The Invisibles

The Invisibles

1, Say You Want A Revolution

Book - 1996
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/Steve Yeowell, Jill Thompson and /Dennis Cramer, illustrators Throughout history, a secret society called the Invisibles works against the forces that seek to hold back humanity's growth. Their latest recruit, a teenaged lout, must survive a bizarre, mind altering training course before being whicksed back in time to wit.
Publisher: New York, NY : DC Comics, [1996]
Copyright Date: ©1996
ISBN: 9781563892677
Characteristics: 224 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Alternative Title: Say you want a revolution


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Jan 10, 2018

This was OK. Pretty strange.

Mostly a rant against/questioning the seemingly never-dying, yet highly dangerous, concept of utopia. The art was reasonably well done yet still somewhat confusing at times. It also jumps around in time narratively, just as some of the characters do in time. Also present are forms of astral projection, mind control and other complicated topics. The Marquis de Sade makes an appearance, as does Shelley, Bysshe Shelley and Lord Byron.

If you like such things then recommended. Not for children; note the de Sade, amongst other things.

Aug 15, 2012

Grant Morrison threw everything and the kitchen sink -- kung fu, mysticism, alien abductions, conspiracy theories, sadomasochism, dream interpretation, 60s British TV, time travel and more -- into this series, an attempt at nothing less than reinventing superhero comics from the ground up. Instead of stasis, "Invisibles" would be on the cutting edge of culture, and characters would age and change.

The price of being cutting edge is that you don't age well, and "Invisibles" now feels very 90s. There was definitely an influence on "The Matrix" as well as White Wolf's "Mage: The Ascension" RPG.

Morrison throws so much at the reader that even if you don't buy one idea, there will be ten others on the next page.

Nov 24, 2010

There are rumours out there that this was the series which heavily inspired the creators of the "Matrix". I could very well see where one might make that connection if you switch the tyrranical machines out for mystical-interdimensional aliens and make Orpheus' crew even stranger and have them use magic instead of thecnology to free mankind.
In any case, this is a very unusual but interesting series. It often has a very H.P. lovecraft kind of feel. And If you like historical and classical literature references, and a touch of gender and sexual ambiguity than you will really enjoy this.


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Mar 23, 2012

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