Comic Book Reviews - Invincible #88 Review
Category: Comic Book Reviews
This comic starts off with an interesting showdown between Allen and Thragg and Oliver and a one eyed alien guy. However, then the randomness of this comic occurs. A bunch of people show up, fight, and two people are fighting on some place that seems to be earth. This issue was not easy to follow in many spots beyond the fact there was a showdown between two groups of people, and then an entire other group of heroes (or villains) show up. In its 88th issue, I am amazed it has lasted that long.
Robert Kirkman does a terrible job of writing this comic. As a reader, his constant use of word balloons is anything but cute, and causes the reader to become bogged down with too much information. Beyond that, it is very difficult to follow the storyline when a bunch of new characters are introduced. A writer should not introduce characters unnecessary to the plot, and he definitely does that here.
Ryan Ottley’s art is great. It keeps the reader on their feet, and constantly surprised me with his dynamism. He is able to deliver great depth of action but also keep the moments of the story important. However, due to Kirkman’s script, there is little of that.
All in all, I am disappointed by this comic. Named Invincible, you would think it would be something great. However, this is an example of a comic that is over-plotted way too much, and needs to scale back its scope quite a lot which is ironic since most comics need to extend their scope. Not this one however……
MAIN STORY: D-.