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Incorruptible #1

December 19, 2009
Incorruptible #1 (Boom! Studios)
By Mark Waid, Jean Diaz & John Cassaday

Mark Waid has put out one of the most inventive superhero comics in years with Irredeemable, the story of the world’s greatest hero gone bad. Now, with Incorruptible, we see the flip side of the story. Max Damage was number one on the most wanted list before the Plutonian went bad, but now he sets out to thwart his own gang and save a few lives in the process. What could have caused this major baddie to decide to play for the side of angels? This promises to be an intriguing book. While Max’s journey is the mirror of the Plutonian’s, that doesn’t mean it will be the same. After all, it’s a lot easier for a hero to convince the world he’s gone bad than for a villain to convince the world he wants to be a good guy now. Max is a bit of a cipher in this first issue, but we view him through his young accomplice, Jailbait, and through the cop that’s been after him for a long time, giving us a pretty balanced picture. The explanation for his transformation is solid, but I suspect there’s more we haven’t heard yet. Either way, this book worked for me, very well.
Rating: 8/10

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