July 23, 2007 | Trades
Invincible Vol. 8: My Favorite Martian
Robert Kirkman, Ryan Ottley
$14.99 US (Paperback)
**** (out of five)
To quote John “Hannibal” Smith: “I love it when a plan comes together.”
Writer Robert Kirkman has a rare but fantastic ability to juggle plot threads (one he shares with luminaries like Marv Wolfman (The New Teen Titans) and Geoff Johns (The Flash, Teen Titans) and though it sometimes takes months or years, faithful readers of his series, Invincible, are always rewarded.
In My Favorite Martian, the eighth soft-cover collection of this hot monthly series, Kirkman, along with fantastic artist Ryan Ottley, sews up a thread he’s had hanging out there for two years as the parasitic alien sequids — a race teen hero Mark Grayson, A.K.A. Invincible first encountered back in Vol. 4 — finally make their move towards earth.
Mark and a group of fellow heroes, including incognito Martian, the Shapesmith, head into space to intercept the sequids before they can enslave the human race.
Meanwhile, back on the home front, Mark’s girlfriend Amber is getting fed up with his long absences just as another girl makes a move on our hero.
Invincible continues to be the hand’s-down best super-hero comic out there and if you’re not reading it monthly, you should definitely give these volumes a look.