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  • In the aftermath of Mark''s revelation concerning his father, he''s forced to pick up the pieces of his life and carry on. The Ultimate Collection, Vol. 2 collects Invincible''s struggle to become his own man, to stand on his own and live his own life. This is a can''t-miss for any Invincible fan and a perfect addition to any bookshelf.

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JD
5.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
Somehow this story keeps getting better
Reviewed in the United States on May 13, 2017
I liked this volume even more than the first one. The art gets better and Kirkman spends some time fleshing out other side characters, which really adds to the story. I really like Allen the Alien and Atom Eve, in particular. I''ve seen some people complain about... See more
I liked this volume even more than the first one. The art gets better and Kirkman spends some time fleshing out other side characters, which really adds to the story. I really like Allen the Alien and Atom Eve, in particular.

I''ve seen some people complain about the story lines with Mark''s gf and with his mom, but I really enjoy those ''more human'' stories/moments. It builds up side characters and develops them further.

This volume also introduces a few villains, Angstrom Levy being my favorite so far.

Also, there are some origin stories for some side characters at the end of the book and some sketches as well.

Btw, the production value of these books are really good.

Overall, it''s a really great story that lives up to the hype.
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So you''re Dad is an unstoppable super-villain. What do you do about it?
Reviewed in the United States on October 4, 2011
Before I talk about this particular book, here are a few things you should know about Invincible: * Invincible is written by Robert Kirkman and was created by Robert Kirkman and Cory Walker. * The character first appeared in an issue of Tech Jacket -... See more
Before I talk about this particular book, here are a few things you should know about Invincible:

* Invincible is written by Robert Kirkman and was created by Robert Kirkman and Cory Walker.

* The character first appeared in an issue of Tech Jacket - another comic written by Robert Kirkman - in November of 2002. The original issues of Tech Jacket are collected in this book: Tech Jacket Volume 1: The Boy From Earth (v. 1)

* Invincible is published by Image Comics - a company built by and dedicated to comic book writers and illustrators. Creators who publish their work at Image retain full ownership of all properties they create. Because of this, in Image comics you will regularly see things that don''t occur in books published by the "Big 2" - Marvel and DC. Namely, characters that die tend to stay dead, and the overall voice of the characters remains pretty consistent, and continuity actually has some meaning.

* Invincible is one of the most popular comics published by Image. This comic and other comics written by Robert Kirkman have had such strong sales that Image invited Robert Kirkman to share in ownership of the company. He accepted.

* Invincible is an on-going comic series that has been published on nearly a monthly basis since 2003.

* Invincible story arcs have been collected into many TPBs. The first 13 of these all share titles with sit-com television shows from the 1980''s.

* Invincible exists in a shared universe with other popular Image comic book characters, including Spawn, Savage Dragon, Superpatriot, Brit, Youngblood, Shadowhawk and others.

* Invincible''s costume design features a large "i" on the front of it - mirroring the company logo of Image comics.

One other note: I will attempt to avoid spoilers as much as possible in this review. I enjoyed this book and feel you would best enjoy it if I don''t tell you the entire plot summary in this review!

This book collects the fourth and fifth story arcs of the Invincible comic book, which are collected separately in the books Invincible (Book 4): Head of the Class (v. 4) and Invincible (Book 5): The Facts of Life (v. 5) . This book introduces new villains, including Machinehead, Titan, Angstrom Levy, the Sequids,Tether Tyrant, Battle Beast, Furnace, and Magnattack. Also included are spotight stories showcasing origins of several main characters, including Atom Eve, Dupli-Kate, The Immortal, Monster Girl and Allen the Alien.

Mark and his mom try to pick up the pieces of their life after the startling conclusion of the last story arc. Mark integrates himself more into his fellow company of heroes in the Guardians of the Globe and goes on an important "away mission" to Mars.

Just as much fun as the first book, this book goes full steam ahead and greatly expands the Invincible universe of characters and fleshes out the characterization of the the main cast. A great book for you to check out!
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H. Bala
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"This stuff is hard. It''s not like the movies. Glasses just aren''t enough."
Reviewed in the United States on June 7, 2008
STOP reading this, if you haven''t yet gone thru Invincible: The Ultimate Collection, Vol. 1 or INVINCIBLE, Vols. 1-3 (FAMILY MATTERS, EIGHT IS ENOUGH, and PERFECT STRANGERS). As Invincible, teenager Mark Grayson may be one of the most powerful... See more
STOP reading this, if you haven''t yet gone thru Invincible: The Ultimate Collection, Vol. 1 or INVINCIBLE, Vols. 1-3 (FAMILY MATTERS, EIGHT IS ENOUGH, and PERFECT STRANGERS).

As Invincible, teenager Mark Grayson may be one of the most powerful superheroes on the planet, but Robert Kirkman writes him as such a likable, down-to-earth kid that you find yourself easily relating to him. INVINCIBLE is one of the best comics going on out there today. You''re really, really missing out if you haven''t yet checked out this title. Anyway, about INVINCIBLE ULTIMATE COLLECTION, Vol. 2...

As we found out in the previous volume, Omni-Man (the erstwhile Defender of Democracy) turns out to be a humongous super-villain. Having confessed to his son Invincible (and, unwittingly, to the rest of the world) his true goal of conquering the Earth for his home planet of Viltrium, Omni-Man ends up beating the living snot out of Invincible in a cataclysmic battle and then blasts off into deep space, leaving his son in critical condition. The betrayal leaves Mark and his mom in deep shock, and their coping mechanisms kick in. Mark''s mom takes to drinking and passing out on the couch; Mark internalizes everything.

One immediate fallout to Omni-man turning traitor is that Invincible becomes an agent of a top, top, top secret government agency. As such, Mark is directed to various trouble spots around the world where his powers would be put to best use. This frequently keeps him on the move, and soon Mark''s girlfriend Amber is getting fed up with the chronic lateness, abrupt departures, and frequent absences (she suspects him of drug-dealing). Yet one more repercussion to Omni-man''s betrayal is that Invincible is instantly regarded with suspicion by a few in the superhero community (*cough*theImmortal*cough*).

Averting disasters, saving lives, beating up on the bad guys, picking up the pieces of his life. Then there''s school. An alien invasion causes a delay in the graduation of Mark''s high school senior class, after which Mark only has two weeks to prepare for his first day in college.

Writer Robert Kirkman keeps it real, or as real as he can get in the world of comic books. From the get-go, this comic book has kept it coming with unexpected twists and stories that are fresh and so enjoyable to read. Kirkman offers up offbeat takes on superhero conventions. He''s already taken characters who were clearly based on recognizable DC superheroes and made them (or what happened to them) integral to the story (of course, I''m talking about the Guardians of the Globe). I''d like to think that Kirkman''s characters, for the most part, behave just as real people would if put in the same abnormal circumstances. I like that Kirkman doesn''t resort to Clark Kent-ism, where a disguise becomes impenetrable by virtue of donning a pair of glasses. Two of the folks who know of Mark''s dual identities actually figured it out on their own. Heck, even one villain saw thru the costume and instantly recognized Invincible''s civilian identity. Given, that was Mark''s evil physics teacher (see ULTIMATE COLLECTION Vol. 1), so he already knew Mark.

With the wild success of the comic book (it''s about to hit the issue #50 landmark), Kirkman gets even more diligent about building his Invincible universe. I love numerous sub-plots, love that feeling of stuff always happening, with more stuff waiting just around the corner. Kirkman weaves in boatloads of sub-plots. Lessee, in no particular order, there''s that ill-fated expedition to Mars (the endpage of which lets you know more will be heard from this); there''s the Titan-turning-over-a-new-leaf arc; the continuing machinations of the dimension-hopping Angstrom Levy; the one with the Reanimen; and there''s that issue devoted to Allen the Alien, which gets us closer to the monster Viltrumite arc.

Kirkman invests more time into the supporting cast, fleshing out characters such as Robot (awesome!), Monster Girl, and Allen the cyclopic alien (also awesome). Mark''s mom gets more face time and meets a friend with whom she shares a common ground. Even the guy who makes superhero suits is developed further. Also more on Mark''s lovelife, more on his best bud William''s love life, and even on Atom Eve''s lovelife. Because, c''mon, who doesn''t dig teen romance in a teen title?

I love the seemingly throwaway touches. What Mark does with his graduation cap (the same cap, which, by the way, turns up in a later issue); his mom packing him lunch on his Mars excursion, and what happens with that. I like the fact that Kirkman isn''t shy about involving his characters in heart-to-heart dialogues. #22 and #0 are two of my favorites, two issues which consist mostly of dialogue, stemming from Amber and Mark''s heading-downhill relationship. And, in issue #23, Kirkman shows why Allen the Alien is such a popular character.

The art? Ryan Ottley, who took over from Cory Walker back in issue #8, boasts pencils and inks that are visually compelling and elegant in its simplicity. In all this, Ottley retains much of Cory Walker''s style. Credit, too, to Bill Crabtree, who with his crisp coloring definitely adds to the clean look of INVINCIBLE.

INVINCIBLE: THE ULTIMATE COLLECTION, Vol. 2 collects issues #14-24, #0, and a story from IMAGE COMICS SUMMER SPECIAL #1. Brief origins of Monster Girl, Rex Splode, the Immortal, Dupli-Kate, and Atom Eve are also included. As a bonus, there''s a ton of sketches with commentary by Kirkman, as well as the script to issue #23. By the way, if you already own INVINCIBLE, Vol. 4 - HEAD OF THE CLASS and Vol. 5 - THE FACTS OF LIFE, then you basically already have the issues reprinted in this Ultimate Collection Hardcover.

Otherwise, go get this one.
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Hermgerm
5.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
Hero in training
Reviewed in the United States on July 6, 2007
In this second hardcover collecting Robert Kirkman''s Invincible Volumes 3 & 4 (issues 14 - 24 and Origins) we see Mark Grayson maturing into the world''s soon-to-be most powerful superhero. After the climactic and disturbing events in the first collection where Mark... See more
In this second hardcover collecting Robert Kirkman''s Invincible Volumes 3 & 4 (issues 14 - 24 and Origins) we see Mark Grayson maturing into the world''s soon-to-be most powerful superhero. After the climactic and disturbing events in the first collection where Mark discovered the truth about his father our hero is left to figure out things for himself. Without the guidance of his super-parent Invincible sets off for college and starts working for Cecil Steadman and the government, which pits Mark against villains and monsters capable of mocking his superhero monicker by actually hurting and beating him. Relationship troubles with Amber and his Mom who is still dealing with his dad''s absence put a strain on Mark''s life that not even his superpowers can alleviate (a la Spider-man). I am glad to say that I enjoy this comic because of the fact that Invincible is, strangely enough, NOT invincible. Sure, Mark doesn''t have a weakness like Kryptonite, and can''t be hurt by conventional weapons, but other supers can with a bit of trying inflict some damage upon him, either by thrashing him physically or going after his loved ones, showing that a secret identity is not as easy to hide as in the Superman universe. Kirkman handles his character much like Alan Moore handled Miracle Man all those years ago, pointing out that even the most invulnerable of beings has limits, and that the world does not always recover when these creatures cut loose. Often violent and bloody, the Invincible comics in this collection also contain moments of tenderness and genuine feeling between characters that make each story addictively readable and leaves you begging for more.
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D. Sims
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Fresh and nostalgic at the same time
Reviewed in the United States on November 3, 2006
This hardcover graphic novel collects issues #0 and 14-24 of Invincible as well as at least part of the Image Comics Summer Special #1. The collected issues represent a superb run on this comic. The world Robert Kirkman is creating is fleshed out more thoroughly,... See more
This hardcover graphic novel collects issues #0 and 14-24 of Invincible as well as at least part of the Image Comics Summer Special #1.

The collected issues represent a superb run on this comic. The world Robert Kirkman is creating is fleshed out more thoroughly, the main characters develop more fully, and the flow of unusual and bizarre side character heroes and villains continues unabated. Ryan Ottley handles almost all the penciling work on these issues, giving this collection a more consistent look than the first hardcover volume, where the initial artwork was done by the talented Cory Walker.

In terms of production values the hardcover looks fantastic. Ottley is developing a real talent for depicting character''s facial expressions and thus hinting at their inner emotional life. This is one of those comics where you can recognize and distinguish the major characters easily even when they are not in costume. The art reproduces beautifully here and is worthy of the slightly oversized pages you see. The coloring in particular really seems to "pop" off the page.

Ottley''s talent for conveying the feelings of characters is necessary to keep up with Kirkman''s scripting here. He''s managed to produce a comic that feels character-driven while still throwing in big plot twists in the grand tradition of silver age comics.

The best description I''ve heard so far of Invincible''s appeal is that it is a Silver Age comic book for adults. Many of us have fond memories of the comics we read when we were young. For me it''s the early Spider Man. Yet when you re-read those issues, you find that the characters are often one-note, the continuity is shaky, and characters experience massive personal upheavals in one issue only to return to the same personality in the next as though nothing had happened.

The characters in Invincible may fall into certain familiar archetypes at first, but over time they change with their experiences. There''s a hint of realism thrown in to discussions of how the bills are going to be paid without going overboard into trying to portray "heroes in the real world." In this delicate balancing act Kirkman''s writing resembles Kurt Busiek''s Astro City comics, except the focus here is much more firmly on the trials and tribulations of the heroes. You even get much more insight and personality from the villains than is typical. And you can never be sure when a minor villain from one issue will reappear as a major player down the line. It feels like a lived in universe.

Most of all, Invincible reads like a story produced by people who love superhero comics and want to bring out the elements that made them love those comics--the scope of the stories, the challenges of balancing heroism with a normal life, the ethical questions of when and how to get involved, the sheer wow factor of having superpowers and making a difference. There''s no deconstruction of the genre going on here or blatant satirizing of superhero comic book tropes.

Which is why I say Invincible is fresh and yet nostalgic. It is a classic being born before your eyes and the opportunity to own it in these lovely and durable hardcovers is a definite treat for fans of superhero comics.
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Nikki Chavez
5.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
Worth the money.
Reviewed in the United States on July 29, 2021
Brand New copy. Covered approximately 4 or so years worth of the comics. Good material. Only real downside was the page edges near the bindings could have been further out so you didn''t have to bend it so far open to see the full panels.
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Pen Nombre
4.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
Great but not REALLY great
Reviewed in the United States on April 6, 2011
The Invincible series is the best thing to come along in comics in a long time. It''s beautifully drawn, the characters are relatable, the plot lines are interesting, and it is seriously funny (I cannot recall ever having ACTUALLY lol''d while reading a comic book before).... See more
The Invincible series is the best thing to come along in comics in a long time. It''s beautifully drawn, the characters are relatable, the plot lines are interesting, and it is seriously funny (I cannot recall ever having ACTUALLY lol''d while reading a comic book before). Volume 1 is a masterpiece. Vol 2 is great, but not REALLY great. There is a lot of set-up. Major villians are introduced and I can only imagine will play a much bigger role in the books to come. I can''t wait to dig into Vol. 3.

INVINCIBLE PUNCH!!!!
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Yusuf Kudsi
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Best Superhero graphic novel if you like superhero comic books ...
Reviewed in the United States on May 3, 2016
A must have comic book, Best Superhero graphic novel if you like superhero comic books you should read this series if you don''t at least you have to give it a try I am sure you will fall in love with it
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Daud
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Worth it
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on March 24, 2021
Brilliant.
Brilliant.
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Creekmouth Slim
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The plot thickens
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on March 4, 2013
Invincible continues to grow as a person and as a conceptual universe. Always interesting, often amusing, well written and well drawn.
Invincible continues to grow as a person and as a conceptual universe. Always interesting, often amusing, well written and well drawn.
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John Davidson
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Great book - great value
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on August 13, 2006
Kirkman continues the tale of Mark ''Invincible'' Grayson as he adjusts to the dramatic revelations of the previous volume. The pace is fast and full of gentle humour and satire. This really is one of the best post modern old fashioned superhero comics on the market and...See more
Kirkman continues the tale of Mark ''Invincible'' Grayson as he adjusts to the dramatic revelations of the previous volume. The pace is fast and full of gentle humour and satire. This really is one of the best post modern old fashioned superhero comics on the market and Kirkman has a deft touch which allows him to play with convention and cliche without turning the book into a pastiche. The hardcover edition is unbelievably good value for money. You get 13 issues of the comic, hardbound and with new sketches for less than the original cover price of the ''floppies''. My only criticism is the art. It is functional and effective, complementing the light heartedness and drama of the story but it is rather telling that the finest page on display within the book is the reproduction of a cover by Frank Cho.
Kirkman continues the tale of Mark ''Invincible'' Grayson as he adjusts to the dramatic revelations of the previous volume. The pace is fast and full of gentle humour and satire. This really is one of the best post modern old fashioned superhero comics on the market and Kirkman has a deft touch which allows him to play with convention and cliche without turning the book into a pastiche.

The hardcover edition is unbelievably good value for money. You get 13 issues of the comic, hardbound and with new sketches for less than the original cover price of the ''floppies''.

My only criticism is the art. It is functional and effective, complementing the light heartedness and drama of the story but it is rather telling that the finest page on display within the book is the reproduction of a cover by Frank Cho.
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FÁBIO FREIRE
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ÓTIMA!
Reviewed in Brazil on January 17, 2019
Conheça a épica jornada do viltrumita chamado Invencível desde a sua infância até sua maturidade! Uma das várias releituras do mito Superman que merecem ser conhecidas! Uma coleção de 12 volumes que reúne as 144 edições da saga que tem final!
Conheça a épica jornada do viltrumita chamado Invencível desde a sua infância até sua maturidade! Uma das várias releituras do mito Superman que merecem ser conhecidas! Uma coleção de 12 volumes que reúne as 144 edições da saga que tem final!
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VitaminMike
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Great content. Love the hardcover presentation.
Reviewed in Canada on May 21, 2019
Well packaged and protected; showed up quicker than expected. Amazon has got their stuff figured out! Hooked on this series.. I already know that I''ll continue collecting these hardcover ultimate editions. Can''t imagine reading this series any other way.
Well packaged and protected; showed up quicker than expected. Amazon has got their stuff figured out!

Hooked on this series.. I already know that I''ll continue collecting these hardcover ultimate editions. Can''t imagine reading this series any other way.
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