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Invincible Volume 2: Eight Is Enough, by Robert Kirkman

allierose7's review

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5.0

one word: HILARIOUS!

frantiskapolakova's review

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fast-paced

4.5

rebus's review

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fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? No
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

0.25

Far from being any sort of satire, parody, or homage to DC Comics, this dreck merely rips off many of their character ideas to ill effect (though Atom Eve is actually a Marvel rip off of the Phoenix, who is infinitely powerful and could resolve any and all of the threats to the world in an instant).

In this utterly bankrupt of ideas book, there is a segment of about 8 pages in which 4 characters voice the exact same piece of exposition--Kirkman is such a poor writer that he resorts to these stupid tricks constantly--5 times (concerning the fact that school was cancelled for a few weeks and was resuming the final few weeks in July). Later, Allen repeatedly says "if I were to continue" and then continues the recap--replete with footnotes and citations to previous issues--and wastes several pages. Regarding a badly injured character, Kirkman writes that he would not regain use of his facilities any time soon (perhaps you meant faculties, Bobby). In the origin of Dupli-Kate, Kirkman says that the story began hundreds of years ago in Ancient China, when in fact the curse encompassed the 2 living generations from that time and would strike 7 generations later (that would be 180 years, though generations are not all the same length and it's probably closer to 170, NOT many hundreds of years). It was closer to 1850, but Kirkman is just that dumb, unaware that this is far from ancient.

It's also still full of white privilege and elitism as we learn that Mark's mother has a business degree and is going to stop drowning her guilt in alcohol and take up real estate (an evil degree and evil profession, but 90s kids are so brainwashed they wouldn't think so).  A black girls is enraged and cries 'racism' when asked about drugs, then it turns out BOTH of her parents are doctors (who made up 90% of all addicts in the first 100 years of modern medicine). Who would know better? The characters lament the closing of the mall more than threats to other people, typical of Millenials. 

If anyone thought this is clever, they might be addicted to the CW and their awful garbage. 

And don't pay for any sketches from the artist. Contrary to Kirkman's suggestion, he could easily afford to skip some meals. For a few months. 

jjkmanga's review

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3.0

3.5 stars

bdmmpsshhhttt

thecolourblue's review

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adventurous dark funny tense fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

3.5

The comic continues to find its footing and build up to the big reveal...

saviorcomplexdiehard's review against another edition

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3.0

Talking about how hot chicks are...calling things gay derogatorily all the time....William was trying so hard guys

chaoticbyrddemon's review

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adventurous funny lighthearted fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

3.5

It's a good book. Not too memorable but it's good. Art style isn't the best tho

cemeterygates's review

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2.0

Many people love Invincible for it's fresh take on the super hero genre. I love Kirkman, but Invincible just hasn't worked for me.

thebookloverscoffeehouse's review

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adventurous dark medium-paced

endymions_rage's review

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3.0

3.5 Better than the first one. The first plot twist is interesting and is a great DC Justice League Parody / Hommage. Will continue the series as its supposed to get better (and gory)