Invincible Vol. 4: Head Of The Class

April 25, 2005 | Trades


Invincible Vol. 4: Head Of The Class
Robert Kirkman, Ryan Ottley
Image Comics
$14.95 US (Paperback)
**** (out of five)

Did you ever have one of those days where nothing’s going right?
You know, where you find out your whole life’s a lie because your dad’s an evil overlord from another planet sent to plot the invasion of earth and the enslavement of humankind? And when you resist him he beats you within an inch of your life before disappearing off into space?
Then Mark Grayson is having a much worse day than you.
On the heels of this stunning revelation in the last collected edition of this sharp-witted teen super-hero book, Mark, A.K.A. Invincible, and his mom are forced to deal with the consequences of his father’s actions — which range from simple hurt feelings to an inadvertent engagement to the queen of the fish-people for Mark!
Writer Robert Kirkman and artist Ryan Ottley, do a masterful job portraying the crazy and overwhelming life of a high school/college student— mixing homework and a part-time job with dating and family — and then turn it up a notch by adding the responsibility of being a superhero.
Mixing subtle humour with occasional bursts of slapstick and then flipping over to teen melodrama and fast and furious action, Invincible is one of the most consistently entertaining comics around and Head Of The Class shows why.

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