Incorruptible #2

Writer: Mark Waid Artist: Jean Diaz Publisher: Boom! Studios Release Date: January 20, 2010 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 2
7.2Critic Rating
7.2User Rating

Last April BOOM! Studios showed the world that MARK WAID IS EVIL with the smash-hit series IRREDEEMABLE. Now BOOM! shows the world that Mark Waid is... INCORRUPTIBLE! In this new ongoing, the reformed super villain Max Damage and his sidekick, the less reformed Jailbait, set out on their first mission--to extract vengeance against an old ally who must be brought to justice and who holds an important key to Max's plans to bring down the Plutonian!

  • 8.0
    Mania - Chris Smits Jan 26, 2010

    In only two issues of Incorruptible, Max Damage hints at becoming a stellar character to watch out for. In using the theory that a hero is only as good as his villain, we get the best of both world's because now that villain might turn out to be the hero. With it's complimentary twist to the Irredeemable title and the quality by which it's building it's own charisma, I'm giving Incorruptible #2 a very solid grade of B. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Jan 27, 2010

    This is an intriguing premise for a series, and it dovetails nicely with Waid's other book, Irredeemable, giving us a street-level view of a world shattered by Superman gone mad. There are a few moments that ring oddly, such as Max's insistance that his ongoing relationship must stop because the girl is underage. I'm not sure if it's just me, but that particular bit feels more and more like there's something important that Max isn't telling about his change in alignment, something that is about more than just balancing the scales against Plutonian (who, it should be noted, borders on the Adriatic.) The interplay between Max and Armadlae is well-handled, reminding me of Riggs and Murtaugh, in a way, and the art by Jean Diaz is excellent throughout. If anything, Incorruptible makes me want to know more about this particular backstory. A recent podcast had a long discussion about the superhero as a genre of comics, as a PART rather than the whole of the comic book industry, and this book Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Chad Nevett Jan 20, 2010

    Two issues in, "Incorruptible" is setting itself apart from the book it has spun out of by taking a more ground-level approach to the world, focusing on the effects of the Plutonian's rampage on a human level. The plot set in motion at the end of the issue is an engaging cliffhanger/teaser for next issue. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Eye On Comics - Don MacPherson Jan 20, 2010

    Again, artist Jean Diaz tells the story clearly, but his figures continue to be a bit inconsistent, occasionally taking me out of the story. This time around, though, he manages to portray Jailbait as the younger girl she's meant to be, but again, I find the character's role in the book to be distaste and too extreme. Colorist Andrew Dalhouse employs too bright a palette in this story. Save for a brief view of the devastation wrought by the Plutonian that's immersed in dreary greys, the rest of the book is marked by bright blue and green tones, which seem out of place in such a dark story. Read Full Review

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