Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Review: The Invisibles

The Invisibles
The Invisibles by Grant Morrison

My rating: 2 of 5 stars

Month by month this may have seemed like a revolution in comic book storytelling, but collected into one volume it quickly becomes apparent just how slapdash the whole thing is: storylines are picked up from nowhere and abandoned partway through, characters are followed through adventures that bear no relation to the overarching plot simply because Morrison finds them shinier than the central narrative for a while, and the whole thing rapidly begin to resemble an unscripted, unholy mess.

I have friends who love this series beyond anything they've ever read, and it's certainly facile enough to give the appearance of depth. But there's no centre to it, nothing beyond surface sheen and whatever pop-psychology moment Morrison is grooving to at the moment he writes the next panel. It's Le Carre for the attention-deprived.

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