Irredeemable #1 [Cover C]
(April 2009)

Boom! Studios, 2009 Series
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Price:
3.99 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Boom! Studios
Brand:
Boom! Studios
Barcode:
?
Editing:
Matt Gagnon
Color:
color
Dimensions:
6.5" x 10.2"
Paper Stock:
glossy cover and interior
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

[Cover C] (Table of Contents)

Irredeemable / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jeffrey Spokes
Inks:
Jeffrey Spokes
Colors:
Jeffrey Spokes
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Plutonian
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Spokes' variant covers to #1-12 will spell out "Irredeemable". This cover features the I. It was first offered to retailers as a 1-in-50 incentive signed by Mark Waid; unsigned copies were offered as a 1-in-20 incentive for the second printing of the issue. A "negative" variant using this cover's art also exists, as indexed below.

[Holofoil Convention Exclusive] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Chip Mosher (see Notes)
Colors:
Dafna Pleban
Letters:
Dafna Pleban

Reprints: show reprint note before migration

Indexer Notes

This cover reads "Mark Waid Is Evil" in large type; it is shown and named in the first Irredeemable collection, where Pleban is credited with the design. Mosher is credited with coining the slogan in various articles and interviews online.

[A Comic Shop Exclusive] (Table of Contents)

Irredeemable / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jeffrey Spokes
Inks:
Jeffrey Spokes
Colors:
Jeffrey Spokes
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Plutonian

Indexer Notes

This variant, exclusive to retailer A Comic Shop and limited to 500 copies, uses Spokes' art to Cover C in "negative".

[Earth 2 Exclusive] (Table of Contents)

Irredeemable / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
John Cassaday (signed)
Inks:
John Cassaday (signed)
Colors:
? (see Notes)
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Plutonian
Reprints: show reprint note before migration

Indexer Notes

This variant, exclusive to retailer Earth 2, was limited to 500 copies. It uses Cassaday's black-&-white art to Cover A with text elements, including Earth 2 logo, in red.

[Atomic Comics Exclusive] (Table of Contents)

Irredeemable / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Barry Kitson
Inks:
Barry Kitson
Colors:
? (see Notes)
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Plutonian
Reprints: show reprint note before migration

Indexer Notes

This variant, exclusive to retailer Atomic Comics, was limited to 1,000 copies. It uses Kitson's art to Cover B with solid red coloring and text elements, including Atomic Comics logo, in white and orange.

[2nd-Print Cover] (Table of Contents)

Irredeemable / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Barry Kitson
Inks:
Barry Kitson
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Plutonian

Indexer Notes

For the 2nd printing of this issue Kitson's black-&-white art to Cover B was used, with some typography still in color. Unsigned copies of the 1st printing of Cover C were offered as a 1-in-20 retailer incentive for ordering this 2nd printing.

[Title Page] (Table of Contents)

credits / 1 page (report information)

Letters:
? (logo, design); typeset

Indexer Notes

The inside front cover has logo, credits, and indicia set against negative red-&-black detail of John Cassaday's art to Cover A.

Irredeemable [Chapter 1] (Table of Contents)

Irredeemable / comic story / 23 pages (report information)

Script:
Mark Waid
Pencils:
Peter Krause
Inks:
Peter Krause
Colors:
Andrew Dalhouse
Letters:
Ed Dukeshire

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Plutonian (introduction); The Hornet [Jim; full name unknown (see Notes)] (introduction; death); The Hornet's wife [Donna; full name unknown] (introduction; death); The Hornet's infant son [name unknown] (introduction; death); The Hornet's daughter [Sarah; full name unknown] (introduction; death) (see Notes); The Paradigm [Qubit (introduction); Scylla (introduction); Charybdis (introduction); Volt (introduction); Gilgamos (introduction); Bette Noir (introduction); Kaidan (introduction)] (introduction of group; see Notes); Samsara (introduction; apparent death); unidentified superheroes and supervillains (introduction of all; cameos; flashback)
Synopsis:
A masked man called The Hornet is vaporized along with his wife and children by The Plutonian. One week later the happy meeting of "Tony" and Samsara, who would become crimefighting partners, is recalled when the members of The Paradigm desperately try to glean information that would let them stop their former teammate's rampage. As the heroes resolve to split up and track down leads on Plutonian's private life, he arrives, strangely satisfied when they escape.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Story is untitled beyond series title. First page has close-ups of Plutonian's glowing yellow eyes. // The Paradigm is named in #2. Sarah's death is confirmed in #3. The Hornet's first name is given in Irredeemable Special #1. // First trade-paperback collection credits Paul Azaceta with character design of The Plutonian.

[Afterword] (Table of Contents)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Grant Morrison
Letters:
? (design); typeset

Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Text is set against negative red-&-black detail of Barry Kitson's art to Cover B.

The Unknown 5-Page Preview (Table of Contents)

The Unknown / promo (ad from the publisher) / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Mark Waid
Pencils:
Minck Oosterveer
Inks:
Minck Oosterveer
Colors:
Fellipe Martins
Letters:
Marshall Dillon
Editing:
Matt Gagnon

Genre:
detective-mystery; fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Catherine Allingham (introduction); Ray Durrell (introduction); James Doyle (introduction)
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The first five pages of the story from The Unknown #1 are excerpted.

[April Promo Page] (Table of Contents)

Boom! Studios / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Mark Waid; ? (Q&A); Darin Moiselle; Josh Lobis
Pencils:
various
Inks:
various
Colors:
various
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Waid writes about Irredeemable in "Tick... Tick... Tick..." column. Page also includes Boom! masthead, brief Q&A with Caped writers Moiselle & Lobis, and small repros of covers to upcoming releases.

The Wheel of Time (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Indexer Notes

Tor Books and Dabel Brothers Publishing's adaptations of Robert Jordan's The Wheel of Time novels are advertised on the last interior page.

She Has Solved Every Mystery Known to Man. But There Is One Mystery That Remains... The Unknown! (Table of Contents)

The Unknown / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Paul Pope; Erik Jones
Inks:
Paul Pope; Erik Jones
Colors:
Cris Peter; Erik Jones
Letters:
?

Indexer Notes

The inside back cover hypes The Unknown #1 with solicitation copy and cover art.

Halo Wars (Table of Contents)

Halo Wars / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Indexer Notes

Microsoft Game Studios' videogame Halo Wars for XBox is advertised on the back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [Cover C]
    Irredeemable
  2. 1. [Holofoil Convention Exclusive]
  3. 2. [A Comic Shop Exclusive]
    Irredeemable
  4. 3. [Earth 2 Exclusive]
    Irredeemable
  5. 4. [Atomic Comics Exclusive]
    Irredeemable
  6. 5. [2nd-Print Cover]
    Irredeemable
  7. 6. [Title Page]
  8. 7. Irredeemable [Chapter 1]
    Irredeemable
  9. 8. [Afterword]
  10. 9. The Unknown 5-Page Preview
    The Unknown
  11. 10. [April Promo Page]
    Boom! Studios
  12. 11. The Wheel of Time
  13. 12. She Has Solved Every Mystery Known to Man. But There Is One Mystery That Remains... The Unknown!
    The Unknown
  14. 13. Halo Wars
    Halo Wars
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