On March 26, the first three episodes of the adult animated superhero series Invincible premiered on Amazon Prime Video. Invincible was developed by the creator of The Walking Dead, Robert Kirkman, and is based on the comic book series of the same name by Kirkman, Ryan Ottley and Cory Walker. The series centers around the character Mark Grayson (Steven Yuen), a socially awkward teenager and the son of the most powerful superhero in the world Nolan Grayson/Omni-Man (J.K. Simmons). When Mark starts to manifest the same powers as his father, he discovers the tough life lessons of having his abilities and starts to make his journey into becoming the superhero Invincible.
The first episode titled “It’s About Time” focuses on Mark adapting to his newfound powers and training with his father, who shows him the difficulties of being a hero when it comes to fighting crime. The second episode of the series, titled “Here Goes Nothing,” sees Mark defend the planet against an alien invasion and join a group of teenaged superheroes after the members of his father’s super-powered team The Guardians of the Globe (an obvious reference to the Justice League) are suddenly murdered. The third episode of Invincible, titled “Who You Calling Ugly,” focuses on Mark meeting the other superheroes on his team such as an arrogant teenager named Rex-Splode (Jason Mantzoukas), a mysterious and quiet android simply named Robot (Zachary Quinto) and a female member named Atom-Eve (Gillian Jacobs), who becomes Marl’s first friend on the team. After joining the new Guardians of the Globe, Mark vows to carry on the legacy of the original group and make his father proud. However, little does Mark know is that his own father is the one who brutally murdered the other Guardians of the Globe for reasons that are currently unexplained but are more than likely antagonistic.
Fans can see the next episode of Invincible when it airs on Friday on Amazon Prime Video.