If you are a fan of the comic Invincible you may wonder why his dad Omni-Man killed the Guardians of the Globe, a spoof of The Justice League. The event takes place in issue 7, but why did he do it? These Superheroes embraced him with open arms when he came to Earth and helped him get his feet wet. So why kill the members of his own team?
We find out in Invincible issue 11. You see, Omni-Man was actually a bad dude all along. He masqueraded as Earth’s protector because he needed the people of the planet to be safe so that him and his race could conquer the planet later. If another creature, person or group threatened to do the same, then he had to put them out of business. Although you may wonder why Omni-Man killed the Guardians, keep in mind that they were protecting the Earth. He states in issue 11 that killing them was the first step towards weakening Earth’s defenses. He made this decision after his son began to develop his powers because he knew he couldn’t wait much longer.
The funny thing about the Guardians of the Globe is how closely the characters resemble members of the Justice League. For example there is a giant fish that lives in Atlantis just like Aquaman. The others resemble The Flash, Batman, Wonder Woman, Martian Manhunter, Green Lantern and others. I suppose Omni-Man himself is a resemblance of Superman, since he happens to be the fastest and strongest being on the planet who can also fly.
If you find it hard to believe that people would let him get away killing the Guardians, you would be right. Invincible fights Omni-man in issue 12. It’s rather jarring knowing that a son has to take a stand against his father like this. Unfortunately his powers had not fully developed and Omni-Man beats him to the brink of death.
Be sure to get your hands on Invisible issue 11 since it explains why Omni-Man killed the Guardians. What do you think about this messed-up plot twist? Leave a comment.