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Vintage Grant Morrison
Reviewed in the United States on September 9, 2018
The Invisibles is one of the top rated comics from Vertigo, and it's written by Grant Morrison, so I had to check it out. This series combines all of Morrison's favorite tropes: magic, psychadelic drugs, age old conspiracies, and his signature weirdness.
The story begins with Dane McGowan, a hoodlum living in Liverpool England. Dane's contempt for authority attracts the attention of two sides of a magical conflict. First, a group of government officials throw him in jail and plan to drain him of his free will. This is until he is rescued by the Invisibles, a group of magic anarchists fighting for unlimited freedom. The first volume of the series has Dane slowly becoming more involved with his saviors.
While the series does a good job of action and dialogue, the plot is extremely disjointed, even by Morrison standards. Combined with the dull artwork, I admit I couldn't fully get into this series. People who are looking for an introduction to Morrison would do better to read Animal man of Arkham Asylum.