he Greatest Superhero comic ever will soon be adding “Greatest Superhero Cartoon” to its resume. Am I biased? You bet your comic book reading ass I am. But I have never been proven wrong yet when it comes to Image Comic’s Invincible. So far everyone who I’ve recommended the book too has fallen down the beautiful rabbit hole that is the world of Mark Grayson aka the titular character named Invincible. So when they announced that Amazon ordered Invincible as a show I was nervous. To do Invincible correctly you would need a $300 Million budget (which I’m SURE is pocket change for Amazon, but still). Now we’re finding out that it’ll actually be a cartoon, which puts a smile on my face.
Via The Hollywood Reporter (THR), Amazon has lined up Invincible as an one-hour animated drama series with eight episodes for its first season. Teen Titans‘ Simon Racioppa will serve as Invincible’s showrunner, while Kirkman himself will act as one of the show’s executive producers. Now I’m not sure what that means for the Seth Rogen and Evan Goldbery Invincible film they’re supposedly doing but to be honest I like this better. Unless they’re putting up an Avengers: Infinity War type of budget for the big screen I say don’t even bother.
Yes, it’s that epic.
The only thing I’m concerned about is if they tone it down for wider audiences. Just like the book, the Invincible Animated series follows the story of Mark Grayson who is the son of the world’s greatest superhero, Omni-Man. Mark begins to inherit his father’s powers, and creates his own superhero persona under the name Invincible. Invincible is a coming of age story where the character grows, learns and adapts to the world around him.
Are you excited for the Invincible cartoon as I am? YOU BETTER BE!!!! Or we can no longer be friends. Also, you’ll make me cry. Please don’t make me cry.
What other comic do you think should be made into a show? Would you like a live action movie for Invincible instead? Let us know what you think below!
No projected premiere date for Invincible has been announced as of this writing.
You can buy Invincible Vol. 1 on Amazon.
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