The Invisibles by Grant Morrision - study group and exegisis

catalog

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possibly tricky cos a lot of people have read it and i'm only halfway through volume 1, but i've already decided the story is a bit wack, so i think i don't really mind spoilers
 

borzoi

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i read this when i was 12 or 13 and loved it but it definitely flew over my head and i just thought the long live king mob stuff was badsas. i think nowadays i'm more of an alan moore guy but i would like to see if it holds up
 

catalog

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OK I'm hoping this will work, can someone who is interested in the study group please have a go at downloading? And let me know if any issues?

Invisibles : volume 1

So these are all cbr files, basically zips of jpegs, so you can get a free reader for ipad or unzip and view as images.

Im on number 14 I think.
 

jenks

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OK I'm hoping this will work, can someone who is interested in the study group please have a go at downloading? And let me know if any issues?

Invisibles : volume 1

So these are all cbr files, basically zips of jpegs, so you can get a free reader for ipad or unzip and view as images.

Im on number 14 I think.
download worked for me
 

catalog

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Nice one, I've got volumes 2 and 3 as well so if people want similar links to them, let me know, but I was planning on posting them up once I got to em.
 

catalog

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i read this when i was 12 or 13 and loved it but it definitely flew over my head and i just thought the long live king mob stuff was badsas. i think nowadays i'm more of an alan moore guy but i would like to see if it holds up
Aye, I'm also firmly in the Alan Moore camp but maybe I'll have a damascene moment as we progress with this. I've taken a few other screenshots of what I've read so far, will post em up inhabit.

The feud between Moore and Morrison is kinda its own legend by now.
 

IdleRich

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I would like to read this... I read GM's other most famous one though and it was kinda disappointing.
 

DannyL

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It's very prog rock I think - overlong and uneven but when he's at his best, it's magical. I think the first few issues are some of my favourite comics work ever.
 

version

Who loves ya, baby?
It sounds kinda cool, but...

 

luka

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i read this when i was 12 or 13 and loved it but it definitely flew over my head and i just thought the long live king mob stuff was badsas. i think nowadays i'm more of an alan moore guy but i would like to see if it holds up

Better than crusty Moore
 

luka

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It's supreme. I love it. Absolutely love it. A work of supreme genius.
 

catalog

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Was odd to see 'milquetoast' being used, seems an 'on trend' term just at the moment, but can't say I've heard it before 2020

 

catalog

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Another moon related panel...

"She was supposed to represent the mythical Diana, you see, the moon goddess, the virgin huntress, but the very concept seemed beyond her limited comprehension."

"Her firstborn was to have been the moon-child, the incarnate shadow King of a new England, the terrible messiah of the dark millennium."

"A privelege for any woman, miles!"



Puts me in mind of this tune from the Vincent Gallo film 'Buffalo 66', which I always loved. Is a King Crimson song I think, but seems to be a different moon-child?

With the Tourneur moon children, the gemini twins, that makes three different stories/legends about thd moon having a child...


I suppose this might have sat better in the moon thread eh @pattycakes_ ?
 

catalog

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Here's one for @version on the subject of temporal fluctuations...

"We live in the fifth sun, known as Nahlii Ollin, the sun of motion. In this sun, things will become faster and faster.

And this sun will end, in its turn, devoured by celestial monsters. Very soon..."

"Do you feel as though time's speeding up, darling?

I mean, actually getting faster."

"Funny, everybody I speak to these days says the same thing.

Maybe it's like a whirlpool, and the closer we get to the apocalypse or the eschaton or whatever you want to call it, the more things happen in a shorter time."




Sort of similar to how older people often perceive and experience time in a different way? Cos they're closer to death?

Time as a whirlpool, I've gotta say, it sounds more interesting than Alan Moore's formulation of time as a fat sausage, but it feels wrong to me.
 

catalog

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It's very prog rock I think - overlong and uneven but when he's at his best, it's magical.
This seems a cogent assessment, there's undoubted moments of excellence and particularly when the art also marries up, its singing to you a little.
 

catalog

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I would like to read this... I read GM's other most famous one though and it was kinda disappointing.
Join the study group @IdleRich, I thought this was definitely thd most famous, altho someone wax telling me about a novel he's written that's supposed to be good.

The parallels with Moore and I suppose Gaiman to a certain extent are quite staggering really.

Comics and magic, what is it?
 
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