Sunday, November 1, 2009

Invincible #67

This is our second issue set entirely in space. Omni-Man and Allen the Alien continue to recruit/acquire weapons to fight off the Viltrumite Empire. I really dig the new Space Ranger character, he seems like he could be a lot of fun. Kirkman also gives us a little background on fan-favorite Battle Beast; the Beast is a hero on his homeworld. He established a utopia there, but he became addicted to high-powered combat, explaining his adrenaline-junkie personality. Neat! Kirkman gives us an interesting scene with the resistance sending spacecraft out to pick up some of the monsters Omni-Man remembers from his travels. In an amusing twist, the ship's crew awakens the creatures too early, setting up a rage from O-M. I like that the crew are so stupid that they'd risk ticking off such a powerful ally. With that type of carelessness, can they really beat the Viltrumites?

I can't help but laugh at the running gag at Allen's apartment. Since he's been gone so long, he and his girlfriend are... busy getting reacquainted. But since Allen is such a nice guy, he wants Omni-Man to get to stay in a homey place, so O-M is sleeping on the couch. Overhearing everything. Awesome.

Cory Walker's art fits, of course, he started out on this title. But I miss Ryan Ottley's sharper line work. Not that Walker is bad, but he's just not as sharp as Ottley.


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