In our third 'Invincible' episode, we counsel Mark and Eve through their complicated post-Reboot relationship.
"This is not my beautiful house! This is not my beautiful wife!" Mark Grayson returns from his Rebooted life to find Atom Eve fully embracing that alien lifestyle and their daughter Tera well into childhood. He's missed so much but doesn't have time to cry about it. Thragg and his brood armada are on the march and thirsty for Grayson blood.
We return to Invincible this week and our ongoing Mark and Eve counseling session. We are so close to the comic's climax and freaking out a little. Creators Robert Kirkman and Cory Walker slam the Grayson family through the grinder, attacking them from within and without. Our loving couple has survived a lot, but the Invincible Full House arc threatens to tear everything asunder. Most notably, Lisa's emotions, as she's reeling after nearly every page turn.
Our heroes are bottling their feelings, struggling to express themselves to each other, creating opportunities for violent outbursts. Complicating everything is Tera, their little one, racing to experience life in a universe out to destroy her. Can Mark and Eve reveal their deepest fears to each other when they have to throw up protective walls for their daughter's sake?
Expressing Emotions in Invincible Full House
Helping us navigate this tumultuous time between Mark and Eve is Dr. Marc Brackett and his book, Permission to Feel: Unlocking the Power of Emotions to Help Our Kids, Ourselves, and Our Society Thrive. We've reached the portion detailing the dangerous game of expressing yourself. You must put yourself out there, but you cannot control how the person across from you will react. What do you do when your partner's emotional response clashes with your vulnerable unveiling? Brackett might not have a solution for you, but maybe we do. Maybe.
Helplines are available if you do not have a support system willing to hear you out during these vulnerable moments of expression. You can reach the Mental Health Hotline in Virginia by dialing 1-866-903-3787 or CLICK HERE.
Issues covered in this episode: Invincible 127 - 132, published by Image Comics under the Skyboud Entertainment imprint, released between April 2016 and February 2017. The comic was written by Robert Kirkman, illustrated by Cory Walker, colored by Nathan Fairbairn, and lettered by Rus Wooton.
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