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EXCLUSIVE: Oeming Declassifies "Powers: Bureau"

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  • Posted on 15th Sep, 2022 05:32 AM

With "Powers: Bureau" launching from Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming in February, CBR spoke with Oeming about the series new threats, its double-name change and the TV pilot's status. Plus,

Michael Avon Oeming can't get enough "Powers." He and writer Brian Michael Bendis launched the series over a decade ago, chronicling the adventures of Deena Pilgrim and Christian Walker, a pair of seemingly normal cops working in a world filled with people with superpowers. The series began at Image Comics in 2000 where it remained for 37 issues before moving over to Marvel Comics' creator-owned Icon imprint where it remained for another 30 issues before taking a break in 2008. A third series launched in 2009, running 11 issues before hitting the pause button once again in 2012.


The latest hiatus came as a result of a separate-yet-related Bendis and Oeming project: the "Powers" television adaptation. A pilot was written and filmed, but apparently it wasn't what FX was looking for, so it's back to the drawing board. Though fans have wondered about the status of the series, everyone involved continues to assure that the show is still in the works.

But the duo could not stay away from the medium that launched both their careers and spawned the still-gestating live action show for long. February sees the launch of an all-new volume with an all-new title: "Powers: Bureau" (formerly known as "Powers: FBI"). With Pilgrim and Walker both moving up to bigger and potentially better things in the Federal Bureau of Investigations, CBR News spoke with Oeming about their new responsibilities, what they mean for the characters, what led to the series double-name change and the latest status of the television pilot.

"Powers: The Bureau" #1, written by Brian Michael Bendis and drawn by Michael Avon Oeming, hits stands on February 13.

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