Even for a book like Invincible, which has subplots coming out of it’s butt, there was a lot going on in this issue. Of course, we revisit what happened to Mark in the aftermath of his arm falling off, and while he does have an awesome Cable-esque cyber-arm for the moment, it’s unfortunately not permanent, which is a real shame, maybe it’s because I’m a child of the 90s, but cybernetic arms are never not cool (I’m joking). Then the always hilarious Octoboss shows up so the Guardians Of The Globe can kick his ass, and we finally, finally, get some info about what exactly went on between Robot and Monster Girl when they were stuck in that other dimension. Invincible co-creator Cory Walker comes back for these sequences, and he does his usual top-notch job, I may prefer Ottley, but you should never forget it was Walker who originated the look of this series. This stuff in the Flaxan world was pretty interesting, it’s crazy that they lived there for 700 years, no wonder they’ve been different. How many issues is this story set to run? And the final subplot was with the new Invincible, aka Bulletproof, as he runs into more problems when his parents come to dinner. I found the stuff with his brother, and his parents thinking his brother was Bulletproof very intriguing, what happened to his brother? Is he dead now? What’s the deal there? I’m almost as interested in that little tidbit as I am all of the big picture Viltrumite stuff, and it’s good that Kirkman has me interested in Zandale’s problems already.