All Power To You
The brother from another mother
Debuting a year before Alias in 2000, Brian Bendis’s Powers also centres on an ex-superhero who investigates their own kind. But despite similarities in their former codenames, Bendis insists that the two series are far from alike. “In Powers, Walker is called Diamond and Jessica is called Jewel, so that’s my tip of the hat,” he laughs. “They’re like a philosophical brother and sister, as Walker lost his powers and was sent back down to the mortals and then had to find his way again as a human being. Jessica never lost her powers; she lost her way as a superhero, and had to find a way to make herself a whole person again. And Walker lost his way as a superhero from the biggest win while she lost hers from the biggest defeat that a superhero could be given outside of being murdered.”
Shouldn’t there be blood everywhere?