- Paperback: 176 pages
- Publisher: Image Comics (November 15, 2005)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1582405549
- ISBN-13: 978-1582405544
- Product Dimensions: 6.5 x 0.4 x 10.1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 9 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #630,361 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Other Sellers on Amazon
+ $4.49 shipping
+ $3.99 shipping
+ Free Shipping
Invincible (Book 5): The Facts of Life (v. 5) Paperback – November 15, 2005
|New from||Used from|
Frequently bought together
Customers who bought this item also bought
Showing 1-8 of 9 reviews
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
Dating a superhero isn't easy, a trope that has existed as long as the genre has been around. Unfortunately, Mark's girlfriend Amber is an incredibly one-dimensional character, which makes it hard for me to really care about their relationship angst. I'm not quite sure what the appeal was of an entire issue of recapping Mark's exploits as his big reveal to Amber. So that readers could watch Amber swoon over him? This was a rather unfortunate reminder that, as a woman, I'm not necessarily the target audience for this series. With the departure of Eve off on her own grand adventure, there's no longer a superhero main character to act as a stand-in for the female reader. I'd much rather have more than one page to see what she's up to these days.
(As an aside, this entire series has yet to pass the Bechdel test. Step it up, Kirkman.)
But back to the story: A whole issue on Allen the Alien to show what's going on in the rest of the galaxy! Luckily, plot can happen there while Mark is busy having feelings at his cardboard love interest.
The Angstrom Levy plot is also progressing nicely! Still no way to tell whether he's heading toward the hero or villain role, but his latest character transition starts to narrow it down pretty well. But even as this plot line is narrowing, others are being introduced. It was pretty obvious that a certain college student was a villain from the start, and even though he seems comical on the surface, his actions are quite horrific and tragic already. I often have to force myself to stop and look at the artwork rather than just skipping from panel to panel as I absorb the words, and this story line is a great example of why that is important and necessary in this series.
The quick backstories of other superheroes included at the end were fun, and introduced a few other mysteries that I hope are followed through on.
Update May 2012: I've gone back and re-read these issues, and this series has really blown me away in terms of writing. It definitely gets better around issue 40, but these earlier issues really set up the backstory of the Invincible universe and Mark's relationships with his friends and family.