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C.O.W.L. Volume 1 : Principles of Power
by Kyle Higgins and Alec Siegel and Rod Reis and Andy Schmidt


Overview - "A flawless execution and a damned good read." - Booklist (Starred)

"The characters are rich and well-drawn, the story engaging and deeply layered." -- KIRKUS

Welcome to the "Chicago Organized Workers League"- the world's first Super-Hero Labor Union While C.O.W.L.  Read more...


 
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More About C.O.W.L. Volume 1 by Kyle Higgins; Alec Siegel; Rod Reis; Andy Schmidt
 
 
 
Overview
"A flawless execution and a damned good read." - Booklist (Starred)

"The characters are rich and well-drawn, the story engaging and deeply layered." -- KIRKUS

Welcome to the "Chicago Organized Workers League"- the world's first Super-Hero Labor Union While C.O.W.L. once stood as a beacon of hope against an epidemic of organized crime and an unbeatable "brotherhood" of Super-Villains, the union now faces its fiercest foe yet-a disillusioned public. In targeting the last of the great villains, C.O.W.L. attempts to prove its value to the world and to each other, while staving off villainy from both outside and inside its offices.


 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781632151117
  • ISBN-10: 1632151111
  • Publisher: Image Comics
  • Publish Date: November 2014
  • Page Count: 128
  • Reading Level: Ages 16-UP
  • Dimensions: 10.17 x 6.74 x 0.27 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.64 pounds

Series: C.O.W.L

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Publishers Weekly Reviews

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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2015-01-19
  • Reviewer: Staff

Picture this for a comic: Superheroes and labor negotiations in 1962 Chicago. The Chicago Organized Workers League was formed in the aftermath of World War II, when mobsters and villains overran Chicago. Now, with the last of the troublemaking Chicago Six wiped out, the future of C.O.W.L.'s contract, let alone C.O.W.L. itself, is less than certain. A comic about labor negotiations sounds like risky business, but Higgins (Nightwing) and company makes it work. Geoffrey Warner, one of the founders and the current head of C.O.W.L., marches through negotiations with Mayor Daley, and tries to keep a lid on the brewing troubles at C.O.W.L. Powerful and seedy, Warner and his approach to running C.O.W.L. is pitch perfect for the era of Robert Kennedy's Justice Department going after Jimmy Hoffa and organized crime. The unusual art looks more like paintings than comics, echoing early 60s advertisements. Warner's true face becomes much sharper when John Pierce, a detective at C.O.W.L., stumbles onto information that could destroy C.O.W.L.'s credibility permanently, opening the door to show not only what people are willing to do to win power, but what they are willing to do to keep it. (Nov.)

 
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