Issue 32 of Irredeemable, by Mark Waid and Diego Barreto, begins a 4 part crossover with Incorruptible, Waid’s other book at BOOM!. This issue begins to open up the origins of the Plutonian, a Superman-like hero turned evil psycho.
We meet Plutonian’s parents (kind of) and they take him on a tour of his birth and childhood. This glimpse into his past makes his unstable psyche a little more understandable. His adoptive ‘mother’ was one crazy woman. The final page of the issue is really creepy as well, in a ‘what is this man capable of?’ kind of way.
Diego Barreto’s art continues to serve the story well, and he clearly has a deep understanding of Waid as a writer and the characters he creates. After 30 odd issues of the Plutonian being psycho and killing ridiculous amounts of people, it’s nice to have an origin story of sorts to show us just why this guy is crazier than a sack of rabid weasels.