Absolute Power #1

Absolute Power #1

Illustrated by: Dan Mora

Written by: Mark Waid

Release date: July 3rd, 2024

DC Comics

*Minor Spoilers Ahead

 THE HEROES OF THE DC UNIVERSE ARE POWERLESS! THE TRINITY OF EVIL HAS WON! …THE RESISTANCE MUST RISE! DC’s epic summer event kicks off with a bang, as the combined might of FAILSAFE and the BRAINIAC QUEEN has at last given Amanda Waller the ability to steal the metahuman abilities of every hero and villain on planet Earth. As chaos erupts in the streets and a massive misinformation campaign sways public opinion to her side, the founder of the Suicide Squad methodically targets each superhero dynasty one at a time, starting with SUPERMAN. But even in this darkest of hours, a resistance is forming… and BATMAN is out for vengeance. It’s a shocking blitzkrieg across the globe that is decades in the making — and will shape the course of the DC Universe for years to come! Brought to you by the superstar talents of MARK WAID and DAN MORA — it all starts here!

In the realm of comic book events, it’s a rare delight to witness the inception of a saga that promises to redefine the boundaries of heroism and villainy. “Absolute Power #1” emerges as a beacon of narrative brilliance, a tapestry woven with the threads of legacy and innovation from the first page. Illustrated by the deft hands of Dan Mora and penned by the visionary Mark Waid, this inaugural issue marks the commencement of an odyssey within the DC Universe that is both harrowing and exhilarating.

The premise is as compelling as it is daunting: the heroes we’ve grown to revere find themselves stripped of their metahuman abilities, leaving the world at the mercy of a triumvirate of malevolence. The stakes are monumental, the tension, electric. Amidst the turmoil, a glimmer of hope persists as a nascent resistance, spearheaded by the indomitable Batman, begins to coalesce. This is not merely a battle for survival; it is a crusade for the soul of a universe.

The narrative is a masterclass in escalation, with each page turning the screws of suspense tighter. The meticulous targeting of superhero dynasties by Amanda Waller adds a layer of strategic depth that is as cerebral as it is visceral. The artwork by Mora is spectacular, capturing the chaos and the emerging order with a clarity that is both striking and immersive.

The echoes of Waid’s “Kingdom Come” resonate through the pages, a nod to the reformationist ethos that seeks to honor the past while boldly charting a new course. The synergy between Waid and Mora is beautifly awesome, each complementing the other’s strengths to elevate the storytelling to dizzying heights.

For fans of the genre, “Absolute Power #1” is a “show of power” by its creators. It is a must-read, a super punch to the gut that delivers an eye candy moment and a narrative banquet for the mind. In a landscape often dominated by the rivalry with Marvel, this event stands on its own merits, not merely as a contender but as a harbinger of an enthralling new era for DC Comics.

“Absolute Power #1” is not just a comic book; it is a declaration of intent, a promise of an epic tale that will leave its mark on the tapestry of the DC Universe for years to come. It is a story that beckons to be experienced, to be lived alongside the characters we’ve cherished for decades. So, brace yourself for a journey into the heart of a world reimagined, where every turn of the page is a step into the unknown, and every panel is a brushstroke in a grand, unfolding masterpiece. This mini-series is going to be the “Blackest Night” of 2024!!

“Absolute Power #1” is available on our new comic book wall and can also be placed on your weekly pull list.


Mark Waid and Dan Mora Unleash a World Without Superpowers!

Colors - 10
Design - 10
Illustration - 10
Narrative - 10
Subplot - 10


"Absolute Power #1" launches DC's summer event with a narrative earthquake, stripping heroes of their powers and heralding the rise of villains.

Genre: Superhero
Series: Absolute Power | Illustrated by Dan Mora
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