REview: Invincible (2021) | Homage To Modern Age Superheroes

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.

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