Irredeemable #17

Writer: Mark Waid Artist: Peter Krause Publisher: Boom! Studios Release Date: September 1, 2010 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 2
8.4Critic Rating
9.0User Rating

The discovery of a new strength among the shattered Paradigm reinvigorates the superhero coalition’s fight against the Plutonian. But will it be enough when the Plutonian strikes out against them with a deadly force never before seen? All the while, an unspeakable plan that brings up remnants from the past threatens to fracture the Paradigm once again. Find out why Mark Waid’s Eisner Award-nominated series is called “one of the best superhero stories of the decade!”

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Resources - Chad Nevett Sep 8, 2010

    Somehow, "Irredeemable" manages to keep upping the ante and the surprises. This issue reveals some big pieces of information and does so through great dialogue and art. Waid and Krause make this title a top-of-the-pile-read-right-away comic every month and this issue is no exception. But, maybe, just in case, leave time after for a shower if you're easily disturbed to scrub the 'ick' away. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    A Comic Book Blog - Victor Kutsenok Sep 9, 2010

    So let's talk opinions. Woo hoo. I was waiting for the Plutonian to reveal that he knew it was Modeus all along. Let's face facts. The character is supposed to have super powers on every level and he doesn't know that his greatest enemy is hanging out with him? He can't tell that his old sidekick's speech patterns and facial expressions have changed? I didn't buy it when I first read it. Thank god its going to come to a head. I also enjoyed the quick peeks into how Qubit's mind works. And Survivor really needs to be developed a bit further. So far the all rage and righteousness is getting boring. The art is very good, as always. No surprises. Overall, another great issue that picks the pace back up and gets me brimming with anticipation for next issue. I can't wait to see the Plutonian/Modeus showdown which should happen. That's my opinion folks. Take it or leave it. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comic Book Bin - Colin Andersen Sep 18, 2010

    Irredeemable continues to be one of the first books that I read on every week it comes out, regularly beating out many Marvel and DC Comics books. If you havent read it, I strongly suggest you go digging for some back issues and catch up. Few books out there offer such excellent characterization and genuine shocks on a regular basis. Each issue serves only to make me more excited for the next, something that seems to happen far too rarely. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Dean Stell Sep 8, 2010

    Another month, another inspired story from Irredeemable. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Chris Kiser Sep 7, 2010

    Regardless of the altitude to which a high concept soars, 17 issues is a long time to run on the merits of a mere premise alone. Thats why its so satisfying to see that, by this point, Mark Waid has set Irredeemable up to be more than just a critique of other superhero stories. The book has grown into its own over the course of the past year and a half, giving us quality characterization alongside the thoughtful commentary for which it is known. Read Full Review

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