The hit Image Comics series Invincible is set to get an animated adaptation on Amazon Prime on March 26, 2021, introducing the heroes and villains of Robert Kirkman and Cory Walker .
Warning: The following article may contain major spoilers for the Invincible comic book series and potentially the upcoming animated series, debuting on Amazon Prime on March 26th.
Superheroes are good right. That’s why we call them heroes. Bit what if the world’s greatest hero turned out to be its greatest villain. With powers equal to Superman, Omni-Man arrived on Earth in the ’80s and established his status as arguably the most powerful being in the world, being endowed with super strength, speed, and invulnerability, as well as being able to fly. Fortunately for humanity, he tells them that he is there to help, and his only aims are to advance human technology for the better and protect the world from any extra-terrestrial threats that may want to do them harm.
As time goes on Omni-Man saves a woman named Debbie, who he marries and later has a son named Mark. As Mark reaches the age of 17, he discovers he has inherited the same abilities as his father. Omni-Man has become the most respected and beloved superhero in the world, and has inspired his son to follow in his footsteps, which he does, donning a costume and calling himself Invincible.
A superhero group rises up to help in protecting the world named Guardians of the Globe. Suddenly they are all slaughtered, with the killer’s identity remaining unknown. One of its members, named the Immortal, comes back to life, and Mark witnesses him being killed again, by his father. The greatest hero Omni-Man has become the world’s greatest villain threatening the life of his own son.
Omni-Man, Marks’ father, is a member of an alien race called the Viltrumites, who see themselves as superior to every other creature in the universe. His role on Earth is not as its protector, but as its conqueror, and his whole time serving as a superhero was just so he could gain humanity’s trust.
He asks Mark to join him, but Invincible, realizing that he may be the only one on the planet with the strength to stop his father, attempts to fight him instead. He is hopelessly outmatched, however, and is mercilessly beaten by his father across the globe, with the whole fight being broadcast for all the world to see.
The story is hard-hitting and brutal compared to comic book standards with Omni-Man covered in the blood of those he has killed. This is the summary of the origin story of Invincible the hero. The direction of the animated series still remains to be seen but this is the comic book version of the heroes. Below is the official trailer for the project for your viewing.
INVINCIBLE is an adult animated superhero series that revolves around 17-year-old Mark Grayson (Steven Yeun), who’s just like every other guy his age — except his father is the most powerful superhero on the planet, Omni-Man (J.K. Simmons). But as Mark develops powers of his own, he discovers his father’s legacy may not be as heroic as it seems. From Robert Kirkman, the creator of The Walking Dead. Coming to Prime Video on March 26, 2021.