Monday, September 28, 2009

Invincible #66

There's still a part of me that doesn't trust Omni-Man. Kirkman gives just enough doubt in Allen's interaction with Omni-Man that he could be foreshadowing an eventual turn, although really, that would make no sense.

Omni-Man and Allen the Alien continue in their mission to stop the expansion of the Viltrumite empire. Omni explains how the Viltrumites were wiped out and reduced to their current numbers and officially links up with the coalition. There are a few nice character bits as Omni-Man becomes assimilated into Allen's more normal life. I like the idea of a space-team forming up to fight the Viltrumites, and the newly resurrected Space Ranger looks like a great addition to the Invincible universe. There isn't a ton of plot movement here, but the character interaction makes up for it.

I've really become accustomed to Ryan Ottley's pencils on this book. Original penciller Cory Walker returns here, and he looks fine, but I love Ottley's so much that I'm looking forward to him coming back. Walker draws Allen the Alien a bit bulkier than Ottley. Walker does do a nice job on giving the masses of Viltrumites relatively unique looks and his designs for Omni Man and Allen in their COP uniforms are strong. However, the screaming little bug-man in space is the best panel of the issue.


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