Amazon’s Invincible – based on the Image comic book created by Robert Kirkman (of The Walking Dead) is a love letter to the modern age superhero.
In fact, depending upon what you think about that will probably have a lot to do with how you feel about the series.
The story so far – only three episodes have been released – revolves around Mark Grayson (Steven Yuen) who’s the son of the most powerful superhero on the planet, Omni-Man/Nolan Grayson (J.K. Simmons).
His powers haven’t quite manifested and he’s becoming impatient while dealing with high school, relationships, parental expectations, and so on.
This sounds a bit angsty and that not an accident because Mark Grayson is very much in line with Marvel’s Peter Parker/Spider-Man, while the major super team of the series – The Guardians of the Globe – are primarily based on DC’s Justice League.
As I said, it’s nothing new though it’s pretty enjoyable.
It’s also pretty violent, a point enhanced by the fact that the animation isn’t any different than what you’d see from a cartoon directed at younger audiences (though I wouldn’t advise children to watch it, unless the parents are okay with (occasional) intense bouts of violence and cursing).
I’m not entirely sure why an episode a week is being released though it’s similar to how Amazon rolled out The Expanse though I get the feeling that it’s done to keep people in the Amazon ecosystem more than anything else.
And I honestly don’t think it’s that serious. Invincible is fine though nothing I think is going to be much of a factor over whether a person cancels their Amazon Prime account or not.