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Incorruptible, Vol. 2

(Incorruptible #2)

3.65  ·  Rating details ·  664 ratings  ·  41 reviews
Last Fall, BOOM! Studios showed the world that MARK WAID IS EVIL with the smash-hit graphic novel series IRREDEEMABLE. This Fall, BOOM! shows the world that Mark Waid...INCORRUPTIBLE! Super villain Max Damage had an epiphany the day The Plutonian destroyed Sky City. When The Plutonian turned his back on humanity, Max Damage decided to step up. Now Max Damage has changed ...more
Paperback, 128 pages
Published October 12th 2010 by BOOM! Studios (first published August 2010)
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Jun 18, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: comix
I’m really enjoying Mark Waid’s Irredeemable, so I thought I’d give the second volume of this companion series a look. I liked the first one, but wasn’t bowled over by it like I am with Irredeemable.

Incorruptible has Waid examining the flip side of the superhero-goes-whacko-and-turns-villain by offering up the villain-gets-a-conscience-while-watching-the-aforementioned-whacko-superhero-destroy-a-city.

Max Damage has to navigate his way through his idealistic and narrow view as to what a
Feb 09, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: comics
Max Damage, the supervillain-gone-good, is faced with his first serious moral dilemma that tests just how committed he is to his transformation into superhero: a former nemesis has captured Jailbait, his underage former-lover. Will his devotion to her lead him to make a deal with the devil or will he have to sacrifice Jailbait for the greater good?

I'm still intrigued by Max Damage as a character, but, unlike volume 1, this wasn't quite a 4 star read for me. Maybe more of a 3 1/2. It does little
Julio Bonilla
Jun 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I am hooked on the Incorruptible Series! The second volume is full of surprises! First, I noticed the artwork is different from the first volume. Then I found out why Max won't die. Did I mention he has a weakness? It's sleep! Has Jailbait always showed lots of skin?! She dresses like a whore! Onto the next volume . . .
Jul 23, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: comics
In volume 2, Max Damage picks up the search for Jailbait, who ran away/disappeared at the end of Vol. 1. He finds a dead-ringer for her, who accompanies him around, and ends up becoming a little unhinged herself due to events that take place. Max eventually finds the real Jailbait, so now he's stuck with 2 sidekicks for a bit. The major development is a white supremacist group who takes the Plutonian's attacks to be a sign of White Pride, and is attacking everyone who's not, and attacks Max with ...more
Adam Stone
Mar 16, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: superhero-comics
Racists are terrible. Criminals who have sexual relationships with underage girls are also terrible. Pitting them against each other,while showing how one of them is trying to be better has to be handled just right to rise from Exploitative Garbage to Interesting Story Of Redemption, and this volume of the story doesn't rise to Interesting.

At this point in the story, I am rooting for everyone to explode into band aids or food or something that can help literally any background character in this
William Thomas
Great premise. Great tie-in. Great powers. Terrible execution.

Don't let these brilliant, fabulous covers fool you- the artwork inside the issues featured in vol. 2 here isn't even what I would consider to be competent. It's really remedial. It's Saturday morning cartoon styled and it cheapened the entire book for want of an edgier, darker style.

The story falls flat, doing nothing to lure us into the next issue. It relies heavily on filler, instead of a solid, brilliant story as Waid features in
Jun 21, 2019 rated it it was ok
Shelves: comics
This becomes a little more focused, completing the setup of the "dynamic duo". Waid crafts the origin of Jailbait (not terribly original) and says his piece on white supremacists. The volume ends with a clear focus on what the story-line will be for the next few issues: the origin of Max. I still don't like the art and still haven't seen anything too innovative yet.
Printable Tire
Sep 21, 2011 rated it did not like it
I'm not going to say it's improbable a Super Hero-induced apocalypse would spawn a group of ICP/90's Alternative-looking white guys into giving themselves a cute name like the Diamond Gang and going around beating and killing minorities because they think the Super Hero is calling them to do so... I'm not going to say it's improbable because I've never been in a Super Hero-induced apocalypse so I can't say what it'd be like. What I can say, however, is racists make for some pretty lame, boring, ...more
Nov 19, 2010 rated it liked it
A good solid outing in a universe Mark Waid has created (unlike his sometimes not so solid work when doing work-for-hire). Max Damage is hellbent on sticking to the redemption road in a dystopian super hero tale. Max is willing to give up everything he had before embarking on his hero's journey including the one solid relationship he had in his life (now he has issues with his sidekick being a 16 year-old girl). While he's at it he does take out a revolting white supremacy gang that is murdering ...more
Mar 24, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: graphic-novels
The second volume of this series is still darned entertaining, but there are some odd changes. The tone is more serious and more focused on the characters while the artwork has become lighter and more cartoony. Kind of a strange combo, but this is still worth following.
Oct 26, 2016 rated it really liked it
Continuing the storyline form Vol1, new characters are starting to be added (and it is a nice change!) Still has very nice artwork and a strong storyline.
May 22, 2018 rated it liked it
Almost really good, ultimately feels like wasted potential. Intended to be a limited series, but comes off as though there was not an intended direction for the series. Spends way too much time on an antagonist that makes no sense for the setting. Mainly fun for the clever world-building. Has really no effect on the primary series this is a spin off of, so you can read Irredeemable in its entirety before starting this series (there was a crossover, but it carries nothing from this series over to ...more
Dec 22, 2019 rated it it was ok
I read _Irredeemable_ a few years ago and it had been one of my favorite comic book but I feel that _Incorruptible_ has been very meh so far. Generally, the reason for the main character's turn to the better doesn't make any sense or feel genuine. The main female character is there to be saved, to cry, and to somehow act irrationally.
Terry Collins
May 08, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The story advances, we learn more about Max and just how despicable he was in his former incarnation as Public Enemy #1, and a new sidekick / girl partner is introduced after a tragedy in her own life. Still addictive reading on all levels from a master storyteller and creator.
Dec 08, 2019 rated it it was ok
Horacio Domingues sinks this. His action all reads as static and his linework is sub-webcomic level.
Sebastian Song
Mar 01, 2018 rated it liked it
The story is gaining some momentum but it's really testing one's patience. Let's hope the plot thickens by issue 9.
Nov 26, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: borrowed
Not really clear why you would plot this reversal of a just-formed status quo.

Also, I thought the art was ugly. A lot of times the shapes failed to really take form.
Oct 05, 2010 rated it really liked it
Max Damage is a whore with a heart of gold.

Okay, perhaps that’s oversimplifying.

Or, perhaps that’s an understatement.

Mark Waid’s “villain-comes-clean” ongoing series, INCORRUPTIBLE, continues with the second volume of this fast-spaced, character-developing, truly intriguing story of what happens when one of the world’s greatest super villains decides to become one of the world’s greatest superheroes…

…As long as he lives to survive the transformation.

Following on the heels of the first volume,
Nicola Mansfield
Jan 10, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Reason for Reading: Next in the series.

It's been such a long wait since Vol. 1 but it sure was worth it! Vol. 2 is even better than the first and I'm loving this series much better than Irredeemable (which I really like). Since we are dealing with only one main character here there is so much more character development of Max Damage than in the other series and while one still is reminded of the vicious villain he used to be it is hard to not like him for who he is now, the seemingly only
So Jailbait has run off and Damage is trying to make it seem as though she is still around in an effort to protect her from his enemies. Enter Annie, a girl he rescues that is now passing as Jailbait while Damage tries to find Jailbait. Jailbait eventually gets rescued but Damage is really trying to get her to leave him be and go into the straight life. Unfortunately Annie's family has been destroyed by a gang of skin head Nazi's who have convinced themselves they are the Plutonian's chosen ...more
Wing Kee
Jul 12, 2016 rated it liked it
Expected and unexpected.

World: Good art, it's grim and dark and fits the tone of the book. The world building is fairly light and only there to serve the story, it's not the main focus, plus a lot of the world building was already done in 'Irredeemable'

Story: Expected and unexpected at the same time. The Annie angle was unexpected but the Terri angle was. You know Waid was not going for Jerry Lewis and it was a matter of time. The emotions were there and the pacing of the tale is fine, but this
Steve Chaput
Apr 09, 2012 rated it really liked it
This volume collects issues #5-8 of the INCORRUPTIBLE series from writer Mark Waid and artist Noracio Domingues. While Domingues' artstyle is a bit more 'cartoony' than original artist Jean Diaz, he still does a great job with Waid's tale of former-villain Max Damage's attempt to turnover a new leaf.

Max's former side-kick, Jailbait, feeling rejected by Max after he attempts to save her from the current situation in Sky City, runs away, only to be captured by the villain Deathgiver who wants to
Apr 25, 2013 rated it liked it
I'm not sure if this more of a statement about the writing specifically, about stories in general, or about me as the reader, but so far (volumes 1-3) I'm not finding this tale of a villain's redemption nearly as captivating as the companion tale of a hero's fall.

I thoroughly enjoyed the first nine volumes of Waid's Irredeemable, about the unexpected, unstoppable, murderous rampage of ultimate superhero The Plutonian, so when supervillain Max Damage was introduced as one of his nemeses in volume
May 02, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Just as awesome as volume one, but the art here is definitely lackluster. I was really disappointed in the artist change and hope they switch back to the old one.

The story in this volume picks up where the last one left off, but now Jailbait has gone missing. I know it's bad that Jailbait is underage and with Max, but I was still kind of rooting for them to work it out. It's obvious they care about each other. But, maybe it is best if she tries to lead a life without Max. Either way, I think
Aug 02, 2011 rated it liked it
Max Damage has turned over a new leaf, and it seems to be throwing his life for a loop. Stuck with a new wanna-be partner and a mission that no one fully believes, Damage is trapped between a world that does not trust him and the few people who do. Rescuing young Annie from a gang, Max becomes interest in her welfare; he must balance this with a citywide search for his former lover/partner Jailbait, whose disappearance could open a huge can of worms. A nice surprise hit than continues to ...more
Jan 05, 2014 rated it really liked it
After the strong first volume, I was very excited about the next. I kept thinking, "how are they going to carry this story"? The story carries, but it takes it sweet time at points. The art changes, but I don't mind. I dig the characters & it is a cool opposite to Irredeemable. I root for Max Damage the entire time he is on the page. Jail Bait actually turns out to be an interesting character other then a stupid ploy to bring in a male audience.

I hope this series can really carry itself
So, Jailbait has run away and Max Damage is continuing to attempt figuring out how to actually be a superhero after all his time as a notorious supervillian. Concerned for Jailbait's safety while on her own, Max coerces a woman he has recently saved into wearing her costume and posing as her to prevent knowledge of Jailbait's absence from getting out. Max also starts to realize it's not particularly heroic to have an underage sidekick and begins to come to terms with letting Jailbait go her own ...more
Traci Haley
Jun 25, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: graphic-novels, 2012
I wasn't initially impressed with volume 1 of this series, but volume 2 was infinitely better. The artwork, for one thing, seemed to change styles. I didn't notice if maybe they got a different artist or something, but I much prefer the art in volume 2. I also felt like the story was better. While there were times throughout this volume -- and the series as a whole -- that I got confused, in the end I really enjoyed this series and can definitely understand why it got so many raves.
Aug 21, 2016 rated it liked it
Aside from the more cartoony art (which doesn't match the adult tone of the content), my biggest gripe with this one is how Wait literally treats Jailbait as an interchangeable sidekick. It's mildly alarming considering the girls are both underage, though I suppose we are dealing with morally compromised individuals. Aside from those issues, the Incorruptible series remains an interesting "slice of life" counterpoint to the greater-in-scope companion series Irredeemable.
The difficulty I'm having here is that clearly Jailbait is the most important character here -- I think that for once TPTB and I are in agreement on this sort of thing, possibly even for a few of the same reasons -- but this just ties me up in knots with the fear that it's all going to go so very, very wrong soon.
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Mark Waid (born March 21, 1962 in Hueytown, Alabama) is an American comic book writer. He is best known for his eight-year run as writer of the DC Comics' title The Flash, as well as his scripting of the limited series Kingdom Come and Superman: Birthright, and his work on Marvel Comics' Captain America.

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