Pullbox Reviews: Irredeemable HC – Our Love Never Fades


Irredeemable: Premier Edition Vol 1 (Boom! Studios Waid / Krause / Dalhouse / Dukeshire )

What’s to Love: Mark Waid is not only our former editor-in-chief, but is also one of our favorite storytellers in comics, having amassed a long list of critically acclaimed hits in his 20-year career and writing such iconic characters as Superman, Captain America, Batman, The Flash, and Wonder Woman. Waid earned a legion of fans because his stories tended to ground seemingly infallible heroes, and in titles like DC’s Kingdom Come, Gorilla Comics’ Empire, and our own Irredeemable, he showed the other side of what it’s like to wear the capes and tights. We are proud to present Waid’s award-nominated Irredeemable in a new collection of oversized, deluxe hardcovers for existing and new fans to enjoy!

What It Is: When the Plutonian, the world’s greatest superhero, snaps and turns into the world’s greatest villain, only his former teammates have a chance at stopping his rampage. But while on the run from the world’s most powerful and angry being, will these former teammates discover his secrets in time? How did he come to this? What became of the hope and promise once inside him? What happens to the world when its savior betrays it? What makes a hero irredeemable? An apocalyptic superhero tale by the author of Empire and multiple Eisner Award winner Kingdom Come! Collects issues #1-8 of Irredeemable.

It was April 3rd of 2009. Eric, co-founder of ThePullbox.com, ran his first review from a new Mark Waid comic from a company that very few people had yet heard of. Boom! Studios was a new kid on the block that looked to have a huge talent pool and some promising titles. Their flagship title, Irredeemable, was going to pose a question that many have tried to answer, but were always limited by DC execs, “What would happen if Superman became a villain?”

By not being constrained by a massive marketing or merchandising prima donna, Mark Waid was able to take the kid gloves off and craft a hard hitting realistic-ish view of what would happen when the most powerful superhero to ever exist just got sick of it all, and decided to say “F This”

Bottom Line: It is a fabulous story that truly put Boom! Studios in the same league as the big business comic publishers. This hard cover edition should have prime placement on your book shelves. Check out all of Eric’s Irredeemable reviews HERE!

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