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PREVIEW: INCORRUPTIBLE #1

Written by Niam Suggitt on Monday, December 14 2009 and posted in Previews
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incorruptible_01_cvra.jpgMark Waid's Irredeemable is probably the Indie success story of 2009, the book, which deals with what happens when a Superman analogue snaps and becomes the world's greatest villain has been compelling and a lot of fun, it's Mark Waid unleashed, and if you haven't checked it out, do so now. Now!

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So it only makes sense that Waid is launching a spin-off, Incorruptible, a sort of mirror-image of Irredeemable. It follows the adventures of Max Damage, formerly one of the world's most evil super-villains, a bad bad man who robs, cheats and kills (as well as fucks teenage girls). But in the wake of the Plutonian's actions in Irredeemable, he realises that the world needs more heroes, and one of those heroes will be him, he's going straight.

It's an interesting concept to be sure, and although this issue is mostly set up, we don't really get much of an explanation as to why exactly Max wants to be a good guy, but I'm willing to buy it, we didn't get much reasoning as to why the Plutonian went evil in #1 of that book, but we now know Waid had a big plan, and knows what he's doing, and I assume Max will get a lot more depth as the months go on. His 'sidekick' Jailbait seems to be interesting too, she is truly bad, is she irredeemable?

But this book really serves as a counterpoint to Irredeemable, that book is about what happens when a God enacts his wrath on the world, and we've been mostly seeing it from the point of few of the gods, the main characters are the superheroes. But this book, it's the people on the ground, it's what's happening below the Olympus of Plutonian, Charybdis, Qubit and the others, and how the regular people have been left behind amongst the rubble. I wouldn't say you need to read Irredeemable to pick up Incorruptible, but I think they work very well together, good becomes bad, bad becomes good, and morality is grey and painful.

The artwork, by Jean Diaz is also a complement to Irredeemable, his work looks a lot like Peter Krause who works on that book, it's classic superhero stuff with strong lines, reminding me in some ways of Jerry Ordway and others of that ilk.

Incorruptible is a strong opening issue, it's not much beyond set-up, but it expands on the excellently-realised world Waid has created. If you're a fan of Irredeemable, it's a must, and even if you aren't, this book contains a spark of something, a spark of Sleeper, a spark of Thunderbolts.

Incorruptible #1
Written by Mark Waid
Artwork by Jean Diaz
BOOM! Studios
$3.99
Out on Wednesday

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