The Invisibles by Grant Morrision - study group and exegisis

luka

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I started on Thursday I'm on volume three now but I'm a mega genius I can go quickly
 

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Brinsley Wellington, scourge of Babylon and aal p'lice constable! And there's no ting I and I like more than the sight of me dawta makin' trouble fe dem lawman!
 

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😂😂😂 @Corpsey you have to read this book I'm telling you. You won't understand it cos it's too difficult for you but it will plant seeds in your head you wait and see.
 

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Oppenheimer said I am become Death the Shatterer of Worlds and that incantation, that spell, at that moment, opened up the door put of our world. Oppenheimer, secret priest of Azathoth, the Idiot God of Nuclear Chaos, had accomplished his work as programmed.
 

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And when the bomb exploded, a rupture occurred and something impossible entered the universe, downloading into our reality on the 2nd of July, 1947 at Roswell, in New Mexico.
 

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The shockwaves of its entry into 3D space reverberated backwards forwards and sideways through spacetime. This is the true meaning of the biblical fall. Try to understand "IT" as an angel a god fallen into the world it had created.

 

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This is from volume 2, issue 6.



It would've been neater if it was 2012 but still pretty good. I've put it together with the kode9 reading from the urbanomic plague pod from the other night - - - - we need to investigate the use of sound instead of masks as a means of protection from the virus.
 

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This is from volume 2, issue 6.



It would've been neater if it was 2012 but still pretty good. I've put it together with the kode9 reading from the urbanomic plague pod from the other night - - - - we need to investigate the use of sound instead of masks as a means of protection from the virus.
I be saw that yesterday and wondered if anyone else would mention it.
I like the stuff about language both as a Burroughs like ‘virus from outer space’ but also a Kabbalah kind of thing - the blending of sci go plus occult/dark knowledge mainly works - I’m the middle of the Boy section which is intentionally confusing - layers of false identities all in one body.
 

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Im finding this section im in, where hes going back to the 20s, the harlequin, very confusing, or rather the bit just before was layers and layers of story, so many different things coming in and out. It’s interesting, prophetic even at times eg with this repeated Tower tarot card





and the virus stuff, but its also a bit messy, hard to keep focus.

And the constantly changing layouts add to this sense of confusion, theres no stability at all. Im normally quite keen on having a standard grid, to me thats a mark of a good comic, but it suits this story to have such a fragmentary grid, changing from page to page. Like in this two page sequence where they do an exegisis on ‘speed’. Normally something like this would be all in the same grid style, but theyve gone for a more disjointed approach






The art is getting much better overall i would say, some of the inner covers are particularly good. The whole page images are probably more enjoyable for me than the grids eg







But Im wondering whether it will all come together and get wrapped up in the end, cos just at the moment it feels a bit untethered. Theres so many references, not all of which i get, i imagine it might be a lot more effective if you are more well versed with some of his source material.
 

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btw i LOVE the Invisibles, read them as individual issues as they came out. recently got all the hardbacks, reread them, and lent out the first volume to someone I KNOW HAS NOT READ IT. The first volume is the best...

i haven't read this thread yet and i can't wait.
 

luka

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There's a great bit of dialogue

"What are you listening to King Mob?"

"The new Kula Shaker album" 😎
 
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