20+ Shows & Books like Invincible



We have created a huge list of shows, anime, and books similar to Invincible. So if you like Invincible and want more like it, then this list is just what you need.

Most of the recommendations have people with superpowers or magical powers in them. Most also have superheroes or supervillains, but not all. Some of the suggestions also have teen protagonists like Mark Grayson in Invincible, but some also have adult protagonists. We have not only found other TV-Show recommendations but also books and anime recommendations similar to Invincible.


17-year-old Mark Grayson is the son of Earth's most powerful superhero, Omni-Man. Mark is about to develop his own powers, but as he grows he starts to discover that his father’s legacy may not be as heroic as it seems.

Invincible is an adult animated series based on the Skybound/Image comic about a teenager whose father is the most powerful superhero on the planet.

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TV-Shows like Invincible


Tv Show cover: Misfits
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A group of English teenagers given community service is hit by a freak thunderstorm and discovers that they have gotten superpowers. When they discover that they are not the only ones who have been given powers they realize that they have a lot more to worry about than just their community service.

Is Misfits good?

This is a cool show, but I have only watched up to season three. I fell off when I had to wait for a new season. I might take it up again if I get time.

Why is Misfits recommended?

Misfits is one of the better recommendations if you want more like Invincible. It's a dark ad gritty show about the unlikely superheroes, but the characters aren’t really of the same type as in Invincible. However, the feel and structure of the show are similar enough to Invincible to be a very good recommendation.

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The Boys

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A group of vigilantes set out to take down corrupt superheroes who abuse their superpowers.

Superpowered people are heroes for the general public. Their images are carefully cultivated by a powerful corporation that owns them, Vought International. But power corrupts most people, and most of those superheroes are no different. Outside of their heroic personas, most are arrogant and corrupt. Hugh "Hughie" Campbel joins a group of vigilant hero killers after his girlfriend is killed by one of them in front of him. One of his heroes acted recklessly and she got killed, and it all got hidden away by those in power.

Why is The Boys recommended?

The Boys is not animation and is more about adult protagonists, but has many similar aspects to Invincible. The boys are brutal, violent, thrilling, and sometimes funny. It has superheroes, and some of them are not really the heroic kind. You will definitely like The Boys if you like Invincible.

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Doom Patrol

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Doom Patrol is a group of superpowered outcasts living together under the house of one idealistic modern-day mad scientist Dr. Niles Caulder. The heroes are Robotman, Negative Man, Elasti-Girl, and Crazy Jane. They have superpowers, but they also got horrible scars, disfigurements, and traumas from it. They investigate weird phenomena and protect Earth from what they find if necessary. They are partly a support group and partly a Super Hero team. The Doom Patrol is a band of super-powered freaks who fight for a world that wants nothing to do with them.

Why is Doom Patrol recommended?

Doom Patrol is another comic book adaptation. It is less serious that Invincible, but you are likely to find it interesting, especially if you want something a little quirky and strange.

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A renegade spawn of an angel and a demon, a soul without a body, choose to inhabit the body of Texas preacher Jesse Custer. A preacher that has lost his faith and has a drinking problem. The offspring called Genesis bonds with Jesse giving him the word of God. When he uses it people obey. Jesse, his ex, and his vampire friend are forced into a battle between Heaven and Hell.

Why is Preacher recommended?

Preacher is another comic book adaptation like Invincible. It's a cult classic that kept the gritty and violent atmosphere of the original comic book.

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Vlad Tepes (Dracula) declares war on humanity after his wife Lisa Tepes is accused of witchcraft and burned at the stake by the church. He summons an army of demonic creatures from hell to kill and conquer all humans.

Trevor Belmont is the last survivor of the monster-hunting Belmont clan. He is trained to take on all kinds of monsters, and he agrees to take up the fight against Vlad Tepes.

Why is Castlevania recommended?

Castlevania is of a fantasy horror type show than Invincible, but it is added because of its darker tones and the fact that it is a very good show.

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The Mandalorian

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The Mandalorian is set after the fall of the Empire and before the emergence of the First Order.

It follows the travels and exploits of a lone bounty hunter known as The Mandalorian, a member of the nearly extinct ancient martial order Mandalorian.

But one day a job changes his life drastically.

Is The Mandalorian good?

So far The Mandalorian is the Star Wars story and atmosphere I have been waiting for. I like many of the existing movies, but they are all about grand galaxy-wide consequences. The Mandalorian is a more small scale and on the outskirts and lawless parts of the galaxy. Probably why I liked the Solo: A Star Wars Story so much.

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People all over the world are discovering that they have superpowers. They are all trying to deal with how this is change is affecting their lives.

Some of the people with superpowers are. Peter Petrelli, a 30-something nurse who suspects he can fly. Claire Bennet, a 17-year-old cheerleader who is next to immortal. Hiro Nakamura, a 20-something Japanese comic book fan who kind of control time. Niki Sanders, a 30-something Las Vegas showgirl with an evil twin. Matt Parkman, a cop who can read minds. Isaac Mendez, a 20-something junkie who has the ability to paint images of the future when he is high.

This is a show of heroes and villains, some with and some without superpowers. A shadowy organization hunting people with superpowers is one of the power players.


Is Heroes good?

The first season of Heroes is absolutely fantastic, but then it sadly starts to slowly get worse. The last season is barely worth watching.

However, the first season is so good that you still will have a really good time watching it. Heroes is an excellent show.

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Jessica Jones

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Jessica Jones works as a hot-tempered private detective in Hell's Kitchen.

She uses her extraordinary abilities, super strength, to champion for those in need... especially if they're willing to cut her a check.

Is Jessica Jones good?

Marvel's Jessica Jones is a very good superhero TV show.

It has crossovers with other Netflix Marvel superhero TV shows like Luke Cage and Daredevil.

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Tv Show cover: Daredevil
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Blinded as a young boy, Matt Murdock fights injustice by day as a lawyer and by night as the Super Hero Daredevil in Hell's Kitchen, New York City. As a child Matt was blinded by a chemical spill, but instead of limiting him it supercharged his other senses and enabled him to see the world in a unique and powerful way. Now he uses these powers to deliver justice.

Is Daredevil good?

Much better than the movie. Netflix and Marvel is a match made in heaven.

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Nick Sax is an ex-cop and currently a hitman. After wakening up injured in a hospital he sees a flying blue horse that claims it is the imaginary friend of a girl that needs help. And so begins the bloody journey to save the girl with the help of a flying blue horse character named Happy.

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The Defenders

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The Defenders takes part a few months after the events of the second season of Daredevil, and a month after the events of Iron Fist, the vigilantes Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist team up in New York City to fight a common enemy: The Hand.

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Gotham is the story behind Detective James Gordon's rise to prominence in Gotham City in the years before Batman's arrival. This story starts out with the murder of Thomas and Martha Wayne right in front of their young son Bruce Wayne's eyes.

Although detectives James Gordon and his partner Harvey Bullock find the killer quickly, the case is not so simple. Gordon starts his lonely and dangerous road that will set him against both the deadly underworld and against some of his just as deadly comrades in the police department.

In the coming conflicts, some criminals will fall while others will raise to become supervillains. But for some people, the spark that sets them on the road to becoming superheroes is also ignited.

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Animes like Invincible

If you want Anime similar to Invincible then we have also added some recommendations for you. Not all of them are about superheroes, but they all have people with superpowers of some kind.

Boku no Hero Academia

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Izuku Midoriya is powerless, he has no superpowers in a world where over 80% of the population has some kind of superpower. He is a fan of heroes and studies and takes notes on them. He has wished to become one himself since he was a small child, something that looks impossible to become when you have no power. One day he meats his personal idol, and the strongest hero of them all, All Might. Another special thing about All Might that almost no other person knows is that his power can be inherited, and after observing Izuku he has chosen to give his power to him. This gives Izuku the chance, with some hard training, to join the Hero Academy and become a hero like his childhood dream.

Is Boku no Hero Academia good?

Boku no Hero Academia is a good anime that has taken inspiration from american comics and created a good superhero anime. It`s not an excellent anime, but it is still good. If you like animes and you also like superhero stuff, then you should give it a try.

Why is Boku no Hero Academia recommended?

My Hero Academia might be an anime but it has some similarities with Invincible. They are both about young superheroes.

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One Punch Man

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The world is full of people and monsters with superhuman abilities. Saitama is one of those people with superhuman abilities, and he can defeat his enemies with a single punch. He trained three years to gain this strength so he could follow his dream of being a hero.

But he has become too strong, defeating everything with one punch is too easy, he can no longer feel the thrill of battle. Saitama overpowered power makes his life boring and dull. He finds his overall hero life pointless.

But one day Saitama meets the cyborg Genos. He witnesses Saitama's power and wishes to become his disciple. Genos proposes that they join the Hero Association in order to become certified heroes so they also can get recognized for their heroic deeds. Saitama, who is shocked that no one knows who he is, quickly agrees.

New allies and new foes await them as they embark on this new journey together as a member of the Hero Association. Maybe Saitama once again will experience the excitement of battle that he once felt.

Why is One Punch Man recommended?

One Punch Man is also a world with people that has superpowers.

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Tokyo Ghoul

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Ken Kaneki is a shy and bookish college student. When he meets the beautiful and mysterious Rize Kamishiro he is instantly drawn toward her. She is a book reader just like him.

But Rize is not exactly who she seems, she is a Ghoul. And Kaneki is her pray.

Ghouls are creatures that can masquerade as humans and blend in with human society. But unlike humans, they thirst for human flesh.

Tokyo is infested with Ghouls living side by side with humans. They live in hiding and hunt in secret.

Kaneki survives being attacked by Rize, but not without severe repercussions. Some of his organs were destroyed, and the surgeon uses some of Rize's organs to save Kaneki since she died during her attack. Having Ghoul organs in him changes Kaneki.

Kaneki is now half-ghoul and half-human.

Now Kaneki has to deal with his thirst for human flesh and hiding his true nature. Thus begins Kaneki's quest to integrate into both Ghoul and Human society.

Is Tokyo Ghoul good?

Tokyo Ghoul is a dark and gory anime. It has an interesting story and good animations.

I really like this anime.

It's not among the best, but it's still absolutely worth watching. But if you have read the manga then you might be disappointed, or so I have heard.

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Masane Amaha discovers that she can transform into a powerful being.

This discovery comes about when she is attacked by an advanced weapon that can disguise itself as a human being.

Masane destroys the weapon and thus becomes involved in a power struggle between powerful organizations.

They discovered that she holds the most powerful weapon of them all.

The legendary Witchblade.

Is Witchblade good?

Witchblade is quite good.

It's very character-driven and has nice pacing.

Witchblade is actually based on an American comic and not a Japanese manga.

It`s absolutely worth giving this anime a chance.

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Hunter x Hunter

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Gon is a young boy that dreams of following in his father's footsteps as a Hunter.

Hunters catch dangerous criminals, search for hidden treasures, charts new theories, and other dangerous stuff.

To become a Hunter Gon first has to pass a notorious difficult Hunter exam.

Gon set out on his path with the lively doctor-in-training Leorio, the vengeful Kurapika, and the rebellious ex-assassin Killuat.

Is Hunter x Hunter good?

Hunter X Hunter, especially the newest version, is among the best animes I have watched.

It's absolutely worth watching. But its a Shounen, so it's long.

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Parasyte -the maxim-

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Parasitic aliens descend upon Earth. They quickly infiltrated humanity by burrowing into the brains of sleeping people.

The take control over the humans they burrow into. They can also shapeshift into horrendous shapes to fight and eat humans.

Shinichi Izumi is a sizteen-year-old highschool student, and he fell victim to one of these parasites. But it failed and it had to settle for taking his arm instead.

The parasite called Migi and its host Izumi has to learn to live together. They have to learn to go about daily life and to fight other parasites.

Is Parasyte -the maxim- good?

Parasyte -the maxim- is an excellent anime, one of the better ones. And if you like horror, especially of the body horror kind, then it is a must-watch.

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Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood

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The young brothers Edward and Alphonse Elric lose their mother to an incurable disease. With the power of alchemy, they use taboo knowledge to resurrect her.

But alchemy is bound by this Law of Equivalent Exchange.

As an exchange Edward loses his left leg and Alphonse his physical body. It is only sacrificing his own right arm that of Edward's is able to bind Alphonse's soul to a suit of armor. And to top it off, the resurrection failed.

With the help of a family friend, Edward receives metal limbs, also called automails, to replace his lost ones. With that, Edward vows to search for the mythical Philosopher's Stone to return his brother to his original body.

To do this he becomes a State Alchemist, a governmental military organization. After joining they quickly find themselves caught up in a nationwide conspiracy that leads them not only to the true nature of the elusive Philosopher's Stone but also deep into their country's murky history as well.

Is Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood good?

Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood is a masterpiece. It among the best anime shows.

Just watch it.

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Books like Invincible

Our book sugestions for Invincible are not other comic books or graphic novels, but regular books that have similarities with the Invincible TV-Show. Most of them have people with superpowers in them and superheroes.

Super Powereds: Year 1 (Super Powereds #1) by Drew Hayes

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To become a super hero you have to take the Hero Certification Program in college, and only a handful of those starting it will be able to get to the final year. Among this years freshmen at Lander University, one of the top universities with a Hero Certification Program, there are five fresh students that are not as the rest of the aspiring heroes. They are former powereds, people with abilities like the supers but without the ability to control them. Powereds have always been treated like second class citizens and a burden. However these five are the first prototypes for a new highly classified experiment that have managed to turn powereds to a super. They have been those into the Hero Certification Program at Lander University as a trail by fire to see if they can compete against supers.

Is Super Powereds good?

Super Powereds is one of the better series I have read in a while. Great long books. They are akin to the magical school type of books, but with college age students instead of the commonly younger age group. There are five main characters, and the author has actually managed to distribute the focus fairly among them.

Why is Super Powereds recommended?

Super Powereds is also a world where some people have superpowers, just like in Invincible. The main characters are slightly older, they are in college. Super Powereds is a really good book series, kind of like a magical academy book only with superpowers instead.

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The Perfect Run

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Ryan Romano, alias Quicksave, is an eccentric superhuman with a strange power. He can both stop time for a short duration and as the name implies he can create a save point that he automatically loads whenever he dies.

He arrives in New Rome, the rebuilt capital sin in Europe, looking for a long-lost friend only to find himself in the ist of a crazy situation that will require his powers to solve. New Rome is torn between mega-corporations, sponsored heroes, super-powered criminals, and true monsters where some only threaten the city while others might threaten the whole world.

Ryan sees many different routes, and from Hero to Villain, he has to groundhog day them all with his savepoint power. Only then will he achieve his perfect ending. No matter how many loops it takes.

Why is The Perfect Run recommended?

The Perfect Run is a very good book series that also has people with superpowers, just like Invincible. But the world has gone through some apocalyptic-like events in the recent past when people first got their powers.

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So Not a Hero by S. J. Delos

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Karen Hashimoto, previously known as the supervillain Crushette, is known after a stint in prison reformed. After accidentally helping a superhero out with some bad guys she is offered a place with the cities most popular superhero team. Can Karen, an ex lover of the notorious supervillain Doctor Maniac turn her life around an become a hero, or will she relapse back to her old life as a criminal?

Is So Not a Hero by S. J. Delos good?

So Not a Hero is an interesting read about someone trying to turn their life around. She was not a very bad person, she more or less dropped into to criminal life because of her boyfriend, but she still was an active participant. And the super hero stuff is always cool.

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Almost Infamous: A Supervillain Novel by Matt Carter

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Aidan Salt has a super power, albeit an unpredictable one. He has a telekinetic ability strong enough that he could be a super hero if he wanted to. But he is to cowardly and selfish to be one, and more importantly he is to lazy to deal with all the paperwork and other hazel of being a superhero. Instead he decides to become Apex Strike, the first supervillain the world has seen in the last twenty years. His first heist dos not go as planned and he find himself forced in as a plot by some superheroes to make themselves important and more popular again.

Is Almost Infamous: A Supervillain Novel by Matt Carter good?

Almost Infamous is an interesting book where the heroes are not that heroic, most of them anyway. I liked the book, not among the best I have read, but worth reading if you like superhero books or anti-hero books.

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