Irredeemable #14

Writer: Mark Waid Artist: Diego Barreto Publisher: Boom! Studios Release Date: June 2, 2010 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 2
7.5Critic Rating
9.0User Rating

The Paradigm is held captive. Survivor has been abducted. Bette Noir is on the run. And Modeus continues to manipulate Plutonian into committing unspeakable acts of evil. With the team fractured and Gilgamos wounded, how will the Paradigm escape their captors and take the fight back to their former leader? The epic second year of Irredeemable continues to pick up even more momentum with this can't-miss issue! Covers by Peter Krause and Tommy Patterson.

  • 9.0
    The Comic Addiction - Joe David Soliz Jun 3, 2010

    The series has had a few different artists, but overall I’ve found the art to be consistently good each issue. In this issue, Barreto’s art is not only good, he also does a great job with the panel layouts which convey a steady flow of the story. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Chad Nevett Jun 2, 2010

    In many ways, this issue is just another example of the title's high level of quality, but it also shows a different side of many of the heroes. Their determination and skill in a difficult situation, and their drive to protect the world even if some view them as threats. For a series that's focused on the shortcomings of heroes, this issue is a rare example of a focus on the heroes being heroes, stepping up to do what's necessary and right no matter what. Those threads have always been there, but an entire issue devoted to the idea is needed after so much time wallowing in how heroes can go wrong and fail to live up to their callings. "Irredeemable" is probably the best work of Mark Waid's career and the complexity of the world and its characters is why. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Vine - Zack Freeman Jun 3, 2010

    I haven't been read any issues before this one and I had no trouble getting up to speed. This was a good ride that really takes advantage of comics' storytelling strengths with some truly effective moments. I only wish I didn't see as many similarities to established characters and concepts. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Jul 4, 2010

    This story is a compelling one, but structured in an odd way, as Plutonian has been off-screen for most of the last several issues, and the seeming heroes of the piece are so side-tracked with their own betrayals and situations that they havent even really addressed the fact that their world is being systematically destroyed by a giant alien from beyond. Its the most realistic take on superhumans since DP7 was cancelled, lo these many years ago, and its a really fascinating read to boot. Im not sure where its all going, but Im perfectly happy to go along for the ride. I wonder if its eventually going to come down to a battle between Max Damage and the Plutonian? It would be pretty ironic if the biggest villain on the planet had to take down the greatest hero. Read Full Review

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