Graphic Novel Review: Invincible – Compendium Three
Happy Monday Blogging World!
I hope you all had a great weekend and continue to stay safe in these crazy COVID times.
I’ve been in recovery mode since my surgery last Thursday, and I’m still feeling pretty sluggish. I’ll definitely be at home for the next week or two, but my mobility isn’t totally wrecked so I’m hopeful I’ll make a speedy recovery.
Naturally, I had a lot of time to myself this past weekend, and I finished the third and final Invincible compendium by Image Comics.
This graphic novel series quickly became an all-time favorite of mine, so I went in knowing I’d most likely love it. I’m also happy to have completed this series so I can catch up on older downloads/purchases that I’ve been skipping for quite some time. Bad Jonny, very bad Jonny!
So, did this series go out with a big bang, or was it just a couple of lousy sparklers?
Keep on reading to find out!
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It’s here: the third massive paperback collection of the greatest comic in the universe. Witness the conclusion of Mark Grayson’s epic adventures, from “The Death of Everyone” to “The End of All Things.”
Collects INVINCIBLE #97-144.
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This is the third and final Invincible compendium, and they really broke the mold with this one. Talk about phenomenal!
It would be foolish to try and sum things up, but let’s just say that the entire universe is at stake in this part of the adventure and no one is safe.
Mark continues to adapt and grow as his journey progresses, though there wasn’t quite as much as the second compendium. I attribute that to him coming to some firm decisions on ideologies he struggled with prior. Atom Eve continues to be a rock for him, and I was all about their transcendent love.
Other random observations regarding characters: Allen is a horrible leader, Robot is a royal jerk, and Nolan’s not so bad after all.
Plotwise, there have been common superhero tropes that were explored in the other compendiums, but this time it felt like the creators went outside the box. Everything felt original and unique, and that really made this special. That being said, they didn’t completely reinvent the wheel. You’ll still get plenty of gore, crazy schemes from power-hungry individuals, and loads of heartache along the way. I just think there was more heart in this compendium than the others, and that made me happy.
Although I hated to see this series end, I have loved it from start to end, and I couldn’t be happier that I gave it a chance. Definitely a forever favorite of mine.
That’s A Wrap!
Well that’s it for this graphic novel review. I hope you enjoyed it!
Have you read this graphic novel? Are there similar ones you’ve read that you simply have to gush about? Feel free to leave a comment. I’d love to start a conversation!
Have a great day!