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America’s Got Powers # 7 - Jonathan Ross Bryan Hitch



The struggle for power finally gets to an end. In the conclusion of this miniseries, the creative team provides at last an answer to most of our questions. What happens when Tommy decides that it’s about time to stop giving power to others?

As we had seen in previous issues, everyone wants power. Politicians, the director of the America’s Got Powers show, the ambitious woman that many readers considered a parody of a well-known figure, etc. And the final showdown was so big that it could not be contained in the sixth issue of the miniseries, hence the need to produce one additional issue that wasn’t originally in the plans…


In the end, Tommy manages to absorb everyone’s energies and abilities, and steals all that power for himself. It’s thanks to his decisive intervention that San Francisco survives a nuclear attack. And once everyone has been saved, Tommy sends all that power to space, to an unknown corner of the galaxy where it originated.


Now Earth is once again a normal planet inhabited by normal people. With a new face and a new identity, Tommy and his girlfriend travel across America, having fun at all the news broadcasts in which Tommy is considered the world’s most dangerous teenager.


Faithful to the visual patterns established since the first chapter, Bryan Hitch focuses his efforts in a group of wonderful double page spreads. In one case we can see the director of the America’s Got Powers show floating above a crowd of excited people, and in the next one we have Tommy saving San Francisco from a nuclear detonation. Finally, we get to see Tommy shining and blinding everyone who dares to take a look at him. He has the power to obliterate those who attacked him, but he simply decides to get rid of all powers forever.


America’s got powers? Not anymore. Nevertheless, in the final page, Jonathan Ross suggests that there might be a sequel in the works. 


In case you want to check out the rest of the miniseries, just click on the following links:


http://artbyarion.blogspot.com/2012/05/americas-got-powers-1-jonathan-ross.html

http://artbyarion.blogspot.com/2012/07/americas-got-powers-2-jonathan-ross.html
http://artbyarion.blogspot.com/2012/10/americas-got-powers-3-jonathan-ross.html
http://artbyarion.blogspot.com/2013/02/americas-got-powers-4-jonathan-ross.html
http://artbyarion.blogspot.com/2013/04/americas-got-powers-5-jonathan-ross.html
http://artbyarion.blogspot.com/2013/08/americas-got-powers-6-jonathan-ross.html

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La lucha por el poder finalmente llega a su fin. En el último número de la miniserie, el equipo creativo por fin responde nuestras preguntas. ¿Qué pasa cuando Tommy decide que es hora de dejar de darles poderes a los demás?


Como habíamos visto en números anteriores, todos quieren poder. Los políticos, el director del show America’s Got Powers, la ambiciosa mujer que muchos lectores consideraron una parodia de una figura bien conocida, etc. Y la batalla final era tan grande que no podía ser contenida en el sexto número de la miniserie, de ahí la necesidad de producir un número adicional que no estaba originalmente en los planes...


Tommy finalmente se las arregla para absorber las energías y habilidades de todos, y se roba todo ese poder. Es gracias a su decisiva intervención que San Francisco sobrevive un ataque nuclear. Y una vez que todos han sido salvados, Tommy envía todo ese poder al espacio, al rincón desconocido de la galaxia en el que se había originado.


Ahora la Tierra es una vez más un planeta normal habitado por gente normal. Con un nuevo rostro y una nueva identidad, Tommy y su enamorada viajan por Estados Unidos, divirtiéndose con los noticieros en los que Tommy es considerado el adolescente más peligroso del mundo.


Fiel a los patrones visuales establecidos desde el primer capítulo, Bryan Hitch enfoca sus esfuerzos en un grupo de maravillosas páginas dobles. En un caso podemos ver al director del show America’s Got Powers flotando sobre una multitud de gente emocionada, y en el siguiente tenemos a Tommy salvando San Francisco de una detonación nuclear. Finalmente, vemos a Tommy brillando y cegando a todos los que se atreven a mirarlo. Tiene el poder para aniquilar a quienes lo atacaron, pero él simplemente decide deshacerse de todos los poderes para siempre. 


¿Estados Unidos tiene poderes? Ahora no. Sin embargo, en la página final, Jonathan Ross sugiere que podría haber una secuela en ciernes.


En caso que quieran revisar el resto de la miniserie, solamente hagan click en los siguientes links:



Originally Published at http://artbyarion.blogspot.com/2013/11/americas-got-powers-7-jonathan-ross.html


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