I was very slow in getting onto Brubaker, but I’ve become a big admirer in recent months. Criminal tells different stories with different characters with almost every run (apparently a sequel to ‘Coward’ is coming, so this isn’t always true), so it’s easy to jump on here with no prior knowledge. And it’s well worth doing so.
The first in a series of graphic novels by the team behind Powers. It’s smaller than comic format, hardback, 96 pages. The story is about two young sisters (7 and 13), who bicker with each other in convincing style, and then gain superpowers in an accident, the first people in their world to do so.
Powers was always a winning idea: ordinary cops investigating super-powered crimes. By now, Bendis has raised the stakes some, in that our pair of cops are investigating the death of the demigod Damocles.