Invincible Universe #1

Invincible Universe #1

Writer: Phil Hester Artist: Todd Nauck Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: April 10, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 11
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In the aftermath of INVINCIBLE 100 and "The Death of Everyone," Dinosaurus has left his mark on the world. Can heroes from across the universe - Invincible, the Guardians of the Globe, Tech Jacket, the Astounding Wolf-Man and more - contain the damage done? Or are the end times of the Invincible Universe ahead?

  • 8.7
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Apr 11, 2013

    There's a lot at play in the first issue, and all of it contributing to a series that acts as both a worthwhile companion to Invincible and a genuinely entertaining superhero comic in its own right. Let's hope the name change attracts the book some much-deserved attention. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Graphic Policy - Brett Schenker Apr 11, 2013

    I've liked what's come before. It's been fun entertainment. Here's hoping that with a new name, more people are willing to give it a chance and find what they've been missing out on. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Multiversity Comics - Vince Ostrowski Apr 12, 2013

    “Invincible Universe” is a fine effort from Hester and Nauck. Not only are they solid craftsmen in writing and penciling respectively, but they are terrific fits for the universe that Robert Kirkman is letting them play in. They understand “Invincible” the way that Kirkman envisioned it. Even more exciting is the realization that “Invincible Universe” could be an analog to “Marvel Universe” or “DC Universe.” Kirkman's property has gone past the point of homage to a having a scope as wide as he wants it to be. Kid Thor could have his own book. There's a whole big world coming out of the imaginations of Kirkman and Hester. And in a world of cape comics that get bogged down by events and cyclical plots, this is a refreshing world worth exploring. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Geekality - Dave Christian Apr 10, 2013

    The story is well written and draws you in. You can feel the tension between Grayson and Steadman, and it makes you want to continue reading future issues to see where that leads. The art is strong, nothing spectacular, but well done for a superhero book. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Apr 10, 2013

    As I've said in previous reviews around the Invincible-related corners of the comic book world, I'm not the most well-informed reader of Robert Kirkman's second-most-famous creation. Some of the concepts have caught my eye in the past and there is simply no denying the results of Kirkman's exemplary imagination. In this case, I'm glad Invincible's presence is marginalized. I'm sure his influence will be apparent and he undoubtedly make some appearances, but with many of these characters, filtered through the work of Hester and Nauck, I'll be able to learn about them as they grow to fill pages devoted to them and their adventures rather than their contributions to Invincible's adventures. Good story, strong art, ample story potential, "Invincible Universe" #1 is a very good start to something that just might be great. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Zac Boone Apr 10, 2013

    While you"ll definitely want to catch up on some previous issues, particularly the Earth-shattering Invincible #98-#100, Invincible Universe #1 will be waiting with a gorgeous, albeit slightly crowded, look at the wider Invincible world. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Major Spoilers - Brandon Dingess Apr 11, 2013

    This is a first issue, but it doesn't read like one considering its path to publication and the storyline from which it launches. Rather than having its own, independent existence it felt like the second part of one of those CSI crossover episodes where the first half of the story takes place in Las Vegas and then, bizarrely, they have to go all the way to New York to get to the bottom of things. Maybe not exactly like that, but you know what I mean. I want to keep reading this title, but I'm an honest person, so I'll tell you right now I probably won't"more likely I'll wait for the trade. I've got "Invincible" fatigue and this book is its latest casualty. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Therapy - MrComicBook Apr 9, 2013

    Invincible Universe #1 could have started off better, but it's a solid start. It's the best Invincible book I've read besides the main book. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Graphic Policy - Sean A. Guynes Jun 23, 2013

    While I loved Invincible Universe #1 and #2, I cant say I enjoyed this one greatly, aside from visually. My experience with Eastern Europe has tainted my view of the comic, but other, less politically-biased opinions can be found at Comic Book, which provides links to four other reviews. If youre a fan of the Invinciverse, youll want to read this issuethe book will likely be around for a while (hopefully), and the stories are a great compliment to Invincible. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Kenneth Bowden Apr 10, 2013

    Still though not letting the soon to come idiocy of trolls ruin a good thing, this book is already spot on what you'd expect from a good title set in the Invincible universe w/o starring the titular character. All in all, whether you agree with the Guarding the Globe repackaging or not, just be thankful you still get to see all your favorites somewhere and if this launch goes well then I'd expect to see many more spin-offs in the same vein. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Booked - Nick Furious Apr 12, 2013

    Invincible Universe #1 suffers from what I like to call "The Burrito Effect". If you have a number one issue it should be a great jumping on point for anyone. Not the case with Invincible Universe. I will give credit where credit is due. The concept is intriguing from the first page, but it gets jumbled and lost in the lists of characters, words, places, teams that we are supposed to claim to understand. Read Full Review

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