Written by : Pritish Murgan
‘Invincible’ is an 8-episode animated web series created by Robert Kirkman that is currently streaming on Amazon Prime Video.
Invincible starts with the story of 17-year old Mark Grayson, who just gets his superpowers. He is the son of Omni-Man, another popular superhero who has super strength and the ability to fly. The series starts on a lighter note, as Mark tries to gain control of his new found abilities, balances his personal life and also gets some heartfelt advice from his father. The series quickly takes a dark and bloody turn by the end of the first episode and the series shifts its genre from a light hearted comedy to a thrilling murder mystery.
People who are familiar with Amazon Prime’s content might draw some comparison to another one of its original shows, ‘The Boys’ but ‘Invincible’ is a very different superhero show. Lately we have been bombarded with a lot of superhero content, but Invincible tries very hard to form its own niche. The series deals with complex themes of heroism, the presence of violence in our society and also to be responsible for our actions. The series is brilliantly written as some conversations mirror the current state of the society.
The series has a talented voiced cast consisting of Steven Yeun, J.K. Simmons and Sandra Oh. Various Hollywood actors like Zazie Beetz, Ezra Miller, Mark Hamill among others play small but impactful character roles. The animation has a bit of an old school charm to it, which will remind you of the old 90’s Spider-Man cartoons.
All in all, Invincible has all the ingredients to satisfy fans of the superhero genre who are looking to watch something new!