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Old 09-14-12, 07:44 PM   #76
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Re: Invincible Compendium: 2000+ pg of Invincible goodness

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Now off to order the Guardians of the Globe tpb, which I'm assuming happened during the war, but back on Earth?
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Old 09-19-12, 04:00 PM   #77
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Re: Invincible Compendium: 2000+ pg of Invincible goodness

I wasn't really that impressed with the GoG tpb. Seems like the plot was all over the place, like they were told to wrap it up quickly so they just jammed a bunch of scenes in so they could get everything in. Not sure if that was the case, but it sure seemed rushed.
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Old 09-19-12, 04:07 PM   #78
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So I read the latest Invincible deluxe HC. It took me a while because I only read Invincible once a year, and I like to go back and re-read the entire series when a new one comes out so I can remember everything. It's to this book's credit that it rarely feels like a chore (though I still think the way Kirkman writes dialogue is a bit too wordy). And every time I finish, I lament that I'll have to wait another year to get more of the story (but I'm not going back to floppies... for the first year or so I was getting the floppies, the trades, and then the HC).
Yep, my heart sinks whenever I turn the page and see a huge block of text waiting for me.

I let the first HC sit on my shelf for a year or so, then haven't stopped. Once I ran out of HCs, I started buying the TPBs but I've still been getting the HCs. Have only bought one floppy when I couldn't stand not knowing how one plot point was resolved. I've often thought about rereading earlier volumes to get caught up, but then I burn through the new one and figure I don't need to go back. I do want to reread it from the beginning sometime.

Still haven't found the time to read the GotG. I figure no real rush after I've waited this long.
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Old 09-19-12, 06:38 PM   #79
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Re: Invincible Compendium: 2000+ pg of Invincible goodness

It took a lot of willpower to hold off on reading the last HC and restart from the beginning, but it was worth it, so many little dangling plot points that really surface once you read it all in a shorter time span. Plus I gloss over some of those walls of text, since I pretty much know what's going on.

Though now that I think about it, maybe it's just Kirkman's writing, because it also seemed like nearing the end of the last HC after the war, there was a lot of scene-to-scene shifts and stuff being explained in words, not actions, similar to the end of GotG.
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Old 11-16-12, 01:49 AM   #80
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Re: Invincible Compendium: 2000+ pg of Invincible goodness

TPB 17 coming 1/29/13



Also Guarding the Globe 2 on April 9, which might be the one in 2013.

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Old 12-28-12, 12:44 PM   #81
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Re: Invincible Compendium: 2000+ pg of Invincible goodness

After waiting all that time for my pre-order, I finally read the Guarding the Globe TPB. Not amazing, but I liked it fine and will probably read some more.
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Old 12-31-12, 11:47 AM   #82
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Re: Invincible Compendium: 2000+ pg of Invincible goodness

So for those who have kept up with the latest issues in the series...

Spoiler:
Who's going to die?
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Old 12-31-12, 09:27 PM   #83
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So for those who have kept up with the latest issues in the series...

Spoiler:
Who's going to die?
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Everybody, right?
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Old 01-04-13, 12:55 PM   #84
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Can't imagine that actually happens! #99 was a bit boring, nothing new really happens.
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Old 01-04-13, 01:09 PM   #85
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Re: Invincible Compendium: 2000+ pg of Invincible goodness

Whoa, didn't read the spoiler but thanks for the bump. Didn't realize #17 comes out later this month.
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Old 02-05-13, 06:52 PM   #86
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Anyone just catchup with #17? Enjoyed it as always, but some of the artwork bothered me again. A lot of the characters looked like this:

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I started #17 and realized I had no idea what was going on so I dragged out my #16 as a refresher. I'll be awhile.
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Old 02-06-13, 06:18 AM   #88
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Re: Invincible Compendium: 2000+ pg of Invincible goodness

Yeah, I had to do the same. I think it'll be time for a full reread by the time the next one comes out.

I need to track down the rest of the Kirkman stuff too, as it seems like more and more characters are showing up.
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Yeah, I had to do the same. I think it'll be time for a full reread by the time the next one comes out.

I need to track down the rest of the Kirkman stuff too, as it seems like more and more characters are showing up.
I just read #17 and enjoyed it--very interesting how they spun off a completely separate storyline, and I like how it unfolded.

As far as other Kirkman, I've read the whole Wolfman run and the Guarding the Globe TPB 1 () but not much else. (I mean, not counting TWD but the stuff in the same universe--e.g., I haven't read Tech Jacket.)
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Yeah, I had to do the same. I think it'll be time for a full reread by the time the next one comes out.

I need to track down the rest of the Kirkman stuff too, as it seems like more and more characters are showing up.
Scheduled for Aug. 20

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Old 12-24-14, 09:58 AM   #91
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Re: Invincible Compendium: 2000+ pg of Invincible goodness

I started reading TPB 20, realized I was completely lost, and reread #19 (which came out last March) to catch up. Good thing I did!

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This dark Robot arc is pretty interesting, and I'm not sure where it's going. Despite the significant body count, some things like Mark-Eve are like back to before (plus baby, of course), but I imagine he's going to be plotting to take out Robot somehow.
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Old 12-31-14, 11:16 AM   #92
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Nice, I'm getting caught up this week as well.

If you don't have the handbook to the Invincible Universe, I noticed they have a used copy at gohastings for like 2$ today before shipping with coupon. They also have v1 of Atom Eve and Rex Splode for ~4.50.
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They also have v1 of Atom Eve and Rex Splode for ~4.50.
I picked that up when I was in my Atom Eve phase. Not the greatest art, but a good read.
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Sorry to hear this because Invincible is one of the few current books I read, but at least Kirkman can end it on his own terms and not be forced to crank it out beyond its time.

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/18/bo...-end.html?_r=0

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Invincible, a Comic by Robert Kirkman, Writer of The Walking Dead, to End

By GEORGE GENE GUSTINES
AUG. 17, 2016

Robert Kirkman, the creator of The Walking Dead, announced on Wednesday that his superhero series chronicling the adventures of Invincible (who is also known as Mark Grayson) would end next year.

The series published its first issue in January 2003 and will end with issue No. 144 next fall, a significant run for an independently published title. But the series, which has been drawn by Cory Walker, its co-creator, and Ryan Ottley, did not catch the same fire — in comic sales or as a cultural phenomenon — as The Walking Dead, which had its premiere in October 2003 and was later adapted for the popular AMC television series.

In April, The Walking Dead 153 sold 67,358 copies to comic stores; Outcast, another series by Mr. Kirkman that has become a television series, sold 21,261; Invincible was at 12,038.

In a letter released by the publisher, Image Comics/Skybound, Mr. Kirkman noted that while plotting the coming issue he realized that the story was reaching a natural conclusion.

“I’m sure when it’s all said and done, I’ll be sad, and I know I will miss these characters, but for the time being, I’m excited,” he wrote.

With any luck, Invincible, who has weathered high school and college, a world-conquering father, an alien brother and an attack of clones, will get a happy ending with his wife and daughter.
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Old 08-19-16, 02:20 PM   #95
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Hmm... In a selfish way I hope this lines up with the hardcover releases, but I am sad to see it go.
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Re: Invincible Compendium: 2000+ pg of Invincible goodness

I have yet to crack open the aforementioned Invincible Compendium I purchased.
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Old 08-19-16, 04:48 PM   #97
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Man that sucks. At least it's not due to low sales like the NYT article sort of implies. I feel a little better about it after reading Kirkman's full announcement:

http://www.skybound.com/robert-kirkm...of-invincible/
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Old 08-19-16, 05:31 PM   #98
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With Kirkman's standing in Image, plus the success of WD, I don't think they would cancel it for low sales. I wonder how the tpbs and hardcovers do sales wise, I know I've never bought a floppy of it (though I did buy early tpbs, then rebought them as hardcovers.
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It sells 12K floppies per month. That is not bad for an Image title at all.
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Damn. My nerdy claim to fame is that I named the letter page for Invincible.
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