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Powers, Vol. 9: Psychotic (v. 9) Paperback – February 8, 2006

Book 9 of 14 in the Powers Series

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 200 pages
  • Publisher: Marvel (February 8, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0785117431
  • ISBN-13: 978-0785117438
  • Product Dimensions: 6.6 x 0.5 x 10.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #101,828 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Brian Michael Bendis is an award winning comics creator and one of the most successful writers working in mainstream comics. For the last eleven years, Brian's books have consistently sat on the top of the nationwide comic and graphic novel sales charts.
Brian is currently helming a renaissance for Marvel's popular AVENGERS franchise by writing every issue of the NEW AVENGERS plus debuting the hit books MIGHTY AVENGERS and DARK AVENGERS along with the wildly successful 'event' projects HOUSE OF M, SECRET WAR, SECRET INVASION, and SIEGE.
This summer will see the blockbuster new line-ups for AVENGERS and NEW AVENGERS.
Other recent projects include the groundbreaking SPIDER-WOMAN MOTION COMIC, that debuted number one on iTunes TV sales chart and the New York Times best selling HALO graphic novel.
Brian is one of the premiere architects of Marvel comic's Ultimate line of comics. A line of comics specifically created for the new generation of comics reader. He has written every issue of ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN since it's best selling launch in 1999, and has also written ULTIMATE FANTASTIC FOUR, X-MEN, MARVEL TEAM UP, ORIGIN, SIX and the ENEMY trilogy.
He is creator of the JINX line of crime comics published by image comics. This line has spawned the graphic novels GOLDFISH, FIRE, JINX, TORSO (w/ Marc Andreyko) and TOTAL SELL OUT.
Brian's other projects include the Eisner award winning "POWERS" (w/Mike Oeming) from Marvel's creator owned imprint ICON, and the Hollywood tell all "FORTUNE AND GLORY'. Entertainment Weekly gave both projects an "A." SONY and FX networks are currently developing POWERS for series with Brian as exec producer.
Brian is currently adapting his spy graphic novel FIRE for Universal Pictures as a starring vehicle for Zac Efron.
Brian is a member of Marvel studios creative committee, which consults on their numerous ongoing film projects. He has consulted on IRON-MAN and IRON MAN 2 and is currently consulting on THE FIRST AVENGERS: CAPTAIN AMERICA, THOR and THE AVENGERS
Brian has won five prestigious EISNER awards, including 'Best Writer of the year' two years in a row. He has also won over two dozen Wizard comic awards. Brian is the recipient of the Cleveland Press 'Excellence in Journalism' Award and was named "Best Writer of the Year." by Wizard Magazine and Comic Buyer's Guide for three consecutive years.
He lives in Portland, Oregon with his wife Alisa, his gorgeous daughters Olivia and Sabrina and his dogs Lucky, Max and Buster.

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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By DJ Joe Sixpack HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWER on March 12, 2006
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Reading a new collection of "Powers" stories is like when a new season of "The Sopranos" comes out on DVD... It's so good, so well-written and so well-paced... and it flies by so damn fast! I zoomed through this book in a day, and was so bummed when it was done... Can't wait for the next book to come out.

"Powers" is a cop's-eye view of the world of superheros and supervillains; sure, they can zap the city into rubble, but somebody has to clean up the mess... and file the paperwork. In this volume, Det. Deena Pilgrim grapples with her newly developed superpowers... which, so far, only she knows about. Some more history about the super-community, and Deena's introduction to the police force. But where that is all heading seems very much up in the air right now! If you've been following the story this far, you'll be on the edge of your seat all the way through this one. Another winner from Bendis and Oeming. [©2006 joesixpack at slipcue dot com]
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Rac A. Powsky on March 26, 2011
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When I was first thinking about reviewing this book, I was going to give it a 2 or 3 star dismissal. I liked it well enough but there was a lot of gratuitous fights and profanity and it seemed rather cute for the sake of being cute. I thought that the ending was a bit of a disappointment and the conceit of having angry internet posters debating the death of a character a little too much like Watchmen.

But when I read the interview, I realized how much this story was part of a larger whole. I appreciated the way it worked on its own and how Bendis and Oeming were creating a world storyline in which the role of heroes is strained. Using heroes as a metaphor for rock stars is rather brilliant.

I also like the way the art goes between really cartoonish and noir. I also like the way Oeming purposefully makes the superheroes look like Marshal Law: Fear and Loathing (Marshal Law (Graphic Novels)). It seems light at first but then it gets very addictive.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer VINE VOICE on March 1, 2006
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Having read the last 8 volumes, this one continues on in the same great style. Bendis writes this book so well. The art is up to the same great quality and style as the other books. The story continues developing the same great characters. If you've read the others, you'll be happy with this one.
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on June 28, 2006
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"Powers" looks at super-beings from the viewpoint of the police officers who have to deal with them. How do "normal" detectives track down, encounter and arrest people who have super-powers? In this volume, the problem is even more complicated: a former superhero has sold his costume and the source of his abilities on eBay, and the new owner is using them to commit murders!

Brian Michael Bendis is a fresh voice among writers, and tells a captivating tale in the "Powers" series. "Psychotic" may be the best volume yet. Highly recommended.
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