It’s a question of competence. Incorruptible is incompetent.
Finally someone realized Jean Diaz was making the bad book already worse and brought in Horacio Domingues, who’s much less “realistic” and a lot more cartoon-influenced and, well, at least it’s fun. Domingues’s artwork doesn’t fit the script at all and it’s just a great time, at least for the first half, because it’s all bright and giddy–it’s like a Spirit homage almost. Until halfway, I thought Waid and Boom! realized what a turd they were printing and they’d decided to do something good with it.
It’s actually an attempt at a serious comic too–but it’s just so silly. The world’s a different place with the Plutonian on a rampage, but cellphones still work for comic relief and Max Damage still has his awesome suburban house hideout.
I’m actually really bummed they aren’t going the spoof direction.
Writer, Mark Waid; artist, Horacio Domingues; colorist, Andrew Dalhouse; letterer, Ed Dukeshire; editors, Shannon Watters and Matt Gagnon; publisher, Boom! Studios.