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Old 05-14-21, 10:26 AM
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Re: Invincible (Amazon): animated series based on the comic by Robert Kirkman

Finished this last night. Brilliant and brutal. I have never read the comics, so I had no real preconceptions and am glad I didn't. This series proves that as long as you have a gripping story and good voice actors, the animation quality doesn't have to be perfect. However, like many here I don't know if I can wait until next season to see where this is going. Any tips on where to start the collections if I want to get a point that resembles the end of season 1?
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I knew next to nothing about this going into it other than that it was pretty dark. Wow, it was even more so than I expected--especially that last episode. That subway scene was insane.

It was good and I'm glad to hear it's been renewed. I like the little bits of humor, like some of the supers' names (Atom Eve, Dupli-Kate, etc.) I like the Mauler twins and the fact that they purposely never know which is the original and which is the clone.

I don't quite 'get' what the Viltrumites' agenda is. It sounded like they want to rule Earth, but it would still be populated by humans? What's the point--especially if they view humans as so insignificant and weak? Or are they planning on wiping out humans and repopulating Earth with more of their own species? I guess we'll learn more about that next season, but Omni-Man's explanations to Mark about his actions didn't really make much sense.
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Re: Invincible (Amazon): animated series based on the comic by Robert Kirkman

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I knew next to nothing about this going into it other than that it was pretty dark. Wow, it was even more so than I expected--especially that last episode. That subway scene was insane.

It was good and I'm glad to hear it's been renewed. I like the little bits of humor, like some of the supers' names (Atom Eve, Dupli-Kate, etc.) I like the Mauler twins and the fact that they purposely never know which is the original and which is the clone.

I don't quite 'get' what the Viltrumites' agenda is. It sounded like they want to rule Earth, but it would still be populated by humans? What's the point--especially if they view humans as so insignificant and weak? Or are they planning on wiping out humans and repopulating Earth with more of their own species? I guess we'll learn more about that next season, but Omni-Man's explanations to Mark about his actions didn't really make much sense.
If the series follows as in the comic book, youíll get an explanation that makes more sense
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Old 06-06-21, 04:14 PM
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Re: Invincible (Amazon): animated series based on the comic by Robert Kirkman

Originally Posted by Dr. DVD
Finished this last night. Brilliant and brutal. I have never read the comics, so I had no real preconceptions and am glad I didn't. This series proves that as long as you have a gripping story and good voice actors, the animation quality doesn't have to be perfect. However, like many here I don't know if I can wait until next season to see where this is going. Any tips on where to start the collections if I want to get a point that resembles the end of season 1?
I would say just start at the beginning. I didnít finish the series (got through like 4 hardcovers), but itís a fast enough read, and some season 1 things happen in a different order than in the comics.
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Re: Invincible (Amazon): animated series based on the comic by Robert Kirkman

just burned through this... loved it! Didn't know what to expect, and 90% into the first episode I was like, yeah, ok this is "fine", then BAM.

what a voice cast!

bring on S2!
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Iím just one TBP away from finishing the series but Iíve been thinking I should just do a complete reread since itís been a while and I donít remember what was happening. Maybe this will help motivate me.
This strategy from six months ago worked out for me, as Iím 40 issues into my reread, and I figured I could start watching the series.

I think itís great, with a strong voice cast and faithfulness to the original material (with changes here and there), including not shying away from the graphic violence. Not that Iíd mind a bit less splattering brains and disconnected eyeballs. The animation is pretty basic, but I think it works for the material.

I was such a fan of the comics that I bought them in both trade and deluxe hardcover for a while before switching to digital.
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Late 2023?? Goddamn.
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Old 01-22-23, 11:13 AM
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Jeez.
seems like everything that we thought we’d get this year is being delayed to late this year or next year.

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I dunno why but I couldn't get past the first episode of the show. It was well done but didn't connect with me. Even the big final scene of the first episode failed to hook me.
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Maybe because all the characters in that scene were undeveloped, their deaths (regardless of how brutal) meant nothing to me. Even Omniman's heel turn did little for me since he wasn't really the focus of the first episode. I just had a "okay, so he's bad" reaction.
. That being said, most people I know love this show. So I've been thinking about giving it another shot.
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That moment occurred in like issue 12 in the comics so that the other characters were a bit more developed and it was the end of a story arch. They did it that way on the show to try to hook viewers though.
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That moment occurred in like issue 12 in the comics so that the other characters were a bit more developed and it was the end of a story arch. They did it that way on the show to try to hook viewers though.
Yeah, I read about that after watching the first episode. I would have preferred the comic book route. It actually left me disinterested the way they did it in the show.
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Re: Invincible (Amazon): animated series based on the comic by Robert Kirkman

First 4 episodes premiere Nov 3rd and back half premieres early 2024. That is annoying

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Re: Invincible (Amazon): animated series based on the comic by Robert Kirkman

There is also a stand alone episode that dropped today called Invincible Atom Eve.
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PEOPLE OF EARTH, Prime Video presents the SEASON 2 TRAILER OF INVINCIBLE. New episodes coming November 3!!! Based on the groundbreaking comic book by Robert Kirkman, Cory Walker, and Ryan Ottley, the story revolves around 18-year-old Mark Grayson, who’s just like every other guy his age—except his father is (or was) the most powerful superhero on the planet. Still reeling from Nolan’s betrayal in Season 1, Mark struggles to rebuild his life as he faces a host of new threats, all while battling his greatest fear - that he might become his father without even knowing it. Starring Steven Yeun, with Sandra Oh, Zazie Beetz, Grey DeLisle, Chris Diamantopoulos, Walton Goggins, Gillian Jacobs, Jason Mantzoukas, Ross Marquand, Khary Payton, Zachary Quinto, Andrew Rannells, Kevin Michael Richardson, Seth Rogen, and J.K. Simmons. Joining the Season 2 cast are Sterling K. Brown, Peter Cullen, Rob Delaney, Calista Flockhart, Phil LaMarr, Luke MacFarlane, Tatiana Maslany, Scott McNairy, Jay Pharoah, Ella Purnell, Tim Robinson, Ben Schwartz, Rhea Seehorn, Lea Thompson, Paul F. Tompkins, Shantel VanSanten, and more.
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Re: Invincible (Amazon): animated series based on the comic by Robert Kirkman

Originally Posted by Deftones
There is also a stand alone episode that dropped today called Invincible Atom Eve.
This was worth a watch. It's basically her origin story and explains how she got powers.
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The first episode should be up later tonight.
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Decent episode that sets up the season but nothing like the 1st episode of S1.

I wonder if people will get fed up with the multiverse stuff.
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Pretty entertaining beginning to the season. It's easier enjoying this show since I am only barely familiar with the major arcs in the comic run.
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Re: Invincible (Amazon): animated series based on the comic by Robert Kirkman

Reginald Vel Johnson playing Principal Winslow at Reginald Vel Johnson HS!! 😂😂

And, I loved they did the same beginning as S1 when they are about to say Invincible, but it suddenly goes to title card. They did it towards the end, but it wasn’t the same.

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Viltrumite John Stewart was badass.

Fantastic episode
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They are wasting a ton of screen time on the useless emotional fall-out from Mark's mom. We get it, you married a psychopath. That's what happens when you cast a big name like Sandra Oh in the role and they need to give her character something to do.

I also would have gone with Leonard Cohen's original version of Avalanche in place of Nick Cave's cover.
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They are wasting a ton of screen time on the useless emotional fall-out from Mark's mom. We get it, you married a psychopath. That's what happens when you cast a big name like Sandra Oh in the role and they need to give her character something to do.

I also would have gone with Leonard Cohen's original version of Avalanche in place of Nick Cave's cover.
I did wonder why they were spending so much time on it. A little is fine, however, it feels like have already done this a few times already. Not saying someone would not be going through a lot. From a storytelling perspective, we don't need to see it several times.
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Re: Invincible (Amazon): animated series based on the comic by Robert Kirkman

Why are only 4 eps playing now and another 4 not until next year? Was bc of the writer’s strike?

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