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Invincible: The Ultimate Collection, Vol. 1

by Robert Kirkman, Bill Crabtree (Illustrator), Ryan Ottley (Illustrator), Cory Walker (Illustrator)

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The only comic I NEED to read. Amazing work. ( )
  Fearshop | Aug 20, 2015 |
This was a fantastic read. Look forward to reading the next volumes. ( )
  fighterofevil | Aug 26, 2014 |
It's like Superman only cooler and more realistic. Invincible, aka Mark is just a teen trying to balance school, work, girls and saving the world. As much as it is about superheros it's also about families and loyalty. Great stuff and ridiculously funny. ( )
  akmargie | Apr 4, 2013 |
collects Invincible #1-13 ( )
  angellreads | Jul 6, 2011 |
My interest in superheroes continues to erode every year, but I picked up Invincible because of the positive buzz and my admiration for Robert Kirkman's Walking Dead. After the first seven chapters in this volume, I definitely had that "been there, done that" feeling I got from other Superman/JLA homages like Astro City, Supreme, and Warren Ellis' early Stormwatch stories. Throughout, Kirkman gradually added in his own unique ideas while using the same slow and steady process of characterization seen in Walking Dead. By the end of this volume, something unique and surprising emerged and any misgivings about seeing the same old same old were gone.

I appreciate that Kirkman doesn't waste time pretending Invincible is based in the real world. Aliens, mad scientists, and people who fly come and go like cars on a highway. When Invincible asks Cecil how an invisible room works, he replies: "Explaining it would be a waste of time." This is Kirkman telling us to accept his fictional world for what it is. It serves as a welcome counterpoint to titles like Green Lantern that spend years trying to correct continuity errors or integrate the idiosyncrasies of the super-hero genre into a realistic, modern setting. The art is an extension of this philosophy. The clean lines and bright palette stylistically convey story and emotion without the hyper-realistic shadows and cross hatching that clutter up many of today's books.

Looking forward, I fully expect future volumes will be better now that the necessary work of building Invincible's foundation is complete. ( )
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Crabtree, BillIllustratormain authorall editionsconfirmed
Ottley, RyanIllustratormain authorall editionsconfirmed
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 158240500X, Hardcover)

Get in on the ground floor! This massive hardcover collects the first 13 issues of Robert Kirkman's Eisner-Nominated super-hero, along with all the extras from the first three trade paperback volumes and even more on top of that! Invincible: The Ultimate Collection, Volume 1 is a can't-miss for anyone who's wanted to start reading Invincible, but needed an easier way to start from the beginning.

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"Ma[r]k Grayson is just like most everyone else his age. He's a senior at a normal American high school. He has a crappy part time job after school and on weekends. He likes girls quite a bit but quite doesn't understand them. He enjoys hanging out with his friends and sleeping late on Saturdays (at least until the good cartoons come on). The only difference between Mark and everyone else his age is that [h]is father is the most powerful superhero on the planet, and as of late, he seems to be inheriting his father's powers. But that's only the beginning of Mark's problems"--Dust jacket.… (more)

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