We at Knight Edge Media were given early access to the upcoming second season of Amazon Prime’s original series Invincible. It’s been almost 30 months since the original season debuted on the streaming service. He introduced us to teenage hero Invincible (voiced by Steven Yean) and his superpower father Omni-Man (voiced by J.K Simmons). The first season only scratched the surface of the original comic by Robert Kirkman (The Walking Dead), and the second season will pick up right where the last season ended.
In the season one finale of Invincible, Omni-Man tries to convince Mark to join him and rule Earth. When Mark Grayson refuses, he is beaten half to death by Omni-Man. Omni-Man initially saw Mark’s mother and wife of 20 years as nothing more than a pet. However, while he was beating Invincible to death, he had a split thought that this earthling was his son. Omni-Man eventually flies off into space with tears in his eyes.
While the first season had an unbelievable first episode to draw in viewers who had never read the comic, Omni-Man is shown murdering the Guardians of the Globe (this universe version of the Justice League). We don’t get a draw dropping the first episode in the second season. However, the second season does not disappoint in the subsequent episode provided to us by the streaming service. Mark is trying to hide the pain of losing his evil father in attempting to be Invincible every day of the week. He is essentially denying what happened to him and the planet.
We do get to see how these heroes deal with their own PTSD at the hands of a family member. Usually, superheroes have a life-altering event at the hands of their arch-villain. But when that arch-villain is your kindhearted father all along. You never really know how to deal with that shock and betrayal. Season 2 is living up to the wait and still has some jaw-dropping, gruesome scenes that were made famous in the original comic.
Lastly, we are introduced to the Invincible Multiverse, which seems like it’s because of the times of the MCU, but this happens naturally in the comic at this time as well. Some fans may find the show just jumping on the bandwagon of the multiverse, but it is only used as a minor plot behind Mark’s struggle with PTSD. It’s hard to imagine the rumored live-action adaption of the comic could ever compete with the raw carnage the animated show has been able to achieve.
5.0 out of 5.0 stars
All-in-all, Invincible Season 2 is becoming the gold standard in perfect animation and storytelling. The gruesome, bone-shattering scenes can seem over the top at times, but the show is so much more. However, the main storyline has more family and heart than any other show that tries to be edgy for views. It’s a show about a teen trying to do what’s right despite his father’s actions.
Invincible returns to Amazon Prime on November 3rd