There are quite a few superhero shows on Amazon Prime, from the edgy world of The Boys to more light-hearted ones like The Tick. However, few shows have been able to capture the superhero genre in both its fun and its bleakness like Amazon’s Invincible. This animated show is based on an Image Comics character created by The Walking Dead writer Robert Kirkman. After the release of the first season in 2021, Invincible was showered with applause for his cleansing, bloody action and his commentary on what it means to be a superhero in the modern age.
The series tells about a teenager Mark Grayson, the son of the most powerful superhero in the world, Omni-Man. As Mark begins to gain powers of his own, he accepts his father as his mentor and becomes part of an amateur team of young superheroes. However, Mark fails to grasp the true purpose that Omni-Man has in mind for Earth, pushing the two forces against each other in one of the most intense superhero scenes you’ll ever see.
Invincible also boasts an incredible cast, including The Walking Dead alum Steven Yeun as Mark, J.K. Simmons as Omni-Man and Sandra Oh as Mark’s mother Debbie. Additional superhero characters are voiced by Gillian Jacobs, Jason Mantzoukas, and Zachary Quinto. While this show is not for the faint of heart, Harley Quinn fans will no doubt enjoy the violent comic.