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Invincible #77

Posted: Tuesday, March 22, 2011
By: Jason Sacks

Robert Kirkman
Ryan Ottley, Cliff Rathburn (i), FCO Plascencia (c)
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Okay, well, you know that Viltrumite War thatís been happening in this title? The one where much blood was shed and the Invincible Universe was going to change forever, in tremendously significant ways? You know, the one that was going to change the status quo in this book forever?

Well, umm, sorry folks, just forget about it.

Iím holding myself back here, avoiding the massive plot twist that happens in this issue. I donít want to spoil this comic for you before you get a chance to read it.

But after you get a chance to read Invincible #77 and get a chance to see how this whole bloody war winds up, do me a big favor and come back here to the Comics Bulletin forums and let me know what you think: is this an awesome move, with Robert Kirkman taking the road less traveled, finding his own way and delivering an ending that conclusively proves his independence? Or is it a letdown, a pained, Bendis-like anticlimax that ultimately leaves this series with the oddest sense of inconclusiveness?

I feel like itís the latter, personally.

I get that this may be the only way the storyline could end and still keep the integrity of the book. If it ended the other way, this comic could have gone all Savage Dragon and that just isnít the game that Kirkman and Ottley are playing here.

But it just feels inconclusive, unsatisfying, just kind of blah.

Thatís it. This isnít much of a review, but I really didnít like this ending. Did you?

EDITOR'S NOTE: Thomas Crawford also reviewed Invincible #77. Read his thoughts, too!



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