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Comics To Read If You Love Invincible
In the years before Alan Moore became world-famous for “Watchmen,” he and artist Garry Leach published a darker, more realistic take on an old British hero. As a massively influential look at superheroes as god figures and what happens to society because of them, “Miracleman” likely inspired much of the destruction and carnage in “Invincible.”
The Ultimates
For sheer “Invincible”-esque bombast — and discomfort — it can't get much bigger than Mark Millar and Bryan Hitch's “The Ultimates,” which follows this universe's version of the Avengers. Their characterizations are much edgier than in the mainstream Marvel books that preceded the series — and not always for the better.
Super Sons
Team-ups between Superman and Batman's sons are nothing new, but Peter J. Tomasi, one of DC's prolific writers, revived the concept for DC's Rebirth phase in 2016. "Super Sons" pairs Superboy, Jonathan Kent, with the Damian Wayne version of Robin, and after watching “Invincible,” the son of Superman should sound familiar.
My Hero Academia
Like “Invincible,” Kohei Horikoshi's “My Hero Academia” features teenage superheroes and villains, world-shattering battles, and drama between super-fathers and their super-sons. Of particular note for "Invincible" fans is the ongoing drama involving the number-two-ranked hero, Endeavor, and his sons, especially Todoroki.
One-Punch Man
The dilemma faced by Saitama, the titular One-Punch Man, is that he can't seem to find a foe worthy of his powers, as he can end any fight with one punch. While not nearly as gory as “Invincible,” this satire touches on many superhero tropes, including father-son dynamics and sibling rivalries, that "Invincible" fans are sure to enjoy.