Saturday, July 9, 2011

Invincible – How Far Falls the Apple? - MK Stangeland Jr.

INVINCIBLE is fighting DR. PSYCHE – A new character who is the mastermind behind a new covert organization known as the INITIATIVE for GLOBAL DEFENSE (IGD). He looks kind of like a middle age psychiatrist, and has low level telepathic and telekinetic abilities, the later of which mostly manifests itself in the form of a defensive energy shield.

(5 Panels)

Panel 1: INVINCIBLE hides behind a broken piece of machinery as the VILTRUMITE KILLER DRONE (VKD) factory he’s just destroyed burns around him. DR. PSYCHE calmly walks along a still-standing elevated walkway in the background. A pair of VKDs walk behind him.

DR. PSYCHE (1): You must understand, your perception has been highly skewed. Not that I can blame you.

DR. PSYCHE (2): I am the hero here. The I.G.D. are the good guys.

INVINCIBLE: Says the crazy doctor with an evil secret organization trying to build an army of killer robots for the purpose of genocide.

Panel 2: INVINCIBLE tries to sneak around the broken machinery so he can hopefully get in a sneak attack against DR. PSYCHE without getting spotted.

INVINCIBLE: You tried to kill the Guardians! You want to explain how that makes you the good guys?

DR. PSYCHE: (Off-Panel) Regretful, yes, but they’ve dug their own graves.

Panel 3: Close-up on DR. PSYCHE as he stands on the walkway, his hands on the railing. One of his eyes glows with a pure electrical energy as he uses his telepathic powers to locate INVINCIBLE.

DR. PSYCHE (1): They made their intentions clear when they saw fit to protect your father. To protect the rest of the Viltrumite scum hiding on this planet.

Panel 4: A ‘Ghost’ of INVINCIBLE is seen from behind some of the broken debris as INVINCIBLE moves about the building. Small wavy lines are around INVINCIBLE’s head, indicating that DR. PSYCHE is locating INVINCIBLE by locating his mind.

DR. PSYCHE: To protect you.


INVINCIBLE (2): I’m trying to protect Earth!

Panel 5: DR. PSYCHE points down off the walkway in the direction of INVINCIBLE (off-panel). The VKDs jump off the walkway to go after him.

DR. PSYCHE: They said the same thing about dear old daddy.

DR. PSYCHE: And we all know how that turned out.



  1. Yeah, this has just the right level of ham, MK. I'm starting to see Invincible as the acceptable face of OTT superhero satire.

  2. Oddly enough, I approached this page with a mindset more on the serious side of things. The satire's actually unintentional. Funny how that works.

  3. I really like the villain. It seems like he would fit right in to the world of Invincible. I also like the implication that Dr. Psyche knows about all the Viltrumites living on the planet. That would certainly make for an exciting storyline.

  4. The villian is great. As Rol said, the exact kind of level of ham that we get from a majority of Invincible villians - and part of what I really love about the series (Octoboss anyone?).


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