Low-Frequency Listener (L-FL): The aftermath of Las Vegas’s destruction seeps into this issue of the superhero comic Invincible. Mark Grayson, Invincible’s civilian identity, begins questioning whether his actions as a superhero are making the world better or worse.
Invincible #81 (I#81): The character Powerplex (the superhero who blames Invincible for the death of his sister and wife and son, and tends to mentally unhinge whenever Invincible is present) tries to kill Invincible.
L-FL: The murderous intents of Powerplex fail, and Invincible empathizes with and helps Powerplex confront the loss of his loved ones. The titular hero also encounters the Gravitator technology on another villain in the midst of robbing a bank. Invincible foils the robbery and jails the villain and confronts the original creator of the gravity controlling technology. Invincible takes the creator to the science lab of the Global Defense Agency has Cecil (the manager of the Global Defense Agency) put him on staff.
I#81: The issue ends with Mark Grayson discussing with Samantha Wilkins about how his work as Invincible is making the world worse.
L-FL: Despite this doubtful downer ending, the definition of superhero is one that recognizes and remembers the pain and loss of others resulting from the interactions with villains.
I#81: …But instead, things just keep getting worse.