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Mark Waid's amazing comics about a villian-turned-good and a superhero-going-psycho are ending. Newsarama has the article.

I thought there would be much more story to tell, but I guess going out on a good note is the smart choice.

From the article:

Waid: Okay, really, truly — I’m just stretched thin right now both personally and professionally, and I live in mortal fear that I’m going to overstay my welcome on these books. Moreover, I feel that Max Damage’s character arc is reaching its end in Incorruptible. And in Irredeemable, I’ve long known what the end of that series is, and lately, it’s as if all the characters are moving into position for it whether I want them to or not. So let’s go out big and grand, I say.

I will miss playing around in this universe.

For legality...

Date: 2012-02-06 04:55 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] kd_the_movie
For it to have gotten shit on when it first came out as "oh no superman pastiche goes bad blah blah needless blood and gore" it really took an upswing with how much fan appreciation it received.

The only part IMO it went wrong with was having Max and the Plutonian have so much history together. The initial notion that Max was a random mid-level enemy (really I wish he would've been someone else altogethers A or B level rogue) of the Plutonian who saw the light made his heel face turn much more interesting. And when you compared it to how bad the Plutonian went bad, it gave you a greater appreciation of Max.

But when you find out that they were inextricably linked since day 1, its like well "OF COURSE MAX WOULD GO GOOD WHEN TONY WENT BAD".....But i still find the story enjoyable enough.

Date: 2012-02-06 10:07 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] ilmari
Honestly, I thought it had stretched out too long as it was.

I think I stopped reading Irredeemable around 20 or so (when he's taken by the aliens), since I felt that there wasn't much you could do after that except have him come back to Earth and repeat the whole thing again.

I also thought it was kind of silly that every single one of the heroes was hiding some dark secret (like how in Star Trek 5 every single person apparently has some secret pain in their lives that's their driving motivation).

I might check it out in trades once it definitively has been concluded.

Date: 2012-02-06 11:05 pm (UTC)
shadowpsykie: (ask the questions)
From: [personal profile] shadowpsykie
are these good series?

Date: 2012-02-07 02:44 am (UTC)
pyrotwilight: (Default)
From: [personal profile] pyrotwilight
Huh. That sucks. I've been loving the ride as these title's have been going on. D: SURVIVORRRRR.

Date: 2012-02-10 03:19 pm (UTC)
althechi: (dave lincoln doesn't take crap)
From: [personal profile] althechi
He destroyed all of Singapore?!?!

What a dick.


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