It may be coming to an end, but the cover for Robert Kirkman and Ryan Ottley’s long-running series’ final issue indicates there may yet be more stories to tell — albeit about a different Invincible.
Skybound Entertainment and Image Comics have released co-creator Cory Walker’s cover art for Invincible #144. The illustration features Terra Grayson, the daughter of the series’ main character Mark Grayson, striking the same pose her father did for Issue #1’s cover in 2003.
“The point of this series has always been to celebrate what we love about superhero comics, but always put our own spin on it,” Kirkman said when he initially discussed the series’ finale. “To play with the tropes of the genre, but twist them into something new, at all times, no matter what.
“Everything was converging in this one story, and looking back, I realized I’d been working toward this the whole time,” Kirkman added. “In talking it over with Ryan, I learned, much to my surprise, that the idea of drawing something other than Invincible someday… and not being stuck in this monthly grind we’ve been in for well over a decade… appealed to him.”
“Invincible” debuted in January 2003 as part of an Image Comics superhero line — the same year that Kirkman’s “The Walking Dead” comic book series debuted, providing the early origins of a global phenomenon. The book tells the story of young superhero Mark Grayson, who inherited superpowers from his alien father. “Invincible” has gained a fan following and critical praise over the years for continually both honoring superhero tropes and subverting them, sparking multiple spinoff miniseries along the way.
Invincible #144, by Robert Kirkman, Ryan Ottley, Corey Walker and Nathan Fairbairn, arrives in stores Wednesday, February 14. The final issue is 56 pages long and has a cover price of $5.99.
- STORY: ROBERT KIRKMAN
- ART: RYAN OTTLEY, CORY WALKER & NATHAN FAIRBAIRN
- COVER A: RYAN OTTLEY & NATHAN FAIRBAIRN
- COVER B: CORY WALKER & NATHAN FAIRBAIRN
- 56 PAGES / FC/ M / $5.99
- Final issue hits stands 2/14
- THE END OF ALL THINGS Part 12 of 12
- Final issue. Everything since issue one has been building to this. Nothing can prepare you.
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