By Hervé St-Louis
December 29, 2010 - 12:45
The Viltrumite War is almost over and Invincible, his brother, his father and the rest of their allies attempt something unheard of to dispose of their opponent.But will this last ditched effort be sufficient to cripple and disharm the threat of the Viltrumite empire and its last survivors?
Invincible doesn’t need to prove that it can kick ass and show gore and hard situations where the young hero faces opponents that may kill him. If you thought previous issues were gory and mind-bending, this one is not worse in terms of gore, but it sure stands as one of the most emotionally issue of this series. Fuck, it was great. I apologize for the swear word which breaches our editorial guidelines, but this issue had everything that makes me hooked on a comic book and makes me want to get more and more non stop. Someone dies, but its not a heroic death per say. The main character that dies just dies and it shows us that war is war and some fall, some stay. Actually, more than one of the good guys die this issue. There wasn’t even time to reflect and see other character mourn, the war had to continue. The threat was high and the blasted thing ended in a cliffhanger.
Invincible is not as well-read as it used to be. People think it’s a light read and a throwaway from when comic books were simple and fun. Well, it’s still simple and fun. There are no layers or complicated levels to decipher like a Grant Morrison comic book. Everything is in your face. However, the charming throwback to a 1970s comic book is gone and all readers are left with are tough decisions taken page after pages by the protagonists. Kirkman has to be commended for how he presented war and how no one is safe from death, including the main character. It’s hard to imagine where he will take the series after this storyline ends next issue. Maybe the series will be cancelled. It doesn’t matter. It’s still a good read.
Ryan Ottley. Ryan Ottley. He’s Invincible. He draws all these worlds and characters, and then kills them in the most gruesome ways, making us care about all these cool characters that appear in the pages of this comic book series. I can’t complain about anything Ottley does, including the gore. It’s emotional. People are mangled and obliterated without care. It’s not emotional or redeeming. Their deaths are true, in a sense. They are not heroic or romantized. The threat of the Viltrumite is well visualized. Ottley is a true super hero comic book artist. He’s a classic. Pick up this book. It’s worth it.
Rating: 10 /10
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