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Well, not really, but his latest project for Boom! Studios features a good guy turning bad in Irredeemable.  Essentially Waid is asking the question, “What if the world’s greatest hero decided to become the world’s greatest villain?”  Waid is answering the question in the new monthly ongoing series.

“In superhero comics, pretty much everyone who’s called upon to put on a cape is, at heart, emotionally equipped for the job.  I reject that premise,” said series writer and BOOM! Studios Editor-in-Chief Mark Waid.  “IRREDEEMABLE is, in a way, my third and most complex chapter on the cost of superheroics – a pulp adventure tale of horror exploring how the lessons we learn about right and wrong as children can become warped and twisted when challenged by the realities of the adult world. ”

The first issue will feature variant covers by John Cassaday and Barry Kitson and will arrive in stores in April.

Check out the sneak peek after the jump.

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via Boom! Studios

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Stephen Schleicher

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Stephen Schleicher began his career writing for the Digital Media Online community of sites, including Digital Producer and Creative Mac covering all aspects of the digital content creation industry. He then moved on to consumer technology, and began the Coolness Roundup podcast. A writing fool, Stephen has freelanced for Sci-Fi Channel's Technology Blog, and Gizmodo. Still longing for the good ol' days, Stephen launched Major Spoilers in July 2006, because he is a glutton for punishment.

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3 Comments

  1. Ok
    January 28, 2009 at 11:45 am — Reply

    Miracleman?

  2. Lifeisaglitch
    January 28, 2009 at 12:37 pm — Reply

    “What if the world’s greatest hero decided to become the world’s greatest villain?”

    Alfred sets in motion contingency plan 1/1000.001 left by Bruce Wayne….I thought this was covered.
    Hint: The Dinosaur and Penny combine into something…..

  3. MaximusRift
    January 28, 2009 at 6:45 pm — Reply

    Wait… aren’t those children in danger? Haven’t we been taught that is a cheap tactic that’s overused in comics? ;)

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