Pardon the repetitive redundancy, but Issue #6 proves that Invincible Universe likes to show off the Invincible Universe.
Note: This recap may contain spoilers!
We got Monster Girl, we got Cho, we got Chupacabra, Kid Thor, the Immortal… it’s all there. And we start with Cho massacring the United Nations people (I’m guessing the General Assembly by the looks of it, but that would be pointless because they have no actual power. They just debate a lot. The security Council is the way to go if you’re into world domination. Of course, they’re staffed by Ambassadors, so they could be replaced. But enough of my digressions!) and babbling on about how he doesn’t want to hurt anyone, he just wants to dominate the whole world (for their own good).
Meanwhile, the gang working with Cecil figures out that Cho is able to teleport himself super fast from place to place, and in the process create force fields to repel whatever he comes into contact with. The effect is to make it appear he has super speed and super strength. The only way to slow him down is to generate a gravity field strong enough to prevent him from moving between portals.
Not to fear, though, because over in South Korea, the crack team sent there two issues ago to figure out what Cho was up to has discovered the only weapon that can stop him. It renders so much gravity upon the person it traps him in a gravity well. Perfect! The bad thing is that he disassembled the machine so nobody could use it. The good thing is he left behind the scientists who know how it works, and they don’t like him, and they are eager to put it back together even if they haven’t eaten for days (or perhaps because of that reason).
While all this is going on, Cecil puts a stop to the fighting by surrendering to Cho on behalf of the entire planet. He transports Cho back to Global Defense Agency Headquarters, where Cho meets his new harem and signs papers declaring his supremacy and whatnot. Of course, it’s all a ruse. Cho gets trapped in the gravity machine. Cecil means to use this to hold Cho imprisoned until he can be put on trial. But the machine was rebuilt by scientists that hadn’t eaten for days, and perhaps were a bit absent-minded in their calculations. The machine malfunctions, imploding Cho to death.
Cecil ends this installment with a little self doubt, which is resolved by him deciding to make the Guardians preemptive in their operations.
Rating: 3.5 / 5 Stars
Now for something completely different. Issue #7 is the story of Le Brustier. Being a dog herself, she stumbles across a dog fighting ring, gets captured (on purpose, it looks like), and gets thrown in the ring to fight (seeing as how she looks like a normal dog). Of course, instead of fighting the other dogs, she rips the arm off one of the dog handlers (awesome), and follows the escaping thugs back to their boss, who turns out to be Magnattack, a low level but dangerous super thug. She attacks Magnattack and his cronies and saves the day. This is a cute little ditty with a lot of art work and not so much dialogue. It’s a great change up and quite original.
Rating: 4.5 / 5 Stars