Invincible Creator Believes Superman Would Stand No Chance Against Omni-Man and Could “easily beat him”

Invincible creator has made a few fans angry with his answer to Omni-Man v. Superman

Invincible Creator Believes Superman Would Stand No Chance Against Omni-Man and Could “easily beat him”

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  • Robert Kirkman, the showrunner of Invincible, has made the controversial claim that Omni-Man could easily beat Superman.
  • The creator revealed that he would often join such Omni-Man v. Superman debates and support Omni-Man, making some fans angry.
  • However, he is offended by the fact that fans call his villain the 'evil' Superman.
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Invincible creator Robert Kirkman will be drawing some fire from DC fans for his claim that Omni-Man could easily beat Superman. Kirkman was unapologetic when he shared that there was even no point in debating whether Omni-Man is more powerful than Superman or Homelander. Fans have already started clapping back at the director, with some even sharing that Omni-Man was a Superman rip-off.

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Invincible showrunner Robert Kirkman (credits: @robkirkman)
Invincible showrunner Robert Kirkman (credits: @robkirkman)

In its 12-episode run, the animated series has established Omni-Man as the most powerful force in the Invincible-verse. The character destroyed Chicago and killed thousands at the end of the first season but couldn’t complete his evil mission due to his love for his family.

Robert Kirkman Says Invincible‘s Omni-Man Could ‘Easily’ Beat Superman

Robert Kirkman responds to Omni-Man v. Superman debate
Robert Kirkman responds to Omni-Man v. Superman debate

Robert Kirkman found success with the animated superhero series, Invincible, even at a time when the genre was struggling to impress the audience. Kirkman’s show stopped at nothing to present the dark and violent nature of the original source material. The series also had an impressive voice cast, including J. K. Simmons, Steven Yeun, and Sandra Oh, that immediately caught the audience’s attention.

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Simmons’ Nolan Grayson is initially presented as Earth’s most powerful superhero on a mission to protect the planet. However, it is almost immediately revealed that the alien character has evil intentions. Omni-Man shows his powers in the most brutal ways possible, killing many people throughout season one. He earned the nickname among fans as ‘evil’ Superman.

When Kirkman appeared for an interview during the IGN Fan Fest 2024, he made some remarks that rubbed the wrong way with DC fans. When the online debates about Omni-Man v. Superman came to discussion, Kirkman almost immediately dismissed the point of any debates. He shared that Omni-Man could easily beat Superman. He also revealed that he would often join such debates online and support Omni-Man, which angers many hardcore Superman fans. He told IGN:

“That discussion usually ends with people on the internet mad at me because I say that Superman is lame and that Omni-Man would easily beat Superman. So I didn’t want to say that again and get people mad at me all over again. Even though it’s true!”

The IGN interviewer clearly didn’t want the question about Omni-Man v. Superman answered, as she knew that it would be a controversial subject among comic book fans. She instead deflected the subject to Omni-Man versus real-life threats like parking tickets and midlife crisis. Fans on social media have already started trolling Kirkman, with one prominent X comment reading, “They’re called SUPERMAN CLONES for a reason.” 

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Robert Kirkman Insists That Omni-Man Is Not Evil In Invincible

Omni-Man in a still from Invincible
Omni-Man in a still from Invincible

Not just Superman, but Robert Kirkman also responded to fans drawing parallels between The Boys‘ Homelander and Omni-Man. Kirkman shared that while both Omni-Man and Homelander are usually referred to as Amazon’s evil Supermen, there was a big difference between the characters. Kirkman shared that Omni-Man in Invincible is not an evil character, but it is who he is as a character. He added that calling Nolan Grayson evil was reductive to the character. Kirkman shared with IGN:

“There’s a big arc that he’s gonna be going through. There’s a lot of talk of Amazon and their evil Supermen with Homelander and Omni-Man. There’s a big difference in what we’re trying to do with Omni-Man, and who he is as a character. It’s reductive to just refer to him as an evil Superman. He is not an evil character.”

Elsewhere in the interview, Kirkman also hinted that a crossover event between Spider-Man and Invincible may not happen in Season 2 Part 2 of the series. He also revealed that the Invincible live-action movie is going through the pipeline at the studio slowly. He joked that Steven Yeun would be old enough to play Cecil Stedman by the time the movie comes out.

The series is now available for streaming on Amazon Prime Video. Invincible Season 2 Part 2 will hit the streaming platform on March 14, 2024.

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