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Irredeemable Vol 2 Paperback – March 23, 2010

4.3 out of 5 stars 29 customer reviews
Book 2 of 10 in the Irredeemable Series

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"Waid has managed to add disturbing new depths to his titular villain's pathos with each issue..." -- IGN.com

About the Author

Mark Waid, Alabama native and current Los Angeles resident, has written stories for every major comic book publisher, and his seminal graphic novel, KINGDOM COME, for DC Comics, is one of the best-selling graphic novels of all time. For BOOM! Studios, he has written bestselling graphic novels POTTER'S FIELD, INCORRUPTIBLE and the multiple Eisner and Harvey Award-nominated IRREDEEMABLE. Peter Krause is an American comic book artist. He is best known for his work on various DC Comics titles, most notably the Superman-related titles and THE POWER OF SHAZAM! with Captain Marvel and the Marvel Family. Krause, a graduate of the University of Minnesota, currently works as a freelance illustrator in Minnesota.
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Product Details

  • Series: Irredeemable (Book 2)
  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: BOOM! Studios; First Edition edition (March 23, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1608860000
  • ISBN-13: 978-1608860005
  • Product Dimensions: 6.6 x 0.3 x 10.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #402,203 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By K. W. Schreiter on April 20, 2010
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This second trade paperback collects issues #5-8 of the acclaimed Boom! Studios superhero-gone-rogue comic book series "Irredeemable" from writer Mark Waid and artist Peter Krause. The narrative alternates between The Plutonian's superhero past with his allies The Paradigm and his terrifyingly nihilistic supervillian present-day persona. Krause's artwork remains strong, and the development of the cast of new superheroes and partial revelations of The Plutonian's motivations made the story more enjoyable than that of Volume 1.
However, I offer one significant criticism of Volume 2. Commendably, BOOM! priced Volume 1 at a mere ten bucks. Volume 2's thickness makes its $16.99 cover price seem reasonable... at first. I finished reading Issue 8 and then was surprised to see the variant covers for the four issues so early in the book. Then I was dismayed to find that the page count is padded by a fourteen page preview of another Mark Waid series! BOOM!'s list price of $16.99 for a measly four issues borders on the outrageous (more expensive than even the $3.99 individual comic books!), and without Amazon's discount I would have felt ripped off.
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As much as I love Waid, I can't believe how long I waited to pick up this body of work... But after reading the first volume, and the sister series Incorruptible, I am sooooo glad I finally did. I guess the bright side to that is that I now have several volumes of each series to delight over. And this series is nothing short of spectacular. All that hype? TOTALLY worth it. The story sounds so simple, and yet it turns an entire concept and medium on it's head. The world's greatest and most powerful hero, The Plutonian (think Superman in most ways that count), just goes absolutely and completely crackers and starts slaughtering people by the millions. Meanwhile, his super friends, The Paradigm, are desperate to learn as much about him as they can in an effort to try to stop him. Yeah, the story has been done before, in fact, in a way, there have been Superman stories dealing with another person controlling Superman for evil deeds. But it's NEVER been done like this. And yeah, in this issue, we get answers. We see the depths of the horror, and we get a HUGE shocker/fight scene at the end... But you know what REALLY makes this genius? It's the fact that Waid is so deft, knows this character so well, that as he unfolds the events that lead to the Plutonian's snap, it's done in such a way and to such a degree that you almost feel sorry for the guy. Not quite, but darn close. LOL And really, is there any better compliment I can pay to the man? Check this series out, and you won't be disappointed.

Thanks so much for your time folks.
Sincerely, R.A. McDowell
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The content is good, but if you have Irredeemable Premiere Vol. 1 then you already own this. I bought this thinking it would be a continuation of the story, but it's the same issues in a different package.
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Very solid 2nd volume of this excellent series.

We get the story behind why the Plutonian broke bad - it's not perfect, but it's believable and handled fairly well. The unraveling of the hero and the struggles with the rest of the heroic community and the world are all deftly portrayed. The story the greatest hero turning evil is an interesting concept, though not entirely original (see Lucifer, Darth Vader, Michael from the Wire, Ultimate Reed Richards....also, Waid might want to sue the makers of DC's Injustice).

This is clearly Waid's best work since Kingdom Come. He is a much better writer when he is freed from the constraints of continuity and the Big 2's universes.

Krause's art is consistently decent.
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By RICO on March 19, 2013
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Love the story line, this superman turns evil book is different which as a long time comic reader is great. This is a whole different approach to superman (i know its not supes, but come on) evil, it's not like he is under a spell or mind control. This is Superman is tried of being stepped on for being a boy scout, and always getting the short end of the stick.
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As Plutonian continues his nightmarish campaign of terror against those he was sworn to protect like a vengeful Old Testament God made real, his former teammates in Paradigm scramble to find Plutonian's arch enemy Modeus in an effort to counteract his reign of terror. But to do so is to enter Plutonian's Citadel, a dark and lonely place forged of blackest hate...

I love Irredeemable's story concept - Superman-type snaps after the pressure of years of being responsible for everyone becomes too much for him, and goes on an insane killing rampage taking out all of his frustration on the people of Earth. It's brilliant because it's a Superman-like story except where everything worked out for Big Blue, everything goes wrong for the Plutonian. Where Superman was raised by the kind and loving Jonathan and Martha Kent, Plutonian went through a string of foster parents, all terrified of this super-boy who manages to destroy their lives without meaning to and unable to give him the unconditional love he craves. It's really sad and another brilliant touch to this doomed character.

The second book is as brilliant as the first with Mark Waid exploring how a god-like being goes from being the saviour of a planet to its destroyer. The episode where alien tech is given to a human scientist by the Plutonian and then going horribly wrong is particularly chilling. It works as a piece of horror as well as perfectly illustrating the flipside of the kind of incident that happens regularly in superhero comics like Fantastic Four and Superman.
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