Updated: Mar 31, 2021
Series: Invincible (Episodes 1-3)
Starring: Steven Yeun, JK Simmons, Sandra Oh, Seth Rogan, Walton Goggins, Zazie Beetz, Jason Mantzoukas, Mark Hamill
Director: Robert Kirkman, Ryan Ottely, Cory Walker
Streaming: Amazon Prime
Review: Klep Napier
Rating: 3.5X’s out of 5X’s
Creator of The Walking Dead comic and TV series, Robert Kirkman, brings a yet another one of his popular comic series this time animation style. Invincible follows a teen Mark Grayson as he comes to age discovering super powers he inherits from his father, Omni Man. The most powerful superhero on the planet.
Thanks to Amazon, we were able to check out the first three episodes of the series and here’s what we think:
Invincible manages to stay true to it’s source material in many ways while still giving us more than we knew we wanted.
All you’re favorites from the book like Omni-man, Red Rush, Atom Eve, Rex-Splode and The Mauler Twins all make an appearance. Origins are set up and the tone is on par. This is NOT an animated series for children.
Aside from it’s adult like tone, much cooler attributes are provided by its widely diverse and amazing voice cast. Shall we go down the list? Steven Yeun (Walking Dead), JK Simmons (Spider-Man), Sandra Oh (Killing Eve), Seth Rogan (Knocked Up, Walton Goggins, Zazie Beetz (Joker) and last but not least, Mark Hamill.
At about 47 min each, episode one sets us up with a detailed origin of our heroes, while shit hits the fan in episode two, and episode three, well, it will definitely leave you wanting more.
Foul language, bloody fights and superpowers is what makes this a interesting concoction for Amazon Prime. Think “The Boys” in cartoon form.
Overall these characters and stories already have a fanbase, so it would be utterly surprising if this does not do well. Amazon has another SUPERhero hit on there hands and Kirkman just can’t seem to lose. We can’t wait to finish the rest of the season!