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Invincible: Ultimate Collection, Vol. 2 (Invincible Ultimate Collection #2)

4.31 of 5 stars 4.31  ·  rating details  ·  1,888 ratings  ·  59 reviews
Continuing the definitive collection of what is probably the best superhero comic book in the universe

What now?

After the cataclysmic events of the last volume, Mark is left to pick up the pieces of his life. Everything is different now-his family, his friends, his colleagues. The world is a very strange and unfamiliar place for our young superhero. He is faced with insurmo

Hardcover, 352 pages
Published June 1st 2006 by Image Comics
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After reading the first volume of Robert Kirkman and Cory Walker’s classic superhero comic “Invincible,” I just had to read the second volume of this fantastic series and see more of Mark Grayson and his family after the explosive and tragic revealation at the end of the first volume! “Invincible: Ultimate Collection Volume Two” is definitely one volume you do not want to put down!

What is the story?

After the tragic events in the first volume, Mark Grayson is starting to loo
Harold Ogle
I'm still enjoying this as much as any other comic I've read recently, and certainly a lot more than Kirkman's far more famous title, The Walking Dead. There are, however, similarities: Kirkman does seem to like to have characters doing stupid things or just being generally obtuse. In The Walking Dead it got to be irritating as a literary device, exploring the ordinary pettiness of human nature and the idiocy of daily life with the backdrop of a zombie apocalypse, which I found aggravating and f ...more
Michael (Tattoogirl Reads)
Ah, Robert Kirkman, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways:
1. Invincible;
2. Invincible;
3. The Walking Dead.

Lame, I know. Sorry. But honestly, Robert Kirkman knows how to pack a punch in both Invincible and The Walking Dead. But this isn’t about TWD. That’s all over the place. Let’s talk about my beloved Invincible. As you can see, I’m way behind in this series. I’ve just finished volume 2 which encompasses issues #s14-24 (with a few extras), while the series itself is up to issue #108? I’m no
The plot got quite a bit thicker in this volume, and I'm glad. I appreciate the way Mark's relationships with mom and friends are playing out (surprisingly realistic considering), but they're not really substantial enough to carry the plot. It's clear that Mark telling his human girlfriend about his secret identity is going to backfire big time, probably soon.

Sort of felt a bit overwhelmed by all the characters introduced in this volume, and I'm having a bit of trouble keeping track of all of th
William Thomas
Invincible starts out with a bang. This volume approaches maximum velocity, though, and starts to cruise. The impact is the same from here on out no matter what heights it reaches. The highlight of Invincible is its sense of humanity and personal problems in the face of the large scale, uniiversal turmoil going on inside of it. In this way, the book mimics Spider-Man almost to a tee. A young man struggling with his powers and personal life and trying to understand what it means to be a hero but ...more
First off, let me just say that Invincible is a terrific read if you like superheroes and it's probably my favorite series in the genre being published right now.

That being said, I was a bit let-down with Volume 2 in one respect. Volume 1 of Invincible read wonderfully both as individual issues and as a long-format collection. the 12 issues collected in the first book have a nice story arc involving Mark, his father, and their roles as heroes. One could sit down with Vol. 1 and read a complete f
I'm digging it, though not blown away. Several interesting characters and plotlines.

In the Afterward Kirkman mentions that this book "became a bit of a mess" with all the subplots going on, and he's right. Several plotlines are introduced and left open-ended (in addition to what came before in book #1). And there are also many little bits scattered in that aren't full plots but that practically scream THIS WILL BE IMPORTANT LATER. Add a #0 recap issue, and a summer special issue containing Origi
It's been a few years since I read (and liked) the first collection and in the interim I've gone off The Walking Dead. It took a short while to get back to speed.

Kirkman is so much better with Invincible, light and breezy with lots of humour and heart yet not restricted in the way Marvel/DC are with their Supers. We have frank violence and events have real repercussions. Many of the themes parallel those in ultimate Spider-Man yet Kirkman finds a different, equally real and compelling path. It's
I really love Robert Kirkman (when he's not writing about Zombies anyway). His stuff makes me laugh and keeps me interested in the story.

Mark's story is really becoming his own thing here and the universe is becoming it's own unique place after the trope-filled first volume. I think I have to agree with Robert Kirkman and that Allen is my favorite character in the whole series thus far. I'm pretty fond of Atom Eve as well and I was sad to see her take off. Even if it's only temporary.

I'm interes
Puede parecer que este segundo recopilatorio no está a la altura del primero, pero es una falsa impresión que puede darse porque como apunta Kirkman en su epilogo, el primer tomo estaba hecho sin saber si habría mas y para cuando llegaron al numero 14, que abre este segundo recopilatorio, ya sabia que tenia tiempo para hacer lo que le diera la gana.

Es por eso que el primer recopilatorio podría funcionar incluso como tomo único y en cambio en este nos ponemos a dispersarnos en varias direcciones
*Contains Spoilers for Volume 1, Issues #1-#13

Volume 2 of Invincible: The Ultimate Collection covers Issues #14-#24, picking up in the aftermath of the introductory volume. Mark aka Invincible is coping with the devastating news that his father, Omni-Man, is actually a Viltrumite whose sole purpose was to enslave and subdue Earth. After Omni-Man's confession that he never loved his wife or anyone else and that everything was a lie, Mark struggles to come to grips with this.

Volume 2 spends a lot
Holden Attradies
I've come to accept that I will absolutely adore everything Robert Kirkman writes, yet I am still blown away by how good and how much I enjoy something new from him the first time I read it.

I really enjoyed the first Ultimate collection of Invincible, the twist with his father blew me away (in the manner that Kirkman always does). This volume, however was something I REALLY REALLY enjoyed. There were tons of these little side plots started, it seemed almost like one in every issue, that slowly g
Aug 05, 2007 Brad rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: superhero fans
Shelves: comics, image-comics
Robert Kirkman's Invincible series is awesome. I've read at least two TPB's beyond this hardcover, but I gained a lot from re-reading it. Like The Walking Dead, this book has a ton of characters, but with their weird heroic costumes, they're a bit easier to keep track of. Still, I had completely forgotten about Isotope, and his machinations with the mafia.
These issues are kind of a lull between the what comes before (especially the big reveal with Omni-Man) and what comes after (Angstrom Levy
Loved this collection. Yes, it wasn't as held together and perfectly arced as the first volume. However, it was still a very fun and exciting read for fans of the genre. I loved Kirkman's little inside jokes (the name of the high school and principal were awesome for Family Matters fans). The art is clean and pleasant. Nothing here that's totally amazing, but everything is really well done and extremely enjoyable.
John Opalenik
It's a solid superhero story and in this volume the story gets a bit more complex, by introducing new characters and drastically changing what we thought we knew about the other ones.

The thing that I like most about this series is that it is at its core, a classic superhero book. The difference is that it's new, and doesn't have 40+ years of mythology and history that alienates new fans.
Craig Crecelius
The writing, the colors, the lettering, and the engaging multiverse. I'm addicted.
Really loved Allen the Alien getting his own spot to shine here, as well as the main arc. One cool thing about these ultimate editions is the awesome sketches and extras at the end. Oh! And before I forget, Battle Beast is awesome!
After the events of the first volume, it would have been easy for this series to fizzle out or go off the rails, but it doesn't. The characters continue to be interesting and plots continue to mature. It remains a strong series.
Federiken Masters
Este libro contiene la saga El primero de la clase, que ya reseñé por su lado, más Cosas de la vida, que no creo que reseñe por separado por ahora porque, aunque no me disgustó, se me hizo un poco largo. Y esta vez tampoco me causaron tanta gracia los extras. Y me molesta que no quieran mostrar ni un asomo de teta con el chiste de "este es un comic para toda la familia" y después salgan litros de sangre y entrañas a montón. Pero el cómic en sí sigue siendo entretenido, y todo apunta a que ahora ...more
I don't know if it was because I didn't read the first few issues first or what. But I found this story to be very scattered and it seemed to skip around a lot.
Hakan Jackson
Pretty good story so far. Nothing really blew me away this volume like the last volume. But it seems like some interesting things a brewing.
Logan Young
Volume 2 of Invincible may have received 5 stars from me if it had not followed the fantastic 12 stories that make up Volume 1. While volume 1 stands perfectly on its own, this reads as an incomplete continuing story. Kirkman is clearly building a multitude of plots, and at one point spends a considerable amount of time reviewing everything that had happened already in the story to catch up any new readers. While I understand why he does this, it bogs down the pacing of the story. Aside from tha ...more
Volume 2 (which would be volumes 3 and 4 of the trade paperback) is where Kirkman can finally get to work. Of course, the downside of that is that I don't know all the payoff. There are at least five different subplots that pop up through these 16 issues, probably more. I'm sure it'll all payoff in the end, but for now, I don't know.

However, what does occur is pretty great. Mark goes to college, Amber becomes less annoying, and Invincible starts to get some real super villains of his own. I'm no
Nicolas Ronvel
Un peu de mal au début de ce volume, mais il prend du volume au fur et à mesure. Plusieurs histoires commencent à se mélanger, et le tout en devient bien plus intéressant. Du super-héros à première vue classique, mais traité de manière moderne et pas prise de tête. Et il faut avouer qu'avoir la même équipe sur le titre depuis le début donne une vraie cohérence.

Maintenant, pas sûr que je poursuive l'aventure. Si je suis en manque de superhéros, je craquerai sans doute sur le volume 3.

A noter des
Invincible is a joy to read. Lots of fun. Look forward to reading more.
This seems to be the volume where everything starts clicking and the comic becomes what I've been hearing about all this time. The drama that's been present in comics since Stan Lee started writing them is kicked up a notch. Where it usually fills a panel or a page between fight scenes in most comics, here it's the fight scenes that usually only take a panel or a page and the drama that takes center stage. Throw in slightly more realistic consequences from the super powered fights and you have I ...more
Tanner Jensen
Though not as mind blowing or twisty as the previous volume, this was still a great story. I love how more characters were introduced which were all unique and interesting. I especially love the character Allen the Alien and how the book also contained origin stories for several of the superheroes. I liked how realistically Mark and his mother were dealing with the situation they have been put in which makes me sad for his poor mother. Great story and wonderful characters keep me looking forward ...more
Oliver Morris
Not as good as the first volume, but still very enjoyable. It reminds me a lot of the work of Brian Michael Bendis, in fact sort of a combination of Powers Vol. 1 Who Killed Retrogirl and Ultimate Spiderman series. (both of which are fantastic.
Jul 04, 2014 david added it
more please
Mark is still recovering from the events of the first book, and the work is only growing in its dynamics. The plot, of which there wasn't too much in the first book, is turning into a number of scenarios occuring at once with little explanation other than this: trouble is brewing. Paired with the same superhero meta-humor and zany missions that seem to be the hallmark of this series and the occasional unexpected plot movement, it's a winning formula. I hear it just gets crazier from here on out.
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Robert Kirkman is an American comic book writer best known for his work on The Walking Dead, Invincible for Image Comics, as well as Ultimate X-Men and Marvel Zombies for Marvel Comics. He has also collaborated with Image Comics co-founder Todd McFarlane on the series Haunt. He is one of the five partners of Image Comics, and the only one of the five who was not one of the original co-founders of ...more
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