Comic Pick of the Week – Invincible # 75

6 Nov

Invincible # 75

For me nothing beats a good space epic, I mean I really love them! I remember being a kid and just waiting for the next issue of Silver Surfer or Green Lantern to come out, because you never knew what you were in store for. Invincible 75 fits that bill perfectly.

Reading this issue brought me right back to being 12 years old, laying on my living room floor, in complete anticipation of what would be waiting for me with the turn of each page. Robert Kirkman and company have been building up to this Vultrumite War arc for quite sometime, and it’s no disappointment. If you’ve been following Invincible, you’re already familiar with the intense and often graphic action that has become synonymous with this title (if you’re not, get off your butt and go grab a copy!), this issue is no exception. Taking place in the far reaches of space, we join Mark (Invincible) and his small crew of heroes on their way to confront the last remnants of the Vultrumite empire, once a vast world conquering race, now reduced to a couple handfuls of soldiers. The problem is every one of the Vultrumites is as strong, if not stronger than Invincible himself. When the two opposing forces meet, the ensuing battle explodes, leaving casualties on both sides.

Visually the book is amazing! Ryan Ottley, with assistance from on again off again inker Cliff Rathburn and colorist FCO Plascencia, blow it out of the water! Every page looks like these guys put their all into it. Throwing in no less than three double page spreads, they make it feel as though you’re part of the action, something that has been a hallmark of this book since the beginning.

Even though the story takes place in the middle of the war, Kirkman does a great job of bringing you up to speed, making this issue easily accessible to new readers. So no excuses, go to the comic shop and treat yourself to one of the best ongoing titles on the rack today!

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