I loved your Invisibles column. I recently boned up for Final Crisis by reading my Invisibles TPBs. I too read it in issues the first time...I loved Grant Himself answering the letter column (before it was phased out by Vol. 3) and Mark Millar guest writing the letter column when Grant was gravely ill. Millar did this for a few issues. One of the most poignant parts of the Invisibles for me was the letter column. Grant explained the sigil there and then. He asked if we could concentrate on it for better sales! Heh! That's Grant for us, eh!
Morrison is one of my favorite current sci-fi writers and he just uses comics as a medium.
I have favorite parts of the Invisibles:
- "I'm not a whiteguy...I'm a Scorpion Dreaming" -King Mob
- "Our Sentence is UP!" -Jack Frost
- Ragged Robin walking out of Beyond 4-D Space, through a weird angle from the "floor" to save King Mob from the End of the World in TPB #7 The Invisible Kingdom at the End, art by Frank Quietly.
- John Lennon as Godhead.
- Gideon Stargrave...wow...and King Mob's fondness for Jaqui. That always pegged me in the aorta.
- The Entire Voyage of Dane McGowan from punk to bodhi. That's cool.
- King Mob's manta on the mountain top which I stole gladly, "iamascoolasbruceleeiamascoolasbruceleeiamascoolas bruceleeiamascoolasbrucelee"
- 64 letters to the Alphabet??? Wow! Relearn the letters lefthanded through QWERTY??? I felt as though I was deprogrammed from Media Maya after reading this...
I can go on and on but I like hearing from others.
Grant Morrison taught me a thing or two about science...through science fiction. Like Kurt Vonnegut, Arthur C. Clarke, Douglas Adams, Bobby Heinlein, Frank Herbert and George Lucas have. Warren Ellis too! ^_^