Written by Mark Waid
Art by Peter Krause
Cover Art by Paul Azaceta (Cover A); Dan Panosian (Cover B); Jeffrey Spokes (Cover C)
Price: $3.99; Release date: January 27, 2010
What if the world’s greatest superhero became the world’s greatest supervillain?
Previously in Irredeemable…
The Plutonian, Earth’s most powerful and beloved hero, has gone rogue. In the past few weeks, tens of millions of innocents have died at his hands as he has rampaged across the planet. His former teammates, the Paradigm, have been searching far and wide for some way to stop him. For now their best defense is Survivor, one of their own, who has absorbed his dead twin’s powers and has forced the Plutonian into retreat — and, unwittingly, into the hands of Modeus, Plutonian’s former arch-enemy, who now secretly inhabits the body of Plutonian’s young sidekick.
Meanwhile, it’s evident to everyone in the Paradigm — including her husband Gilgamos — that Bette Noir has been keeping some staggering secrets….
So far I’ve been loving the job Mark Waid has been doing on Irredeemable, it’s been my favorite BOOM! book along with another Mark Waid written series, Incorruptible. Being a life-long Superman fan, it’s fun to see what the character would be like if he turned on the world.
Issue 10 acts as a good bridge to the next act, while nothing major happens in this issue it does do a good job of keeping the plot moving while at the same time ending on a nice cliff-hanger that made me want issue 11 in my hands, RIGHT NOW!
Mark Waid continues a strong series with Irredeemable, but I’d personally like to see Peter Krause and the art team step up their games to match the level of writing from Waid.
The Geek: Superman turned bad story continues to thrill.
The Weak: Peter Krause art not keeping up with the writing.
The Vactor Value: 3.5 out of 5