To say that the first season of Invincible was a success is almost a crime. It was much more than a success. It was home-run. The animated tv series tells the story of Mark Grayson, a teenage boy whose father is the most popular and powerful superhero on Earth. Waiting for his powers to come in at any day, Mark often wonders what his life will be like once he becomes a hero himself. That’s IF he becomes a hero. The show takes a very dark turn at the end of the first episode, leaving many viewers completely shocked, and immediately hungry for more.
Here is your complimentary spoiler alert. If you dare to read any further, you might feel the need to binge-watch this show all at once. If you’ve seen the show then you know how dark, violent, gory, and shocking it is. Invincible is definitely not suited for children, and maybe even perhaps young teens. We see that Omni-Man, Earth’s mightiest hero, has a very sudden change of heart at the end of the first episode. The “Superman” of this fictitious world created by Robert Kirkman kills all of his companions in a scene that left many with their jaws wide open.
We later find out that Omni-Man is actually from a race of aliens called Viltrumites. This race of cold-blooded, highly violent aliens has an enormous appetite for conquering. Their end goal is to become the rulers of the entire universe. In order to do that, citizens of Viltrum are sent to planets to weaken them for a potential takeover. Once Mark gets his powers, Omni-Man gets a sense of relief that quickly turns into frustration when his son decides that he will not follow in line with Viltrum. Earth is his home, and he will do anything to defend it. Even if it means turning against his own father.
WHAT IS IN STORE FOR INVINCIBLE SEASON 2?
Collider caught up with Invincible star. Steven Yun. to talk about his latest project titled The Humans. During this conversation, Collider asked Steven a question about the upcoming season of the shocking animated show. Here’s what he had to say:
“We haven’t started (working on it). I know we’re starting at some point soon. I’ve talked to Robert [Kirkman], here and there. He’s super excited about it. He thinks Season 2 is gonna be even better than Season 1, which I have no doubt about. If you go to his source material, Invincible is an incredible comic and just thinking about how much story hasn’t been told from that run, it’s gonna be bonkers. I’m really excited about it.”
INVINCIBLE CATCHES STEVEN BY SURPRISE
Yeun goes on to say that he did not expect the series to blow up as it did:
“I’ll be honest, I did not expect this level of response. People really enjoyed the show. That’s not to say that I thought the show wouldn’t be enjoyed. I just didn’t know how many people were coming to it like that. To me, I think it speaks to America’s appetite now for adult animation, which is really cool. I grew up on it.”
At the end of season one, we see Omni-Man take off from Earth after brutally attacking his son for going against his wishes. Season Two is rumored to have a big villain from the comics. I’d like to see an older Mark Grayson starting Season Two. A version of Invincible in which he is much more comfortable with his powers and knows how to control, at least the basics, a lot better than what he did at the end of Season One.
What are your thoughts? Where did Omni-Man go? If you’ve read the source material, what are you looking forward to the most? Leave a comment down below and don’t forget to follow our social media to stay up to date with the latest geek culture news.