There is peace to be found in the consistency of God. Through the characters and story in Irredeemable Vol. 1, we are reminded to be thankful that absolute power rests in the hands of One who is absolutely good.
The villains in this volume each possess a flaw that goes beyond their criminal activity. The Riddler is a cripple; The Penguin is a coward; Two-Face and Killer Croc suffer from obvious physical deformities; Johnny Frost, the narrator, is struggling through a painful divorce; even the Joker himself is seen, in one frame, weeping helplessly in the arms of Harley Quinn. The flawed nature of each character reminds us of a universal truth: we are all broken.
At 582 pages, Craig Thompson’s autobiographical book Blankets is one of the longest comic books ever created. Even with its intimidating length, though, I have yet to recommend this book to a single person who did not finish it within hours of cracking it open. Even beyond the medium of comics, Blankets is one of the most engaging and heart wrenching books I have ever read.