Irredeemable: Volume 1 by Mark WaidIrredeemable: Volume 1 by Mark Waid

Irredeemable: Volume 1

byMark WaidIllustratorPeter Krause, John Cassaday

Paperback | October 6, 2009

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Legendary comic writer Mark Waid (KINGDOM COME) takes superhero comics to the next level asking the question, “What if the world’s greatest superhero decided to become the world’s greatest super-villain?” 

First volume at special introductory price of $9.99 ala DC’s FABLES and IMAGE’s WALKING DEAD.

A comic book industry event: a new original ongoing superhero series from Mark Waid! IRREDEEMABLE dares to ask the question: what if the world's greatest hero decided to become the world's greatest villain?  A "twilight of the superheroes"- style story that examines super-villains from the writer of KINGDOM COME and EMPIRE!
“Irredeemable most definitely stands out as something new. I highly recommend picking it up.”-Ain't It Cool News ()
Title:Irredeemable: Volume 1Format:PaperbackDimensions:128 pages, 10.19 × 6.62 × 0.8 inPublished:October 6, 2009Publisher:Boom! StudiosLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1934506907

ISBN - 13:9781934506905

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Basic premise is what if Superman snapped. Loved the story and the characters. Very interesting look into the mind of a Superman like character. Highly recommend
Date published: 2017-03-15
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Interesting superhero twist Basically what would happen if Superman had a troubled upbringing and one day snaps. The story is interesting and the characters are well written. The art is decent, not great, not bad, but serves the story well.
Date published: 2017-01-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Powerful! Reason for Reading: The publisher's plot synopsis grabbed me right away. Comments: One day The Plutonium, a very powerful superhero turns evil and becomes the world's greatest super villain. He belonged to a group of superheroes, yet none of them came close to Plutonium's powers. Now The Plutonium is hunting them all down and killing them and their alter ego families. He has destroyed cities and is a heartless, ruthless killer. The story focuses on his remaining teammates as they try to piece together information about the man inside the costume, what made him turn, and how can they stop him, all while staying on the run as he tries to hunt them down. This is a stunning story! It opens with a shocking sequence and the action never lets up. There are many layers to the story and this is truly a study in character. The Plutonium is presented as ultimate evil but as the reminiscences of the past Plutonium are brought forward we see the powerful superhero proud and good. We also see the little things and some larger things that happen in his life that aren't so nice, things that can build up and lay heavy on a guy. The old superhero Plutonium becomes a character the reader can relate to and feel for and yet it is gut-wrenchingly unsettling to see the atrocities he is now capable of. The book does contain a lot of violence, not the blood and gore type but more along the disturbing death kind. The book is definitely not for the young or the squeamish. Since I'm neither I'm eagerly awaiting Vol. 2 which will be out this Spring.
Date published: 2010-01-07

Editorial Reviews

"Mark Waid's Irredeemable continues to be one of the most explosive maxi-series of the modern's everything ultimately classic about superheroes rolled up and served in an enticing new skin." -- Multiversity Comics