Comic Book Reviews - Irredeemable #30 Review

Created on October 8, 2011 and written by
Category: Comic Book Reviews

Irredeemable #30

Rating: 4/5
Publisher Name: Boom! Studios
Publisher Website:

Writer: Mark Waid
Pencils: Diego Barreto (pgs 1-15), Damien Couceiro (pgs 16-22)
Colors: Zac Atkinson (pgs 4-15, 18-22), Archie Van Buren (pgs 1-3,16,17)
Number of Pages: 22
Price: $3.99
Color: Color
Safety Content Label: PARENTAL ADVISORY – 15 years and older. Similiar to T+ but featuring more mature themes and/or more graphic imagery.

Publisher’s Blurb:
This is the issue that IRREDEEMABLE fans have been waiting for since the very beginning. Where did the Plutonian truly come from, and where is his real home? Do his parents hold the key to stopping his mission of revenge on the world that turned their back on him? You can’t miss this epic issue of Mark Waid’s multiple Eisner and Harvey Award-nominated superhero series!

Reviewer’s Comments:
If you’ve been following Irredeemable, you already know how great this book really is. If you haven’t, well then shame on you.

Issue #30 picks up after the revelations that there is a power that might just yet be able to stop the Plutonian. We all thought that Cary (now going by the name “Survivor”) was powerful enough to defeat Tony on his own. He very well may be able to, but as we found out last issue, there is a factor that could very well guarantee it.

China, Japan and the United States aren’t ready to leave their fates to any of the heroes that they’ve come to fear and enact a plan of their own. What will be the fate of the Plutonian and mankind? I don’t know but it’s sure not looking good for the home team.

As always, Waid does an outstanding job on portraying the teetering sanity of the Plutonian and his depiction of Cary’s character growth is brought to an alarming head in this issue. How far will Cary go to ensure that he can beat the Plutonian? Are his motives even pure?

Barreto and Couciero do a bang up job on pencils and the transition between artists is so smooth that I didn’t even realize there had been two artists on the book until I read the credits. Colorists, Zac Atkinson and Archie Van Buren deliver the usual top notch work we’ve seen in previous issues of this book and manage to dazzle us with their talents.

If you haven’t jumped on the thrilling roller coaster that is Irredeemable yet, you’re definitely missing one hell of a ride.


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