Mark Grayson is the son of Nolan Grayson aka Omni-Man, one of the Earth’s greatest protectors. His father belongs to a super-powered alien race known as the Viltrumites. Being that Mark’s mother was human, there was always a possibility of him never acquiring his father’s abilities. After living most of his young adult life as a regular teenager, one day he begins to exhibit strength, flight and invulnerability. With his father’s help he dons on a costume and begins to fight crime. After his civilian identity was warned that he was not invincible, his super-powered identity cleverly takes that very name, Invincible.
Invincible, Mark Sebastian Grayson, was created by writer Robert Kirkman and artist Cory Walker to be used as an ongoing character for Image Comics whom first appeared in Tech Jacket issue 1 on October 2002. From the beginning of issue to modern Invincible comics, Robert Kirkman has been writing all of the issues that focus on Invincible with Ryan Ottley as artist who joined onto the series with issue 8. Since then the two have made Invincible a great success in the comic book industry and he has been accepted in Image Continuity.
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.” A major turning point is when he finally picks his name as Invincible, this act changes his persona into a bold, cocky and heroic individual that he would become.
Meet the Teen Team
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.
I Love College
After High School, Mark left for college. While visiting Upstate University with his friend William they were attacked by a Reanimen (a robot/zombie), which was created by an evil student named D.A. Sinclair, who had been using homeless men in his experiments to turn the dead into his slaves and added robot parts to make them easier to control. William was looking for Rick Sheridan, who was turned into a Reaniman, and acting as a homeless man, allowed himself to be captured by D.A. Mark fought the Reanimen and stopped D.A., and as a result, William learned his secret identity. Meanwhile, Atom Eve quit the Teen Team after finding out that her boyfriend Rex-Splode was cheating on her with Dupli-Kate. She quit the team and started working with Invincible more. By the time she realized she had feelings for Mark, he had already been asked out by Amber Bennett and they started dating. She never told Mark that she liked him.
Soon after, the members of the Guardians of the Globe, (Earth’s best superhero team) were murdered. A new team was formed (made mostly of members of the Teen Team). Invincible was offered a spot but declined. Mark and Eve still worked with them on several occasions. Mark would also fight and easily thwart a group of terrorists called the Lizard League (Salamander, Iguana, Komodo Dragon, King Lizard) attempting to poison a towns water supply. He would soon meet Doc Seismic, who uses wrist bands to create earthquakes, and likes fighting famous super heroes.
New World Order
When it was discovered that it was Omni-Man who had destroyed the Guardians, Mark confronts him. Omni-Man then reveals to his son that the Viltrumites weren’t really peaceful explorers, but violent conquerors. Omni-Man had been assigned to take over Earth and he offered Mark the chance to do it with him. Mark refuses, and the two fight. Omni-Man tells Invincible that his whole live has been a lie, that he never cared about his mother, only that she was a ”pet” to him, that he never loved her (this is later all proven to be a lie after). Omni-Man easily wins, leaving Invincible in a coma for two weeks before leaving the planet himself. Upon his recovery, Mark started working for the Global Defense Agency. His liaison is Cecil Stedman, who also used to be Omni-Man’s liaison as well.
He was to use his machine to find his counterparts and use their knowledge to “better the human race”. Angstrom was being helped by Mark’s old foes the Mauler Twins; he freed them from prison so they would help him with their super-intelligence. When Mark attacked the twins and their other-dimensional counterparts that were summoned by Angstrom, Angstrom removed himself from his machine to plead for Invincible’s life. Sadly doing so caused a error in the machine and it exploded. After wards the New Guardians found Mark. Angstrom was found by a lone surviving Mauler. He was horribly disfigured (body and mind) but stated his plan is a success. He soon vowed revenge on Invincible, blaming him for the explosion. Mark the discovers his father has a new alien wife, Andressa, who is a member of a bug like race with a 9 month life span, and a child Oliver who looks like a human with purple skin, on another planet. Oliver ages like his mother but Nolan thinks that once his powers come forth he will age slowly, like a Viltrumite. They are then attacked by Viltrumites and Nolan has his back broken while saving Mark and is arrested. Nolan tells Mark to read his books before he is taken away. The Viltrumites then give Nolan’s assignment of taking over Earth to Mark and he is given a 100 year deadline. Mark reads Nolan’s books, and discovers that his father has been trying to use supposed science fiction to tell people how to hurt and defeat the Viltrumites. After being asked by Oliver’s mother, Invincible takes his alien half-brother back home with him so his human mother can help rebuild her home and keep him safe. His mother agrees to raise him. Mark and Amber then visit Eve in Africa who was helping the natives with the use her powers. However Eve was annoyed with her desire to be closer to Mark, but Amber being around made this harder for her.
Mark rushes home after a threatening phone call. When Mark arrives he finds his mother in Levy’s clutches. Angstrom attempts to weaken Invincible by dragging him through various dimensions. It is here Mark meets Spider-Man and the New Avengers. Invincible meets Spider-man’s family in the process too and realizes that he has a lot in common with this person. He teams up with Spider-Man to take down Doctor Octopus. After finally beating Doc Ock, Invincible finds a portal that takes him to his home dimension and sees that his mom is beaten up.
In anger and through irrationality Invincible beats Levy to death because of what he had done to his mother. Mark is then rescued by a group of Guardians from 15 years in the future, where Eve tells him that she loves him and to tell his Eve how he feels so she can move on. Once he returns he attempts to tell Eve how he feels, instead the two wind up kissing. Then they are interrupted by a Martian invasion, leaving this unresolved. Mark then begins to read the books written by his father, it is right there when he realizes that what he is reading contains information about how to kill or hurt Viltrumites.
Later while Mark is dealing with a separate alien invasion alongside a group of aliens called Sequids, a small group of the Guardians in Montana are fighting the Lizard League who are trying to start a nuclear holocaust. The attempt to stop the enemy goes horribly wrong and Shrinking Ray is eaten, Dupli-Kate is seemingly killed and Rex Splode has his hand bitten off and is shot in the head, but he survives. However Komodo Dragon, Iguana and Salamander also died during the battle. After a misunderstanding and a battle with Allen the Alien, The Immortal leaves the team, due to what happened to Kate. Eve returns to Earth after finding out that Mark has broken up with Amber due to some troubles because of Mark’s superhero life and her having feelings for a guy named Gary. The two talk, and Mark informs her about her future if she doesn’t move on. Later, Mark has lunch with his mom and talks about her new relationship. They are interrupted by a Viltrumite woman named Anissa. The two Viltrumites fight and she defeats Mark, then reminds him of his duty to take over Earth, but he (respectfully) declines. Allen the Alien is taken prisoner by the Viltrumites as a part of his plan to find Nolan; after learning about his books and his rebellion against Viltrum, Allen hopes to be placed in the same prison as Nolan so that he can save him from being executed. Invincible and Rex Splode team up to defeat Multi-Paul , Dupli-Kate’s twin brother, who is angry over his sister’s death. It is then that it is revealed that Kate wasn’t dead, just her dupes. She is in hiding for an unknown reason after her supposed death. She wanted to stop her brother without taking him to prison, but when she arrived to help Invincible she found that he had already stopped her brother and was going to send him to prison.
When Oliver’s powers begin developing, he asks Invincible if he can help him fight crime. Invincible later accepts Oliver as his partner.
Fallout with the Government
Mark recently went looking for Atom Eve, and found her hiding in Africa. Cecil pages Mark, and tells him that Doc Seismic has captured all of the superheroes and are holding them underground. Invincible and Atom Eve go to help, and Mark destroys many of the monsters yet when he goes to fight Doc Seismic he is exhausted and passes out. After beating Doc Seismic, and finding out that Cecil has hired the evil creator of the Reanimen, and Darkwing II. Mark is stunned! He beats up Darkwing, and discovers that no one knows that he was actually a murderer. He leaves angrily. He talks with Atom Eve about making the biggest mistake of his life, and sees Cecil. Cecil brings him into the white room, and uses the Reanimen to attack Mark. It appears Cecil thinks that Mark has began to cross over to the dark side. Because he hasn’t, and has a horrible temper, this could be the end of Cecil.
Mark fights a horde of Reanimen, only to find that Cecil has another way of keeping him in check. He discovers that Cecil has placed something in his equilibrium. Mark flies away for help form the New Guardians of the Globe, and they help him only for the charge to Mark’s brain to go permanent, until Robot blocks the frequency. Mark lashes out and destroys almost all of the Reanimen. Cecil tells Mark that he is fired, and Mark flies into him and pushes him against the wall, he tells him that everything he’s been paid is his, to stay away from his family, and if he dare recruit Oliver than he’d kill him. Invincible goes back home, and tells the story to his mom, brother, and Eve. Eve and Mark go into the backyard, and he tells her all he could think of was her when he thought he was going to die, and they kiss.
New Partner, New Duds, Big Changes
Mark is now a free agent who is not working for the government any longer. He tells Oliver that he needs to train him how to use his powers, and Oliver says “As your partner?”, Mark says why not, and takes him to get his first costume. Oliver insists on being called kid Omni-Man, because his costume has an O on it, and Mark gets some cool new blue duds, which he doesn’t like at first. Mark and Oliver end up fighting two super villains, and Oliver makes many rookie mistakes, but Invincible forgives him. When Mark arrives home he hangs out with Eve, and they kiss again only to be watched by some floating robot which is a camera set to the office of Angstrom Levy who was presumed dead!
The Mauler Twins have a new weapon and appear to have take out the Guardians of the Globe. Mark suits up and flies over there, not so long after Oliver suits up as well and follows him. Invincible begins fights the Mauler twins, when they become frustrated and launch a nuclear missile. Just then Oliver arrives, and Invincible takes off after the missile. While Mark is in space, Oliver fights the Mauler Twins and ends up killing them both. When Mark arrives back at the nuclear base he sees the dead bodies, and tells Oliver to get in the sky. He tells him human life is precious, and Oliver disagrees Mark tell him that he sounds too much like his dad. Oliver asks Mark if he ever thought their father was right, Mark replies discreetly….sometimes.
Mark, is still surprised at what Oliver has done and leaves his date with Eve early. He returns home and talks to Oliver about what he did Mark yells at him and says they’ll continue the discussion later. Mark yells at Deborah for telling her new boyfriend his secret, she tries to apologize and Mark tells her to save it. Mark goes patrolling, and comes across Titan. Mark tells him that he has not forgiven him for taking over Machine Head’s corporation and they fight, until a huge dragon attacks Mark. Titan escapes and we see that he is going to start a war with Mr. Liu and his team which also consists of Multi-Paul. He comes across Eve in the sky and tells her he’ll meet her later. He returns home to talk to Oliver, and he forgives him but it seems Oliver notices the orb in the tree.
Since then Mark & Eve have been going on many dates, and they have come to the conclusion that they love each other deeply. Invincible has gone into the future in order to save it, and almost kills the Immortal because he tells him to. Mark refuses to at first but when the Immortal starts to reveal stuff about the future Mark loses it and rips off his head.
When Eve and Mark arrive at home they sleep together for the first time. We flash off to the location in which Allen, and Nolan are being held. It is the day of Nolan’s execution and him and Allen are communicating telepathically. Allen reveals that him and Nolan have become very good friends while being held prisoner. Nolan says its time and Allen breaks out of his cell to help, and breaks the other prisoners out of their cells as well. Some prisoners do not want to help but one does. BATTLE BEAST! Allen, Nolan fight the Viltrumites and eventually escape after Nolan reveals that there are only 50 pure blooded Viltrumites left.
Mark receives a call from Amber and goes to see her. When he arrives she reveals that her father has died and her new boyfriend Gary has been abusing her physically. Mark asks where he is and flies off. Meanwhile, Oliver is patrolling the city when he comes across a giant robot destroying the city. He is being followed by one of Angstrom Levy’s floating orbs. The robot says he needs someone stronger than Oliver, when he hits him. Just then we flash to Mark who is holding Gary over a building by his leg. Mark says that even though he is out of Amber’s life he still cares about her and if he ever hurts her again he’ll kill him. Gary promises never to do it again and Mark tosses him across the roof into a pole. Mark finds out where Oliver is and goes to help. Oliver says that the human inside the suit just wants to get out, and Mark says that they’ll talk about it later. Mark goes and see’s Amber who is happy about what he did and she tells him that she’s giving Gary another chance. Mark goes to Eve’s house and tells her what happened and they cuddle for a while. Later, Mark see’s Oliver and apologizes to him about not teaching him things, Oliver see’s a reflection from the trees and Mark flies to get the orb it blows up in his hand and he says that someone was watching them. Invincible then goes to Cecil to see if it is him, the owner of the orb. Cecil tells Mark that it is not him and if he can help track down a fugitive. The fugitive turns out to be Wolf-man.
Finally after planning, Angstrom Levy made his move. When Mark thought he killed him and left, Angstrom actually hadn’t died just yet and had enough energy to make one last portal. This one took him to a dimension where a group of aliens healed him of his wounds. Later using his powers he traveled to other dimensions and gathered a dozen evil versions of Invincible. They launched a massive assault on the planet lead by Angstrom with the intent on not just causing damage but also ruining the world’s view of Invincible. Many major cities where destroyed by the Invincibles like London, New York, Tokyo and more. Superheroes and super hero teams all around the world joined forces to fight the Invincibles. From the darkest streets of New York, Spawn faced a duplicate Invincible in the alleys, the duplicate stated the he already killed him once and he would do it again. Outside the planet that we call Earth, Tech Jacket faced a weaker version of Invincible. After Mark beats one of his counterparts, Capes Inc responded to a prison break caused by one of the Invincible’s from the other dimensions, but accidentally mistook Mark for another duplicate. Mark was later attacked by the Capes crew, only to have the time taken to explain that he was not a duplicate. Afterwards, they teamed up and responded to distress calls from across the globe. However, they were not the only ones to respond to the call, Youngblood, Cyberforce, the Dynamo 5, and Brit also engaged in mission set ahead. Sadly however millions of people died including Darkwing and Rex-Splode and only a couple Invincibles where killed. However after their first assault, Angstrom wanted them to go after this dimensions Invincible but they wanted to finish the take over. Unable to control them anymore Angstrom used his powers to strand them in another dimension but as he did that Mark and Oliver attacked him. Goaded by his anger and Oliver; Mark was ready to kill Angstrom but he escapes death losing his arm. He went back to the beings that healed him but due to his failure they informed him he works for them now. After Angstrom’s defeat, all local areas familiar to Invincible were utterly destroyed and unusable to any humans. Now is the time for reconstruction, but how will Mark/Invincible cope with this world breaking event.
Invincible visits Eve in the hospital often while the rest of the super powered community cleans up after the war. Invincible later joins in but blames himself for much of the death and destruction, but he isn’t the only one. Many of the human populace view him as the cause of the chaos. Power Plex (who chose to help in the fight) even attacks him when he goes to the clean up and Badrock has to hold him down and take him back to custody. Later Cecil bring Invincible together with Robot, Brit, Black Samson and Donald explaining that with Darkwing and Rex gone and that Immortal and Kate have quit to have a family a new Guardian of the Globe is needed and Invincible should be the leader, but Mark is uneasy and still doesn’t trust Cecil and leaves. After some more self loathing a Viltrumite named Conquest shows up to remind Invincible of his job of taking over earth but Invincible is some what glad to see him as he needs to hit something and the two get ready to fight. When the titans collided, buildings were shattered and the force of the 2 caused enormous power to serge from their bodies.
The fight rages on between Conquest and Invincible. Invincible get in a few good hits but Conquest is better trained and starts dominating in the fight. Oliver tries to help but almost gets himself killed.
Eve wakes up and rushes to help Mark, but she is killed by Conquest. In his anger, Invincible promises to kill Conquest. They continue to fight despite Mark’s body having been broken and his excessive bleeding. His rage allows him to turn the tide as he destroys Conquest’s robotic arm. Somehow Eve comes back to life thanks to her powers and fires a massive energy beam at Conquest that burns all the skin off his body. Invincible continues to fight him as the Viltrumite isn’t done yet. In the end, Invincible headbutts Conquest over and over again until his skull is crushed, killing him… or so it seems. Invincible then collapses to the ground due to his injuries as the heroes show up to help him.
Mark awakens in the Pentagon hospital with Eve by his side. The two reconcile with Mark noticing that Eve’s breasts have gotten larger, leading to an intimate moment between them. He is extremely upset because he thought that he lost her. This moment is quickly interrupted by Debbie Grayson. Later on, Invincible joins the other heroes at the funeral for Rex Splode, and afterwards goes to see Oliver in the hospital. Mark then reveals a shocking revelation he had during his fight with Conquest; in order to truly protect Earth, Invincible must kill every villain he encounters from now on.
Preparation for War
In this two issue mini with artist Cory Walker, Kirkman focuses on Allen, and Nolan. Allen and Nolan have just escaped from the Viltrumite prison in which they were being held captive. Their primary focus is going to certain parts of the universe, and finding things that can hurt the Viltrumites. Nolan (having been on many adventures himself) knows what can hurt them. It is also noted that there was a virus produced by rebels of the Viltrumite empire which was successful in killing a large number of them and in turn leaving an extremely small population of Viltrumites alive. It seems the reason they need to inhabit earth is because they can successfully re-breed their population there.
Nolan’s novels are are actually brought to life when Allen discovers that the Space Racer (a man Nolan supposedly killed) is still alive. He has a special type of weapon that returns to him automatically when touched by other individual. Nolan and Allen try to save him by digging him out of the rubble. Finally the Space Race is exposed and tries to kill Nolan. When Space Racer tries to kill Nolan, Nolan explains that he has switched sides. Space Racer doesn’t believe him at first, but Allen then reassures him and he agrees to play a role in the upcoming war. It is also revealed that the Coalition has the virus that killed 99.9 % of the Viltrumites at their disposal.
Back on Earth
Back on earth, Invincible and the rest of the superhero committee seem to be finishing reconstructing the cities of the world. Invincible then gets attack by a new villain called Dinosaurus. He then proceeds to rant Invincible on how he failed to save the world. After a quick fight Invincible is just about to kill Dinosaurus, just then the Guardians Of The Globe arrive. Robot then asks Invincible if he was really going to kill Dinosaurus.
Later at Eve’s house, Mark explains to Eve what happened the city. Then they have dinner with Eve’s parents. After a long and awkward dinner Mark and Eve talk about the prison meeting they have the other day. After the prison meeting , in which Invincible agrees to not charge the prison for 3 months, they both meet an older Oliver flying around with a new costume now calling himself Young Omni-Man.Oliver goes on and tells them that there’s no one on the house so they can have some fun. While this is all happening Conquest, who was secretly kept alive by the government, escapes from the facility he’s at. It is that night that Eve realizes she is pregnant with Mark’s child.
The Sequids commence their attack lead by Rus Livingston. Mark answers the call first from a nuclear plant and heads off before his mother can tell him what’s happening in the city. They face a new villain called Universa . She tells them that she is on earth for the planet’s energy and will not leave until she gets it. After a difficult fight, Invincible manages to get her staff , in which reveals to be the source of her powers. Invincible gets shocked since he can’t wield the staff. Atom Eve sucker punches her and rushes to see if Invincible is ok. Right there Cecil enters the room and tells Invincible that the Sequids are back.
He then heads off to fight the invasion along with other heroes. The battle seems hopeless, leaving Invincible with only one choice: to kill him. After Invincible kills the possessed he quickly leaves the scene and feels guilt over for what he’s done. He returns to his house to tell Eve what he did and how bad he feels and gets cut by Cecil, who ask Mark to come with him to the base. Cecil tell Mark how he feels about the situation at hand. Later on Invincible is helping Titan battle his old master and in the process, Invincible almost kills Titan.
Invincible then visits Art and tells him about the things that happened recently in his life, like watching Eve die and him killing. Telling him that the black and blue costume sometimes feels like a curse and that he can’t even look at himself anymore. Art tell Mark that he is a good man and tell him that he doesn’t have to wear that costume anymore and gives an updated version of his old costume. Invincible then meets Eve at his house and asks her if she wants to go to have dinner. Right there Invincible’s father arrives, with Allen the Alien and tells him that war is upon them. Mark tells Eve what has happened so far. It would seem that it was around this time that Mark helped the Dynamo 5 fight the aliens that came to Earth looking for Earth’s champions.
The Viltrumite War
In the middle of a Flaxan invasion Invincible gets a call from Eve, telling him to rush over to a shopping mall. Invincible declines, saying that he is busy and tell her to see if Oliver can take over that instead of him. Eve agrees but tells him to hurry. Later on, in Mark’s house, him and Oliver are discussing whether they should bring Oliver or not but Oliver was being persistent and told Mark that he might need his help. Later on their father agrees into bringing Oliver with them.
After an emotional goodbye to Eve, Mark , along with his father, his brother Oliver and now the recruited Tech Jacket, they all head off to space with Allen the alien to meet the Coalition of Planets . It was on the way to meet up with the Coalition that they get attack by the fully recovered Conquest and 2 other Viltrumites. where they all fight and in the middle of the fight Oliver loses his breath and is forced to leave and find the nearest planet to catch some air , Conquest follows him and just about as he is to attack Oliver, Invincible cuts him off and the 2 of them continue they’re fight.
After a tough battle, Invincible finally manages to kill Conquest once and for all but it also left him in the verge of death. It is right there where his father, along with his brother find him. Omni-Man tells Oliver that Mark will recover , but it will take a couple of months before he can be fine again. Meanwhile,
The Viltrumite war finally started. After some months, Mark finally regain consciousness and asked his father about what happened and if he was the one to have killed Conquest. Nolan corrects Mark by telling him that it was him ( Invincible) that have been the one that killed him. They all head off to assist and stop a Viltrumite attack on one of the Coalition’s planet. Revealing that there is a traitor among them.
Thaedus gets everyone ready to fight the Viltrumites on their home planet Viltrum. Mark is seen later talking to his father about if he was going to return to earth or not. But he then reminds Mark that he could never return to earth after what he did. They all head out to space, finally reaching the Viltrumite planet. Thaedus then gets slashed by one woman Viltrumite, but Battle Beast cuts in and begins to fight her. Thragg arrives with some Viltrumites, just then Space Racer arrives with monsters that can battle the Viltrumites.Mark and Oliver fight some Viltrumites, until Invincible finally fights Thragg only to be pushed aside. Oliver comes in and appears to be killed by Thragg. This angers Invincible and fights Thragg, only to be punched back later. Along with his father and Thaedus, the tree of them charge to the center of the Viltrumite planet along with a blast from the Spacer Racer. Making it to explode. Mark then heads to find Oliver’s body, crying.
Then, Thragg attacks Invincible and even with Nolan’s help, they both seem to be defeated by Thragg and are both left for dead by the Viltrumites. Later on they are saved by the Coalition. Mark wakes up 2 weeks later to find out that his brother and father are still alive and is informed by Allen the Viltrumites have disappeared and are nowhere to be found. The Mark deduces that they have headed to Earth. During their travels Mark has nightmares about the fate of Earth. Upon arriving home he finds everything normal. He and his father are confronted by Thragg who confirms that the Viltrumites have indeed arrived on Earth but rather than conquering it they have assimilated themselves into the populace. Thragg proposes a temporary halt to hostilities. The Viltrumites will not attack Earth until their numbers are greater (coupling with the human populace as Omni-Man did). Mark is hesitant to agree but given the choice of fighting now or fighting some time in the future (perhaps distant future) he reluctantly agrees.
The Destruction of Las Vegas
After the way he has since then Mark has reunited with his love Eve. They were invited to Mr Immortal and Dupli-Kate‘s home to visit their twins. Sometime during the visit Eve breaks down due to the emotional trauma of going through an abortion. She confesses this outside to Mark and the two embrace while Kate comments that their relationship will likely not last long. Mark then faces off against Dinosaurus, who is trying to blow up Las Vegas, Invincible battles Dinosaurus but fails to save Las Vegas.
Strongly affected by the Las Vegas incident, Invincible starts to change his outlook on how he helps people. Invincible is attacked by Powerplex, but he refuses to fight. Invincible finally breaks through to him with words, and ends the pointless conflict. With this, Mark tries to solve another problem with words, Universa. Mark gets to know her, gives her the energy her planet needs, and lets her free. Cecil invites Mark to have a word with him in the white room, showing him the alternate reality Invincible reanimen. Surprisingly, Mark isn’t angry at all, and sees that they can help for the greater good.
Called by Cecil yet again, Invincible sees what good the government is doing by using the glassed Vegas as a source of solar energy. Invincible realizes that Dinosaurus was right about his Las Vegas plan. With this, Mark visits Eve and asks her to trust him and to love him no matter what. Invincible frees Dinosaurus in hopes of becoming partners, and helping the world for the greater good. In doing so, Mark is tagged as an enemy of the state by Cecil.
While Allen the Alien and Kid Omni Man are on route to earth to deliver the Scourge virus into Earth’s atmosphere Dinosaurus and Invincible lead coordinated plans to help fix the world including making irrigation channels where needed. During a brief argument with Eve about his new ways of using his powers Cecil interrupts the conversation to declare that Allen is entering Earth’s orbit. Puzzled as to why his father wouldn’t have come Invincible meets with Allen and greets his healed brother Oliver. However it is then that they unveil their plans to introduce the virus into earth’s atmosphere, a plan which endangers human life. Invincible disavows their plan and attacks both Allen and Oliver. During the scuffle however none other than Regent Thragg enters the scene, vowing to help Invincible against his assailants. Despite threats, a standoff was reached until the Guardians of the Globe attacked leading Oliver to take the Scourge Virus to Earth and release it. However, when Mark attacked Oliver to prevent the attack, the virus was released on Mark point blank. Infected, Mark was taken to Thragg’s ship on the Moon to be treated. While Mark was sick Bulletproof decided to wear his costume and fill in for him. It was soon revealed by Thragg’s scientists that Mark and Nolan were part of the original bloodline of the Viltrumite King. Knowing he could never have a traitor taking over his roll, Thragg decided to secretly kill Mark until Dinosaurus stepped in and fought him, but was almost killed in the process. Dinosaurus used timed explosions to escape with Mark to his secret base on Earth. Mark awakes in Dinosaurus’ base and Dinosaurus appearing dead soon reverts to his human form. At first it seems he may not be able to return to his Dinosaurus form, but Mark’s efforts prevail and he transforms and explains the situation. Meanwhile, Eve goes to Cecil to attempt to go to the moon and visit Mark, but Cecil cannot contact the Viltrumites. Eve goes to the moon and asks Thragg where Mark is and he explains that Dinosaurus has kidnapped him. Eve tells everyone else and asks Allen where Dinosaurus’ base is, he leads them there and they attack Dinosaurus believing he intends to hurt Mark. Mark tries to explain the situation, but they aren’t listening to him and he punches Allen to get him to stop, but his arm breaks from the punch and everyone is shocked. It is revealed that he does not have all his abilities because of the Scourge virus which leaves Viltrumites weaker, so his arm breaks apart because he has lost his invulnerability. Mark then fears he may never get his powers back because there have been cases, though rare of previous Viltrumites never regaining their abilities after being affected by the Scourge virus. Mark fears he may never be Invincible again.
Mark is rushed to the Pentagon for surgery. After he has settled, he states that this may take some getting used to. Eve has to protect him in a force field while the Guardians take down Octoboss. He goes home, feeling helpless, noting that he may never be Invincible again. A Flaxan invasion of London occurs and Mark asks Eve if he can go. Eve says no, citing that he will be unprotected. After the battle gets intense, Eve decides to go to London herself. Mark watches the news and becomes frustrated, kicking a table. Oliver and Allen arrive to Mark’s house, and Mark displaces his frustration onto the duo. Mark apologizes after the duo give their reasons and Oliver asks to speak with Mark in private. Oliver apologizes to Mark for infecting him and they hug. Eve arrives, says goodbye to the duo, and asks Mark if they want to have sex. Mark says yes, though mentioning that not having his powers don’t make it the same. Afterwards, Mark begins to feel worthless because his powers desensitize him. Mark would later go to a comic book signing for Science Dog. That night, Mark and Eve begin to have an intimate moment. As they progress, Mark discovers that his powers are back.
The Death Of Everyone
After discovering that his powers are back, Mark and Bulletproof have a conversation about Bulletproof helping Invincible Inc. Mark allows Bulletproof to keep the Invincible costume and flies off to Dinosaurus’s base in his other one. Dinosaurus says that while Mark lost his powers, Dinosaurus had a plan to stop the effects of global warming and famine. He informs Mark that he has placed a bomb in Los Angeles. Mark rushes to Los Angeles to find the bombs. He calls Cecil so that he have the Guardians assist him. After the Guardians arrive, Dinosaurus arrives to the scene and gets into a brief argument with Mark. Dinosaurus mocks Mark for saving Los Angeles when billions matter more. Dinosaurus also reveals to Mark that Los Angeles was a distraction and that he placed a bomb in Greenland, which subsequently detonates. Mark flies up to the air and sees that the effect flooded many major cities around the world.
Mark becomes angry and grabs Dinosaurus to crash him into the ground. Dinosaurus attempts to reasons to him but to no avail. Mark continues to attack him until Dinosaurus launches him. Dinosaurus tries to get Mark to see the “bigger picture” but Mark punches him. He demands Dinosaurus to hear his side and declares that Dinosaurus must die.
Dinosaurus defeats Mark and declares that he must die instead. Dinosaurus supposedly kills him by smashing his head in, and dismembers him for the world to see. However, it is revealed that Dinosaurus put Mark in a coma, utilizing Mark’s vulnerable ears, and instead killed a depowered, hastily made clone of Mark. He explains that though Dinosaurus is getting rid of a problem, he caused more harm than good. Dinosaurus realizes that Mark is right and frees him from his coma.
Dinosaurus stated that he developed a god-complex and that he was only trying to save people. Mark asks Dinosaurus for help, but he refuses. Dinosaurus says that there will be some good that comes from his flooding the cities. Hoping to atone for his mistakes, Dinosaurus asks Mark to kill him. Mark walks out of Dinosaurus’s base with blood on his clothes, signifying that Dinosaurus is dead. Cecil arrives to see Mark. Cecil reveals the casuality rate and Mark asks Cecil to see Eve before he goes to prison. Cecil instead gives Mark a chance to work for him again. He gives Mark the earpiece and Mark heads home to see Eve. He notices his parents are there too and they chat, relieved to hear that Mark isn’t dead. Mark and Eve go to talk in private at his home roof. Mark reveals that he is working for Cecil again, much to Eve’s shock. Mark goes on to say that he was reckless and he shouldn’t make the same mistakes. Eve reveals to Mark that she is pregnant.
Back with the Government
Mark is initially in shock but states that he will stand with whatever decision Eve makes. Not wanting to get an abortion again, Eve decides to keep the child. Mark, excited to be a father, embraces her. They find Nolan and Debra kissing one another. The next day, Mark and Eve head to help the Guardians clear debris. Robot asks Mark why he’s here due to his apparent death. Robot’s drone attacks Mark until Cecil intervenes to take Mark to the Pentagon. Cecil apologizes and Mark informs Cecil that Nolan is back on Earth. Mark also mentions that he will be a father and asks for his assistance. Mark finally asks Cecil to see Dinosaurus to make sure he’s dead, noting what Cecil did with Conquest. Cecil provides the corpse, which Mark identifies as true due to a special marking he placed on it. Mark heads home and asks that a superhero consultant named Sherry to check on Eve’s fetus. Reluctant at first, Eve allows her to do it. Sherry uses her X-Ray vision and sees that the fetus is fine. However, she states that Eve must not use her powers because it could eventually kill her fetus.
Mark would later attend his father’s inauguration as Emperor of Viltrum, after the exile of Thragg, and the discovery that Nolan’s father was the original Viltrumite Emperor, Lord Argall. Mark tells Eve about it. Eve uses her powers to make a ring and even before Mark asks her to marry him, she says she will. After they have sex, Eve realizes that her making the ring may have harmed the fetus. Mark calls Sherry and she reveals that the fetus is alive. However, her previous statement was “playing it safe” and that she must not ever use her powers. She reveals that the calories burned using her powers can feed on the fetus in order to give her body energy. While Eve was away, Mark would battle Mauler again, believing him to be dead. After he and the Guardians defeat Mauler, he heads home to discover that Angstrom Levy has taken his fiancee taken hostage.
He rushes to Levy and is sent to the same dimension that Mark supposedly killed him in. He watches in shock and realizes that an alternate version of him has resorted to cannibalism to survive. Not recognizing him at first, the alternate Mark asks him to join in. He then realizes who Mark is and attempts to eat him. Mark attempts to reason with the cannibal Sinister Mark, but to no avail. Another version of Mark, “Mohawk Mark”, arrives and offers assistance. Mark assists his alternate version in taking out the cannibalistic one. Mark returns back to his reality and Mohawk Mark follows suit. Mohawk Mark charges into Levy, but Angstrom reveals that he has had a change of heart after talking to Eve. Levy also reveals that many versions of Mark are evil and it should scare him. He surrenders and opens a portal back to the alternate Mark’s home reality. Mohawk Mark quickly takes Angstrom with him and the portal closes. Mark asks Rex to scan the room to figure which frequency the dimension is, hoping to find out what happened to Levy.
The next day, Mark stops a burglary and asks Robot to keep him posted on the Levy situation. Mark arrives home to notice that his old room is being converted into a room for his child by Eve. Mark would then be visited by his father, and they head to the moon. Nolan reveals that he has exiled Thragg and that he worries more than ever about his family. Mark also reveals to him that Eve is pregnant with his child. Mark and Eve go to the moon base, now the home of Mark’s parents. Eve mistakenly reveals that she is pregnant after Nolan asks Mark if she going to tell his wife. The four have dinner and Mark boasts about his newfound strength. After going back and forth, Mark and Nolan arm wrestle. Mark is able to hold his own for a while until he would notice Anissa watching outside. Mark heads into a Magmanite invasion lead by a newly powered Doctor Seismic and Volcanikka. He attempts to kill the giant monster but is stopped by Doctor Seismic. Doctor Sesmic attempts to incinerate Mark but only burns his costume. He throws Doctor Seismic off of him and rushes to the monster, only for it be killed. Mark flies to the sky and discovers that Anissa had slain it. Curious to know why, Mark cites that he noticed her watching his father and him arm wrestle. Anissa rebuffs and says that she was watching Mark instead of Nolan. She kisses Mark, much to his confusion, and flies off.
Mark goes home and Eve pleads with Mark not to go to after Angstrom. That night, when Even is asleep, Mark gets a call from Robot stating that he has found a way to get to the alternate dimension Angstrom is in. Mark and Eve head to the space station Rex is at. After a brief argument with Eve, Robot and Mark head to the dimension.
On their way to the alternate Earth, they encounter an alternate version of Conquest. Conquest demands that the duo come with him or he will kill them. They comply and head to the Pentagon to see the alternate reality Mark that took Angstrom. He gets Mark to go with him and the alternate Mark reveals that he is torturing Angstrom in order to get him to expand the Viltrum Empire. Mohawk Mark says that Mark is one of the few good Marks, and suddenly Robot admits a pulse onto the duo, causing them intense pain. It is the same pulse that was used on Mark before. Robot kills the scientists and fires a grenade into Mohawk Mark’s mouth, killing him. Robot then kills Angstrom to ensure that Mark has no way of returning back to his home dimension. Robot tells Mark that he doesn’t want to kill him and instead decides to leave him stranded there.
Seeing the carnage and an alternate Kregg coming, Mark thinks of a plan. He switches costumes with the dead version of him and rips out his hair to make it look as if he is Mohawk Mark. Mark lies to Kregg and asks that he handle the Emperor duties until he finds a way to get out. He flies to the Teen Team base to see if an alternate version of Robot is there.
At first, the alternate Robot threatens to kill him, but Mark talks him down. He states that he is from another reality and wants his help. Alternate Robot reveals that Mark had killed Eve in his reality. Afterwards, Mark has Robot come into a lab with him to find a way to get him back home. Reluctant at first, Robot offers his assistance despite risking his death. Mark goes out to search for the Mauler twins and finds one that is still alive. Although they had a brief confrontation, Mark reveals to him that he is from another reality and thus didn’t kill Mauler’s brother. Mauler offers his help and they begin building a cloning machine so Robot could pose as the new Mark.
Mark asks the Viltrumites to not attempt to rescue him so he could cover Robot and Mauler aiding him. Months later, they finish the project and begin the cloning process. The Viltrumites unleash an alternate version of Monster Girl, who is physiologically an infant, because Robot never helped her dilemma. She transforms into an even larger monster, and Mark heads back home.
Mark arrives back at the old Teen Team base and flies back to his house. He arrives and is relieved to see Eve alive. Mark asks where Rudolph Conners is and what he told her. Eve replies that he said Mark was dead. Mark asks if she knows where Robot is, with no response again. Mark then asks about Eve’s well-being. Eve states that she almost lost their child and that Mark being gone for six months caused her to not want to eat. Eve tells Mark what Robot said and Mark states that he lied. Not caring, Eve goes on to explain that raising her child without him was be the best option.
Mark notices that Eve isn’t wearing her ring and Eve says that she cannot allow a child to live through a life, not knowing when or if its father is coming back. Mark attempts to explain to her that she was right about Angstrom, but Eve refuses to listen. Eve tells Mark that their relationship is over, much to Mark’s sorrow. Mark begins to cry and Eve explains that his unreliability is the reason why. Mark asks that Eve leave to where she can’t be found by Robot. He flies out of his house, crying and declaring his love for her. He is interrupted by the appearance of Anissa. She asks Mark where he has been, who does not want to talk to her.
Anissa tells Mark of the Viltrumite mission and how she isn’t performing on her part. Mark attempts to leave but Anissa stops him, saying that she refuses to mate with humans, but will settle for Mark because he has Viltrumite DNA. Mark refuses her, flying away, but Anissa stops Mark by attacking him. Mark, not wanting to fight, asks her to leave him be. Anissa says she doesn’t want to fight either, but cannot stall the mission any longer. Anissa attempts to seduce Mark, but he refuses her. Losing her patience, Anissa headbutts Mark and continues to assault him. Mark asks her to leave him alone, but she ignores him. Mark attacks Anissa, hoping to sway her away. However, she is enjoying their conflict. Anissa catches Mark’s next punch, complimenting his strength. Anissa uses her superior strength and they land on unknown farm, with Anissa on top of Mark. She holds Mark’s arms back, demanding that he stop resisting. Mark attacks her, demanding that she leave him alone. Anissa puts her elbow on neck, saying that she doesn’t care.
Mark attempts to push Anissa off of him, but is unable to. Anissa tears off both of their costumes. Anissa then rapes Mark. Traumatized by the event, he begins to cry. Anissa demands that Mark “man up” and says that it will probably take a few more times, implying she will come back. She flies away, leaving a traumatized Mark to reflect. Mark receives some clothes from a farmer and flies off to the Pentagon.
Mark asks Cecil about Robot’s location. Cecil reveals that they don’t know and questions Mark. Robot arrives, and attempts to lie to Cecil, saying that Mark was killed. However, he sees through it and Robot transmits a pulse to de-power Mark for a bit. Robot slits Cecil’s throat and crushes his skull. Mark, despite being in pain, destroys Robot’s drone. Robot asks Mark to come to Mark’s house. Mark flies there and notices that Robot’s new drone is with Eve. Mark attempts to attack Robot’s drone, but is blocked by another pulse.
Mark hits him, which only hurts himself in the process. Robot dismembers Eve’s leg, after attaching a latch onto her. Mark bandages her leg and Robot fires a grenade. Mark escapes just in time to save Eve. Eve, after destroying Robot’s drone, creates a force field to protect her from the vacuum of space, and the duo head to the Viltrumite Warship. Eve tells Mark worriedly that their baby might be in trouble now, and becomes unconscious. Mark asks his father to help him and Eve is put into surgery. Meanwhile, Rex kills multiple superhumans and takes over the world.
Rex, Ruler of Earth
Mark falls asleep, and awakens to see Sherry holding his newborn daughter. He grabs his daugther and holds her, crying. Sherry tells Mark that Eve won’t have a human leg anymore. Mark says that he is happy that she is alive. After her surgery is over, Mark heads to see Eve, who asks to hold their child. He leaves to talk to his father and learns that Monster Girl is in surgery after attempting to fight Robot. Their conversation is interrupted by Anissa reporting to Nolan about Robot’s drone. Mark shakes at the sight of her, and she whispers to him that she “missed him”. Mark offers to help his father fight Rex, but Nolan suggests that he tend to Eve. Eve, having lost the weight gain immediately after childbirth, uses her power and rebuilds Mark’s Invincible costume, and tells him to save the world.
Mark rushes to Robot’s drone, but stops and wonders why the Viltrumites aren’t attacking it. Anissa offers to help him up, but Mark smacks her hand away. Nolan intervenes and tells Mark that the Viltrumites have negotiated with Rex. Mark rushes to the Pentagon and confronts Rex in person. Rex attempts to reason with Mark for a long while. Rex finally gets through to Mark, who heads back to the moon. Mark informs Eve that Rex has actually won.
Mark heads to William and Rick’s dorm, and William tells Mark all the good things that have been happening since Rex’s takeover. After, Mark takes Eve to her parents’ house and they have dinner with them. They meet Eve’s daughter. The next day, Mark and Eve go to funerals of Black Samson, Knock-Out and Kid Thor, and Cecil’s. Mark flies in the sky, only to be interrupted by the Immortal. The Immortal asks for Mark’s help in stopping Rex. Mark goes on to say that Rex is doing the right thing, logically, no matter how evil it may seem. The Immortal points out that the world doesn’t make sense, it never has, and it needs to stay that way. Touched by his word, Mark asks his father for help again. Nolan refuses again. Mark looks behind him and notices that Anissa is there. He grabs her throat and tells her to back off. Anissa tells him that she is enjoying this and says that it makes her want to “speed up their next encounter.”
Mark lets her go and goes back to his house. Mark starts to daydream, but Eve gets his attention. He realizes that he won’t be able stand aside and let Rex take over, but also takes into account that he is a father now. He suggest that they leave Earth instead so their child won’t lose their father. Mark heads to the comic stores and buys some comics for the last time. He notices Amber Bennett, happy with another man. He smiles and leaves to find Rampage attacking. He saves the people in the vicinity and Rex’s drones intervene. Rex attempts to reason with Mark and asks him to work with him. Mark flies off and meets D.A. Sinclair unexpectedly. Sinclair tells Mark that Rex isn’t popular with the Global Defense Agency, and they might be able to fight Rex.
Mark heads to see The Immortal and Dupli-Kate at a safe-house. Believing Mark and Eve were aiding them, Immoral gets into an argument with Mark. Mark and Eve leave to go see a movie with William and Rick. That night, Eve would attempt to seduce Mark, but Mark refuses, still guilty over what happened with Anissa. The next day, Mark goes to eat with Art and Nolan. Afterwards, Mark says his goodbye to Nolan and goes to the moon to see his mother. Mark says his goodbye to his mom, and goes with Eve to the transport ship. During their journey, Eve decides to give their daughter a name, Terra. Mark agrees to it, saying it’s a beautiful name, making another step to fatherhood.
Mark, Eve, and Terra arrive in Talescria. The trio is greeted by Allen, with two bodyguards beside him. Allen gets a closer look at Terra, commenting that she is cute. Terra punches Allen’s eye and his bodyguards attempt to intervene. Eve puts up a force-field, but Allen stops his men from attacking first. Allen remembers that he has duty to attend to, and that someone else wants to meet them. Oliver arrives on the scene with a new appearance, and being much older. Oliver offers to cook dinner with his girlfriend. Allen leads Eve and Mark to their new house, and then leaves to resume his duties. While Eve changes Terra’s diaper, Mark goes to ask Eve where to put her clothes. Afterwards, the two fall asleep with Terra. Eve wakes up to put Terra in her crib and attempts to get intimate with Mark. Mark panics and flies into a wall. Eve asks Mark if there’s something wrong, only to be interrupted by the arrival of Oliver and his girlfriend, Haluma. They bring groceries in and Eve directs to the kitchen.
Mark and Oliver go to talk about Haluma. Oliver comments to Mark that her lobster-like appearance may seem strange, but that’s what he’s attracted to. Mark comments that he’s happy for him. The four sit down for dinner and Oliver asks Mark to try the food. Mark takes a bite, surprised at how much he enjoys it. After dinner, an exhausted Mark falls asleep on the couch. The next morning, Mark goes to the bathroom to defecate what he ate. Eve knocks on the door and asks him if he’s okay. Mark attempts to flush, but to no avail. Eve arrives with Mark, believing he broke something. Eve finds a button on the side and flushes it down. Mark heads to a window and Eve follows him. She holds his hand and they kiss. As they get intimate, Mark begins to cry, and a worried Eve wonders what’s wrong again. Mark sits down and, with enough persistence from Eve, finally reveals that Anissa raped him. Mark goes on to say that it happened after Eve broke up with him.
Eve attempts to comfort him but Mark pushes her away. Mark goes on to say that he refused her, and him holding back may have allowed it to happen. Mark ponders on the question and Eve begins to cry. Eve noticed that Terra had stopped breathing. Mark and Eve rushed her to a nearby hospital. They arrive and are asked to sign paperwork.
The doctor arrives and scans Terra, asking what species she is. Eve tells her that she is a Human/Viltrumite hybrid, which makes the doctor want to refuse her treatment. Mark demands that he does it anyone, and the scared doctor complies. They ask to go with him, but the doctor insists that they’ll only be in the way. They wait in the lobby and Oliver arrives with Haluma.
Mark begins blaming Haluma’s food. After a heated discussion as to the source of Terra’s illness, Mark began crying in grief over the thought of losing her. Eve comes back from the emergency room to tell Mark that Terra is fine. The doctor tells them that the food she ingested caused her to be oxidized and since Viltrumites can hold their breath a long time, she didn’t need to breathe. However, the doctor said that her not breathing caused the oxygen to not rush to her brain. Mark goes to Allen’s office, who asks him if his superhero duties are over. Mark says yes, but Allen says that he must make some form of payments, since it exhausts Coalition funds. Allen remarks that he would let him stay here free of charge, were it up to him. Allen offers him a job as a spy for the Coalition. Mark is hesitant, but accepts. He arrives home and finds Eve cooking. Eve tells him that she must eat Geledarian food in order for Terra to be healthy, since the similarities are close to human food. After cleaning and eating, Eve finally talks to Mark about the Anissa situation. Eve asks that Mark doesn’t blame himself about it and that they’ll work through it together. Eve attempts to kiss Mark, but Mark backs away. They hear a knock on the door and Allen reveals that he doesn’t think Battle Beast will win and ask Mark to finish Thragg off while he’s weakened.
Mark and Oliver examine the aftermath of the battle between Thragg and Battle Beast on Thraxa. They cannot find either of them, but a local informs them that the flesh of Battle Beast was burned in a massive celebration. They return to their ship and later find Thresha, Battle Beast’s girlfriend, and Space Racer floating around in a debris field in space. The two are given medical attention. Thresha breaks out of her stasis field and attacks the members on the ship, in a fit of rage over Battle Beast’s death, but is eventually subdued. Mark returns home where he discusses the recent events with Eve. As the two get ready for bed, Eve claims that she wants to do more than just go to bed. She tells him that it’s okay if he doesn’t want to, but Mark says he wants to try.
Mark is awoken by Terra crying, and he goes to care for her. They spend a lot of time together, with Mark doing fatherly things like feeding her, getting thrown up on, playing with her, and reading to her. Mark tells him how much he cares for her, and that she is the best thing that has ever happened to him. He also tells her that if she comes home drunk, or destroys their vehicle that he will scold her, because that’s his job. Eve wakes up to see Mark and Terra having some father-daughter time. Mark suggests they go out to eat and see the world. While walking in the park they see a young alien girl trying to get her “cotha” out of a tree. Mark saves the cotha, and the girl eats it alive. Mark tells himself and Eve that it’s an alien planet, and Eve says that it won’t let them forget. Mark hopes that Thragg got sucked into a black hole, unknowing of Thragg’s actual condition.
Over the next few weeks, Mark spends time with Eve and Terra as they adjust to life on Talescria. Mark and Oliver go on a job for the Coalition and find an illegal Kanslok farm. They fight a creature known as a Rynax. After defeating it, they report back to Allen, who tells them that Thragg has probably killed Space Racer. Mark, Oliver, and the Coalition decide to move in on Space Racer’s last known location. When they arrive however, Thragg was gone. They start searching the planet. Mark enters a cave where he finds a creature emitting a blue light. Upon touching it, a flash of light blinds him, and the next thing he realized is he was sitting on the toilet, reading Science Dog, the same way he was before he had his powers.
Temporal Reboot Timeline
Mark progressed through the day with knowledge of everything that would happen. He approached Atom Eve and asked her about the Teen Team. She hadn’t met him before and was shocked that he knew her secret identity. She dragged him to meet with the others. They were all in disbelief that he knew so much about them, yet they had never met him before. Over the next week, he told them how to win all of their future battles with David Hiles, the invading Flaxans, and the Mauler Twins.
Soon, Nolan noticed that Mark seemed depressed. He asked Mark what was going on. Mark took him outside and revealed that he had his powers. Nolan was elated. However, Mark told him he needed to promise that he truly loved him. Nolan said he did, of course. Then Mark asked him not to turn evil and invade Earth as he was secretly planning to. Nolan became angry and immediately attacked Mark. Mark led him to Utah where he tricked Nolan into smashing into the Guardians of the Globe headquarters. He revealed Nolan’s plans to the Guardians and they subdued Nolan before he could kill them. Cecil Stedman soon arrived and brought Nolan back to the Pentagon to restrain him. However, upon waking up, Nolan pleaded that he was sorry, and that he felt regret for what he had done.
Later, Mark continued to save countless lives by knowing when the bad guys would strike and how. He saved Eve several times, but had to keep his distance as she was still dating Rex in the present timeline. One night Mark is once again approached by the mysterious entity. It offered him a chance to stay there and save lives, or return home. He decided to return home, as he couldn’t bear to be away from his daughter. The entity was confused that he would trade countless lives for for one, but Mark confirmed his decision. Mark was brought back to his original timeline.
Viltrumite war: Finale
Mark learns that five years has passed since he experienced the “reboot”. He flies back to Talescria, and discovers that Terra was now a small child instead of a toddler. Mark begins to weep about having lost precious time with his daughter, and asks for her forgiveness. She forgives him and they embrace. A sad Eve embraces him too. After putting Terra to bed, Mark and Eve discuss what happened during Mark’s venture in time. He cries as he says that the many lives he saved are lost due to him choosing his daughter over them. Eve comforts him. They take Terra to school, and later they go to meet Allen. Allen embraces Mark and is joyous to see him. Mark asks about Oliver and Allen says that he is fine. Allen asks for Mark’s help again to stop Thragg and Mark blatantly refuses. He goes to a party at Allen’s house later and talks with Oliver. Mark watches the sky while others are mingling. Oliver asks how he is doing with Mark not recognizing him at first. Mark starts to cry and Oliver conforms him. The next day, Mark and Eve go on vacation with Mark being happy to have his family back. They arrive and Eve reveals that she was seeing someone while Mark was gone.
While talking with Eve about it, he says that he understands. Later, he tries to take Terra flying, but she gets scared. Mark later reads Terra a story. After they relax throughout the day, Mark and Eve think about what’s happening on Earth since they haven’t heard from Nolan in a while. They later visit Allen in the hospital after his attempted assassination. Later, Mark, Eve, and Terra visit Nolan and Debbie on the Moon, where Mark learns that Nolan and Rex have become friends. Anissa, having heard that Mark is back, tries to talk with him, but gets attacked by Eve and sent away by Nolan. Mark tells Eve later that he doesn’t want his parents to know what she did to him.
Mark briefly goes to Earth where he and his father meet up with Rex. Rex tells Mark all the good he has accomplished in the last five years, and how everyone but Monster Girl and Monax are on his side. Rex has even managed to sway some villains, such as the Mauler Twins, by just giving them what they want, if their desires are reasonable enough. Mark talks to his father privately in outer space, where he says that he still cannot trust Rex after everything he’s done. Nolan tries to convince Mark that Rex’s leadership is a good thing, but to no avail. After saying goodbye to his parents on the Moon, Mark and his family leave. Mark reflects on how strange his life has been, which Eve misinterprets as him passing judgement on her affair with Kubian. Mark apologizes, even though Eve says that she should apologize because she was the one who did something wrong. When they get back to their new home planet, Mark asks Eve if she wouldn’t mind hiding out there forever.
Mark and his family are then attacked by Onaan and Ursaal, two of Thragg’s new Thraxan-Viltrumite children and the only documented pair of Viltrumite twins. Onaan threatens Terra so Mark attacks him, while Eve takes off with their daughter. Mark then sees them being attacked by Ursaal, so he quickly takes down Onaan and flies to punch out the sister. Eve convinces Mark to take Terra as he can fly faster. Mark asks Terra to be brave while they fly very fast to get away from Onaan. Terra starts to have trouble breathing, so Mark is forced to slow down and fight Onaan. Onaan manages to get Terra away from Mark and drops her. After she falls out of sight, Mark manages to break away from Onaan and finds Eve fighting Ursaal. Mark knocks her into the ground, and Eve tells Mark that she thinks Terra is still alive. They manage to capture Onaan and find her next to Oliver’s dead body and Thragg. Mark asks Thragg to let her go, and Thragg calls his bluff, saying heroes don’t kill. Mark surprises Thragg by killing Onaan instantly, and in a blind fury Thragg rips Mark in half. Ursaal returns to severely injure Eve, before Thragg tells his daughter to let them die slowly. Once the two fly away, Eve uses her powers to heal both herself and Mark. Mark sees Oliver’s dead body and changes his mind, saying he wants to defeat Thragg once and for all, and Eve agrees with him.
Soon enough, the team make preparations and move to different planets, stopping Thraggâs children in the process, and convincing the leaders of each planet not to join Thraggâs regime.
After a while, the empire and Allen’s coalition move their ships near the Sun for preparation and to perhaps get help from Robot. Soon, they spot Thragg and his children and the Viltrumite War 2 starts. As they all go at it, Thragg releases Rognars which tear through some of the adult Viltrumites. Omni-man goes for Thragg but it doesn’t go well for him as he receives a broken hand and a hole through his chest which got to his heart.
Mark sees the sight of his father and tears through the rest of the kid Viltrumites who were occupying him. He bullrushes Thragg to the surface of the Sun and the two dish it out there. During all the action, Anissa was killed by a Rognar.
After a few blows were traded, they dipped inside the Sun in which they actually started to burn up. Finally, with the power of courage (plot device) and the help of robots armour, Mark powers through and kills Thragg who disintegrates in the Sun, Allen swoops in and grabs Mark out of the Sun before the same happened to him.
After Mark heals up, he talks to his dad for the final time before he tells him he needs to lead the Viltrum empire now. Suddenly, Robot attacks the ship, he thinks Mark will overthrow him now that he will become Emperor. Mark eventually stops, and kills him in space. He keeps his brain to help Immortal lead the Earth.
After a few days, Mark decides he will take the Viltrum empire to different galaxies and help many civilisations. Mark then finds out about his son (Mark) and talks to him about his origin. He then leaves Earth, with Scott; Marky’s stepfather deciding he, Marky and his daughter will not leave Earth.
End of an era
Mark then takes off to the stars, with a short montage of Marky being âkid invincible’. After a massive time-jump, the story shows where Mark’s story picked up from, in space. It shows all his adventures and how he helped or tried to help many civilsations. Soon, the CoP try interfere with what the new Viltrum empire is accomplishing and wage war on them. Mark and Allen try talk it out but it eventually leads to a scrap. Invincible is the victor with Allen conceding and agreeing that maybe the universe doesn’t need the CoP.
Later, Mark calls his daughter to check up on Eve, who was dying of old age. She eventually passes but comes back to life due to her powers, and finds out she’s âessentially immortal’.
After some exposition, Marky finds Mark on an alien world where he was living and fights him, he started by loving him for being a hero but eventually started hating him for all the complications in how he was born and left on Earth. He eventually stops and Mark forgives him.
Mark and Eve stand on a balcony. He thinks back to his life and when his father told him, “What will you have after 500 years?” and giggles as he thinks of what he has now.
That is how the legendary 144 issue comic came to an end.
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In The Pact, set shortly after Mark’s breakup with Amber, he is among those brought together by Petra / Quantum Girl to form the superhero team the Pact in order to face the multiversal conqueror Reaver, alongside Duncan Rosenblatt / Firebreather, Eddie Collins / ShadowHawk and Zephyr Noble. Over the course of their journey, Mark acquires the nickname “Vince” from Zephyr, befriending her alongside Duncan and Eddie, and forms a romantic relationship with Petra. After failing to destroy the Reaver, who successfully conquers Earth in the future and consumes the Viltrumite Empire, killing Mark, Petra sacrifices her existence to destroy the Reaver and prevent his invasion from taking place, saving Mark in the past, who (alongside Duncan) retains a memory of her name and significance every time they awake. The next day, Mark punches Doc Seismic in the face.
In Bomb Queen, Invincible vigorously denies being in a secret relationship with the titular character after being such accused of being in one by a reporter. Following Bomb Queen’s bombardment of America, Invincible is seen in Baltimore clearing away wreckage and helping survivors.
In Dynamo 5: Sins of the Father, Invincible is among those who unite to face off against the three sons of Dominex, who seek to regain their family’s honour after their father had been defeated and spared from dying in combat by Captain Dynamo, Supreme and Omni-Man thirty years prior.
Invincible was temporarily transported to Ticks universe in which he helped defeat a villain by kicking an entire Moon out of orbit!
Invincible, along with Firebreather and other new Image Universe superhero characters, debuted in an issue of The Savage Dragon, and has since appeared with several of the characters in The Pact mini-series. Robert Kirkman wrote a miniseries, Savage Dragon: God War and two SuperPatriot mini-series, establishing the friendship between SuperPatriot’s wife Claire and Invincible’s mother in the pages of Invincible #15 and later. Invincible also appears in the fourth issue of Jay Faerber’s Noble Causes, and was seen at the funeral of Captain Dynamo, father of the characters in Faerber’s Dynamo 5. Invincible is also present in the fourth volume of Bomb Queen. Similarly, Invincible #48 features cameo appearances from several Savage Dragon characters, as well as both Dynamo 5, and many of Kirkman’s own creations, while an earlier issue featured a funeral for the Guardians of the Globe, at which many Image characters, including Savage Dragon and Jack Staff, were in attendance.
Invincible #60 is a “done-in-one crossover event” with characters such as Spawn and Witchblade making appearances. During the invasion of Invincible’s evil counterparts from alternate dimensions, the reader saw all Image heroes, like Spawn, Savage Dragon, Witchblade, Darkness, Firebreather, and Pitt fighting invaders alongside Invincible, the Guardians of the Globe, Brit, and Wolf-Man.
In December 2009, the Image website announced an Image United tie-in one-shot called Image United: Interlude. Shipping in March 2010, Invincible is prominently featured on the teaser cover of the first issue in front of a group of silhouetted characters covered in a classified information label. The website claims, “This March the effects of IMAGE UNITED go global with a glimpse of the crossover’s impact on INVINCIBLE and many other Image Comics favorites…”
Powers and Abilities
The extent of Invincible’s powers had been unknown for a while but since he had since been revealed to be one of the (if not) the most powerful beings in his series.
Super strength – Invincible can press over 400 tons early on but has shown to be able to throw million ton Gollums past the the Moon at sub-light speeds and even fully resist and throw punches inside the Suns atmosphere (1.65 billion tonnes of force per square inch). Mark at EoS scales above Thragg who could overpower his old self (who had Island level strength) with one hand; negative difficulty. Shortly after his father was exiled from Earth he was able to help lift out of the water a 300,000 ton plus cruise liner. However his strength has increased exponentially since that was stated. As said by Conquest he is nearly as strong as even his father and is slated to surpass him in the future. Since this statement he has greatly surpassed his father, Omni-man. His strength is as such, that coupled with his speed he was able to destroy a planet, which is many times the mass of Earth, by flying right through it and into its core with the aid of 2 other Viltrumites, they were also the cause of the massive entering and exit impacts at the bottom of the planet. After years of getting stronger, he was able to fight toe to toe with Thragg in the Sun, who previously made quick work of him and his father. After a 500 year time jump, he was able to best his old friend Allen the Alien who was previously much more powerful than him.
Invulnerability – Like his Hero Name, Mark Grayson is Invulnerable to almost all harm. He can withstand the blasts of city-country level explosions with little to no damage. However, repeated punches of great force such as those from other Viltrumites can harm him over time. This invulnerability extends to mental domination and transmutation, however a certain virus has been seen to bypass this invulnerability and kill Viltrumites, leading to their small population. One of his best feats of durability is surviving a planetary explosion of the planet Viltrum even when he himself was near the epicentre of the actual blast in the centre of the planet. One of his other overlooked durability feats is being unaffected by a custom-made nuclear weapon which made the largest solar flare ever recorded (at least 80 billion megatons).
Flight – Like his father, Mark can also fly. He was once said to be able to fly from earth to Mars in only a few days. However he has been shown to have increased his flight speed since then. It is now known that his flying speed is superior to his father‘s who was able to fly from Earth to a different star-cluster in 2 weeks (on one breathe of air) which entrails moving millions upon million times the speed of light. He was even able to casually outspeed a ship that can go billions of times Faster than Light.
Super speed – Mark, like all Viltrumites possess the ability to think, move and perceive events at super speed. They can move at such speeds coupled with their slowed down perception to move freely whilst time looks to come to a halt. On average, he can move at sub-relativistic speeds but once he speeds up, he can perceive events at near-light or FTL speeds. An example is when he, his father and Thaedus keep up with Space Racer‘s infinity ray in which their perception speed is dilated to these speeds. He normally doesn’t utilise this much as he needs to hold back against weak Earth villains to not kill them, and holding back makes him massively slower.
Healing – Mark is able to recover from injuries more efficiently and quickly that would otherwise be fatal to someone with a normal human healing rate.
Endurance – Mark is able to endure extreme physical trauma that would otherwise kill a normal person, such as numerous broken bones, skull fractures, and even disembowelment. On one such occasion he has continues fighting even after been impaled by a fist through his abdomen and having his guts ripped out of his body (though he’s passed out shortly after)
Lung Capacity – While he cannot breath in space he is able to hold his breath long enough to fight and travel long distances without a space suit. Mark can also hold his breath under water for long periods of time. In his early days he could survive hours or a day without air. However his lung capacity is now comparable to that of an adult Viltrumite as his father has shown it is possible for a one to survive at LEAST 1 week on a single breathe of air. He also appears to be unaffected by the vacuum or radiation of space.
Longevity – Mark also has an expanded life span like a Viltrumite. The longer he lives the slower he ages. It is not known how long his life span is but it is known he will live for thousands of years. He has since lived for more than 500 years whilst his appearance looks like that of a 30-40 year old man.
Paramount pictures recently said that they have plans for an Invincible movie in the near future. They would like for Robert Kirkman to write the screenplay. There is no scheduled release date but rumors say that it will be released some time in 2009, or 2010. Unfortunately nothing came of it and the rights to Invincible were reverted back to Robert Kirkman.
In April 2017, Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg have been set to write, direct and produce a feature film adaptation of Invincible, the Image/Skybound Entertainment comic series from The Walking Deadâs Robert Kirkman, Ryan Ottley & Cory Walker. The film will come under Kirkman’s first-look deal with Universal Pictures where he will also serve as a producer alongside Rogen and Goldberg.
MTV started a digital TV show of Invincible which is basically an animated comic book; it is available on iTunes.
Invincible is an animated series based on the comic Invincible. The series will be focusing on Mark Grayson. Robert Kirkman, the creator of the character, is the writer of the series. The first season has ended and seasons 2 and 3 have been confirmed.
Season 1 centers around Mark’s first adventures as the superhero Invincible, as he battle his first enemies, meets his super powered friends for the first time, and learns about the hardships of being a superhero. Invincible’s father, Omni-Man is the main villain of Season 1.