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Thoughts On Whether Amazon’s Invincible Animated Series Lives Up to the Comic

April 7, 2021 | Posted by Steve Gustafson

Welcome back! I’m Steve Gustafson and if you enjoy discussing anything comic book related, you’ve come to the right place. Each week we cover something in the industry and I always enjoy your input in the comment section below.

Previously on…

Last time we discussed the Best Heroes Who’ve Been Captain America Here’s what some of you had to say:

RAWmachine: “Isaiah’s storyline was very smart and clever for a different take on Cap. The Walker storyline seemed like it was out of necessity. But for me, if there could every really be a “replacement” for Cap, it has to be Bucky.”

JusticeBringer: “Bucky was Steve’s first sidekick like Dick Grayson was with Batman, but Dick had a relationship with the rest of the Justice League for ages before he took the mantle. Bucky was good as Captain America under Brubaker, but in any Avengers comic, the rest of them never gave him even a quarter of the respect because they never had a real relationship. He was always, “Bucky Cap.”

Meanwhile, Sam Wilson seemed to receive a lot more respect from everyone else.”

Acolyte Of Glorious La Parka~: “There is only ONE Captain America as far as I’m concerned. And his name is Steve Rogers.

HOWEVER, if I HAD to choose an alternate Cap, it would be Bucky Barnes. He was Roger’s original sidekick, and as such has earned the mantle. Much the same as I can really only see Dick Grayson taking over the role of a “retired” Batman.”

So many great comments! Big thanks to everyone who shared their thoughts!

This week we ask…

Does the Invincible Animated Series Live Up to the Comic Book?

This week we tackle a topic that straddles the line between comic books and television. By now most of you should have had the opportunity to have checked out the Invincible animated series on Amazon Prime. As a huge fan of the comic, I looked forward to this with great anticipation and found the show…good…with things looking to grow into great. 

Based on the comic book character of the same name by Robert Kirkman, Invincible follows Mark Grayson, who appears to be a normal teenager, except for the fact that his father, Nolan, is the most powerful superhero on the planet. Shortly after his seventeenth birthday, Mark begins to develop powers of his own and enters into his father’s tutelage. And it grows from there.

The Invincible comic is a “must-read” in my book and I loved the layers and pacing. Which is one of the quirks I have with the series. While the book took its time at the start to establish the characters, the series pushes ahead, throwing a lot at the viewer to take in and we lose some of the refreshing characterization we got in the book. Which is to be expected as each medium works in different ways. 

Still, the series looks to do justice to the source material and the latest episode, the fourth, looks to show that the series is quickly finding its footing. My question is how familiar you are with the Invincible series and what do you think of its animated counterpart?

And if you haven’t read Invincible yet, what are you waiting for? Get on that today!

That’s all the time I have. See you next week!

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