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Powers Book One
By (author): Brian Michael Bendis Illustrated by: Michael Avon Oeming
9781401287450 Paperback, Trade English General Trade COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS / Superheroes Nov 27, 2018
$39.99 CAD
Active 6.61 x 10.14 x 0.92 in 464 pages DC Comics Jinxworld
In a world where superheroes soar through the sky, follow homicide detectives Christian Walker and Deena Pilgrim on the dirty city streets below. Assigned to the “powers” special cases, they will face the worst their city has to offer.

The shocking murder of America’s superhero sweetheart, Retro Girl, has the world in mourning. The investigation takes Walker and Pilgrim from the city’s seedy underbelly to the gleaming towers that are home to immortal beings. As shocking truths about Retro Girl come to light, Walker finds that to solve this crime, he might have to reveal his own dark secret.

From creators Brian Michael Bendis (Superman, Ultimate Spider-Man, Jessica Jones) and Michael Avon Oeming (Cave Carson Has a Cybernetic Eye, United States vs. Murder Inc., Defenders), comes the entire first year of the Eisner Award-winning series Powers. Collecting Powers #1-11, the complete Powers comic strips from Comic Shop News, the Powers Coloring/Activity Book and a treasure trove of behind-the-scenes content from the making of this superhero-noir classic.

Series Overview:

A standalone graphic novel story separate from the DC Universe

Will accompany the continuing POWERS series in periodical in 2018

Previously available with other publishers, this graphic novel will be cut with new trade dress from DC

POWERS was a live-action TV series on the Playstation Network

Brian Michael Bendis is an award-winning comics creator, New York Times bestseller and one of the most successful writers working in mainstream comics

In his 20 years at Marvel Comics, he produced some of the greatest graphic novels the publisher has ever seen, including Daredevil, Ultimate Spider-Man, New Avengers, House of M, Secret Invasion, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Alias, All-New X-Men, Uncanny X-Men, Iron Man, Guardians of The Galaxy and many more

Features art from Michael Avon Oeming, co-creator of POWERS

Brian Michael Bendis will be writing both Superman and Action Comics, two series that are sure to be amongst 2018’s bestselling and most talked about comics

Rated M

Collects POWERS #1-20

Brian Michael Bendis is an award-winning comics creator, New York Times bestseller and one of the most successful writers working in mainstream comics. In his 20 years at Marvel Comics, he produced some of the greatest graphic novels the publisher has ever seen, including Daredevil, Ultimate Spider-Man, New Avengers, House of M, Secret Invasion, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Alias, All-New X-Men, Uncanny X-Men, Iron Man, Guardians of The Galaxy and many more. Bendis is also known for his the creator-owned works, including Powers, Scarlet, Brilliant, Goldfish, Fire, Jinx and Torso. He lives in Portland, OR with his family.

Author Residence: Portland, OR

Author Hometown: Cleveland, OH

Marketing: National advertising: Goodreads in-book advertising, Comic Book Resources, IGN, Newsarama

Trade advertising includes Goodreads, Shelf Awareness and Booklist

Email blasts sent to libraries, retailers and media

Ingram and Baker & Taylor advertising

Promotion on dccomics.com; goodreads.com

Promotion through DC Comics social media (Facebook, Twitter, blogs)

Support at trade book and comic shows

Promotional co-op allowance

In-store co-op advertising

In-book advertising on DC Comics/Vertigo periodicals



Publicity: National Media Campaign including National Public Radio and national print features and review coverage

Extensive online support including EW, USA TODAY, PopMatters, Ain’t This Cool News, IGN, CBR, Comic Vine, Newsarama, and various comic book blogs and pop culture sites



Author Social Media: @BRIANMBENDIS

“Bendis is the funny-pages descendant of Sam Fuller, Martin Scorsese and Quentin Tarantino…”—Entertainment Weekly

“Don’t hesitate picking this book up.”—IGN
 
“Deliberately paced, character-driven approach to storytelling, and an emphasis on smart, conversational dialogue.”—A.V. CLUB

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