Is Incorruptible the worst comic book ever?
No, not by a long shot, but it’s pretty terrible. The amount of expositional dialogue alone suggests Boom!’s now paying Waid by the word. And if you want to talk about “decompressed” narrative, Waid could have fit this issue’s story into three or four pages if he were actually trying to write a comic book here, instead of just cashing in on Irredeemable‘s success.
What’s additionally lame is how it’s clearly an afterthought. This character wasn’t in the issues of Irredeemable I read. It’s a retcon after less than a year.
Boom!’s got a terrible track record with spinoffs–the Hero Squared spinoffs were atrociously bad–and Incorruptible‘s no different.
I guess the art’s okay, but the character designs are lame.
There’s a lot of illogical, nonsensical “morality” in this one. (He’s not a murderer, he’s just a killer!).
Writer, Mark Waid; penciller, Jean Diaz; inker, Belardino Brabo; colorist, Andrew Dalhouse; letterer, Ed Dukeshire; editor, Matt Gagnon; publisher, Boom! Studios.