Ready For Their Close-Ups: 3 Super-Universes Ready For Your Screens

Ready For Their Close-Ups: 3 Super-Universes Ready For Your Screens

At this point, despite the occasional think pieces to the contrary, the continued successes of super-hero films and TV series indicate that stories of heroes vs. villains won’t be going anywhere anytime soon. But the bulk of the properties have largely been drawn from either Marvel or DC Comics. Though we’ve seen comic book properties successfully adapted from non-superhero sources recently (“The Walking Dead” and “Preacher” being among the most prominent), when it comes to…

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It’s the End of the Road for INVINCIBLE

It’s the End of the Road for INVINCIBLE

After thirteen years, innumerable accolades, and a higher body count than any super-hero book in history, Robert Kirkman‘s Invincible is nearing its conclusion. Where Kirkman’s had once talked of handing off the reins of his landmark character to another creative team, today the independent comics titan announced that he is setting out on a final arc for Mark Grayson. In an open letter to fans on the home page of his Skybound imprint, Kirkman justified…

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Microwave Review: Invincible Volume 8 Life Changes For Everyone

Microwave Review: Invincible Volume 8 Life Changes For Everyone

  Robert Kirkman (writer) Ryan Ottley (artist) Bill Crabtree (colorist) Image Comics $14.99                   Invincible Volume Eight: My Favorite Martian covers issues #s 36-41. It’s another brutal volume. Robert Kirkman, no matter the subject matter, seeks to ruin his readers emotional outlook for the day. I am really unsettled by the contents of this volume, just like I was with all the rest that I’ve read of…

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“Invincible #111″ Sells Out

“Invincible #111″ Sells Out

The controversial and shocking 110th installment of the eleven-year running Invincible series has seen a rise in issue sales. Issue #111 sold out across stores and is off for its second reprint. Back in January it was announced at the Image expo that Kirkman would be re-taking a more direct role in the production of story with the series he originally created. Fans felt that influence when the last issue ended with a shocking final few pages. Regardless…

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ADVANCE REVIEW: “Invincible #111″ Angles for Walking Dead Readers with New Direction

ADVANCE REVIEW: “Invincible #111″ Angles for Walking Dead Readers with New Direction

WARNING: THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS FOR “INVINCIBLE #111″ “Invincible #111″ is the first issue in Robert Kirkman’s “bold new direction for the title.” According to the solicits, this new direction would see the title “Suddenly infused with more gore and terror than a zombie apocalypse.” This issue certainly delivers on that particular promise, as Kirkman gleefully smashes heads, slashes throats, and causes all kinds of trauma to pregnant women. This bold new direction also appears…

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REVIEW: “Invincible #110” Features Worst Tropes In Comics

REVIEW: “Invincible #110” Features Worst Tropes In Comics

WARNING: THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS FOR “INVINCIBLE #110” To begin with, I have been in love with Invincible for a long time. I have gone on countless message boards and told innumerable new readers how wonderful it is. I have held Mark Grayson up as the single best new character of the modern age of comics. I’ve had reservations about the title in recent months. It has seemed like Robert Kirkman had let things grow…

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Noob Review: Invincible: Ultimate Collection Volume 2

Noob Review: Invincible: Ultimate Collection Volume 2

Ah, Robert Kirkman, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways: 1. Invincible; 2. Invincible; 3. The Walking Dead. Lame, I know. Sorry. But honestly, Robert Kirkman knows how to pack a punch in both Invincible and The Walking Dead. But this isn’t about TWD. That’s all over the place. Let’s talk about my beloved Invincible. As you can see, I’m way behind in this series. I’ve just finished volume 2 which encompasses…

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“Invincible #105” is the Calm Before The Storm

“Invincible #105” is the Calm Before The Storm

After a brief explosion of action in the last couple of issues, this month the title allows its expansive cast of characters to breathe a little bit. This is not to say there is nothing going on. In fact, the issue does a great job of showing just how busy even “off” days are for globe-guarding super-heroes. Like much of this arc, much time is spent on the relationships between characters and their different approaches…

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POINT OF ENTRY: Invincible Volume 1 is an Unexpected Stunner

POINT OF ENTRY: Invincible Volume 1 is an Unexpected Stunner

Howdy! This is my first post on Capeless Crusader. I’m super excited. I’m Mai, originally from Tattoogirl Reads. I’m fairly new to comics. Well, that’s not true. I’ve read a whole hell of a lot of comics in Japanese, but I’ve never ventured into American comics and especially not ones with super-heroes until recently. (Like, end of last year recently.) I know jack and diddly about most comics. I think there will be times when…

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Kirkman’s “Invincible #100” Receives 2nd Printing

Kirkman’s “Invincible #100” Receives 2nd Printing

As is to be expected when Robert Kirkman releases a book of such voluminous anticipation, “Invincible #100” sold out the same day it was released. If you missed this landmark issue the first go-around, don’t fret; Image has your back. “Invincible #100” is set to receive a second printing February 27th, 2013. “Invincible #100” was the final installment in the three part The Death of Everyone story arc and received a cover by series artist Ryan Ottley as…

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