Most comic-readers and TV-watchers know Robert Kirkman as the creator of The Walking Dead, but he has actually done things in his life other than that. One such thing is Invincible, a critically acclaimed superhero comic made by Kirkman, Cory Walker, and Ryan Ottley that just ended its 15-year run back in February. That’s not the end of the Invincible saga, though, as Amazon has just given a straight-to-series order to an animated adaptation of the comic. That comes from Variety, which says the Invincible show has only been given eight episodes for now, but seems safe to assume that the episode count could expand if it turns out to be a hit. After all, there are 15 years of stories that can be told, and they’re probably not going to burn through very much in only eight episodes.
As for what Invincible is about, it began as a story about the teenage son of a superhero called Omni-Man, who is actually a member of a peaceful alien race called the Vitrumites. Taking the name Invincible, even though he is not actually invincible, the boy becomes a superhero in his own right and eventually discovers that his father’s backstory may not be totally true.
Just last year, Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg were trying to make an Invincible movie, but that’s probably no longer happening.