Invincible: The Ultimate Collection, Volume 1
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Invincible: The Ultimate Collection, Volume 1

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by Robert Kirkman
     
 

  • Get in on the ground floor! This massive hardcover collects the first 13

    issues of Robert Kirkman's Eisner-Nominated super-hero, along with all the

    extras from the first three trade paperback volumes and even more on top of

    that! Invincible: The Ultimate Collection, Volume 1 is a can't-miss for

    anyone who's wanted to start reading

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Overview

  • Get in on the ground floor! This massive hardcover collects the first 13

    issues of Robert Kirkman's Eisner-Nominated super-hero, along with all the

    extras from the first three trade paperback volumes and even more on top of

    that! Invincible: The Ultimate Collection, Volume 1 is a can't-miss for

    anyone who's wanted to start reading Invincible, but needed an easier way

    to start from the beginning.

Editorial Reviews

VOYA
Mark, high school student and the son of Omni-Man, has finally developed his powers. With his new costume and burgeoning strength, he will one day be a match for villains on a galactic scale, and already he can hold his own against some intimidating foes. But there are enemies much more insidious, much more threatening, and not all of them wear a villain's face. This omnibus edition of Invincible is clearly the ideal way to read the series, as the stories take a leisurely enough pace that they only achieve their full emotional impact when several can be read in a row. The cover and colors are lush, and the extra materials in the back provide intriguing insights into the title. The story is compelling, presenting teenage melodrama without a trace of condescension, and even the inevitable superhero-crush-on-a-girl-he-can-never-have subplot receives a fresh spin. The book's main weakness is a chronic inefficiency, telling moments or scenes in many times the number of panels required, but the dialogue and art are of such a high quality that this inefficiency feels like a guilty pleasure. Teen readers can find a familiar power fantasy in these pages that feels new because of Kirkman's attention to the domestic life that Mark and his father maintain alongside their heroics. The only limitation on this book's popularity is the fact that its characters do not have the immediate recognizability of the X- and Bat-titles. But if it keeps up this kind of quality, the series is bound to reach broader and broader audiences. VOYA CODES: 4Q 4P J S G (Better than most, marred only by occasional lapses; Broad general YA appeal; Junior High, defined as grades 7 to 9; Senior High, defined as grades 10 to12; Graphic Novel Format). 2005, Image Comics, 400p., Ages 12 to 18.
—Joe Sutliff Sanders

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781582405001
Publisher:
Image Comics
Publication date:
07/20/2005
Series:
Invincible Series, #1
Pages:
400
Sales rank:
73,061
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 1.20(d)
Age Range:
14 - 17 Years

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Invincible: The Ultimate Collection, Volume 1 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ozwell More than 1 year ago
Fantastic first instalment of the teenage superhero epic. Writer Robert Kirkman and artists Cory Walker and Ryan Ottley serve up one of the most enjoyable comic romps in years. Bill Crabtree's vivid colours add to the incredible Invincible vibe. This is great comic reading for both new and old fans. The team has a lot of fun with familiar comic situations and characters. The first volume sets the scene for what has become one of comics recent success stories. The ongoing series is definitely worth picking up. Makes me wonder where the blockbuster movie version is. My only caution about this book is that once you start you'll want to finish the whole volume. Highly recommended.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
For a company that got its start in the Dark Age of comics, Image's best series is all about Silver Age sensibilities. "Invincible" is a love letter to simpler times when comics were FUN, pure and simple. The writing is clever and sly, aware of and reveling in the genre's cliches. The colorful art pops right off the page, finding the balance between a cartoon style and graphic intensity. A must read for any superhero buff.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Guest More than 1 year ago
Normaly I spend my time reading Sophisticated and adult graphic novels, but this one really managed to surprise me, and it will surprise you too. Don't let the bright colors and the cliche caped heroes fool you, there is a moutain of talent in this book. Kirkman manages to create characters with just enough depth to get you hooked and then pull the carpet out from under you. His pacing is perfect and he lets the images speak for themselves when they need to. Above all other aspects in this book Kirman manages to really make his characters human, and thats what counts.