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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

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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.

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  • Series: Incorruptible (Book 1)
  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: BOOM! Studios (June 1, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1608860159
  • ISBN-13: 978-1608860159
  • Product Dimensions: 7 x 0.3 x 10 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #152,397 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Mark Waid, a New York Times bestselling author, has written a wider variety of well-known comics characters than any other American comics author, from Superman to the Justice League to Spider-Man to Archie and hundreds of others. His award-winning graphic novel with artist Alex Ross, KINGDOM COME, is one of the best-selling comics collections of all time. (Secretly, however, he prefers SUPERMAN: BIRTHRIGHT and his IRREDEEMABLE collections as his favorite works he's produced.)

With over twenty years of experience in his field, Waid maintains a blog at www.markwaid.com that is full of advice for beginning writers and experienced authors both.

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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful By H. Bala TOP 500 REVIEWER on June 5, 2010
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- Max Damage: "Even I'd believed he was always the one man in all creation we could count on to save us from ourselves. Without him, we have nobody. So I decided we needed somebody."

Mark Waid is EVIL and IRREDEEMABLE, but now he's INCORRUPTIBLE and soon probably other adjectives that shout at you in caps. INCORRUPTIBLE spins off the nasty goings-on in the IRREDEEMABLE series, and it presents the nifty flip side to the Plutonian's horrifying saga. It's inevitable that the Plutonian's going rogue would have a far-reaching domino effect. For powerhouse supervillain Max Damage, witnessing first-hand the Plutonian's wanton destruction of Sky City is a life-changing eye-opener.

The Plutonian is this Earth's version of Superman - except that he's, you know, eeeevil - and when someone of such overwhelming power cracks up and goes bad, the entire human population has to cower. Things are so bad and the Plutonian is so terrifying now that the only sure way to safe harbor seems to be locating an interdimensional portal and getting the ef out of Dodge. Max Damage holes up for days, locked in deep soul-searching. He looks around and realizes that there's no one else about to step up and take on the Plutonian. Max Damage decides to step up.

Mark Waid makes no bones about how much of a bad guy Max Damage was. This guy was a straight-up villain and a long-time nemesis of the Plutonian, and with Mark Waid rightfully miserly with coming across with the details, there are many questions simmering. Just how strong and invulnerable can Max get? I think we all know that, toe to toe, he's not a match for the Plutonian. In flashbacks, we see Max's past heinous actions, but has he done even worse things?
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By N. Beitler on April 9, 2012
Format: Paperback
Title: Incorruptible Vol. 1
Publisher: Boom! Studios
Writer: Mark Waid
Artists: Jean Diaz (pencils), Belardino Brabo (inks) Andrew Dalhouse (colors), John Cassaday & Laura Martin (covers)
Collects: Incorruptible #1-3
Price: $16.99

In case you missed it, this series takes place in the same comic universe as Irredeemable: Volume 1 - another great series by Mark Waid. While that series is focused on a nigh-unstoppable super-hero (The Plutonian) who has flipped out and is now the most dangerous person alive and a mass-murderer, this new series is the opposite sort of story. The main character in this book is a world famous super-villain (Max Damage) who has flipped out and is now trying to do everything he can to save the people around him from the chaos left in the wake of The Plutonian's rampage. As original as the other, I may like this series even more. I can understand the motives of this character more than the motives of The Plutonian, and it's always harder to change for the better than to break bad.

I really enjoyed the story, and the artwork was decent. My biggest criticism is with the price of the book. $17.00 for a 3-issue collection is a bit ridiculous. That's more than $5.50/issue, and nobody's paying that for comics. I don't understand why the price is so high. As a result, it's hard to recommend buying this book. Instead, I'd recommend looking to a library to find a copy to read and see if you like it. If you like it, you'll probably want to check out other books by Mark Waid. He's been writing comics for decades, and has produced some really stellar stuff!

Writing: 8/10
Artwork: 7/10
Cool Factor: 9/10
Value: 5/10

Overall: 7.25/10
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10 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Steve G. on June 4, 2010
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While enjoyable in its own right, Incorruptable Volume One is nonetheless missing some of the key ingredients that made its forebear, Irredeemable, such an unmitigated smash hit. Our protagonist, Max Damage, isn't terribly engrossing. A downright laconic fellow, he carries himself without evidencing even a hint of remorse, outrage, or any other emotion we might ascribe to a man seeking redemption. The ethical transformation he undergoes doesn't seem to pose much of a struggle for him to pull off. He's so grim and resolute that there's no sense that he has a demon on his back or that he's in danger of slipping into old habits.

The slim supporting cast doesn't do much to take up the slack. The best thing he's got is Jailbait, his supposedly underage sidekick. However, she sure doesn't look underage, and while she's a good deal more lively than Max, she really isn't the kind of entertainingly uninhibited little minx that I for one really expected (she's got sticky fingers, but isn't particularly murderous). Given that and her faithful obedience to Max's commands, Jailbait's not the effective foil for his newfound path of righteousness that she could have been.

Also absent is the thrill of unraveling a mystery that we have with Irredeemable. Unlike the Plutonian, Max is always at center stage, making him a little too available for purposes of exposition. Quite plainly, Max states outright why he decided to turn over a new leaf, and it's presented with little more soul-searching than deciding one day that you'll try boxers instead of briefs. Perhaps still waters run deep, but if that's the case, I'd love to have seen that teased out a bit.

All of those gualms aside, I enjoyed Waid's work and do intend to get the next trade and see how things continue to shape up. I get the feeling another shoe is going to drop, and I want to be there for it.
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