Comic book adaptations are by no means an easy task, but Robert Kirkman and his co-producers achieve a soaring success with the Amazon Prime series Invincible. The eight-episode action drama reveals the natural emergence of 17-year-old Mark Grayson (Steven Yeun) as the titular protagonist, the son of the planet Viltrum superhero Omni-Man (J. K. Simmons) and his wife Debbie Grayson (Sandra Oh). Invincible challenges perceptions of our place in the universe, as not since Batman: The Animated Series (1992-1995) has an animated adaptation transcended the graphic novel source material so effectively.
In typical superhero fashion, Invincible begins with an establishing action piece. While two White House security guards (Jon Hamm and Se