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Invincible #58
By Hervé St-Louis
January 20, 2009 - 21:26

Image Comics
Writer(s): Robert Kirkman
Penciller(s): Ryan Ottley
Inker(s): Cliff Rathburn
Colourist(s): FCO Plascensia
Letterer(s): Rus Wooton
Cover Artist(s): Ryan Ottley
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So I read an old Spider-man comic book, and now I’m reading about what Spider-man is for today’s generation. So have many comic book pundits declared. Is Invincible the Spider-man of the 21st Century?

On the surface, the character has a lot of personal trouble and anguish in his life. This issue, however, not much was visible. There were many subplots about future threats and a sense of soap opera storytelling whereby if you miss one issue, you pretty much miss a chunk of stories about the character’s life. Nevertheless, it was all easy to place and maybe that’s the problem with Invincible. Any episode could be exchange and not much would really matter.

The story and the characters are still interesting, but beyond the break point in issue #50, I don’t feel that much has happened, although I’ve skipped many issues.
Visually this series continues to be strong, with clear storytelling and engaging sets. Many comic book artists should start studying Ottley’s work and aptitude to deliver a monthly series.

Rating: 7/10

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