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Old 04-26-21, 07:32 PM
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Re: Invincible Compendium: 2000+ pg of Invincible goodness

I just think the Walking Dead had much broader appeal while Invincible, while good, was still "just another" superhero comic. Even Image itself, especially under Kirkman's direction, had become the home of basically every other genre. But WD gave Kirkman so much leeway that it didn't matter that much. It helped a ton that it was kept in print in various ways throughout the entire run just like WD.

edited: corrected Hickman to Kirkman.

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Re: Invincible Compendium: 2000+ pg of Invincible goodness

Originally Posted by fujishig View Post
I just think the Walking Dead had much broader appeal while Invincible, while good, was still "just another" superhero comic. Even Image itself, especially under Hickman's direction, had become the home of basically every other genre. But WD gave Hickman so much leeway that it didn't matter that much. It helped a ton that it was kept in print in various ways throughout the entire run just like WD.
You mean Kirkman, right?
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Re: Invincible Compendium: 2000+ pg of Invincible goodness

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I finally decided to read this series after many of being in my pile of "to read". For some reason, never had the interest of reading the book and it was never a popular seller in my former store or in the ones I visit regularly. I knew about the twist of the story and some other things here and there, but so far I'm really liking it with a couple of minor things here and there. Really like Kirkman using his superhero universe in the book (Tech Jacket, Brit, Wolf-Man, Capes etc.) and some of Image long-time superheroes (Savage Dragon, Spawn, Youngblood, Pitt, Cyberforce, Witchblade, ShadowHawk, etc). I imagine that this was the way Image United was supposed to before the whole debacle came to an end.

Several things about this book and why it wasn't as popular as Walking Dead caught my attention.

- During the Invincible War, Youngblood appears. Is their appearance still there in the compendiums and collections? I'm wondering about this since Image no longer has the right to use Youngblood after Rob Liefeld lost the rights to the characters completely several years ago. I know the guy from Terrific Productions, the new Youngblood owner, is a complete dick and wouldn't be surprised if he makes a fuzz about Youngblood being in the book.

- While Walking Dead was consistently selling over 35K copies after issue 15 or so, Invincible never sold that well at stores. The series was one of those people online said it was good but I never saw people at shows or at stores looking for it until the past year. If I remember correctly, I only had one person at the store subscribing to it and he sold us the early issues (1-50) for $1 each.

- I always loved that Erik Larsen and Mike Alldred have always been there for anyone who wants to use their characters in a crossover story. They both had Dragon and Madman appear in several issues and still today they continue to help other creators by lending their characters.

- The TV show has streamlined some of the storylines better than what the book presented. Feel the writing on the show is tighter than the book so far.
I doubt it will affect the reprints. Some old Vanguard stories with Supreme and Youngblood characters have been running in the back of Savage Dragon recently without changes.
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Re: Invincible Compendium: 2000+ pg of Invincible goodness

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You mean Kirkman, right?
Ha! Right.
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Re: Invincible Compendium: 2000+ pg of Invincible goodness

I finally got an estimated delivery date from Amazon! I'll have it (most likely) by 5/06!

I'm definitely looking forward to reading this one.
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Re: Invincible Compendium: 2000+ pg of Invincible goodness

Is this the Invincible discussion topic too or is there one besides this?
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Is this the Invincible discussion topic too or is there one besides this?
This is the place to discuss the book at least.
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The cartoon topic is here:
https://forum.dvdtalk.com/tv-talk/65...an.html?651498
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Re: Invincible Compendium: 2000+ pg of Invincible goodness

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This is the place to discuss the book at least.

Yes. Thatís what I meant.

Anyhow Iím up too issue 12 and itís great.
The show expands it to be even greater.

With the book I think itís great at building this world and I canít wait to read more.

Im not a huge fan of that loose artistic style.
Looks unfinished and a little sloppy to me but it looks like a purposeful choice.

I really dislike the sound fx words used.
Every page has some variation on a sound
with ..OOM at the end and itís seriously distracting. Krak-OOOM. CHOOOM
GOOM.

Does that eventually go away?
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Re: Invincible Compendium: 2000+ pg of Invincible goodness

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Yes. Thatís what I meant.

Anyhow Iím up too issue 12 and itís great.
The show expands it to be even greater.

With the book I think itís great at building this world and I canít wait to read more.

Im not a huge fan of that loose artistic style.
Looks unfinished and a little sloppy to me but it looks like a purposeful choice.

I really dislike the sound fx words used.
Every page has some variation on a sound
with ..OOM at the end and itís seriously distracting. Krak-OOOM. CHOOOM
GOOM.

Does that eventually go away?
I think they stick around. Kirkman is a big fan of Erik Larsenís Savage Dragon, which always has big, John Workman-like SFX illustrations like that.
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Re: Invincible Compendium: 2000+ pg of Invincible goodness

Is it from Savage Dragon, or are both from like the Kirby school of over the top special effects noises?

Also, Cory Walker, co-creator, did the first handful of issues, then handed it off to Ryan Ottley who amazingly did the vast majority of the rest. I will say his artwork evolves over the time he's on the book but it doesn't change style or anything, so if you don't like the style or can't get used to it that might be a problem. I thought both were excellent, especially for the book.

If you get the collections, the last pages usually have sketches of the various covers and collection covers with commentary from Kirkman, Ottley, and sometimes Walker.
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Re: Invincible Compendium: 2000+ pg of Invincible goodness

Yeh since you mentioned it. Does seem like a Kirby thing.
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Re: Invincible Compendium: 2000+ pg of Invincible goodness

Well, I now have all three compendiums, and I'm 13 issues in to the first one. Damn, I LOVE this comic! The art is a bit loose for my tastes, but on this title it actually works well. I like it.

The twist with his dad caught me TOTALLY by surprise. I never would have seen that one coming!

This really is great stuff!

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