How the Animated Series Pushes it to the Limit

By Kristen Howard

Invincible is putting more meat on the bones of the superhero TV genre.

Amazon’s adult animated superhero series Invincible is based on the comics by The Walking Dead co-creator Robert Kirkman.

For those who haven’t read the comics, the show has been a short, sharp shock to the system.

Invincible presents an idyllic setup for the Graysons, a family whose patriarch is secretly an all-powerful humanoid alien known as Omni-Man.

Omni-Man protects the Earth from villainy, and is intrigued when his teenage son Mark begins to develop his own superpowers.

Mark is quick to choose an alter ego - ‘Invincible’ - but as his father trains him, he realizes that he has a long way to go until he can reach his full potential.

Unfortunately, it’s soon revealed that Omni-Man is not who he seems, and an ultra-violent altercation breaks out, breaking the spell of the wholesome story.

It should have been obvious that Invincible was more than just a budding superhero tale when the show’s voice cast was first unveiled.

Steven Yeun Voices Invincible

Steven Yeun, J.K. Simmons, Sandra Oh, Mahershala Ali, Sonequa Martin-Green, and Seth Rogen, among other fan favorite actors, lend their voices to the show.

Amazon is also home to The Boys, another violent superhero series that rarely holds back.

Invincible joins The Boys as one of the streamer’s darker genre offerings.

Viewers eating up the first season of Invincible were excited to learn if a second was in the cards.

Those fans were in luck: Amazon immediately confirmed that not one but TWO further seasons of Invincible were on the way.

When the series comes back to streaming, we will find out how Mark handles being a superhero without his omnipotent dad to rely on.

We’ll also likely see the return of some major villains from season 1, including Battle Beast, Doc Seismic and Titan.

But will Omni-Man re-emerge after the events of that shocking finale?