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Invincible: Growing Pains (Image Comics, 2003; #66-70, Invincible Returns #1)

  • All of the recent stresses in his life push Mark to a breaking point, forcing him to take stock of who he has become and who he wants to be.
  • But the sun comes up, and the world still spins—so threats continue to emerge for Invincible to fight.
  • And Omni-Man is on his way back to Earth to find Mark.
  • Kirkman continues to make Invincible soapy superhero fun; this chapter brings a lot of threads together and sets up the next act of the story.
  • Ottley, Walker, Rathburn, McCaig, and Plascencia continue to kill it on art, filling the book with detailed, action-heavy art and quiet character moments alike.

This is volume thirteen of Invincible.  If you’ve read the first twelve, you already know whether you’re going to enjoy this one.

Collected in

  • Invincible, Vol. 13: Growing Pains (#66-70, Invincible Returns #1)
  • Invincible Ultimate Collection, Vol. 6 (#60-70, Invincible Returns #1)
  • Invincible Library Collection, Vol. 3 (#48-70, The Astounding Wolf-Man #11, Invincible Returns #1)
  • Invincible Compendium, Vol. 2 (#48-96, The Astounding Wolf-Man #11, Invincible Returns #1)


Writer: Robert Kirkman | Pencillers: Cory Walker (66-67, IR backup), Ryan Ottley (68-70, IR main story) | Inkers: Cory Walker (66-67, IR backup), Cliff Rathburn (68-70, IR main story) | Colorist: Dave McCaig (66-67, IR backup), FCO Plascencia (68-70, IR main story) | Letterer: Rus Wooton | Editor: Sina Grace

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