Invincible #97

Invincible #97

Writer: Robert Kirkman Artist: Ryan Ottley Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: November 14, 2012 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 5
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Finally, at long last: the origin of Zandale Randolph, otherwise known as Invincible. Also in this issue, an update on Mark Grayson, as the stage is set for the MONUMENTAL 100TH ISSUE! Do not miss out!

  • 9.0
    Fanboy Ramblings - Fanboy Ramblings Nov 17, 2012

    This is just another fantastic book in an outstanding series. Things are starting to ramp up a little bit again in the Invincible world and I couldn't be more excited. Although my excitement is lessened by all the foreshadowing of death in the upcoming issues..but don't let that stop you, run out and get this book, now! Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Andrenn Nov 27, 2012

    Overall, this was a good issue that was hurt by needing to set up things for the next arc. I understand why Kirkman had to cut off Zandale's story where he did, but at the same time it left me feeling a bit unsatisfied. New readers should definitely wait for the next arc to jump on. This is a terrible issue to start the series at. Long time readers will be split on the tonal shift. For this reader, it still works and this issue remains a good read. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Barron Network - R.Barron Nov 14, 2012

    As much as I loved Bulletproofs panels I still felt they were way overdone. The violence depicted was so over the top it just didn't make sense. I was completely caught off guard which I bet most of you were as well. I also don't like the fact that Atom Eve has been getting skinnier again. I personally thought it was cool that she was more on the chunky side. Not all female super hero's have to be in shape! Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Blue Raven Comics - Ethan Barker Nov 16, 2012

    Of course, #97 is the exception. A lot of this issue is, of course, set up for Invincible #100 (which Kirkman's proxy sees fit to remind us" classy) such as Mark getting his powers back. Even so, don't come into this issue expecting a good character study " 97 hardly delivers. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Nov 14, 2012

    All that being taken into account, the middle portion of the issue leaves a sour taste that simply can't be washed away. Kirkman is correct in asserting that this is his book and he can damned well do what he pleases with it. The flip side is that readers are perfectly free to jump ship if they don't like what they're reading. The fact that a writer can make certain story choices doesn't necessarily mean he should. I haven't been this disgusted by a plot development since Spider-Man pawned his marriage to Mephisto. Much like One More Day, even if the stories that follow are much more positive and enjoyable, the book will be tainted by the memories of what transpired here for a long while. Read Full Review

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