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Incorruptible, Vol. 3

(Incorruptible #3)

3.67  ·  Rating details ·  519 ratings  ·  32 reviews
The flip side of Mark Waid's Eisner Award-nominated series IRREDEEMABLE Supervillain Max Damage had an epiphany the day The Plutonian destroyed Sky City. When The Plutonian turned his back on humanity, Max Damage decided to become the hero the world needs. He has become... INCORRUPTIBLE. Now Max is figuring out what it takes to be superhero while struggling with a ...more
Paperback, 128 pages
Published February 1st 2011 by BOOM! Studios
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Jul 10, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: comix
I’m in the minority on this, but I just don’t find this series as compelling as Irredeemable.

In Irredeemable you had the Superman-esque Plutonian go bananas and go on a destruction spree. Here, you have Max Damage, formerly a villain, have a change of heart after watching the aforementioned Plutonian go on the aforementioned destruction spree. Reformed villains aren’t new to comics and Mark Waid hasn’t, so far, given him much of interest to do.

In this volume, Mr. Damage hunts down the Plutonian
Jul 15, 2016 rated it it was ok
I don't know... This one is starting to lose me...
Jesse A
Jul 19, 2014 rated it really liked it
Even though this is the companion series to Irredeamable I find this series much more compelling. While Irredeamable is squandering it's premise, this is just having fun!
Julio Bonilla
Jun 12, 2017 rated it did not like it
Personally, I went cold turkey on the news 4 years ago. The media can be your best friend, inform you on the stuff you want to hear, or your worst enemy and manipulate you into going crazy.

This story was okay, but the villain must have been modeled after our current president, Donald Trump!
Printable Tire
Sep 21, 2011 rated it did not like it
What a scathing, subversive tract you've written, Mark Waid! For who can truly say now comic books are a second-rate form of mindless entertainment, teenage pulp for pulpy teenagers? In the brief span of a few glossy pages, you've uncovered the dark secrets of America's political system nobody's been brave enough to expose before: politicians lie! Especially white, southern politicians! Oh, those guys are the worst! They'll lie and manipulate the stupid, racist masses, and when the going gets ...more
Jun 21, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: comics
Things got a little more interesting in this volume. Instead of Max's origin, a new character is added to the mix, creating a triangle between Max and JailBait, I mean Headcase. The third leg has an intriguing background with Max which should prove for some good conflict, although the end of this volume almost seems to wipe that opportunity away. This volume also takes a peek at the "bad guys".

Forgot to mention there is one piece of information revealed that ties directly to Irredeemable.

Jul 23, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: comics
Max continues to fight the good fight here, and finds himself some unlikely allies...the original Jailbait is gone, but her successor is something of a Headcase. Also, a former victim of his in his battles with the Plutonian ends up being the next person he saves from the White Supremacist group trying to take control in the ruins of what's left.
Great storytelling where Max starts to really open up more than we've seen before and with the unlikely band of allies, remains a wanted man, but is
Jan 26, 2011 rated it really liked it
I think this has always been the stronger of Mark Waid's two titles for Boom! Studios. Max Damage remains on his quest for redemption in this dystopian tale. Now though he is joined by a recovering alcoholic cop and the girlfriend of the man who destroyed the world. Alana Patel is actually some character, and the white surpremacist society storyline is pretty much wrapped. There remains a generous dose of big screen action too.
Adam Stone
Mar 16, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: superhero-comics
If you're reading the Irredeemable series, and want to include the Incorruptible storyline into your reading, this is the volume to start with. While it's not quite at the caliber of the main series, it is several steps up from the first two volumes of Incorruptible.

The story is more directly related to the characters from Irredeemable, as opposed to "taking place in the same universe", and here, at last, the main character seems to be somewhat likeable, and the rest of the cast becomes more
Terry Collins
May 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
My first five star review of the series so far finds several story threads connecting from the previous volume, along with the question of "What happened to Lois Lane surrogate Alana Patel?" Interesting to make her a major supporting character in a series devoted to a villain (now reformed) who spent years kidnapping her to use against arch foe the Plutonian. While some aspects of the doomsday device on display are silly, I just enjoyed this collection from start to finish. Great pacing and ...more
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 13, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: borrowed
This is by far the best Incorruptible book yet in that things happen, and there's a clear beginning, end, and middle. Still, I think these books suffer from pacing issues in addition their not-quite-strong enough worldbuilding.

And the female characters don't seem as developed as the main character and the Detective Gordon stand-in.
Dec 22, 2010 rated it really liked it
Just when you thought you could keep a bad guy down…

…Max Damage is back in the third volume of Mark Waid’s “Bad Guy Goes Golden Boy” sister title to the Eisner Award-nominated series, IRREDEEMABLE…INCORRUPTIBLE, and it would appear that writer Waid and artist Marcio Takara perform some considerable damage control to keep this particularly unique series up to speed with its critically-acclaimed ‘adversary.’

Readers unfamiliar with the first two volumes of this series—and a single collection of
Sebastian Song
Mar 02, 2018 rated it did not like it
I don't know what's worse.
1) The ten pages of artwork by guest artists are more enticing than the entire volume; or
2) The story that drags itself on its feet and the reader along as well.
More importantly, should I carry on reading...
Oct 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: comicbooks
Great story of redemption and constant misunderstanding. There are some things that people will never forgive you for.
Nicola Mansfield
Feb 28, 2011 rated it really liked it
Reason for Reading: next in the series

Volume Three is all action! Max Damage and the new Jailbait set off to take out the crazed "skinhead" followers of Plutonian who are armed with nuclear weapons and causing much damage. Max and J. meet up with an old friend of Plutonian's who joins their group and the new Jailbait is given her own new superhero name. From the old friend we learn a lot more about Plutonian's past from a different angle but mostly this volume is action scene after action scene
Wing Kee
Jul 12, 2016 rated it liked it
Sometimes it take a bit to get traction.

World: The art is good, with the staple artist coming in it will get so much better. The world building here is better than the previous arc, effort was made to introduce the main baddie and the racists so it made the story that much more deeper and the world more fleshed out. Alana also helped with that.

Story: It was a bit too heavy. The first part was quite good with a lot of character and world building, creating an interesting scenario. The second
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
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Apr 22, 2012 rated it liked it
Max Damage and his story continue to be more entertaining than the Irredeemable counterpart. In the thrid installment, Max and his newest sidekick Annie are on the lookout for Alana Patel - the Plutonian's ex-girlfriend. Discovering her at the center of a racist cult seeking to gain favor with the psychotic former hero, Max and Annie must rescue Patel and prevent the White Diamond groups from sacking the city. Damage continues to evolve as the layers of his personality drive this redemptive ...more
Jan 05, 2014 rated it really liked it
The art changes once again, this time I don't mind at all. It looks great & the action gets a lot bigger this issue, and the artist handles it well. Waid ties Incorruptible even more with Irredeemable with this volume. Max Damage is now running around with the Plutonian's Girlfriend & fights the racist cult followers of The Plutonian. Now he has a new sidekick, Headcase, which is a way better name than JailBait. This book kinda wraps up quickly but it is a very solid volume.
***Dave Hill
Feb 21, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: illustrated
The flip side to "Irredeemable," this tale of a super-villain turned hero in the face of the ultimate hero turned villain remains interesting, but only just so. In this volume, Max Damage teams up with the Lois Lane equivalent of the tale. He still hasn't had to face the Plutonian himself, but in this case he's confronted with white supremacists who claim the Plutonian as their model. Good, but not great, stuff.
In this volume Max meets up with Plutonian's girlfriend Alana and deals with the Diamond Gang, a group that believes that Plutonian is cleansing the world for white supremacy. I loved the Alana/Max dynamic and can't wait to see how that continues to play out.
Geoff Sebesta
Nov 05, 2013 rated it it was ok
All momentum is gone.

If Waid put the same amount of effort into writing half as many books I think he'd be really great. Unfortunately a huge proportion of anything he does is filler.

The drunk sidekick was pretty funny.
Apr 04, 2011 rated it it was ok
Forget continuity between books; characters don't even resemble themselves from one panel to another. I've finally given up on what is a very interesting premise because it has been translated into a disappointing product. Dialogue and motivations are hollow, overwritten and poorly executed.
Shannon Appelcline
Jul 13, 2013 rated it really liked it
This continues to be quite a strong series. Watching Max's continuing work to be a hero is terrific, but here it's his relationship with Headcase and with Alana which really shines. Overall, a quick reading and enjoyable book.
Feb 27, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: graphic-novels
I love this series. In this installment, Max Damage, the former supervillian is out on a mission with his new sidekick to locate the former girlfriend of the Plutonian.
Timothy Boyd
Jan 15, 2016 rated it really liked it
This excellent spin off series from the Irredeemable comic continues to Impress with an awesome storyline and good art. Mark Waid has another hit on his hands. Very recommended
Roman Colombo
Jun 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: boom
This series is seriosuly great. I think it is better than Irredeemable, so far. Maybe because it's more focused. But really, can't get enough.
Juan Jose
Mar 03, 2014 rated it really liked it
It has been a nice story so far.
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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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