How is it going my fellow geeks? In lieu of recent comments made by certain dickheads in last week’s podcast, I have decided to spend this week talking about a hero I like instead of a villain. I do like heroes too sometimes, but generally they are so generic and one dimensional that they are not as interesting as their counterparts to me. Also, the nice guy act gets tiring pretty quickly. So, today I am going to talk about a hero who is neither Marvel nor DC. He helps people, but is also so unfamiliar with his own strength that he harms them sometimes too. His name is Mark Grayson, and he fights crime under the guise of Invincible.When Mark was seven years old, his dad (also known as Omni-Man, earth’s strongest hero and somewhat of a Superman clone in some ways) told him that he was an alien from a different planet, and also the hero of Earth. He was a Viltrumite, who were a race of peaceful explorers and that he After years of waiting, they finally surfaced when he heaved a bag of trash into the atmosphere I (which is later seen falling into London and starting a really strange cult…). With help from his dad and the other heroes of Earth, Mark takes up the mantle of Invincible and begins his life as a superhero. Mark changed not only emotionally but also in his powers. His father tried to get a costume made for him, but Mark could not decide on his costume so the superhero tailor Art Rosenbaum, told him to come back later after he had picked out a name. After protecting a nerd from being bullied, Mark is sent to the principal’s office, where the principal tells him he is not “Invincible”. It is at this moment that the character Invincible is truly born, giving him not only his name, but his cocky and bold attitude. Two months later Mark met the Teen Team, a young group of heroes consisting of Robot, Dupli-Kate, Rex-Splode and Atom Eve and helped them capture Maulers, two super strong super smart twins. Invincible would also team up with his father to battle an alien invasion from a group called the Flaxans who captured Nolan before and wanted revenge for his leading a revolt and escaping. However their dimension’s time moves faster than ours; they created devices to halt their aging here, but those were soon destroyed and the Flaxians retreated. At school the next day he recognizes Atom Eve, a member of the Teen Team. The two become friends and fight their teacher when they discover he had been strapping bombs to students and blowing them up in some elaborate scheme for vengeance for the loss of his son and wife that left him. While Omni-Man was out of town Invincible fought Allen the Alien. Instead of being an evil alien, he was really testing the champions of planets. Omni-Man had always thought he was a bad guy because he didn’t know that was Allen’s job. After talking with Invincible, Allen realized he had been going to the wrong planet for fifteen years and left. Allen is another of my favorite characters from this series, because he is just so polite and silly despite being so strong. Much is developed after this point, but to reveal much more would give away some of the best scenes in the whole series. Suffice it to say, Invincible is interesting not just because the character’s attitude is so atypical from most mainstream heroes, with a lot more depth than most of them can bring to the table, but because it wears the guise of a younger comic while at the same time bringing levels of violence you normally wouldn’t see in comics at all to the scenes. So I will not go any further, but will request that everyone look up Invincible and give it a read! Alright readers, is there any other characters you would like me to give my opinion on? I am okay with talking about just about anyone, whether it be good or bad things that I have to say! Until next time, keep it classy geeklovers.