Kirkman's cast in Invincible is so large at this point, with equal time given to inhabitants of other planets, that we can almost literally range all over the galaxy and find a familiar face to zoom in on.
The Heroic Age didn't last that long, did it? That was the premise that began this series, with Steve Rogers giving Luke Cage and his family Avengers Mansion in order to run an a ground force of Bendis-approved street fighting Avengers, his own way, after the losses of Dark Reign.
"Evening at Collinwood..." That was the way so many episodes began, back in the heyday of the titular concept, with waves crashing on a rocky cliff, and a brooding house set back on the hill. The opening page instantly thrusts us back to that signature opening, immersing us in the old-fashioned world of the iconic supernatural soap opera.
Paris is in ruins. Set and the Order have already destroyed it, so what can the Guardians do about it, when they fly in with all the bravado they can muster? Where do they get all that bravado, anyway?
What could be more exciting than the annual Founders Illuminations Ceremony? A lot of things, but you know it's just another excuse for horror to be unleashed on the repeatedly victimized citizens of Mystic Falls, who never learn not to hold any public gatherings.
What could be more exciting than the annual Mystic Falls Senior Bonfire? Almost nothing, at least to Caroline, who tries to keep Bonnie and Elena focused on their senior year and all of its rites of passages.