The GoD List: Comics For August 29, 2012

Each and every week “No! No! No!” MK2Fac3 and “Lord Mackleroy” Henchman21 read a lot of comics. Seriously you guys, a lot of comics. Maybe too many comics. I mean, it is possible”¦ theoretically. They look forward to some more than others, I mean, who doesn’t? So, let’s take a look into the depths of their pull lists, grab some comics, and we’ll let YOU know what the top books to look forward to are for the week of August 29, 2012. Single issues and trades, they’re all here.

While off at wrestling bootcamp, I learned a many things. I learned the art of the double turn, how to properly hip toss my opponents, while transitioning into the “No Lock.” Yes, I learned a lot of things, but the one think I didn’t learn was how to manage my time properly. Still working on that, but until then, let’s talk about some comic books since that’s what you’re all here for. Ladies and gentlemen, this ain’t ballet! This… is… THE GoD LIST!!!

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Comic Review: Definitive Irredeemable Vol. 1

Definitive Irredeemable, Vol. 1
Written by Mark Waid
Art by Peter Krause, Diego Barreto
BOOM! Studios
Release Date: September 20, 2011
Cover Price: $74.99

Not everyone can handle being legendary. We see this in the everyday lives of our celebrities. Some go about their private lives quietly, and others tend to revel in the spotlight at all times. That kind of constant attention can have a severe affect on a person, changing them in ways they never thought possible. In Mark Waid‘s Irredeemable, the worlds greatest superhero, a man of unflappable courage and strength, undergoes such a change after reaching his breaking point.

For those who have not yet had the chance to dive into Waid’s fantastic series, consider this: What would you do if the most powerful being on Earth was hunting you down? Where would you run to when he can hear your heart’s specific beat all around the globe? The surviving members of Paradigm, a team of the world’s greatest superheroes, are faced with this challenge when the man who built their team suddenly becomes the world’s most egregious villain.

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Comic Review: Irredeemable #29

Irredeemable #29
Written by Mark Waid
Art by Eduardo Barreto, Diego Barreto
Covers by Trevor Hairsine, Eduardo Barreto
BOOM! Studios
Release Date: September 7, 2011
Cover Price: $3.99

What if a Superman-like hero turned against the world and thought only of himself and started causing mayhem and death and destruction? That is the world Mark Waid creates in his series Irredeemable.

Irredeemable #29 picks up when the Plutonian comes back to Earth after being imprisoned on an alien world and then imprisoned in an insane asylum that is in a star. Plutonian arrives with his new alien allies and starts wreaking havoc once again on the Earth. Plutonian captures the members of the hero Survivor’s team and takes them to the Moon and starts killing them one by one. We also see the President of the United States in a meeting with a representative from Japan who offers the U.S. a deal that will reduce the world’s population by one-third.

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Digital Deal: ‘Irredeemable’ Issues 1-23 For 99 Cents Each
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ComiXology is running a sale for the next two days on their critically acclaimed series, Irredeemable.

From now until Thursday April 21, 2011 at 11pm EST, you can get each issue of Mark Waid and Peter Krause‘s tale of a Superman-like hero who goes bad for only $.99 an issue. You can check out this great deal through the Comics by comiXology app, the exclusive BOOM! Studios app, on comiXology’s web page, or on their Android app. Issues 1 through 23 are available to read now.

Also, if you’d rather have a physical copy, the Irredeemable: Volume 1 trade paperback, which contains issues #1-4, has been discounted to only $4.

If you haven’t heard of Irredeemable before, it is the story of the Plutonian, a superhero in the vein of Superman, who has spent a lifetime protecting the Earth, until one day he snaps and decides that humanity needs a good wake-up slap. He begins by taking out his former teammates who are the biggest threat to him.

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Comic Review: Irredeemable #13

Irredeemable #13
Written by: Mark Waid
Artist: Diego Barreto
Covers by Paul Azaceta and Crisscross
BOOM! Studios
Price: $3.99
Releases date: May 5, 2010

What would the body count be if Superman lost his mind? Mark Waid and Diego Barreto‘s Irredeemable takes us into a disturbing universe where the world’s most powerful superhero has gone rogue and the body count climbs into the millions.

Produced by BOOM! Studios and nominated for an Eisner Award, Irredeemable features the super team The Paradigm, led by the all-powerful Plutonian. As the Plutonian suddenly goes rogue and begins a mass slaughter, the rest of the Paradigm struggle to reel him in as civilization slowly collapses. In Irredeemable #13, we catch up with Bette Noir, one of the few remaining free members of the Paradigm as she catches up with her father in a refugee camp. There, she confesses to him that she had the opportunity to stop the Plutonian, but didn’t because it meant admitting infidelity to her husband. Even at the end of her tearful confession, her father refuses to forgive her for her incredibly selfish act.

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