Any Empire - Nate Powell

Yes, there is some wonderful artwork here and Powell means well trying to present an almost silent narrative about some small-town kids (Lee, Sarah, and Purdy) who grow up together (and apart) and how they deal with concepts of power and violence, but this is another example of an artist who is focused on a dream-like quality to his story at the expense of, well, his story. I shouldn't have to say "huh?" while reading and really wish the comics industry would spend more time editing work so that art can have meaning (or maybe comprehension is the proper word). This could have been very poignant, and sadly it is not.