Invincible returns to Prime Video starting November 3rd with a second season that will be split into two parts. It’s been over two years since the release of the first season of Invincible. If you’re looking to get caught up, don’t expect a recap; this new season drops you right back into the complicated life of Mark Grayson, voiced by Steven Yeun. Mark and his human mother, Debbie, voiced by Sandra Oh; must deal with the devastating events at the end of the first season.


That trauma, caused by Nolan aka Omni Man, voiced by J.K. Simmons, sets the foundation for this season. While there is no recap, through the released episodes, we see Mark continuously go back to the moments when Omni Man was using him as a human battering ram followed by a horrific beating before fleeing the planet. The only things Mark has left now is an emotional hole left by the love he had for his father, and the fear that he will also end up just like him. His mother is left in an even more vulnerable spot, as she is “just a human”.

As Mark struggles with this internal trauma, Cecil Stedman, voiced by Walton Goggins; still has a Global Defense Academy (GDA), to run. The team of Rex Splode, voiced by Jason Mantzoukas, Dupli-Kate, voiced by Malese Jow, and Robot, voiced by Ross Marquand, and others is struggling without Mark. 

Also happening throughout the now-introduced multiverse, we are introduced to Angstrom Levy, voiced by Sterling K. Brown, who can be described as a hyper-intelligent anti-hero who has dimension-hopping powers. Through his movements, we see how things are going in other alternative realities.


These are the storylines that we find in the first set of episodes of season 2 of Invincible. The episodes hammer in the grief of both Mark and his mother, even if at some points, even if at times it feels like it’s at the expense of other characters. Often, using long-winded scenes to drive home the point. I find that it brings the series to a screeching halt from the high that we were left with in season one. 

While I find that this is important for our main character, it ends up making the first part of the season a long setup to whatever is set to come in the second part of the season. Given how invested fans are in the series, I believe the creative team made some of these “emotional” reasons to further distance themselves from some of the more traditional mainstream comic book adaptations.


Invincible has the advantage of excellent source material from Kirkman’s iconic comic book series; along with animation that is anchored by phenomenal voice actors that can convey emotional moments throughout the series. While part one of this season seems somewhat scattered, the creative team behind this series has proven they can deliver when it counts. Hence trusting that they are setting up for something special for the second part of season 2.

Season 2 of Invincible premieres exclusively on Prime Video on November 3rd.

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