Invisibles Vol. 1 "Say You Want a Revolution" discussion [spoilers]

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I just ordered Invisibles Vol. 1 because I heard it was good.

So...someone tell me about it.
 

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I've heard it was good, as well. Tell me about it once you've read it, I might pick it up sometime.

I was reading an interview of Morrison in this book, I'll type it up soon, which talks about Invisibles and this crazy experience he had.

EDIT: Interview is too long, here's an indepth thing at Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Invisibles
 
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Morrison believes that the Wachowski brothers essentially plagiarized his work to create the first Matrix film.

Goddamn hacks.
 

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The title initially sold well but sales dipped sharply during the first series leading to worries the series may be cancelled outright. To stop this Morrison suggested a "wankathon" in order to magically increase sales by a mass of fans masturbating at a set time. The title did avoid being cancelled but Morrison and DC remain uncommited as to whether this helped save the book.

Wonderful.
 

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Dr.Strangefate said:
Wonderful.

Yeah, I read that. Go down further and you hear about his time he got told by the "aliens" about his ideas and ****. That's what I was going to type up from this book I borrowed.
 

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This is obviously the greatest book ever made then.
 

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ProjectX2 said:
Yeah, I read that. Go down further and you hear about his time he got told by the "aliens" about his ideas and ****. That's what I was going to type up from this book I borrowed.
My brain hurts...

That kooky Grant Morrison!
 

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Invisables is really, REALLY ****ed up man....

Give me some sort of frame of reference, keeping in mind I read mainly Marvel.
 

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Give me some sort of frame of reference, keeping in mind I read mainly Marvel.
Tansvesttite time travel to find the Marqui De Sade while the forces of conformity butcher people.
 

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Tansvesttite time travel to find the Marqui De Sade while the forces of conformity butcher people.

:shock:
 

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I'm about halfway through the first volume and I'm not terribly impressed. Not bad, but not great like I would expect a Grant Morrison book to be.
 

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I'm about halfway through the first volume and I'm not terribly impressed. Not bad, but not great like I would expect a Grant Morrison book to be.

Morrison is often overrated.

FACT.
 

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The Invisibles is pretty entertaining. I particularly liked the solemn and quiet last issue.

The Invisibles starts off rather... 'sane', but gets progressively weirder with stories like "Karmageddon" and "Apocalipstick".

One of the best issues is a single issue focusing on an insanely minor character in the first trade.

There are a couple of other interesting parts in the title.

I enjoyed it quite a bit, but I think it's really not something that's very accessible. You really have to be in the right frame of mind to enjoy it and I think I happened to be when I read it.

I think most of it is pretty good, and some is extremely good, but I've read better by Morrison and by others.

But yeah, I think it's a good read.
 

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I think part of my problem was that I was reading this knowing a plot line from beyond where I'm reading, and I was getting impatient because I didn't see it going there.

I picked this back up today and re-read it, starting at the beginning, wiping away any expectations of where the story would go, and found it much easier to read and understand. In fact, I read about half of the first TPB in one sitting.
 

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I've been liking it, but it would seem that the series picks up a little after the first run of comics ended and Invisibles vol. 2, #1 came out...

Yeah. Good.

I just finished the third volume and only had a vague idea of what the **** was going on.
 

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