this whole story end? I'm not sure, Supes just... faded away. Why?Entirely possible I'm just too dumb to have gotten it.

  • Jeff Raymond
    2019-05-17 01:36

    I've been enjoying the Powers series a lot so far. Really interesting writing, the artwork is really distinct, and the stories are really well done. This one, however, really upped the ante a bit. The story is significantly darker in this case, it tries a few new things, and really succeeds at being something special. Really, really loving this series.

  • Matej
    2019-05-13 04:37

    Another great volume, that starts similarly to one of the previous volumes, but goes in a totally different direction which makes this one of the best volumes so far.The Unity fighting the giant octopus-like alien creature is great enough to give this 5 stars.All in all, a great and interesting read, that by the end shows us that there are some big changes on the horizon in the world of Powers.

  • J.
    2019-05-15 03:30

    Bendis keeps escalating the "what's at stake" and you'd think by now it would have gone to ridiculous lengths, but even with ultimate destruction on the loose, and the end of the world very fucking nigh, he still writes very real, very believable dialogue and never forgets who his characters are, inside. Dark dark dark storytelling, but this is why he's a modern master of the medium.

  • Mary Beth
    2019-04-25 04:41

    Some elements of The Sellouts feel hugely derivative of the classic Watchmen, but unexpectedly (or perhaps not, considering how great Watchmen is), those same elements are some of the most compelling in the volume. The narrative gets off to a bumpy start, but by the time it reaches its shattering conclusion, it's making its grand themes work.

  • Mitchell
    2019-05-08 02:36

    Dark and tawdry and upsetting. And I still don't like the art much. But good. I really didn't see this series as going darker. An uncomfortable read but one that kind of makes sense in a world full of Supers and the Internet. But not a fun read.

  • Jessica
    2019-05-21 03:44

    An intensely graphic arc violence- and sex-wise... a definite commentary on the media and celebrity-fascination that has come up in previous volumes. Well done, as always. Am really enjoying this series.

  • DeAnna Knippling
    2019-05-16 03:28

    The Law & Order version of Mark Waid's Irredeemable. FWIW, I liked this version better, although I liked Irredeemable, too.The ending here is much better than in previous volumes; the coda works solidly if not brilliantly.

  • Matt
    2019-05-17 00:23

    I like this one because it throws a big wrench into the usual formula. The new crisis puts the protagonists in new roles and then there is an actual consequence from the episode. Looking forward to reading more.

  • Zach Danielson
    2019-05-25 03:29

    Expanding on some of the themes from Powers Vol. 5: Anarchy, this series continues to be very intriguing and very not-for-kids.

  • Mike
    2019-04-28 04:43

    The creepiness of this ending has always troubled me... Sonic Shock was the equivalent of Superman for this story, and his alien-ness drove him nuts -- so he starts destroying those who have lost the "way".

  • reed
    2019-04-26 04:40

    this is where the series really kicks into high gear.

  • Brian
    2019-04-30 02:42

    Definitely a game-changing ending, and do NOT let the younguns flip through this one.

  • robert sutherland
    2019-05-11 03:46

    I'm loving Powers but Bendis took it to a new level with The Sellouts. Really looking forward to seeing where it goes next.

  • Muffin Adorable
    2019-05-23 07:48

    La cabeza me acaba de EXPLOTAR. Madre mía. "Qpacha?"

  • Bill Williams
    2019-05-04 05:48

    Powers does The Watchmen. And it was great.

  • Sharon
    2019-04-26 05:51

    Individual issues on comixology