Thursday, October 11, 2012

Comic Review: Invincible Volume 3

    Though shorter than the previous two volumes, this is still packed with Invincible goodness.  More crazy reveals, more returning villains (and one I don’t think is coming back), and some big changes for Mark, but for his mom, the ladies in his life, the team, and more.  

    This volume has once again sparked my interest in Viltrumites and what kind of hell they’re going to bring when they eventually turn their eyes on Earth.  The  cosmic stuff in this series has a lot of potential.  And there’s more with dimension hopping, so I’ll be curious to see what they do with that.

    The slow build of various subplots continues to impress.  Though it never goes away, the Reanimen take a back seat for this volume, but I get the idea that plot will be coming to a head soon.  Some of the weird things being hinted about Robot are revealed (that’s gross).  And of course, everyone’s favorite blue, muscle-bound, super-genius clones are back for more bellicose science.  And Science Dog!!!

    Long time comic fans should definitely be reading this.  Or, if you’re like me, and kept wanting to enjoy Silver Age comics, but just can’t get past how crappy they are (you don’t need to describe the action happening in the panel, Stan, that’s what the artist is there for!), this is the comic for you.  It’s like Spider-Man, The Flash, or Silver Surfer…but good.  It is, however, not for the young ones.  This volume features more of the ultra-bloody ultra-violence.  But it remains a must read.

Invincible Ultimate Collection Volume 3
Author: Robert Kirkman
Artist: Ryan Ottley
Publisher: Image Comics
ISBN: 978-1-58240-849-9


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