Bendis' Powers series has a pretty poor take on superheroics
For decades now, comics have been taking on the meta question of what would really happen if there were actually superheroes in the world. Would we trust them? Vilify them? Elevate them to godlike status? In Powers, the world is turning on them and questioning their need to exist.Even if a supervillain is wiping out the heroes seen in this graphic novel, it honestly sounds hard to swallow that any of these superheroes, if they have superhuman powers, could fall down so easily at the hands of their killers. And the book's tone sounds so negative, I can't see why anyone would care about this tripe.
Even worse, someone is murdering them viciously. Previously, Detectives Christian Walker and Deena Pilgrim were heading up the homicide investigations, but with Walker now retired for a year, Pilgrim is forced to take on a new partner.
But I guess that explains why Bendis would have such a terrible take on the Avengers and a few other Marvel books he's written to boot. It's clear he's another of various modern writers who don't have much admiration for superheroes.