Fans will surely agree that Invincible season 2 part 1 is worth the wait, as it delivers blood, gore, stunning animation, and even some heart.
Invincible fans have been waiting a long time for the series to return, and thankfully, it has proven to be worth that wait. Invincible season 2 is bigger, bolder, and bloodier than the first, but it also delivers a lot of heartfelt moments as Mark Grayson and his mother must deal with the aftermath of the revelations about Omni-Man.
Things got extremely intense with the Grayson family at the end of Invincible season 1. It became clear that Nolan was only there to take over Earth, and went so far as to compare his love for his wife to that of a pet. Fans who have read the comic books knew this was coming, but nothing can prepare you for actually watching it play out in front of your eyes.
Invincible season 2 part 1 features the first half of the season, with four action packed episodes. Not only is Mark having to cope with what went down last season, and struggle with his Viltrumite heritage, he is off to college. As seen in the trailer for this season, he doesn’t know where he fits in, not really.
The first episode kicks off with pure insanity and jaw dropping moments, and it never really slows down. There are twists, turns, and shocking surprises in store for those who haven’t read the comics — and for those who did, they will be thrilled to see what was chosen to happen over the course of these episodes.
We are also introduced to a new villain, Angstrom Levy, who is voiced by Sterling K. Brown. Levy has the ability to open up portals to alternate realities, introducing the multiverse to the Invincible universe. While the multiverse seems to be a hot topic right now in Marvel and DC, this version doesn’t feel redundant or overly complicated.
Fans could easily have multiverse fatigue, but have no fear, it is done extremely well in Invincible season 2 in terms of explanation and execution. Sterling K. Brown is incredible, but we don’t have to tell you that. He has proven this time and time again.
Brown isn’t the only addition to the voice cast. There are many other actors that have joined the ranks including Rob Delaney, Jay Pharoah, Chloe Bennet, Rhea Seehorn, Daveed Diggs, Ben Schwartz, and Tatiana Maslany. Each and every one of them is fantastic, and truly puts their everything into these characters.
When it comes to the story that is being told over these four episodes, it is instantly captivating. There is so much that cannot be talked about, in an effort to avoid spoilers, but just know that every plot point and side story is fascinating. There are multiple, massive, all out battles that are just as exciting and bloody as those in the first season — if not more so.
Major reveals and twists around every corner make it so that fans are always on the edge of their seats, not knowing what to expect next. At the same time, there is a lot of humor weaved in as well. Comedy is often used as a way to keep spirits up in dark times, which is exactly what Mark and his friends do following the events of season 1.
Invincible season 2 absolutely brings it, ensuring that it was worth the wait for fans. Things are bloodier, bolder, and more intense than last season. There are several major threats that are introduced into Mark’s life as we see him struggle with how to cope knowing he is a Viltromite, and what their goal for Earth is. Where does he fit in the world? He no longer knows.
Each of the four episodes deliver shock and awe moments, as well as incredible action sequences. As always, the animation is absolutely stunning and the voice acting is top notch. This is a series that proves time and time again those who make it are fans too. It is one of the best comic book adaptations out there, if not the best.
Invincible season 2 could go down hill in the second part, sure, but we would bet a lot of money that it won’t. Part 1 welcomes viewers back into this world while immediately reminding them that this series likes to shock viewers. We can’t wait to see what happens next.
Invincible Season 2 proves that it was worth the wait within the first few minutes, as viewers will be left with their jaws on the floor. It’s bigger, bolder, and bloodier than ever!
Rating: 5 out of 5
About Invincible Season 2 Part 1
Based on the groundbreaking comic book by Robert Kirkman, Cory Walker, and Ryan Ottley, the story revolves around 18-year-old Mark Grayson, who’s just like every other guy his age—except his father is (or was) the most powerful superhero on the planet. Still reeling from Nolan’s betrayal in Season One, Mark struggles to rebuild his life as he faces a host of new threats, all while battling his greatest fear – that he might become his father without even knowing it.
Starring Steven Yeun, with Sandra Oh, Zazie Beetz, Grey DeLisle, Chris Diamantopoulos, Walton Goggins, Gillian Jacobs, Jason Mantzoukas, Ross Marquand, Khary Payton, Zachary Quinto, Andrew Rannells, Kevin Michael Richardson, Seth Rogen, and J.K. Simmons. The executive producers are Kirkman, David Alpert, Catherine Winder, Simon Racioppa, Margaret M. Dean, Rogen, and Evan Goldberg, and the co-executive producers are Helen Leigh and Walker.
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Tessa Smith is a Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer-approved Film and TV Critic. She is also a Freelance Writer. Tessa has been in the Entertainment writing business for almost ten years and is a member of several Critics Associations including the Critics Choice Association, Hollywood Critics Association, and the Greater Western New York Film Critics Association.