Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Incorruptible #19 - Review

Max is on Damage Control


Coalville is burning, and unless Max Damage can convince former district attorney Whelan to step up and be the man that the city needs in order to bring society back to the violent streets. But gangs of super villains have been pouring into Coalville under the control of Bellamy, who has left Alana Patel in the hands of the homicidal maniacs he has under his belt. However, Bellamy and the other villains have a few tricks up their sleeve. Their mission -- knock Damage out and kill him when he wakes up, the only time his powers are vulnerable.

Written by Mark Waid and drawn by Marcio Takara, issue #19 of Incorruptible was just as good as the ones that have preceded it. Damage is coming to terms with the fact that even though he's completely good, he doesn't know how good people think or act outside of brute force. Watching him try to convince one of his former enemies, whose child he killed once out of revenge, to join him is wonderful drama for the page.

The artwork by Takara is wonderful, and the use of line in varied ways makes you almost think that the panels are actually animated. The pacing matched with the artwork and the writing sets it off, and it's always been that way no matter who Waid has been paired with on the title. It's so strange that Incorruptible feels like a book that's been around forever, but that's just a testament to how good it actually is.

I just can't say enough good things about this book. Ever since I stumbled upon it at Emerald City Comic Con this year I've been enamored with it. If you give it a shot, I'm sure you'll be into it just as much.

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