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Collecting Invincible #71-78, chronicling the Viltrumite War in its entirety, with Invincible and his strongest allies pitted against the entire Viltrumite race. Spanning across the universe, no planet, species, or hero is safe from this epic battle...

Title : Invincible, Vol. 14: The Viltrumite War
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ISBN : 9781607063674
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 196 Pages
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Invincible, Vol. 14: The Viltrumite War Reviews

  • Aldo Haegemans
    2018-11-20 08:09

    Best issue So far

  • Michael (Mai)
    2018-11-27 08:17

    This volume would be considered a milestone in the Invincible universe. The war with the Viltrumites is finally happening and it doesn’t end how you would expect. While I was taken aback with the ending I wasn’t all that surprised. Robert Kirkman was going to have to do something like this or else this would be the ending of Mark Grayson’s story and you could tell that there was so much more to tell with his personal life that his professional life needed to grow.Through his relationship with Oliver, Nolan (Omni-man) was able to become more likeable. I know his return to the non-bad guy realm was starting when we first met Oliver but it’s really starting to resonate with the other characters now and I’m pretty happy about it despite my initial mixed feelings. I was just so betrayed by Omni-man in the beginning…Let’s talk about Ryan Ottley. How amazing is he? If it weren’t for him I doubt I would have made it this far with all the gore. His drawings are so clean and so beautiful but at times so utterly brutal. How can someone make guts beautiful? I don’t know but it’s only him.Back to Nolan and Oliver’s relationship: through Ryan Ottley’s art we see these amazing panels of father-son bonding time right next to it a panel of some sort of war preparation. It was so interesting to see them paired top to bottom down the pages.Amazing story. Amazing Art.

  • Maria Kramer
    2018-11-19 11:13

    The gang goes into battle versus the last surviving pure-blooded Viltrumites. Not to clickbait you - but the way this combat ends will surprise you. On the home front (view spoiler)[ Atom Eve is very pregnant at this point, and Mark just thinks she got fat while he was away. What a total idiot. (hide spoiler)] I really look forward to seeing where this is going - next month, when my ebook checkout limit resets.

  • Paz R.M.
    2018-12-11 10:54

    4 stars.Invincible, Vol 14: The Viltrumite War is, like the title indicates, the moment we all have been waiting. This is it. Our heroes and the Coalition of Planets against the Viltrumite Empire. It is bloody and violent, but it is also exciting, emotional and funny.Without spoiling much, this volume is a game changer in the story. Aside from the obvious, the war takes a long time and a lot of things happen and change comes with them. Mark experiences tragic and intense moments and he still doesn't know what Eve is suffering on earth. Oliver and Nolan finally have time to bond and it's actually such a great move for the narrative of the story because not only the readers get to see Nolan and actually believing his change and trusting him again, but the characters, especially Mark, Oliver and Debbie can rely on him again. Allen has now a new responsibility and a terrifying choice to make and, of course, the ending of the war is quite unexpected and it opens new and exciting opportunities for the future of the story. That's the greatness this time, but... that being said, this volumes it's not my favorite in the collection.There are some things that are starting to bother me, for example Kirkman's recurrent choice of almost killing a character, but actually having it surviving these impossible injuries it's quite annoying because it takes away so much of the emotion. This isn't the first time this happens, but this time around he does it with three characters and it's just too much. It feels cheap having these moments of death and the emotional response of other's characters and the reader and then saying... ''well, he wasn't really dead, even though his whole guts and intestines are spread around him...it was just an injury :)''This volume also was especially long, it collects issues #71-78 and at times it felt slow. There are a few pacing problems here and there and the side characters weren't as developed as I'd wish they were. I also keep hating how Kirkman writes Eve. I really tried, but I just can't with her.On a much more positive side, I have to say that the creative team of Ottley and Plascencia once again deliver and the artwork is spectacular. Even though the battles are so gory and violent, I often find myself contemplating the panels and the beauty of Ottley's and Plascencia's work. A huge part of my love for this series is because of the artwork, I can't emphasize that enough.Even though I was a bit underwhelmed with this volume, the building and the expectations were too high, I still enjoyed my time and I'm ready for what's to come.

  • James DeSantis
    2018-12-07 07:00

    The War is on mofos, who's ready!?!? So this is it. The big moment. It all comes down to this. Mark's very first obsticale? FUCKING Conquest!!! While this fight isn't AS good as volume 12 fight it's still very very good. It's shorter but just as bloody (maybe more so) and the end result is tragic and fucked up. There feels like a little bit of "Oh really? They did this because...training?" DBZ type moment. I thought that was a little to silly. I also didn't feel the final issue was as emotional as it should have been after the previous events. Saying that the war itself was insanely entertaining. We get all these characters from previous volumes coming together including Tiger Warrior, Tech Jacket, Allen the Alien and so many more. THe fight is amazing, really well drawn, filled with a lot of gasps and "holy shit" moments. Overall the war lives up to the hype and the ending to the volume makes you want to grab the next one right away. Twist and turns never stop!

  • Arminzerella
    2018-12-13 08:56

    The Viltrumite War finally begins. Mark, Oliver, and their dad Nolan (Omniman) team up with others recruited by the Coalition of Planets (Tech Jacket, Alan, Battle Beast, and others). Their first run-in with the Viltrumites is bad. Mark is injured and has to spend months recuperating (think intestines being punched out your back recuperation – yuck). Ultimate, in order to save the earth, Mark must make a bargain with the remaining Viltrumites – to allow them to blend in and breed with humans in order to save their race. Thaddeus is killed when he is attacked in their city by the last Viltrumites (more gore ensues), and Alan becomes the new leader of the Coalition of Planets. Thaddeus entrusts him with a secret weapon, the Scourge virus, which will destroy the Viltrumites once and for all. But only IF Alan chooses to use it. Cliffhanger ending!The Viltrumite War was particularly bloody and violent – what does one expect when you have a bunch of nearly indestructible beings beating the crap out of one another? I've officially seen more intestines and bowels than necessary. Mark & Eve's relationship seems doomed – Eve is way too insecure, and Mark is too busy being a hero (he doesn't ever seem to catch a break). Likewise, Nolan and his former wife have a very awkward and painful reunion – that doesn't seem likely to turn out well, either. And how can the remaining Viltrumites be trusted? They can't. This temporary solution to the Viltrumite problem isn't going to last. All that remains to be seen is how it plays out!

  • ***Dave Hill
    2018-12-11 10:18

    Unlike the grab bags of previous trades, this one (covering #71-78) focuses on the long-anticipated war against Viltrum -- a war which nearly goes off the rails from the very beginning, and degenerates quickly into a bloody brawl across multiple plants -- a war which ends in the most unexpected way, a blur of victory and defeat and Cold War that I certainly didn't see coming.Ryan Ottley's art remains clean and clear, despite the fountains of blood and mountains of intestines that the war generates. Kirkman's writing reflects the fun he has with this series -- there are enough moments of tension and drama, certainly, for the matter, but they are interspersed with enough lighter elements, jokes, even laughter, to feel more real in some ways than his more acclaimed "Walking Dead" series.The collection is not without flaws -- we end up with a lot more supporting cast (especially in the first few issues) than Invincible himself. That's not a surprise, given the plot twists, and it does set up a greater tension for later on, but Kirkman still doesn't have enough room to flesh out all the additional players in the way he wanted (per the notes in the end of the collection), particularly the Viltrumites, who come across far too much as simple mad villains for comfort.But it's overall good stuff, on a good series. Recommended.

  • Jeffrey
    2018-11-21 15:12

    After a surprise attack waylays Mark and leaves both him, his father, and his brother sidelined for most of the war with Viltrum, they are finally brought back into the fray to wage the final attack on the homeworld. After the battle is over, Invincible is given a choice, and in making a sacrifice for the short term, the long run may lead to doom.Turning a bit on the decisions made in previous volumes where Mark exerted his authority to execute single minded justice, now Mark is forced into a corner to decide whether to sacrifice his principles to save lives, but in a very different way than Cecil does. It will be interesting to see how Robert Kirkman continues to play out this scenario he has developed.

  • Thomas Moudry
    2018-11-30 14:07

    Well. The Viltrumite War is here, and, while it is pretty violent. it is a grand story—with lots of fallout and foreshadowing. This story pushes our hero Invincible to the very limits of his abilities and finds the fate of the Earth, of course, hanging in the balance—thanks to Freddie Mercury look-alike Thragg and the other Viltrumites. The resolution of the war is probably the most interesting part of the story and not what one truly expects from a big storyline like this. Really, it's kind of brilliant.

  • Tone
    2018-12-02 09:54

    I don't normally like resurrections but bringing Freddie Mercury back like this was a stroke of genius on Robert Kirkman's part.

  • Arthur
    2018-11-26 10:06

    4.5

  • Michael Church
    2018-12-07 06:56

    Honestly, this just fell kind of flat for me. Sure, jam packed with incredible action and so much violence it made my head spin. But as far as actually telling a story or building characters it was lackluster. It actually had the same issue that the last big fight story had - pacing. It would spend pages on things like months long recoveries, but then speed through immense battles, then give another battle 6 two page spreads. The whole thing just felt staged. Obviously everything was, but in a fake way, a bad way. There were rules created to save some characters, while the same logic ignored another character. It conflicted several times and made me wonder why the characters didn't realize the inaccuracies. The characters decisions were motivated by the need to keep the story going, not what they stated. The ending? Just ridiculous. Leaving those people alive did nothing to help the cause. You can't create a character that unstoppably powerful and have them just stand down. It cheapens the drama and makes it extremely clear that you are reading fiction. Also, I just hate Oliver. He's gotten worse and worse and I just hate him. I don't know exactly why and he's getting more and more face time. On the bright side, it is still a crazy ride and one that I enjoyed, despite severe distractions. Also, the art continues to astound. The grand scale of this means Ottley went all out and it shows. I still like the series, but this was certainly not its best outing.

  • Alex Sarll
    2018-12-04 14:03

    Finally! I've not read any of Robert Kirkman's less zombietastic ongoing series for ages (at least three years, since before I joined Goodreads) because, even while they stacked up subsequent volumes, none of my libraries had this one (and who wants to buy one volume in the middle of a series?). And on Tuesday, on a whim, I went to Marylebone Library and there at last this was. It's the big confrontation to which the comic had been building for years, and one could complain that eight issues isn't really enough for a whole war (especially considering the number of double-page splashes), or that the heroes get off a little lightly considering the power and ruthlessness of their opponents. But you know what? The Hell with that. It's still pretty awesome, not least in its use of one thing comics still do better than any other art-form: having people punch right through stuff. There's even one such punch where the blood sprays past the panel border and almost off the page. Now that, my friends, is a punch.

  • Lance Howard
    2018-11-15 15:15

    We finally get to the big war, which doesn't start off great for the heroes when an ambush takes out Mark, Nolan, and Oliver for months while the rest carry on with the war. There are betrayals and sacrifices that keep this volume compelling throughout, which is even more impressive when you consider the main character is out of commission for a long duration. The ending of the war was unexpected and it sets up for the next volume with Allen finding the Ultimate weapon. Plus when we last saw Eve she was pregnant, but on Mark's return, she is keeping something from him, and it's not her wright gain.

  • Fizzgig76
    2018-12-01 14:06

    Reprints Invincible #71-78. Mark, his father, and his brother set out to have the last stand against the Viltrumites and not everyone may return to Earth. This book of Invincible is bloodier than normal (which says a lot about it since Invincible is usually pretty bloody). It is good, but there is also a slight problem with that. It seems like both Mark and his father can be beaten to a pulp everytime and just heal. That kind of takes the danger out of it for the main characters if there isn't much of a threat of death. Fortunately, the war is pretty good and the solution to the problem is a typical Invincible result (not taking the easy comic book route).

  • Eric
    2018-12-09 12:05

    Great as always. Lots of blood and gore. And it's my favorite 80s tv show also ;) This was a solid story complete with twists and turns. There were shocking moments and heart wrenching moments. And the end was universe altering. It will be interesting to see how this affects things in the future. I have a feeling the next trade will relax a bit with a cliffhanger ending. Might be too soon to see the affects of this war. Seems like it might be a more long term plot, give us time to forget about it. Should be fun.

  • Adam
    2018-11-16 14:50

    The Viltrumite War has arrived! Everything has been building to this and it was worth the wait! As a comic book geek, I remember seeing previews of the Viltrumite War issues and that is the single biggest reason I started collecting these volumes. It was everything I was hoping for. Awesome writiing, awesome art, twists and turns everywhere, just a great story! Some of the best writting was the quiet moments between Nolan and Oliver. I can't say enough about this volume and how great it was!

  • William Thomas
    2018-11-13 12:04

    And we're back to being little more than a glorified slaughterhouse. Invincible and pals fight some things in space and predictably, no one of import dies, people's heads are ripped from their shoulders and we see the signature Kirkman fist-punching-through-someone's-guts scene more than once. Little to nothing of interest in this volume. Probably won't be coming back to the book again. Grade: D

  • Paul Allard
    2018-11-22 15:12

    Battle between Invincible and his allies against the ViltrumitesIt's been building up to this: the final confrontation between Invincible, his father, Allen and others against the Viltrumites out to destroy them. The book is basically one long battle with casualties on both sides, including some much-loved characters.It does not all end well but the book is engaging enough to see through to the end – a new chapter in all of their lives beckons. Now onto Volume 15.

  • Timothy Boyd
    2018-11-18 08:12

    A good comic series. Nice plot and art. The stories are a little more graphic and adult than the ones I started off reading in the 1960s but still not as bad as many of the ones that today's comics have turned into. The stories remind me of reading the good solid fun comic books of the older Marvel and DC era of the 1960's but undated to today's world. Recommended

  • Jacob
    2018-11-22 07:07

    This series is pretty good, a few times when I thought the characters were being ridiculous, but nothing too awful. But is it just me or is there much more gore and fan service now than there was in the beginning?

  • Alenka
    2018-12-09 13:58

    This was really, really interesting! The way Kirkman plays with time and his willingness to kill important characters make this series unique, at least in terms of superhero and action genre stuff. I'm super intrigued to see how the twist ending stuff turns out! Still mad about how he writes Eve.

  • Craig
    2018-12-07 08:16

    When you continually go over the top, how can you keep topping yourself? Kirkman runs into that problem here. I'm still enjoying the book, but it's starting to seem as if these characters and this storyline have pretty much run their course. You can only go back to the well so many times...

  • Brian
    2018-11-14 10:01

    Wow.The War.It happens here, and it ends here as well. No way I could have seen that ending. Plus the tease of what's to come. Damn, this is good stuff.

  • Alexander Beardmore
    2018-11-12 09:13

    Great story!

  • Kevin
    2018-12-10 09:57

    Am I the only one who, despite all the build up to this war, was actually a bit let down by it in the end?

  • Shannon Appelcline
    2018-11-26 09:09

    A nicely epic story and a good conclusion to a couple of different long-running storylines. This volume could have been great, but there were sadly too many take-backs to make it so.

  • Hyzenthlay
    2018-11-27 10:19

    Wow. That was a ride and a half.

  • Kevin
    2018-11-18 14:14

    As always, this title delivers. Love Invincible!

  • Will
    2018-11-27 12:10

    This is some grand super hero fight, my friends. I love how the ending is such an ugly compromise. Nobody wins, everybody loses, but for now there's peace.