Saturday, 8 February 2014

Invincible: Three's Company Review

Writer: Robert Kirkman
Artist: Ryan Ottley

How will Mark and Amber's trip to visit Atomic Eve in Africa go? Read on to find out.

The official description from Image:

On a trip to Africa Mark finds himself torn between two lives; his normal life with his girlfriend Amber and his superhero life with good friend Atom Eve. Decisions, decisions... Also in this volume: Angstrom Levy makes his move and the truth about ROBOT is revealed!

We saw a lot of development in A Different World, but the development that I loved the most was the introduction of Mark's half-brother. Added to this the obvious tense outcome that's bound to come from Mark and Amber's visit and this becomes a very entertaining volume.

Robert Kirkman continues to make Invincible a extremely fun comic, as despite having it's extreme moments at it's core it's pure fun. In this volume Kirkman allows the characters to grow, as with Mark's mother re-gaining some purpose in life along with Mark and Amber's vacation allows everyone to have some fun. Or so you'd think. This doesn't become the case, as without going into too much detail, the re-emergence of Armstrong Levy causes a lot of problems for Mark. They are however very dramatic and intense problems, making the story that much more exciting.

Ryan Ottley's fun style is easily one of the best things about this series, as despite Kirman's amazing scripts being the most essential, I doubt it'd have the same vibe without Ottley. The detail and layout of Ottley's art is as usual spectacular, being very dynamic, helping with the flow of the story perfectly. Added to this the exciting action, along with the mixture of intense and fun facial expressions and Ottley's art also starts to add a lot of depth and realism to this gripping story. Bill Crabtre's colours are also as vibrant as ever, giving the perfect finishing touches to this amazing tale.

Invincible underwent some intense development in this volume, and it's this kind of excitement that keeps me coming back for more. Highly recommended.

Rating: 9/10