Invincible #110

Writer: Robert Kirkman Artist: Ryan Ottley, John Rauch Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: April 9, 2014 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 7
7.8Critic Rating
8.1User Rating

All good things must come to an end.

  • 10
    Nerds Unchained - Michael Bowie Apr 12, 2014

    This was most likely the most uncomfortable thing I have read in comics (or saw, as the act itself doesnt have much dialogue). The best comparison I can think off for how uncomfortable this scene made me is the pictures in The Killing Joke. While no indication of rape is present in that story, anyone who has read it knows what Im referring to and can probably understand the discomfort Im trying to get across. As much as I want to hate this issue for how it made me feel, the fact is, I really cant argue against how well done it is from beginning to end. The fact that pictures, words and fictional characters on a page can make me feel what I did reading this speaks volumes about the talent of everyone involved. I may hate each of you a little more than I did before I read this (which was not at all), but I absolutely applaud what you managed to do here. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Barron Network - Robber Barron Apr 10, 2014

    Invincible is a comic book that always pushes the limits of violence and even though there have been issues with people having their brains squished out I dont think any issue comes close to this latest one in terms of violence. As I sit here I still feel Marks pain and as the book closes Mark can only utter oh God. I am unsure how Mark will come out of this because he is such a resilient character but he could lose all confidence In who he is and when he encounters Anissa again it could only get worst. What makes matters worst is that if Anissa does become pregnant then Mark will now have to deal with a child born from rape. Our hero Mark could end up having two children in one year. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Corey 'Undeadpool' Schroeder Apr 9, 2014

    Beyond the obvious incident, theres an incredible theme of racial purity being upheld that I think might be undercut, but is definitely present and makes the whole thing EVEN MORE uncomfortable and despicable. Im going to come out and say that this is an important issue of an amazing comic, and not just from the plots standpoint. Knowing how Kirkman has operated over the last 110 issues, this isnt going to be some blip on the radar, this is going to have far-reaching, devastating consequences, even if theyre not immediately apparent. The drama has been brought to a whole other level in this issue, and Im absolutely reeling with wondering where it goes next. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Forrest C. Helvie Apr 14, 2014

    Still, there is no mistaking the desire to court controversy on the part of Invincible's creative team. As male reader, I did find myself feeling somewhat uncomfortable reading this issue; however, I immediately had to think about how often this sitation has played out for the many female comic book readers who encounter rapes scenes in their comics (regardless of whether it was done as graphically as is seen here). Some critics and readers may point out that the decision to depict the graphic nature of this act of violence in detail is a clear example of seeing just how far one series can push the boundaries of what is and is not acceptable in comics today. I'd argue that, in part, the real boundary pushing taking place is with Kirkman's putting this role reversal out in the spotlight. How do heterosexual male readers feel when the roles of predator and prey are reversed? Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - John McCubbin Apr 8, 2014

    Invincible continues to amaze as though this issue sees some questionable storytelling it also has a very deep and dramatic development that will have long term fans hanging off every word. Recommended. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Multiversity Comics - David Harper Apr 11, 2014

    So, in all, in this rambling review, this is a decent comic, not a great one. And if you're upset about the rape, I'd recommend looking back through the history of the book and ask yourself, "is this the worst thing that has ever happened in it?" Not by a long shot. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Apr 9, 2014

    "Invincible" #110 is an unsettling experience for mature readers and for the characters involved. How Mark Grayson picks himself up from here and what happens to this title remains to be seen. I'm curious to see where Kirkman goes from here and how this changes the character and the comic. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Capeless Crusader - Josh Epstein Apr 9, 2014

    The only reason that I am not giving this issue an absolute rock-bottom rating is the art itself. For what the script demands, Ryan Ottley does a superb job. He captures a great deal of emotion in the Mark/Eve scenes, and manages to convey the menace of Mark's assailant in a way which makes her legitimately disturbing. Read Full Review

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