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I know this is short notice, but on the next Major Spoilers Podcast, we’ll be reviewing the first Omnibus of Invincible from Image Comics.

Mark Grayson is just like most everyone else his age. The only major difference being that his dad is the most powerful superhero on the planet! And, Mark seems to be inheriting his father’s powers! See Mark thwart super-villains, alien invasions and all sorts of craziness, as he gets the hang of all this super-heroing stuff.

I know many of you have read the series, so the question for you is, what do you tell someone to convince them they should pick up this collection?  Put your comments below, and we may read them on the show.

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Stephen Schleicher

Stephen Schleicher

Stephen Schleicher began his career writing for the Digital Media Online community of sites, including Digital Producer and Creative Mac covering all aspects of the digital content creation industry. He then moved on to consumer technology, and began the Coolness Roundup podcast. A writing fool, Stephen has freelanced for Sci-Fi Channel's Technology Blog, and Gizmodo. Still longing for the good ol' days, Stephen launched Major Spoilers in July 2006, because he is a glutton for punishment.

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11 Comments

  1. stephen
    September 8, 2008 at 5:36 pm — Reply

    Its like ultimate spidy but only better..

  2. Lifeisaglitch
    September 8, 2008 at 5:51 pm — Reply

    Its set in Multiverse that hasnt been prisonpounded in every possible orifices like DC and Marvel have done to their multiverses, respectably.

    Also its like ultimate spidy but with superstalin.

  3. Ian
    September 8, 2008 at 6:25 pm — Reply

    It’s what every person who’s ever created their own comic universe wishes they did.

  4. Singer
    September 8, 2008 at 7:13 pm — Reply

    The tagline says it all, its probably the best superhero comic in the universe. No fancy gimicks, styles, or coloring. Just good ole’ fashioned art and story-telling.

  5. September 8, 2008 at 7:39 pm — Reply

    I have re read the first 3 HCs dozens of times. Invincible is like the greatest hero you never knew when you were growing.

  6. September 8, 2008 at 8:33 pm — Reply

    With its efficient pictorial style; effervescent writing and industry in-jokes “Invincible” has taken the best of the past 50 or so years of comics and economically tied it into one neat little monthly title. Its effectiveness lies in how it has seamlessly based itself on golden and silver age comic elements intertwined with a modern setting, witty realistic dialogue and deceptively innocent graphic characterization.

    It is essentially the story of a superman character told in a spiderman format; or more succinctly: a DC hero as written by Marvel; and yet it is free of all the current bureaucracy limiting the creativity within the big two at the moment.

  7. September 8, 2008 at 8:53 pm — Reply

    All the good things that comics used to be.

  8. Mugsgame
    September 8, 2008 at 9:54 pm — Reply

    Battle Beast!!! Holy Water!!!! Atom Eve!!!! Immortal was Abraham Lincoln!!!!

    If I want someone to start reading Invinvible, I loan them a trade. It’s the same thing the crack dealers do: free sample.

  9. hermit
    September 9, 2008 at 12:40 am — Reply

    yet another title that i read at least once a year. but what i like about this title is that it’s not depressing like most title today. i like dark and grimm stories, but invincible is a nice change of pace. yes, there’s bad stuff happening, but on the whole it is a nice, fun book.

    the aet is also excellent, simple yet complex and effective. i wish more books were like that. only kirkman can pull it off i think.

  10. September 9, 2008 at 12:43 am — Reply

    Oh, and I forgot to add how much this reminds me of Ben Edlund’s “The Tick” for some reason!

  11. Dr. Pants
    September 9, 2008 at 6:50 am — Reply

    Why read Invincible? Because it does a little bit of everything and it does it all well. If you’re a Spider-man fan, Invincible has the humor and the soap opera elements. Like Teen Titans? Try the Teen Team, instead.

    While I love Mark Grayson, what I love about this book is all of the secondary characters are well-rounded, with motivations that aren’t all obvious, well-thought out backstories and (most likely) well-thought out futurestories.

    Why should someone read Invincible? That’s not the question. Why isn’t everybody already reading it? That’s what I can’t figure out.

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