The strength of a superhero origin story, aside from the storytelling itself, is in the inner struggle of the individual common person thrust into uncommon circumstances. Suddenly problems and solutions are larger than life and the ramifications of actions are likewise amplified. Throw in a sense of fun and irony and one gets the winning combination that is Indomitable.
Though centered on Atlanta area professor, Dr. Irene Roman, this tale is more than one person’s origin story, it’s a world-wide origin story as an apocalyptic event creates superheroes and supervillains everywhere, all at once. Cleverly filtered through the lens of comic books come-to-life, skeptical Irene seems to be the rare person who sees through the new reality superimposed over the old. Disconcerting as it is for her, her narration breaks the fourth wall of the comics world consistently and humorously such as when she’s able to call out the supervillain in mid-exposition on the brink of his assumed victory for defaulting to such a tired trope.
Irene Roman feels responsible for the new reality that has created “the Pushed,” the superheroes and villains, when her confidence-lacking, unimpowered boyfriend, Dr. Eric Flynn, steals her experimental bio-feedback machine to commandeer his new found “God particle” that converts belief into physical reality. His imagining himself as the new world’s godlike mega-superhero in a world of heroes and villains is corrupted by his own unrealized insecurities which warp his intentions. Eric, aka Epic, is suddenly not alone in his immense level of power in the battle between good and evil. Irene’s abilities, seemingly created by Eric himself from his doubts as to his girlfriend understanding his vision, lead her to vow to cut through the new reality. She dons a leather mask and straddles her motorcycle as “Indomitable”. . .