Review: Invincible Vol. 1: Family Matters

Series: Invincible
Writer: Robert Kirkman
Artists: Cory Walker
Colorist: Bill Crabtre
Letterer: Robert Kirkman
Publisher: Image Comics
Released: February 23, 2021
Received: Own

Book Summary:

Mark Grayson has always known he would be special someday. No, really – as the son of a famous superhero (Omni-Man), Mark has always been confident that his powers would one day show up.

And he was right. Now a teenager, Mark is finally coming into his own. This means he can finally step up and begin dealing with his own set of threats, such as supervillains, aliens, and perhaps an evil teacher or two.

My Review:

So, I’m late to the game, but better late than never, right? I first watched Invincible last year (or was it the year before?), and I’ve been meaning to dive into graphic novels ever since. Enter, Invincible Vol. 1.

It’s amazing how quickly Invincible Vol. 1 burns through Mark’s origin story (so to speak). Yet it doesn’t feel rushed. It feels more…natural? Granted, Invincible is clearly a one-of-a-kind story, isn’t it?

Invincible Vol. 1 spends most of its time establishing the plot, the characters, etc. Likewise, we get a chance to see the potential team that Mark will join, alongside a few hints at longer-running plots. Overall, it did a great job establishing the larger world while hinting at how that will impact Mark’s life later.

I really enjoyed the art style of Invincible Vol. 1; the colors are bolder for the superheroes, which helps to make them stand out. Best of all is how human the characters look. You can tell that a real effort was made to make everyone look different, complete will a full set of emotions (as needed).


  • Part of a Series
  • Superhero Teen
  • Coming of Age with a Twist
  • Now an Amazon TV Series

Trigger Warnings:

  • Can get VERY graphic at times

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