Irredeemable #3

Writer: Mark Waid Artist: Peter Krause Publisher: Boom! Studios Release Date: June 3, 2009 Cover Price: $3.5 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 3
7.5Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

A comic book industry event: a new original ongoing superhero series from Mark Waid! IRREDEEMABLE dares to ask the question: what if the world's greatest hero decided to become the world's greatest villain? Does Plutonion’s past hold the key to his current deadly rampage? Or does it even matter? A "twilight of the superheroes"-style story that examines super-villains from the writer of KINGDOM COME and EMPIRE!

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Stephen Schleicher Jun 1, 2009

    If you haven't had a chance to read Irredeemable, you really owe it to yourself to at least check out the first issue. I think you'll soon find yourself blasting through to issue #3, as you try to find out what Mark Waid has in store next for the superhero (or is it super villain?) genre. Irredeemable #3 earns 4 out of 5 Stars. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Rob G. Jun 2, 2009

    Irredeemableremains on the top of my pull-list, despite this issue being a lull in the momentum of the previous couple installments. Don't get me wrong, this issue onlysuffersby comparison to it self. This is a good comic and offers shocking and entertaining character work and story execution. I lookforwardto the final showdown and seeing what tricks Waid has up his sleeves. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Timothy Callahan Jun 8, 2009

    Unlike, say, "The Boys," this isn't a comic that revels in its own debauchery. It knows that this Superman-analogue is doing something terribly wrong, and it tries to show the good guys doing their best against impossible odds. But its greatness lays in the way it messes with the Superman conventions, twisting them to accentuate the ridiculous selfishness of the character's whole elaborate secret identity charade. And it's a comic book about Superman gone bad. Done with such loving attention to detail, what's not to like? Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    Outer Realm Comics - Leo Johnson Mar 25, 2012

    A good issue with some nice developments. We see more of the supporting characters and their actions, and are left with an interesting ending. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - David Wallace Jun 1, 2009

    This is still a diverting and readable series, but its getting to the stage where Id like to see a slightly more meat on the bones of the story, and a more thoroughly fleshed-out cast of characters. Hopefully things will start moving next issue. Otherwise, Waid might risk turning readers off with his leisurely pacing and lack of interesting personalities. Read Full Review

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