Irredeemable #12 Review
I'm not caught up on this book, as I'm collecting it in trade (as it seems many are), so I hesitated to jump ahead like this, but anything for the review group.
For me, the jump of about six issues wasn't too painful, as some old plots are tied up in this issue and some new ones begin. The Plutonian, under the influence of "Sam," takes care of some unfinished business with yet another despicable act, one that demonstrates his cold, ruthless nature while at the same time revealing his inner pain. Also, a long suspected truth about Bette Noir is revealed to the Paradigm, setting the stage for a future resolution to the main plotline... if they are ever able to do anything about it.
Waid does an excellent job here as always, throwing out reveals and character development in an issue that is pretty much all action. We learn some new things, things drastically chance for many of the characters, and the reader is left with the feeling that a lot happened in this single issue. What more could you ask for from a comic?!
I actually preferred the art of Baretto on the first half of this book. He seems to have a knack for drawing action that can sometimes fall flat with Krause, though his art is, as always, consistent and competent.
A fulfilling issue, and a good jumping on point for new readers.
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