Saturday, May 16, 2009
What if Superman went rogue? Curious? Check out IRREDEEMABLE.
Here's the premise: what if Lois Lane had rejected Clark Kent upon learning his secret identity as Superman? What if she hated him for years of deception and double identities? What if this crushed Superman's Kryptonian soul, plunged him into an irredeemable depression and made him into a world-destroying bastard with super powers?
Good premise. Great comic book. Except that IRREDEEMABLE is not about Superman and Lois Lane - it's a whole new world of made-up superheroes, where the man in the cape and tights is a blonde man called The Plutonian(or 'Toni' for short).
Simple concept. Brilliant execution by writer Mark Waid and publisher BOOM! Studios.