WARNING! This article contains a general overview of issue 94 of Invincible. It does not reveal the specifics of the issue.
Invincible #94 has it all. It is an issue that contains some nicely paced fight sequences, flashbacks that help flesh out the story in the present, looks into the activities of some major players, sex, and a very nice reveal.
The story begins with a look at the currently incapacitated Mark Grayson. The preview of this issue gave off the vibe that you would get a look into where Mark Grayson is and it turns out to be a very brief one. It isn’t much more than a couple of panels, but then again I guess there isn’t much to show in his present situation.
The issue quickly transitions to the Flaxan invasion, and we find Invincible in the thick of it all. Throughout the issue we see appearances from Robot, Monster Girl, and the other Guardians of the Globe. The Guardians of the Globe aren’t in the best shape as they battle the Flaxan invaders.
We are shown flashbacks to Robot and Monster Girl’s time in the Flaxan dimension as Rex and Amanda. The strategic moves that Robot made start off the flashbacks. Then we are shown an argument between Rex and Amanda that is very reminiscent of an argument that occurs in many relationships. Scenes such as this one are the kind that really draw you into a comic. They bring a sense of realism to comic in that audiences can relate to them. The conversation is a very human one and easily understood. Although the specifics of it may be slightly different from a similar conversation a couple might have on Earth, the general feel of the conversation is grounded in a familiar place.
The flashbacks conclude with the resolution of events in the Flaxan dimension. This involves both the resolution of the apparent civil war of the Flaxans and the conflict between Rex and Amanda. Their resolution is very explicit in nature, and I would say it points to why some comic books aren’t intended for children, but it does show why they sure are entertaining for adults.
The issue concludes with some tender moments between Robot and Monster Girl, and the they’re expression of the feelings remaining from the events in that other dimension. The reveal occurs in short succession right after this, and it actually plays right into that, leaving Robot, Monster Girl, and the audience on a pretty big cliffhanger. I for one can say that I can’t wait to see how this will play out.
What did you think of this issue? Did I cover the general topics of the issue without spoiling too much? Did this issue move you or did it just fall flat? Let your opinions be heard in the comments below!