Even though the pacing is rapid-fire again (is Irredeemable an ongoing, if so, was it always supposed to be an ongoing)–I mean, I’d be mad at four dollars, just because the “cliffhanger” is engaging doesn’t make it worth four bucks for twenty-some pages but whatever, it’s still kind of my favorite issue.
Here we get to see the Plutonian be a bad guy. He’s petty (he destroys Singapore to horrify the United Nations, a bunch of people he could have just zapped) and human. It’ll be interesting to see where Waid goes with that element.
And Krause really gets to shine here. The destruction of Singapore, though a fast read, is a comic book moment unlike many others (and without trying). It’s just so well done, it’s impossible to not be effected. Waid’s playing with some familiar (if generically branded) toys, but I never saw Singapore coming.
Writer, Mark Waid; artist, Peter Krause; colorist, Andrew Dalhouse; letterer, Ed Dukeshire; editor, Matt Gagnon; publisher, Boom! Studios.