Graphic Novel Review: Mister Invincible: Local Hero by Pascal Jousselin

Mister Invincible: Local Hero by Pascal Jousselin. Translated by David Bryon, James Hogan, and Ivanka T. Hahnenberger. Magnetic, 2020. 9781942367611. 96pp.

Mister Invincible is the only true comic book superhero! He has the power of comics — he can hop from one panel to another, which allows him to violate causality, travel in time and space, do good deeds, and fight crime. Others have comic-derived powers, too, including Jack, who uses the power of words (and word balloons), 2-D Boy (he wants to use his power over perspective for good), and the Jester, a super villain who seems able to travel through walls (though his power is, of course, much more comics specific than that).

Timely note: There’s a one page gag where Mister Invincible defeats a mad scientist’s mega virus using his powers.

The book is a good mix of one-page gags and longer stories.


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