Robert Kirkman‘s comic book series Invincible is the story of a teenager whose father is the most powerful superhero in the world, and the struggles he endures while navigating regular life with the onset of his own newfound abilities. The series may have come to its definitive conclusion back in February of this year, but as its name suggests, the titular character and the world he inhabits will live on – just in a new medium.
In conjunction with Skybound and Image Comics, Amazon Studios is in the beginning stages of developing an animated series based on the long-running superhero comic. The series will begin with eight episodes, each running an hour long.
With Preacher on AMC, Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg already have a comic book adaptation they’re involved with. Robert Kirkman has lots of comic books, two of which have been adapted into TV series: AMC’s mega-hit zombie drama The Walking Dead (not to mention its spinoff Fear the Walking Dead), which are also on AMC, and Outcast on Cinemax.
Now this trio is set to join forces for a new project at Universal Pictures. Rogen and Goldberg are set to write, direct, and produce a movie adaptation of Kirkman’s second longest-running comic book series behind The Walking Dead, titled Invincible, with Kirkman also producing through his Skybound Entertainment.
In 2003, Robert Kirkman introduced the world to The Walking Dead — the comic book that would go on to spawn the television ratings giant of the same name. But the same year, Kirkman, along with Cory Walker and later Ryan Ottley, also released Invincible at Image Comics — a comic that sports the tagline “The Best Superhero Comic In The Universe.” And let me tell you, this is not far from the truth.
Now Kirkman has announced that the long-running comic will be ending. See when that will be below.
Invincible Ultimate Collection, Vol. 1
Written by Robert Kirkman
Art by Cory Walker, Ryan Ottley
Colors by Bill Crabtree Image Comics
One of the single greatest pleasures in my life, if not the great pleasure, is reading. This will come as no surprise to any who know me, and those of you who have read more than a couple of my reviews. The written word is the greatest achievement of mankind, and creative fiction just below that.
So when I say that Invincible is one of the single greatest pieces of creative fiction I have ever read, I want you to understand I am not just relegating it to a great piece of comic work. Together, Robert Kirkman and Cory Walker managed to create one of the most special creative universes I have ever had the pleasure to enter.
As such, Invincible Ultimate Collection Volume 1 is a treat that any comic fan should treat themselves to.
Collecting together issues 1-13, plus extras (which essentially makes it the trade hardcover of the trade paperbacks Vol. 1–3), this beautiful hardcover quickly became one of my most cherished possessions. The large bright pages, the heavy feel in my hand, and the sheer wealth of extra information at the back, add up to one of the greatest purchases of my life.