Author: Robert Kirkman
Artists: Ryan Ottley
Colorist: Bill Crabtree
Letterer: Rus Wooton
Publisher: Image Comics
Released: March 31, 2005
Mark Grayson has always known he had a better-than-average chance of succeeding with superpowers. After all, his father has them and promised that he would inherit them someday. This helped prepare Mark for superhero life long before those powers came to be.
Unfortunately, Mark’s journey to becoming a superhero hasn’t gone quite as planned. His father wasn’t the man he thought he was, his family is falling apart, and his education is falling by the wayside. How will he carry it all?
Well, it’s certainly clear that Invincible Vol. 4 isn’t here to pull punches. I think we all knew that the fallout falling that surprise with his father would be bad…but this is a lot. In a way, I love that Kirkman and crew aren’t shying away from the very human reactions that come with this level of trauma. Alternatively, I’m terrified of what else will come, you know?
That isn’t to say that Invincible Vol. 4 is one heavy read. A lot is happening in this volume, including Mark doing his best to step up and help protect the world in his father’s stead. That means we see many different scenarios, battles, and creative solutions. So that made for a lot of entertainment.
A few other plots are ramping up in this volume, and boy, do I have questions about those! I hope some of them come full circle in the next volume because I’m incredibly curious to see how they pan out.
I have a question for everyone else who owns a copy of Invincible Vol. 4 – does your copy have a misspent in it? I had two of the same page back to back and had to hop online to figure out what I was missing. Just curious to know if this is the case for all copies of the volume or if I just got lucky (unlucky).
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