Irredeemable #12

Writer: Mark Waid Artist: Peter Krause Publisher: Boom! Studios Release Date: March 17, 2010 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 3 User Reviews: 2
7.7Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Mar 19, 2010

    Mark Waid didn't name this book "The Rise And Fall of The Plutonian," or "Superman Goes All Evil" for a very good reason, it seems. The book isn't about Tony, it's about what happens to, around, and because of Tony's reign and his childish temper. It's about real people making bad choices that have real consequences, and about how just being a hero doesn't mean that you're always going to get it right. I love that portion of the book, even as I get wrapped up in moment's like Bette's or Cary's. Once again, in this issue, I find Charybdis to be as unnerving as the demonic bounty hunter or the psychotic Kryptonian analogue, and the real understanding of what's up with Bette is scary on a much deeper level than just wondering what it would be like to see all the property damage in the city. I lavish a lot of praise on books that have casts of thousands or 70 years of continuity, and the work they do in such shared universes, but it's impressive to see a cast of this depth in a series Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Matthew McLean Mar 18, 2010

    While Waid is clearly a master of sequential storytelling, Irredeemable makes it clear again that he's at his best when his imagination is allowed to run free without the constraints of established characters. When he collaborates with an artist like Krause, well then, it's time to kick back and enjoy the show. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Mar 22, 2010

    As a friend once said, I prefer stories about heroes who actually act like heroes. Not much of that in evidence here. Read Full Review

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