The Paradigm: World's Greatest Superheroes, Humanity's Last Hope...Fugitives?
Orian, an old enemy of the Paradigm, stands over Bette Noir and Gilgamos as their allies try to aid a wounded comrade. The combined efforts of the group can barely keep Orian at bay as he brings about a revelation to the world's true source of suffering. While elsewhere, the Plutonian and his revived sidekick take a trip down memory lane by visiting a couple once very close to the former hero.
Ireedeemable #12 is a great issue is this consistently captivating series with it's great balance of action and drama. Waid's ability to continually draw out the Plutonian's humanity regardless of how sadistic his actions may become is one of this series greatest strengths. Krause and Barreto's art is fantastic issue after issue and this was no exception with their attention to detail from something as minimal as a facial expression to the backgrounds the characters inhabit. The issue's final few pages are worth the price of the book itself and will leave you chomping at the bit for the next installment.
Writer: Mark Waid
Artists: Peter Krause and Diego Barreto