Top critical review
Decent, but not the series' best.
on April 21, 2006
Brian Michael Bendis, Powers: Anarchy (Image, 2003)
Welcome to a world where regular, everyday mortals and superpowers coexist side-by-side-- and, unlike most such worlds, there are a whole lot of people with superpowers in this one. Bendis and artist Mike Oeming pose the question of what such a world would be like, and for the most part, they've given us quite a satisfactory answer.
Anarchy, the fifth Powers book, hands us a string of murders of Powers, and a detective squad who can't make heads or tales of it. Finally, they go to the one person they think can get a handle on things: Christian Walker, dismissed from the force a year before for giving an interview to the press.
If you like the series, you'll continue to. Anarchy isn't going to change many minds one way or the other about the series; it's good, but not great. ***