Because comics should be fun. That’s exactly what Invincible is – fun.
Mark Grayson is the son of the world’s most adored hero, Omni Man. When Mark’s powers finally develop, his days as a superhero begin. However, that is cut short when *spoiler alert* Mark’s father reveals to his son that he is actually of an alien race, and it is his job to conquer earth – with or without Mark’s help.
Sure, there is your odd father/son super powered throwdown. Yes there are numerous real teen issues they touch on, like college life, first girlfriends and being kidnapped and turned into a robot. But it’s not all that mundane kind of stuff – there’s some humour in there too!
Invincible is a mixing bowl of all your favourite comic book characters. One would think that reading a comic that borrows/pays homage so many classic characters and storylines would be an unmitigated mess. That ‘one’ is dead wrong.
With super strength, flight and a lung capacity that puts Dolly Parton to shame (huh?), Invincible is here to remind us that teenage-angst and drama still has a place in the knock-em down, drag them out world of super hero comics. What more would you expect from Robert Kirkman?
Put simply, it’s awesome.