Irredeemable #22

A comic review article by: Mike Prezzato
Seemingly imprisoned by the Vespa, Plutonian still proves that he is too much too for them to handle. They look to rid themselves of him, while another back on Earth begins to enact a plan to rescue him.

With ease, Mark Waid convinces us that the only way to subdue the Plutonian is to clone his own skin and encase him in a mummy-like state. Of course! why didn't we think of that? It's given to us like it's a no-brainer, as if this is the obvious course. It's that complex simplicity in this book that keeps it oh so fresh and tasty.

This installment includes bits and pieces from all the different scenarios occuring at once in the Irredeemable world, making it somewhat of a transitional issue, which will be quite confusing to new readers, but if you're familiar with all the small going-ons, this one will grow on you pretty quick just like all the rest.

Qubit and the remaining crew look to recruit any and all super-powered humans they can find, and one oddity they pick up on the way is Yarko, a weird asian dude with his mouth sewn shut. The best part? He describes his power as SUPER MURDER. Luckily they arrive in time to save that poor, defenseless squirrel.

Meanwhile, in the gay robot department... Modeus, still Plutonian-obssessed and in control of a new cybernetic body, continues his insane quest to find his love. This obviously takes the cake for the most twisted super-powered love affair ever. It's radical ideas like this subplot that really put this book over the top.

Plutonian, on a destructive rampage after breaking free from the Vespa, seems to have retreated into his own warped psyche, into a world that has forgiven him for his crimes. On this note, it seems at this point that he's pretty far gone, and the only thing left for him is to be a mindless pawn in his various captors' war games. This fact is apparently clear by the end of this ish, as Plutonian experiences a scene similar to Superman's origin on Earth... If this is what i hope it is, it will make for an incredibly twisted... twist. Can't wait.

Peter Krause's always excellent art work finds Diego Barreto contributing to it in this issue. If you're a regular reader of this book, you could pick out a few panels that are probably Barreto's work, but otherwise it blends seemlessly. Great art as usual.

Irredeemable, i can't quit you! And there's no good reason to even consider it. This may not be the best issue to jump on board, but who cares? You'll still love it even if you don't know everything that's going on just yet.

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