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From hero to villain,
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This review is from: Irredeemable, Volume 1 (Paperback)
A trade paperback which collects the first four issues of a comic that takes a rather different look at superheroes.
The Plutonian [as powerful as Superman and with abilities to match] was the world's greatest hero.
But now he's seemingly gone mad and is indulging in wilful acts of random destruction.
His former team mates in superhero team the Paradigm struggle to find a way to stop him.
After a short introduction from the writer, the story jumps right into the action with the Plutonian going after a teammate. When you know your comrades secret identities, and they don't know yours, then it's very easy to hit them where it hurts.
Whilst there's no strong language in here or any ultra graphic depiction of violence, this is a comic that pulls no punches in tackling the subject matter and is possibly not for the very young. There is also one moment of an adult nature.
Each of the first four issues is presented as a single chapter of the story, with a title page to each.
The art isn't flashy but it's eye catching and does it's job really well.
And the story is very easy to get into.
There are a couple of flashbacks which offer hints to the question that the Paradigm are desperate to answer. Why is the Plutonian doing this?
And the final scene of chapter four offers a tantalising mystery that will leave you eager to find what happens next.
There's an afterword from noted comic writer Grant Morrison. And a gallery of all the various covers the different editions of the first four parts had.
A great start to the series that will leave you desperate to read on.