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‘Invincible’ renewed for seasons 2 and 3 at Amazon

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  1. [10]
    Thrabalen
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    I've seen the first few episodes (trying to convince my SO to give it the time of day, they're worried it's Game of Thrones with superheroes, given the violence involved), but I read the entire...

    I've seen the first few episodes (trying to convince my SO to give it the time of day, they're worried it's Game of Thrones with superheroes, given the violence involved), but I read the entire series, so this is very welcome news to me!

    3 votes
    1. [9]
      cfabbro
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      I haven't watched any episodes of Season 1 yet, since I am waiting until tomorrow (when the last episode airs) before I start, but I have heard lots of good things about it so far. And I also...

      I haven't watched any episodes of Season 1 yet, since I am waiting until tomorrow (when the last episode airs) before I start, but I have heard lots of good things about it so far. And I also loved the comics too, so am super excited by this news as well, since 3 Seasons should hopefully give them a decent amount of time to do a good chunk of the main story arc justice.

      3 votes
      1. [8]
        hungariantoast
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        Yeah, despite my excitement for the show I have not watched it yet either. Should I read the comic first? Do you think that would make watching the show "more rewarding" or whatever? I actually...

        Yeah, despite my excitement for the show I have not watched it yet either. Should I read the comic first? Do you think that would make watching the show "more rewarding" or whatever?

        I actually have the entire comic on my computer. I could start reading any time, I just have not got around to it yet (just like I have not read Transmetropolitan yet... one day).

        2 votes
        1. cfabbro
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          TBH, reading the comic might actually take away some of the enjoyment of the show for you, since there are some pretty good plot twists, cliffhangers, and story arcs in the comic which may not...

          TBH, reading the comic might actually take away some of the enjoyment of the show for you, since there are some pretty good plot twists, cliffhangers, and story arcs in the comic which may not have quite the same impact on you if you read them first... but depending on the pace of the show, a lot of those will probably take several seasons to actually get to. So, 🤷. It really depends on which format you prefer, how much you care about spoilers, and how patient you are. Ultimately, you really can't go wrong with the comic though, since it's one of the best non-Marvel/DC, classic-style superhero comics ever written, IMO.

          2 votes
        2. [6]
          cfabbro
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          I just finished the first season. It's really f'n good, and not only did it do the comic justice, but it being animated incredibly well, and having excellent voice acting, actually even elevated...

          I just finished the first season. It's really f'n good, and not only did it do the comic justice, but it being animated incredibly well, and having excellent voice acting, actually even elevated the emotional impact of the story significantly, IMO. So even though I knew exactly what was going to happen I still got hit really hard by it (being vague to avoid spoilers).

          So I would probably change my recommendation from "it depends" to "definitely watch it before reading the comic" now. If you cant wait for Season 2 to find out what happens next in the story, then go ahead and read the comic though. :)

          2 votes
          1. [5]
            hungariantoast
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            Holy shit, episode one is just zero to one hundred real quick. That was fucking awesome

            Holy shit, episode one is just zero to one hundred real quick. That was fucking awesome

            1 vote
            1. [4]
              cfabbro
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              You ain't seen nothing yet. You're in for a wild ride. Enjoy. :)

              You ain't seen nothing yet. You're in for a wild ride. Enjoy. :)

              1 vote
              1. [3]
                hungariantoast
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                Aaaaaaand I finished the first season. Now on to the comics

                Aaaaaaand I finished the first season. Now on to the comics

                1 vote
                1. [2]
                  cfabbro
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                  Hah! Wow, you absolute tore through it. season 1 spoilers The ending leave you as emotionally devastated as it did me? I knew it was coming, and yet it still made me break down and cry like a...

                  Hah! Wow, you absolute tore through it.

                  season 1 spoilers

                  The ending leave you as emotionally devastated as it did me? I knew it was coming, and yet it still made me break down and cry like a baby. :P

                  The level of gore that Amazon allowed to be shown was surprising too. I figured they would pull back from what was shown in the comics, but they not only fully embraced it, they actually took it so much further than the comics, which was great to see. Well... seeing it wasn't really great, cuz the level of devastation and human suffering shown was insanely heartbreaking, but had they not shown all that it wouldn't have been nearly as shocking or impactful (esp to those of us that have read the comics), so I am glad they had the balls to do that.

                  1 vote
                  1. mrbig
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                    Well, Amazon also did The Boys...

                    The level of gore that Amazon allowed to be shown was surprising too

                    Well, Amazon also did The Boys...

                    1 vote
  2. mrbig
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    I love this show so much. Super happy with the announcement!

    I love this show so much. Super happy with the announcement!

    2 votes
  3. PhantomPower
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    So far I'm loving the show!

    So far I'm loving the show!

    2 votes
  4. cfabbro
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    Interview with Robert Kirkman on The Invincible Podcast, where they discuss the comic, the show, it being renewed, and the season finale, for those interesting in watching it:...

    Interview with Robert Kirkman on The Invincible Podcast, where they discuss the comic, the show, it being renewed, and the season finale, for those interesting in watching it:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fgBB80NwAuM&t=1020s
    (spoiler warning, of course)