Insufferable #1 (IDW)
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Insufferable #1 (IDW)

Writer: Mark Waid Artist: Peter Krause Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: May 20, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 2
8.8Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

What happens when your crime-fighting sidekick grows up to be an arrogant, ungrateful douchebag who makes Kanye look humble? Worse, what on Earth could force the two of you together for one last case? Nocturnus and his former protege, Galahad, will find out-if they don't kill one another first.

  • 10
    Bloody Disgusting - Eric Switzer May 20, 2015

    The original release of "Insufferable" has an experimental guided view transition between panels similar to Marvel's "infinite" comics. I was skeptical of how it transition to a comic book, especially after some repeated dialogue on the first page that reminded me of the really cool way the first panel fades into the second originally. After finishing it I can tell you there is nothing to worry about. The formatting was taken into careful consideration and if you didn't know what it was before, you probably would never have guessed. Mark Waid has promised to surprises that have been created in the transition, so even if you read it before these books will definitely be worth revisiting. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    We The Nerdy - John Newby May 21, 2015

    Insufferable looks like it will be a continuously entertaining story that explores the dynamics of superhero teams. Hopefully, the story keeps the intensity level higher and the plot interesting as the issues continue. Seriously, this mentor/sidekick relationship is downright fascinating. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - David Brooke May 19, 2015

    An interesting father/son dynamic is quickly established to create a relevant and compelling mystery rife with drama. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    BGCP - Andrew McIntyre May 20, 2015

    Interesting and relatable story focusing on a strained father-son relationship but wrapped in a classic superhero caper. Not to be missed. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Major Spoilers - Wayne Hall May 22, 2015

    If you haven't read this series before, I highly recommend it, particularly if you're a fan of Batman like I am. Waid takes the two leads where the Bat-titles often cannot go, and that's what makes it worth the reading! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Rhymes With Geek - Matt Beckner May 19, 2015

    Employing an Oedipal dynamic can be tricky but Waid and artist Peter Krause use the model tactfully to explore the trappings of the superhero genre in a contemporary cultural setting, all the while exorcising some personal vendettas along the way. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jim Johnson May 20, 2015

    "Insufferable" #1 is a strong start to a slightly different kind of superhero story. Waid brings the same kind of adept strength has demonstrated in other works, like the aforementioned "Irredeemable" as well as "Incorruptible" and "Empire." Krause gives it a bold, dynamic look that typifies the genre and, together, comics' own Dynamic Duo proves that there are still good and original superhero stories left to be told. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - Ross Sweeney Jul 21, 2015

    Overall, if youre a fan of Waids distinctive patter and introspective narration, youll be right at home with this series. It beautifully balances the silly and serious coin faces of superhero comics, and with this third issues, is pressing along a delicious engaging story at an immensely satisfying pace. Read Full Review

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