Incorruptible #1
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Incorruptible #1

Writer: Mark Waid Artist: Jean Diaz Publisher: Boom! Studios Release Date: December 9, 2009 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 3
6.6Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

Last April BOOM! Studios showed the world that MARK WAID IS EVIL with the smash-hit series IRREDEEMABLE. This December, BOOM! shows the world that Mark Waid is now... INCORRUPTIBLE! 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.

  • 8.0
    Mania - Chris Smits Dec 18, 2009

    Mark Waid has now officially developed a world that is exciting and multi-layered; building so much that it's spilling over into another book. Not only is this first issue very good but it promises the intensity of when the two titles will intersect down the line. Nothing will likely be obvious about it though, because Waid seems to be taking great care in going with the slightly unexpected. Not so far out in left field as to leave your head reeling but definitely against taking a spoon-fed approach either. Incorruptible scores on every level it needs to and it does it well. I'm giving this a B and highly recommend that you give this (and Irredeemable) a solid looking in to. Good, fun, exciting comic book making going down right in front of you, so do yourself a favor and don't ignore it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Ray Tate Dec 19, 2009

    Incorruptible isn't completely bereft of humor. Jailbait's reactions to the change in her former lover are quite amusing, and bonus points go to whoever's idea it was to make Max Damage's base an exact replica of the Habitrail headquarters of Mystery Science Theater favorite Diabolik. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jason Sacks Dec 13, 2009

    Overall, though, I thoroughly enjoyed the first issue of Incorruptible on several levels. It's satisfying and fun to see Waid expand the world he's created by bringing in additional complex characters. This new series should be a fun and terrific companion to Irredeemable. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Chris Kiser Dec 13, 2009

    For fans of Irredeemable who had concerns over the viability of a shared universe series, this book is at least worth a look. Incorruptible isnt going to re-engineer the modern superhero comic, but Waid clearly knows how all the pieces are supposed to fit together. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Dec 15, 2009

    Offering testimony to the property, Waid has collected covers for this series from Tim Sale, John Cassaday, Jeffrey Spokes, Rafael Albuquerque, and Tommy Lee Edwards -" and that's just for the first two issues! This is one of those titles people will be talking about on the convention circuit next year, but you don't have to wait that long. Issue #1 is right here, and it gives you everything you need to know to join Max on his journey to begin a new chapter "- no, a new book "- in his life. If you missed out on "Irredeemable," this is your chance to make things right for your own reading sake. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Comic Addiction - Robert Tacopina Dec 15, 2009

    A sign that a book is good is when it makes the reader want to pick up any previous installments and that is exactly what this opening issue of Incorruptible has done. Having never read Irredeemable I have since ordered it from my LCS and will be picking it up with my regular haul. Mark Waid and company have done a great job at catching my attention and piquing my interest. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Eye On Comics - Don MacPherson Dec 20, 2009

    Waid's story of ethics and larger events that force philosophical imperatives is an engaging one, but not necessarily a realistic one. It's really the only kind of thing that could unfold in the context of the super-hero genre. It's a strong premise, and Waid's central character is an interesting one, in part because the writer doesn't instill too many badass or mysteriously stoic qualities in him, and as such, the writer avoids turning his protagonist into a cliche. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Comics Bulletin - Danny Djeljosevic Dec 13, 2009

    Granted, Waids take on the idea is a bit more heroic than those darker comic book series, but just because its closer to a straightforward superhero comic doesnt mean it should lack nuance. Then again, these complaints are a lot to pin on a first issue, so prove me wrong, Incorruptible #2. Read Full Review

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