The Incredibles by Mark Waid
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America's favorite family of superheroes finally returns, courtesy of legendary comics scribe Mark Waid (Kingdom Come, The Flash)! The Incredibles face terrifying new villains...and friendly new neighbors, all while Mr. Incredible hides a troubling secret from his costumed clan.
 

About Mark Waid

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Mark Waid, Alabama native and current Los Angeleno, has written stories for every major comics publisher, including well-loved stints on DC Comics' THE FLASH and Marvel Comics' CAPTAIN AMERICA and FANTASTIC FOUR. Waid and Alex Ross' seminal graphic novel, KINGDOM COME, is one of the best-selling graphic novels of all time.
 
Published October 6, 2009 by BOOM! Studios. 128 pages
Genres: Comics & Graphic Novels, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children's Books. Fiction

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Kingdom Come writer Waid lends his considerable talents to Disney/Pixar’s superpowered family and comes up with a brisk and fun story for all ages, ably ai

Oct 05 2009 | Read Full Review of The Incredibles: Family Matters

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Mar 24 2010 | Read Full Review of The Incredibles: Family Matters

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This issue may not have the Parr family donning their trademark costumes (except for the cover) but it does offer us a chance to meet the Confederacy of Crime –- an assemblage of foes the Incredibles have faced and could potentially face again as this series continues.

Aug 28 2009 | Read Full Review of The Incredibles: Family Matters

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The final page puts a dynamic new element on the table for the Incredibles to face in the third issue of this series -- an element that is sure to challenge this family like never before.

May 19 2009 | Read Full Review of The Incredibles: Family Matters

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There are some great moments along the way, like the look on Helen's face when she takes Jack-Jack out of a bad guy's hands, or the look of sadness on Violet's face when she has to explain to her parents what happened during the fight.

Oct 12 2009 | Read Full Review of The Incredibles: Family Matters

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But most of the characters get to shine (more Violet next time, please), and it's when the Incredibles start hanging out with the next door neighbors that the comic really begins to come together.

Mar 30 2009 | Read Full Review of The Incredibles: Family Matters

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He has brought his knack for Silver Age fun (with a modern flair) to many of the books he has written, but he seemed like an ideal candidate to craft tales about the (arguably) most popular superhero family in the world.

Jul 20 2009 | Read Full Review of The Incredibles: Family Matters

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Movie poster are works of art, worthy of museums in some cases.

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The story revolves around Mr. Incredible, the powerhouse and scion of the family, losing his powers while his family is faced with a new threat, which leaves the stretchy Mrs. Incredible to fend for herself and the kids.

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Broken Frontier

There are clichés here, yes, and telegraphed “plot twists” but there are also perfectly balanced messages about love, family, the danger of the double-edged sword of revenge, and knowing that sometimes the human mind is the greatest superpower of all.

Jul 27 2009 | Read Full Review of The Incredibles: Family Matters

Broken Frontier

The new additions feel like a natural outgrowth of the story and part of this is due to the fact that Waid understands that any Incredibles story has to balance the superheroics with the family dynamic – both are vitally important to the characters.

Mar 27 2009 | Read Full Review of The Incredibles: Family Matters

Broken Frontier

The Incredibles #2 returns us to that lovable family of super-humans and their super-ways.

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