Thursday, July 7, 2011

Invincible - Doppelgänger - Matt Duarte

Invincible in “Doppelgänger” by Matt Duarte

Panel 1

Description: Mark Grayson, in his civilian clothes, is inside his local comic book shop. He is looking at some comics on the stands while another customer and the owner of the shop discuss in the foreground over the counter.

CUSTOMER: Listen, he doesn't have his own arch nemesis. Where's his Luthor, or Joker, or Green Goblin?

OWNER: Well what about his father? That's as bad as they come...

Panel 2

Description: Mark has joined the customer and the owner at the desk.

MARK: What are you guys talking about?

OWNER: Invincible. He doesn't think he have a decent rogue gallery.

CUSTOMER: Sure, the father thing is very poetic, but they only fought once, you know?

Panel 3

Description: Same as before, Mark is talking very solemnly, obviously trying to defend the honour of his alter ego.

MARK: It's not about building a rogue's gallery. It's about stopping criminals and putting a stop to them. When you think about it, the fact that these fictional characters have a rogue galleries that constantly come back to haunt them means that they are not doing their job right.



Panel 4

Description: The owner and the customer have gone back to discussion, completely ignoring Mark.

CUSTOMER: You know what would be cool?

OWNER: What?

Panel 5

Description: Invincible stands by himself on the moon. Except this is Bizarro Invincible, his suit is purple and red, and he is badly scarred and with a bald head.


The End


  1. Matt - this is just great. The fanboy conversation is spot on and the final pay off is a killer. I like Mark's reasoning against having a rogue's gallery, quite smart.

    This is one of those great little one pages that stands on its own.

  2. "He doesn't think he have a decent rogue gallery," sounds like Bizarro's saying it :P

    Great page though. As Ryan said, the discussion is spot on and the reasoning for not having rogues is also.

  3. I like it. The comic book shop conversation is well done and the turn at the end is a nice twist.

    I for one did not realize "vincible" was actually a word. Will definitely have to work that into every day conversation.

  4. The closing line made me laugh.


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