Written by Mark Waid
Art by Jean Diaz
Colors by Andrew Dalhouse
Letters by Ed Dukeshire
Release Date: March 31, 2010
I have been reading both Mark Waid‘s Irredeemable and his Incorruptible since issue 1 on both of them. I have enjoyed Irredeemable immensely and started out pretty interested in Incorruptible with the first couple of issues. I am definitely still interested in where the story goes because after as many issues of Irredeemable as there have been, I am confident that Waid knows where he wants to go with this story. My only problem is that I don’t find myself connecting to the characters in the same way in this part of the universe.
As the story continues we get to see more about how Max Damage decided to change from world’s greatest villain to hero during the Plutonian’s massacre. As this unfolds we also see that Max has a few things he would like to look in to for his path to being a hero. I find that I am more interested in the Police Lieutenant, Louis Armadale, and the psychology behind Max Damage and his redemptive goals than I am anything to do with Jail Bait. She is a little bit annoying and hard to relate to for me.
The hero of this book is Andrew Dalhouse‘s colors. He does quite a bit of work for BOOM! Studios and does a great job with it. I really think that the colors are very important especially in an action story with explosions and gunfire. I definitely can recommend almost any book from BOOM! for the art alone. I will definitely continue to read this book for the art and in the hope that Waid will introduce us to more of Max Damage’s past and reason for reforming his life of crime.
I give Incorruptible #4 a 3 out of 5 and the series the same. I would definitely recommend it for a trade to pick up down the road. I really hope to see more from this Irredeemable universe and maybe some prequel stuff in the universe where we get to see the battles between Max Damage and the Plutonian.