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A Year of Cool Comic Book Moments – Day 261

Here is the latest cool comic book moment in our year-long look at one cool comic book moment a day (in no particular order whatsoever)! Here‘s the archive of the moments posted so far!

Today we look at the next big turning point in Robert Kirkman’s Invincible…

In Invincible #7, we learned that Invincible’s father, Omni-Man (the Superman of his world), was really preparing Earth for an invasion of Omni-Man’s people.

Well, in Invincible #12, Invincible tries to stop his father and it, as you might imagine, did not go so well…

Click to enlarge the double-spread!

Pretty amazing sequence, eh?


OK, definitely I’ll have to buy that series.

Hunter (Pedro Bouça)



@ Pedro – i think there is a very nice lagre Omnibus-like collection out there.
Well worth it!

I think they’re up to four omnibi by now. The series itself is up to issue 66 (next week).

That reminds me of that old marijuana commercial where the guy is hammering his kid about where he learned to smoke weed and his son tells him” I got it from you, dad”

I tried the first INVINCIBLE trade, but it left me kind of cold. The Superman pastiche aspect was a distraction. It has been done so often that it seemed to me like Kirkman would have been better off leaving it alone. At least when Garth Ennis used it in THE BOYS, he had something new to say.

Well, Dean, as noted in this and the last cool moment for Invicible, the twist for the series didn’t happen until issue 7. If the moments presented didn’t grab your interest for another go, though, I’d guess I’d have to recommend leaving it on the shelf. The series also has a well developed secondary cast, which didn’t make it into these moments. Invincible is on my short list of 5 must-buy-trades-as-they-come-out series, but like anything else, it’s not for everyone.

@ Patrick Rennie:

It bums me out that it didn’t rope me in. I have heard uniformly good things about it and it certainly wasn’t bad.

“That reminds me of that old marijuana commercial where the guy is hammering his kid about where he learned to smoke weed and his son tells him” I got it from you, dad””

Someone’s actually done a photoshop of this scene replacing the dialogue with that from the ad. I wish I could remember where I saw it.

SO glad to see some Invincible posted here. At least every few issues of the series, there’s a nice moment that I think would fit well here.

This is one of those series I’ve heard nothing but good things about since it started, but haven’t tried yet. I’m not a trade-waiter for the most part, but they sure are handy for those of us who are latecomers to series and don’t want to hunt for back issues.

Dean, the first Invincible trade is pretty generic and boring. It gets better, but sometimes it takes a while to get there.

“You, Dad, I’d still have you,” is still one of my favourite moments of the entire series so far. Sometimes I think that Kirkman gets a bit lost in juggling multi-plot points and focusing on advancing the story, but it’s the little moments like this one that make the series standout from the other scores of superhero books.

Interesting…but I think the artist goes a little overboard in the use of the blood. Then again, the art itself is kind of turning me off. i just don’t…like it.

Believe it or not, this is one of the least bloody fight scenes in Invincible. Most serious fight scenes in this comic are like Superman as directed by Sam Peckinpah.

Damn right. To have all that violence without any blood being spilled would be a bit silly

Yeah, but this takes it to the other extreme, DanCJ. Even if it’s meant to be that over the top, it just looks silly.

Well, we’ll just have to agree to disagree then lol

“I tried the first INVINCIBLE trade, but it left me kind of cold.”

I wasn’t entirely sold on it after the first trade, but reading the first three in fairly rapid succession sealed the deal for me. However, I will say that, after the huge twist (spoiled above, so no worries), it settles in to be closer to the first trade than the other two.

The thing that impresses me most about Kirkman is that he’s writing with a completely blank slate, and it’s on the level of ‘Ultimate Spider-Man’. And his cliffhangers are ridiculously good.

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