A Bookaholic, Pro-life, Pro-Family, Pro-Oxford Comma, Catholic (with Asperger's) who reads and writes as her obsession. I've been reading over 400 books a year lately. These are my ramblings on some of the books I read. To read about all the books I read and comment on, visit me at LibraryThing or Goodreads.

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Monday, January 10, 2011

03. Incorruptible, Vol. 2 by Mark Waid

Incorruptible, Vol. 2 by Mark Waid. Illustrated by Horacio Domingues. (Canada) - (US)
Incorruptible series

Pages: 128
Ages: 18+
Finished: Jan. 4, 2011
First Published: Oct. 12, 2010
Publisher: Boom! Studios
Genre: graphic novel, superhero
Rating: 5/5

First sentence:

You'll be wearing this.

Acquired: Received a review copy from Harper Collins Canada.

Reason for Reading: Next in the series.

It's been such a long wait since Vol. 1 but it sure was worth it! Vol. 2 is even better than the first and I'm loving this series much better than Irredeemable (which I really like). Since we are dealing with only one main character here there is so much more character development of Max Damage than in the other series and while one still is reminded of the vicious villain he used to be it is hard to not like him for who he is now, the seemingly only superhero really working for the good of others and not himself. The story arc is great! A group of skin-head like thugs are attacking people of racial diversities in the name of "cleansing" and have taken on Plutonian as their hero/god/leader image. Max is called in by his police chief friend to take them down but unfortunately they have learned Max's secret vulnerability. This volume also pulls a "Robin" on us by replacing the Jailbait character, but it all goes down with a good storyline and the original Jailbait character is not necessarily out of the picture for good.

The only thing that makes my rating an actual 4.5 instead of a full 5 stars is that they've changed illustrators for this volume and it was immediately noticeable as soon as I opened the book. Max's character just does not have the same rough, powerful, dangerous look he had when Jean Diaz was drawing. Domingues's drawing makes Damage look downright friendly at times and even a little dunce when he's down. However, it's not enough to mar the fabulous storyline and the direction this series is taking. I'm so glad we only have to wait until Feb. ('11) for the next volume!

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