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Incorruptible, Volume 1

Incorruptible, Volume 1

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by Mark Waid, Jean Diaz, Neil Edwards
     
 

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The flip side to this year's break-out smash hit, examining the hard, difficult road to changing your ways and making a difference in the world...

Super villain Max Damage had an epiphany the day The Plutonian destroyed Sky City. When The Plutonian turned his back on humanity, Max Damage decided to step up. Now Max Damage has changed his name to Max Daring and

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The flip side to this year's break-out smash hit, examining the hard, difficult road to changing your ways and making a difference in the world...

Super villain Max Damage had an epiphany the day The Plutonian destroyed Sky City. When The Plutonian turned his back on humanity, Max Damage decided to step up. Now Max Damage has changed his name to Max Daring and turned from his formerly selfish ways to become... INCORRUPTIBLE. The flip side of BOOM! Studios’ break-out smash hit, IRREDEEMABLE, examines the hard, difficult road to changing your ways and making a difference in the world...

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
When the world's most powerful superhero goes mad, kills innocents, and wreaks destruction upon the world, it's an action-packed wake-up call for the world's most powerful supervillain. Max Damage, a man unable to be physically injured, spent most of his life of crime not caring who he hurt to get what he wanted. But when the Superman-analogue hero known as the Plutonian turns evil, Max realizes that he may be one of the few people left able to protect others from the chaos. Max teams up with Jailbait, his under-aged sidekick ex-girlfriend, and Sky City Police Lieutenant Armadale to fight the remaining supervillains exploiting the suffering left in the wake of the Plutonian's carnage. Waid keeps Max's attitude as impenetrable as his skin in this first volume, hinting at but not spelling out the events that led to Max's change of heart. Max's struggles at heroism after being a villain for so long provide some clever moments and a few laughs, but overall this is a story of redemption set against a grim, apocalyptic backdrop. Diaz's artwork evokes the feeling of a cinematic action flick and furthers the impression of Max as an unfeeling tough guy still adjusting to his new role. (June)
Library Journal
In the multiple Eisner Award nominee Irredeemable, Waid tells the tragic story of the world's greatest superhero, the Plutonian, becoming its most dangerous villain. Here, he presents the flipside. After witnessing the Plutonian slaughter three million people, super villain Max Damage decides that "somebody needs to step up" and goes straight. He turns in his former henchmen, torches his ill-gotten cash, and even stops sleeping with his thrill-seeking female partner, the accurately named Jailbait (who can't help but continue hanging around him anyway). For help he enlists a former opponent, the highly skeptical police lieutenant Armadale, who gives him a street-level view of a world thrown by the Plutonian into fear and paranoia. VERDICT So far this is a smaller-scale story than the world-shattering Irredeemable, less layered and less immediately gripping, and Diaz's artwork doesn't quite reach the level of Peter Krause's in Irredeemable. But it's written with the same sharpness of tone and the same intelligent extrapolations on the effects superpowers might have on their wielders and on the world. With some sexual innuendo and gruesome violence, the suggested age range of 15-up is warranted.—S.R.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781608860159
Publisher:
BOOM! Studios
Publication date:
06/01/2010
Series:
Incorruptible Series, #1
Edition description:
Original
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
7.18(w) x 10.20(h) x 0.32(d)
Age Range:
13 - 17 Years

Meet the Author

Mark Waid, Alabama native and current Los Angeleno, has written stories for every major comics publisher, and his seminal graphic novel, KINGDOM COME, is one of the best-selling graphic novels of all time.

Jean Diaz has had a prolific illustrating career that includes work on DC’s Wonder Woman, and IDW’s 24 DAY ZERO and 24 NIGHTFALL.

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Incorruptible, Volume 1 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Sean_From_OHIO More than 1 year ago
Mark Waid once again show how talented he is. He pens an offshoot from his Irredeemable series that is similar in the vein of an established universe and character that have a huge paradigm shift that we, the readers, have to get to. Its a very interesting looking at the other side of the coin. Its a book that couldn't exist without the other but is highly enjoyable. The art by Jean Diaz is very good but I wish the character of Jailbait looked her age and not 25. It would actually add to her and make her more interesting if readers thought she was 16 at first glance. Overall, a great spinoff!