Fans have clamored for it, and we’ve listened! Award-winning publisher BOOM! Studios is pleased to announce the debut of the Irredeemable Premier Edition, a new series of oversized, deluxe hardcovers collecting the Eisner and Harvey Award-nominated comics by Mark Waid, Peter Krause, and Diego Barreto. Volume 1, collecting the first eight issues by Waid and Krause, is set to debut in October.
Waid has amassed a long list of critically acclaimed hits in his 20-year career, writing such iconic characters as Superman, Captain America, Batman, The Flash, and Wonder Woman. The prolific writer earned a legion of fans for stories that tended to ground seemingly infallible heroes, and in titles like DC’s Kingdom Come, Gorilla Comics’ Empire, and Irredeemable, he showed the other side of what it’s like to wear the capes and tights. Coupled with the fantastic art of Krause (The Power of Shazam), Irredeemable was well received by critics and fans alike when it first debuted in 2009.
“Mark and Peter are phenomenal storytellers and Irredeemable stands out as career work for both of them,” said BOOM! Studios Editor-in-Chief Matt Gagnon. “With Irredeemable, they looked into the darker side of heroism and showed us how far a hero could fall. It’s an incredible story, and we’re thrilled to collect the entire epic in beautiful new hardcovers that are perfect for collectors, longtime fans, and new readers.”
In Irredeemable, when the Plutonian, the world’s greatest superhero, snaps and turns into the world’s greatest villain, only his former teammates have a chance at stopping his rampage. But while on the run from the world’s most powerful and angry being, will these former teammates discover his secrets in time? How did he come to this? What became of the hope and promise once inside him? What happens to the world when its savior betrays it? What makes a hero irredeemable?
Praise for Irredeemable:
“…Irredeemable remains one of the most inventive, absorbing new superhero stories of recent years…” – A.V. Club
“Mark Waid continues to be evil, if by evil you mean able to write a really compelling, enjoyable to read comic book. This series has surprised readers and reviewers over and over again…” – Comic Book Resources
“Mark Waid deals with the kind of superhero themes more often played with today by like likes of Morrison, Millar and Ellis.” – Bleeding Cool
“…a bold combo of thrilling superhero action, and outsized pulp drama.” – Newsarama
Irredeemable Premier Edition Vol. 1 hardcover (7.25” x 11.25”, 208 pages, full color) arrives in comic shops on October 28th and in bookstores November 3rd with a cover price of $29.99 under Diamond code JUL151105.
The Final Order Cutoff deadline for comic shop retailers is October 5th. Not sure where to find your nearest shop? Use comicshoplocator.com or findacomicshop.com to find one! It’s also available for order directly from boom-studios.com.
ABOUT BOOM! STUDIOS
Founded by Ross Richie in 2005, Diamond Gem Award-winning “Best Publisher” BOOM! Studios (boom-studios.com) generates a constellation of best-selling Eisner and Harvey Award-winning original and licensed comic books and graphic novels with the industry’s top talent. BOOM! Studios is comprised of four distinct imprints. The original Studios imprint is home to titles like Suicide Risk, The Woods, Irredeemable, Sons of Anarchy, and Big Trouble in Little China. Steven Grant’s graphic novel 2 Guns was released as a feature film from Universal Pictures, starring Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg. BOOM!’s all-ages imprint KaBOOM! publishes Charles Schulz’ Peanuts; Jim Davis’ Garfield; Cartoon Network’s Adventure Time, Regular Show, The Amazing World of Gumball, and Steven Universe; Mike Kunkel’s Herobear and the Kid; and Natasha Allegri’s Bee and PuppyCat. BOOM!’s experimental imprint BOOM! Box publishes The Midas Flesh and Lumberjanes. In June 2013, BOOM! acquired Archaia Entertainment. Archaia is the Eisner and Harvey Award-winning graphic novel publisher of Mouse Guard, Cow Boy, Gunnerkrigg Court, Rust, and Jim Henson’s Tale of Sand. In October 2013, BOOM! Studios entered into a unique first-look relationship with 20th Century Fox, giving the studio access to its library of titles and giving the publisher access to Fox’s vast catalog of films. In August 2014, BOOM! Studios began a similar first-look relationship with 20th Century Fox TV to develop properties for the small screen.