Irredeemable #5

Writer: Mark Waid Artist: Peter Krause Publisher: Boom! Studios Release Date: August 5, 2009 Cover Price: $0.99 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 2
7.6Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

A 'twilight of the superheroes'-style story that examines super-villains from Mark Waid writer of Kingdom Come and Empire!

  • 9.0
    Outer Realm Comics - Leo Johnson Mar 25, 2012

    The story was wonderful for this issue. Waid continues to impress. The subtle humor with Volt and the further expounding upon just how crazy the Plutonian is makes this issue wonderful. It's rare to find a character as evil yet as compelling at the Plutonian; someone you hate to love so much. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - DS Arsenault Aug 7, 2009

    A tightly-plotted story with great art, priced to bring in new readers. Get it while you can. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    IGN - Dan Phillips Aug 5, 2009

    But fortunately, Waid does offer a light at the end of the tunnel in the issue's climax, stoking the fires of the Modeus subplot while revealing a scandalous affair between Plutonian and a female superhero that sends shockwaves throughout the Paradigm. If Waid can focus more on this type of drama and less on derivative – there's that word again – statements about archetypes other than Superman, I'd likely stick with this series for a long time. Even at full price. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - David Wallace Aug 6, 2009

    Even if the story still isnt exactly moving at a breakneck pace, there is at least a sense that things are starting to come together by the end of this issue, which provides some strong hints as to the reason for the Plutonians eventual breakdown, and which cast some of the series earlier scenes in a new light. Whilst Im still not bowled over by Irredeemables story, this is possibly the best issue so far. Read Full Review

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