Powers, written by award-winning writer Brian Michael Bendis and drawn perfectly by Michael Avon Oeming is one of the those graphic novels that transcends the genre. This is quality literature and art posing as a comic book. Volume 7 of the collected trade paperbacks is entitled Forever and it is a defining moment in both the POWERS canon and, I think, an elevation of the genre as a whole. This issue tells the quite epic tale of POWERS co-protagonist, Christian Walker. Once a mighty superhero, patrolling the skies with his other masked POWERS, now relegated to detective work, feet firmly stuck on the ground, working crimes committed by or against those same POWERS that he used to fight alongside. Detective Walker's entire life has been plagued by brutal loss and a constant battle against a seemingly immortal evil. After much speculation we learn the ages-old tale to two beings, sprung from the evolutionary chain, one good, one bad, destined to battle throughout history and time, on the ground and through the air. This is one of the most original tales of good versus evil I've ever read. Give it a read. Great writing, Amazing Artwork!
Reveals the origin stories of several Powers characters, including Detective Christian Walker, and traces the roots of the long-running superhero rivalry.