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Invincible Full Trailer Finally Lands



It's been a long time coming, but superhero adult animation Invincible finally arrives on Amazon Prime this March. Adapted from the popular Image comic created by The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman and artist Cory Walker, it has been eagerly anticipated by both comic readers and animation fans alike. Despite the hype, however, very little had been seen from the show itself, aside from a very brief teaser.

Amazon have now debuted a full trailer, mere weeks before the show itself arrives. The first three episodes are set to arrive on Prime on March 26, with the subsequent episodes rolling out weekly thereafter. The season finale will arrive on April 30. Unusually for any animation series, each episode will run for around an hour.

Set in a world where superheroes and villains are common, Invincible centres on Markus Grayson, the son of a powerful super called Omniman. When he turns 17, Markus begins to develop superpowers of his own. Soon he finds himself juggling everyday troubles of teen life with the responsibilities of being the superhero known as Invincible.

So far, so standard superheroics, but Invincible is infamous for having a darker, more adult take on the genre. The comic is full of the kind of ultraviolence that Kirkman is known for. There's a taste of it in the trailer, with fights looking gorier than we're used to seeing in most superhero fiction. There's nothing as extreme as that found in Kirkman's Walking Dead, but we'll have to see the finished show to see how far that continues to be the case.

The animation looks much like any other comic-book adaptation, very much in line with what DC or Marvel have put out recently- and that feels entirely appropriate for the material. We also get to hear from the starry voice case, most prominently Steven Yeun as Markus/Invincible and J.K. Simmons as his father Nolan/Omniman.

The cast also features Sandra Oh, Zazie Beetz, Gillian Jacobs, Zachary Quinto, Jason Mantzoukas, Melise, Mark Hamill, Mahershala Ali and Seth Rogen. 

Check out the trailer, below.


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