Ever since this show was announced, somehow I had a hunch that this was going to be epic. I got an Amazon Prime subscription specifically to watch this. And wouldn't you know it, it turned out to be exactly what I was hoping it to be. In the recent years I have grown really into superhero stuff movies, TV shows, video games or cartoons. And now this is my favourite adult cartoon of all time.
Amazon Prime chose to release this episodically every week. If this had happened a year ago I'd have been really pissed, but because of shows like The Boys, The Expanse and American Gods, I had grown used to this format. Every time I got a notification telling me that a new episode was out, I word immediately watch head. That is how much I loved it. And each episode embedded in my mind so powerfully that I didn't even need to watch the recap in order to remember what happened in the previous episode.
The story was filled with surprises, right from the first episode itself. In the beginning of the first episode it seemed as the Mark's struggle is only going to be about him trying to get his superpowers which he was supposed to get at this age. When he jumped from the roof of his house expecting to fly I was expecting him to fall down just like any other cliched superhero show (I am looking at you, The Tick!). But it turned out the story went in a completely different direction. Mark grayson was like a mix of Superman and Spider-Man, someone with indestructible powers trying to manage his is regular life. And his father, although initially appeared to be like an ideal superhero, turned out to be what Invincible was meant to fight against.
The animation, the music, the voice acting, even the title card - everything about this show is definitely worth a praise. You can actually see that the creators of the show must have made a lot of effort trying to to replicate the charm of the comics on the screen. After having taken my Amazon Prime subscription I have started reading the comics on Kindle. This show has been very true to its source material which is something we normally do not see in superhero TV shows or movies as they expect that certain things will not be adapted very nicely on the digital screen.
Invincible is a cartoon that I would highly recommend to anyone who is into adult superhero theme something which is slowly catching wave as time passes by (The Boys, DCEU, Brightburn, The Tick, Doom Patrol, Titans, Netflix Marvel etc). This is one of the good ones that shall be remembered for time to come. I can't wait for the next season.
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