Invincible #100

Invincible #100

Writer: Robert Kirkman Artist: Ryan Ottley Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: January 30, 2013 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 21
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THE DEATH OF EVERYONE: CONCLUSION! It's all been building to this. Mark Grayson's entire life as a superhero, all he's learned, all he's endured, it's all been leading to this one moment. Will he become the hero he was meant to or will he choose... a DIFFERENT path? The aftermath of this EXTRA-SIZED issue will shock you.

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Mat 'Inferiorego' Elfring Jan 30, 2013

    INVINCIBLE 100 is an amazing read, but not for the reasons a milestone issue is usually great. It explores this world and its characters on a deeper level after a world changing event. While this story was fantastic, I think the road ahead will be even better as we see how these characters adjust to the changes here. What really makes this such a great issue is the dialogue Mark has during his time in this dark place as he reevaluates what it means to be a hero and they choices heroes have to make.As always, the art here is fantastic, and you'll be treated to a lot of great storytelling through the art and fantastic splash pages. This is one of the best art teams working today.Overall, INVINCIBLE 100 is a phenomenal issue and a must buy. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Major Spoilers - Jimmy Feb 1, 2013

    This issue is one of my favorites in the entirety of the Invincible series. Kirkman took a build-up that had been stalling a bit and really drove EVERYTHING home, and gave us those small character moments that have made Invincible great over the years alongside the epic story he has crafted. Kirkman also managed to deliver an incredibly tight plot in this issue, giving us all the superhero moments we love while avoiding the tropes that major publishers find necessary and fans always complain about. The incredible range of Ottley's art is at its most evident in this issue, and really Invincible 100 delivers on every level. Also worth noting are the wonderful inks of Cliff Rathburn and the John Rauch's colors, making Ottley's art pop on every page. This team has become a well-oiled machine, and Invincible #100 benefits greatly from it, earning 5 out of 5 stars. Read Full Review

  • 9.0 - Stuart Conover Feb 2, 2013

    I wanted to give this one a full 5 stars but I really felt that the art didn't properly match the feel of the comic until half way through the issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Mike Hunau Jan 29, 2013

    If you like super heroes, if you like Invincible, or even If you just like good comic books, do yourself a favor and pick up Invincible #100. Totally worth every penny. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geekality - Josh Pierce Jan 28, 2013

    While I don't think that this issue was perfect, or even close to it, I think it's a great issue to the series and really wraps up everything that been going on for over a year at this point and also starts some new story lines that could end up being really interesting. I don't think Mark, or any of his supporting cast know what the next big threat will be, but I'm sure that we'll all be along for the ride to see where it takes them. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Zac Boone Jan 30, 2013

    Invincible #100 bucks quite a few expectations for an anniversary issue. It's nice to see that, not only is Robert Kirkman looking forward to the book's future, but he's also setting up a new status quo that could propel the story for years and years to come. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Jan 30, 2013

    The wonderful part of "Invincible" #100 is that as boldly as the issue begins, it continues to deliver surprises. Kirkman and company have crafted a deep story for "Invincible" #100 with no recaps, but plenty of information about the universe Mark Grayson inhabits. Answers are given in this issue, but new questions are asked and new challenges introduced as "Invincible" positions itself for a brand new direction. This isn't your standard-issue milestone comic celebration. There are no cover gimmicks (other than artistic variants) no pin-ups, no reprints. "Invincible" #100 is simply a straight-forward comic book adventure that pushes a protagonist to the limits and steps back to observe the resulting excitement and adventure. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Read Comic Books - ReadComicBooks Jan 30, 2013

    Theres a change coming for the Invincible that we know and love, and with the way Kirkmans twisted mind works theres no doubt that its going to be for the better. The cliff-hanger that Kirkman leaves us with opens up so many questions and so many possibilities for the future. This is a superhero series that needs to be read, especially if youre only reading big two stuff, and you have some catching up to do. Bottom line; the work that we get on a monthly basis from the entire Invincible team continues to be absolutely stellar and its hard to argue with the caption above INVINCIBLE. This just might be the Best Superhero Comic Book in the Universe. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Graphic Policy - Brett Schenker Feb 1, 2013

    Overall, the 100th issue is a fun read and more than enough to get your jaw to drop. As usual Invincible is up there with some of the best super hero comics on the market today. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Forces Of Geek - Atlee Greene Feb 4, 2013

    Kudos to everyone involved as the conclusion of this arc serves as the beginning of so much more for Mark and the type of hero he wants to be. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    PopMatters - Brett Murph Feb 3, 2013

    I found Invincible #100 to be an excellent read. I'm not a seasoned reader of this series by any means, but Kirkman's ideas on the struggles a young superhero must contend with is gripping. Heroes as they grow into themselves must be vulnerable and accountable. That along with the dynamic art of Ottley, Rathburn, and Rauch make this a must read. Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jan 30, 2013

    With the shift from action to conversation, it should come as no surprise that Ryan Ottley's art doesn't stand out as much as it has in the previous few chapters. The opening page allows Ottley to exercise his penchant for the grotesque, but after that his pages are more relatively low-key. Unfortunately, some of the dialogue sequences basically consist of panels of Mark standing against a black background. But Ottley keeps the issue visually interesting despite these limitations. There are a few pages where his facial work is called upon to hammer home the emotion of the scene. And in contrast to the opening page, I appreciated how Ottley and Kirkman showed restraint in depicting a major character death. Sometimes, what you don't see is more powerful than what is shown in all its gory detail. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Andrenn Jan 28, 2013

    Invincible #100 does enough to please long time readers and be a strong enough read on its own that even if you are not invested by 100 issues of reading, you can still enjoy it. New readers may not want to read this one since it wraps up such a major plot that's been going on for well over a year, but the fact that it starts a lot of new story arcs for the series makes it new reader friendly enough that it could be a good starting point. Though you may want to read all of The Death of Everyone. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Entertainment Fuse - Kat West AKA Comic Uno Jan 22, 2013

    Even though I thought more should have happened I still think this was a pretty solid issue. It gives us potential plots for Marks story for the future. We get to see his character grow into an adult. One of the best things about this series is that we saw Mark grow from a teenager who becomes a superhero into an adult that has the weight of the world in his shoulder. Pick this up to see Marks character grow even more! Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Lan Pitts Jan 29, 2013

    While Invincible #100 might not be the issue fans were expecting, it does continue the tradition of being one of most solid superhero titles out there outside of the Big Two. There's a huge chunk of this issue that could have been trimmed, but any indie book that reaches this milestone always gives reason to celebrate. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Therapy - MrComicBook Jan 28, 2013

    Invincible #100 isn't the astounding issue that this series deserved, but it's still a good issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    AiPT! - David Jan 30, 2013

    There's some good stuff in here, and although it's very talky I think we've all come to expect as much from writer Robert Kirkman. It's also nice to see a new direction for the character, even if it's hearkening back to the original formula. That said it's a little wonky with the plot twist and then a change of pace with this new direction. It ends up resolving the opening page gore fest with a laundry list of things being checked off to get Mark ready for the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli Feb 1, 2013

    Invincible is a popular and successful book. It's easy to see why when I pick up a random issue. It's well written and draws the reader in with the problems of the lead characters. This comic seems to be a turning point in the direction of the key characters. I enjoyed the exploration of what some of the super heroes might face in a real life situation when presented with failure and death. I liked the comic book and I am sure fans of the series will love it. It's worth checking out. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Barron Network - R.Barron Jan 30, 2013

    I mean Ryan Ottley did and always does an amazing job on the Invincible panels. I mean when you see the first page / cover to this issue be prepared to be impressed. Ryan Ottley plays no games and when it comes to action and I feel like there is no one else you could possibly want working on Invincible. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Multiversity Comics - Matthew Meylikhov Jan 31, 2013

    “Invincible” #100 should be a big issue. Forget that — it should be huge! Colossal! An absolute titan! But when it comes down to it, the amount of things that could've or should've been in this issue very largely outnumbers that which is actually in the issue, and as such “Invincible's” hundredth issue is not particularly engaging or exciting. The book still remains one of the better comics on stands, but you can't help but feel that this was a bit of a missed opportunity to show off what's so great about the series, in the same way that issue's like #60 or #75 did not too long ago with their grandiose events. There's just nothing very special going on here. Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    Flip Geeks - Earl Maghirang Feb 1, 2013

    The book is pretty neat however if you're in this for the action, the punches and the superheroics, I'm afraid you're a tad late for the party as all that happened a few issues ago. This is the whole meat, the drama and where everything changes. I think the arc title is a rather apt title because aside from the obvious deaths inside the book, it also means that the old Invincible is dead and he's being replaced by a new and more SUPERIOR Invincible. Oh wait, sorry, wrong book and publisher. Read Full Review

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