Invincible #49

Writer: Robert Kirkman Artist: Ryan Ottley Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: March 19, 2008 Critic Reviews: 2 User Reviews: 7
8.2Critic Rating
8.6User Rating

The Reanimen are back, but now they're fighting for the good guys?! And if that's the case, why are they facing off against Invincible? It all comes to a head here! Events are set in motion leading up to our big issue 50... coming next month!

  • 8.4
    IGN - Eric Sunde Mar 19, 2008

    One of the "problems" with reviewing Invincible is that I'm such a big fan of the series that I feel readers should start at the beginning, or at the very least, start from the beginning of an arc, so it's hard to recommend starting here. While new readers would be able to understand and enjoy what is going on, you're going to be missing out on so much great backstory that you would be doing yourself a terrible disservice by jumping to this point. Go get started and just know that when you get to Issue 49, or Trade Paperback 10, or Ultimate Collection, Volume 5, you'll have yourself a great story that sets up something big in Issue 50. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Kelvin Green Apr 7, 2008

    It would be easy to just tread water in the run-up to the anniversary issue, but Kirkman and his team resist that temptation. While there are many ongoing plots bubbling away, and this issue isn't particularly self-contained (although in all honesty, I don't think anyone would have too much trouble following what's going on), it's anything but filler. Aside from all that, this issue is a thrilling read in its own right, and a great example of superheroes done absolutely, perfectly, right. Marvel and DC take note. Read Full Review

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