Daily Archives: May 11, 2009

Swan Song

Cassaday coverCalero coverIrredeemable #2
Writer: Mark Waid
Artist: Peter Krause
Colors: Andrew Dalhouse
Letters: Ed Dukeshire
Cover artists: John Cassaday/Dennis Calero
Editor: Matt Gagnon
Publisher: Boom! Studios
Price: $3.99 US

I’m not in the habit anymore of writing a full review of a comic book when I’d written one up for a previous issue the month before, but after reading this second episode of Mark Waid’s deconstruction of the concept of Superman, I realized I had a lot to say about it and that this marked a significant improvement over the storytelling in the first issue. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoyed Irredeemable #1; it featured entertaining, solid storytelling. But with the second issue, writer Mark Waid and artist Peter Krause really step up their performances. One could dismiss Irredeemable as the latest in a series of dark takes on the super-hero genre, but Waid and Krause offer up some novel character concepts amid a commentary on Superman comics of yesteryear.

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