Amazon Prime Video’s Invincible was only on TV screens for a little over a month, but its eight episode first season had viewers talking for a long time after that.
An animated series based on the groundbreaking comic book series of the same name, it brought Robert Kirkman, Cory Walker, and Ryan Ottley’s vision to the screen in a way that was both loyal to the source material and appealed to a new legion of TV viewers as well. The result was incredibly successful, with Invincible receiving critical acclaim and quick calls for a second season – which was, of course, confirmed right before the season finale.
Much like Amazon Prime Video’s other series, The Boys, boundaries mean nothing to Invincible as the show boasted mature writing, thought-provoking character journeys and often gruesome visuals, once again highlighting the limitless possibilities of animation. Some was hard to watch, but it was all impossible to look away from.
Mark Grayson became a superhero after his seventeenth birthday and the journey that came after that resonated with people, resulting in every emotion you can think of along the way, and it’s only getting started. But, oh, what a start it was!