Ever since the introduction of the kid sidekick and the â€œpalâ€ character in superhero comics, kids young and old have fantasized about being that person.Â If the superhero world were real, and you couldnâ€™t be the secret pal of the hero, would you be willing to answer his phone calls and pick up her dry cleaning?
BOOM! Studios has released a teaser trailer to Mark Waid’s brand new superhero series, Irredeemable.Â The first issue arrives in April. “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
Well, not really, but his latest project for Boom! Studios features a good guy turning bad in Irredeemable.Â Essentially Waid is asking the question, “What if the world’s greatest hero decided to become the world’s greatest villain?”Â 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.Â I reject that premise,” said series writer and BOOM! Studios Editor-in-Chief Mark Waid.Â “IRREDEEMABLE is, in a way, my third and most complex chapter on the cost of superheroics –
Next week on the Major Spoilers Podcast, the crew take a look at DC’s JSA: The Golden Age by James Robinson – yes the same fellow behind Starman. From Publisher’s Weekly Clearly influenced by Alan Moore’s Watchmen, this reissue depicts DC’s superheroes from the 1940s hanging up their capes following the end of WWII. Whereas Moore’s superheroes were forced into retirement, here the heroes succumb to disillusionment, personality flaws and even madness. Robinson unpersuasively projects the dark pessimism of 1990s superhero comics onto the idealistic, committed heroes of half a century before. One of these “mystery men,” Tex Thompson, alias