The deck keeps shuffling as everyone makes plans to stop the Plutonian. Today I will be reviewing Irredeemable #29. Please leave a comment to let me know what you think.
So let’s talk about the book. Survivor manages to stop his teammates from killing him for lying to them and unites them in a common goal of killing Plutonian. Too bad he has already left with a bunch of their teammates as hostages. The Plutonian then heads out to find Bette Noir, his former love and teammate who tried to kill him. She seduces him into sparing her life. Meanwhile Kaidan manages to escape her captor, the zombified Scylla, Survivor’s brother. She heads off to find Gil, who quit the team, to get him to join her and Scylla’s ghost in stopping the Plutonian. At first, Gil doesn’t want to. Then, Scylla reveals a secret. There is actually a third brother. A triplet. With that brother’s power, they might be able to stop the Plutonian once and for all. And that’s the book.
So let’s talk opinions. This is definitely a set up issue. Every past plot thread is addressed and resolved except for Modeus and Qubit. Also, we get a nice general idea of where the next few issues are going. The whole third brother thing is kind of a nice way to get someone powerful enough to battle the Plutonian and actually give him some competition. A bit too convenient, if you ask me, but still a nice bit of writing. I was kind of waiting for Gil and Bette and the rest of the old Paradigm to get some face time. I knew they wouldn’t be forgotten. Also, it is getting kind of ridiculous watching Tony just dominate everyone and everything that gets in his way. That’s the only real complaint I have about this series as a whole. It’s exactly like Superman. Eventually, you run out of things for him to defeat. He is basically unstoppable. Superman, at least has Kryptonite. Plutonian’s Kryptonite is gone. Eventually you’re going to get sick of reading the same thing over and over again. I loved this series when it first came out because of the newness of it. Now its just the same story over and over again. I really hope that a new angle can be written into it. Modeus was the only X-factor and so far he’s barely played any role at all in the story. At least Luthor gets face time and you can see what sort of damage he’s capable of. Oh hell. I think I’m rambling. Does anyone read this thing? Am I rambling? Oh well. At least the art is still awesome. Nice, big images and clean lines. I hope next issue has some action in it and we get some battles going. It would also be nice for Modeus to finally make his move. That’s my opinion folks. Take it or leave it.
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