The Asgardian Trade Commission 10/10/10

Posted on October 10, 2010. Filed under: Reviews |

By Erik Lewis, Lead Blogger

So it’s Sunday again, and even though I’m currently at New York Comic Con, I’m still bringing you a new Asgardian Trade Commission.  If you can find me at the con, come say hello, I’d love to see you.  We continue Kirkman month today with Kirkman’s Invincible, so follow along!

Invincible Volume 1: Family Matters

Image Comics, $12.95

Robert Kirkman, Cory Walker, Bill Crabtree, Introduction by Kurt Busiek

Collecting Invincible #1-4

Invincible is interesting.  I’d always heard it was goon, but somehow I missed it when it was first coming out.  I spotted the first trade for 5 bucks at a convention, and i figured that was a good time to find out what all the fuss was about.  Let me tell you, it’s worth every penny.  Mark Grayson is the son of his world’s Superman analogue, Omni-Man.  The series starts with Mark just starting to get superpowers, and how he adapts to them and tries to use them to follow in his father’s footsteps.  It’s different than any other coming-of-age superhero story, though, in that he has his father to help him along the way.  His mother is an especially interesting character, dealing with news reports of her husband fighting threats to the planet and her son getting similar powers in a very strange way.  The book also introduces some very interesting supporting characters, Atom Eve, Robot, Rex Splode, and Dupli-Kate, the Teen Team.  Overall, the book is very similar to pretty much anything else that fits the genre, but you can kind of tell that that’s just world building for Kirkman.  The story in this book takes Mark through some interesting scenarios, seeing him complete his first successful team up and solve his first mystery, as well as get his first costume and revamp, so a lot happens.  The art is someone simple, and very easy to follow, and the character designs are very inventive.  I’m interested to read more Invincible, as I’ve heard that it gets very good as the story progresses.  I know about the Guardians of the Globe already, as I’ve reviewed the first issue of their miniseries on the site here already, and I know that Atom Eve has had her own mini too, so there’s no shortage of stories to tell here.

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