Into the same narrative universe as Irredeemable—master craftsman Waid’s take on what would happen if a Superman-like hero went bad—comes Max Damage. Once the world’s most hard-bitten supervillain, he watches as the Plutonian turns from protector to destroyer in an orgy of misbehavior ranging from sexual coercion to a vast superpowered killing spree, and decides that people need someone to count on. Unfortunately, the road to redemption is peopled with a dubious crowd, including cops, former compatriots, and an underage partner (in both crime and sexual high jinks) named Jailbait. Leave it to consummate comics pro Waid (Kingdom Come) to find a new twist in the medium’s most well-trod path, and although not quite as subversive as its counterpart, and with a solid but less-imaginative visual component, Incorruptible is a thoughtful deconstruction of superheroes and a dramatic, action-packed character study. A strong, if brief, opening chapter that works fine, even without Irredeemable to pave its way. --Jesse Karp
Mark Waid, Alabama native and current Los Angeleno, has written stories for every major comics publisher, and his seminal graphic novel, KINGDOM COME, is one of the best-selling graphic novels of all time.
Jean Diaz has had a prolific illustrating career that includes work on DC’s Wonder Woman, and IDW’s 24 DAY ZERO and 24 NIGHTFALL. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Mark Waid once again show how talented he is. He pens an offshoot from his Irredeemable series that is similar in the vein of an established universe and character that have a... Read morePublished 2 months ago by S. Penrose
I bought this because I LOVED the Irredeemable graphic novels - while the stories and tone is more Noir than psychological super-hero role reversal, the characters are gritty and... Read morePublished on May 9, 2013 by Penny Shreve
I like the fresh take on how a person makes choices on their life's direction after they have been living differently. Great art work and I always enjoy Mark's stories.Published on November 28, 2012 by Robnl02
I really like the artwork of these first 8 chapters. After this collection, they go through several artists with chapters 9-20, some of which are really don't go well with the... Read morePublished on October 18, 2011 by squarefighter
Max Damage had it easy. He was the king of crime in Sky City and was rated the FBI's most wanted criminal. Read morePublished on September 7, 2011 by David Suiter
I put off reading Irredeemable for far too long, but enjoyed the heck out of it once I finally picked it up. Read morePublished on June 28, 2011 by R. A. McDowell
When all the Plutonians died, I saw a little Superman memory go back in some room I use for something aside from tears. Read morePublished on May 11, 2011 by TorridlyBoredShopper
The problem with Irredeemable (well, one of several problems) is that the main character isn't very interesting: a psychotic Superman. Read morePublished on December 17, 2010 by Trevor Burnham
I love IRREDEEMABLE and each month when it comes out it gets read within an hour, but as much as I love the concept of the world's greatest superhero going bad, I love even more... Read morePublished on August 15, 2010 by Robert Moore