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Invincible, Vol. 1 by Robert Kirkman
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Mar 15, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: graphic-novel, super-heroes, read-in-2012
Read on March 15, 2012 , read count: 1

Being the son of (not) Superman isn't all it's cracked up to be in Robert Kirkman's Invincible. This volume introduces Mark Grayson who is the son of Omni-man, the world's greatest superhero. Mark's powers have just emerged and, as he grows into the role of aspiring superhero, he must adjust to the change in responsibilities and relationships, especially with his family.

That's where the strength of this book lies. Teenage superheroes have been done before, Teen Titans, New Mutants, and Spider-Man (of course) all come to mind. And children of superheroes have been done before as well (see Franklin Richards).

What Invincible provides is the family unit of a mother and father who are part of the super-hero world as the supporting cast. Though Omni-man may be the most powerful hero, he is the supporting character and Invincible is the star. Through Mark's relationship with his mother, we see what she suffers by being married (and now mother) to a superhero.

I look forward to continuing this series.

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