I actually think a lot of things Morrison went on to do are a lot better. (ASSupes, Batman and Robin, the Filth, and Seven Soldiers were all pulled off more effectively, imo. A lot quicker, anyway.) He's my favorite comics author, nonetheless.
Mostly though, I just wanted to post to say thanks for posting the redrawn page. Had heard of, but never seen that before. Interesting.
New/Uncanny/Young Avengers, Cap, Daredevil, FF, Hawkeye, Thor, Uncanny X-Force, Uncanny X-Men, WatXM
I plan to buy the Omnibus to finally check The Invibles out, but I have to ask.......Those two pages you have in your post. That's not how the entire series reads, is it? :p
If so, I might have to pass on this one. That's a bit out there and somewhat difficult to read.
On a serious note, stylistically, how does The Invisibles compare to Morrison's other work? I've loved his run on Batman (My favorite arc is "RIP." I never understood why some people found that arc hard to follow).......That said, I felt he dumbed down the writing a little bit in Batman & Robin, although the final story-arc had some fine elements which reminded me of "RIP." ......Batman Inc was good, for the most part.
I liked some of JLA (Probably slightly less than half of his work on that title).....What I liked from his JLA run were "Woman of Tomorrow," "Imaginary Stories," "Conquerors," "Crisis Times Five," and "World War III."
I thought Animal Man was OK, but didn't feel inspired to go past the first tpb......Flex Mentallo was interesting, but I wouldn't deem it a favorite. Same with Joe The Barbarian, although I'd deem Flex Mentallo to be superior to JTB....I found We3 to be overrated, kind of an average comic and don't get why some were so crazy about it.
Final Crisis, quite simply, I did not care for.
I haven't read The Filth nor Doom Patrol yet, but plan to eventually check them out.
The earier posted page was from one of the final issues, and by then the book has trained you to (sort of) understand what is being said.
Well... The Invisibles isn't a bit out there, it's way out there. But it mostly reads nothing like that page that needed to be redone (probably because the artist that originally did it wasn't familiar with the book and didn't understand the book's mythology.)If so, I might have to pass on this one. That's a bit out there and somewhat difficult to read.
One of the best things he's ever done, and certainly the most ambitious.On a serious note, stylistically, how does The Invisibles compare to Morrison's other work?
You'll do just fine then.I've loved his run on Batman (My favorite arc is "RIP." I never understood why some people found that arc hard to follow).......That said, I felt he dumbed down the writing a little bit in Batman & Robin, although the final story-arc had some fine elements which reminded me of "RIP." ......Batman Inc was good, for the most part.
If you haven't already, get 7 Soldiers Of Victory, because that's IMO his best work in the DCU, by a very wide margin.I haven't read The Filth nor Doom Patrol yet, but plan to eventually check them out.
'The marquis. Well, you know, to be honest, he seems a little bit dodgy to me.'
'Mm,' she agreed. 'He's a little bit dodgy in the same way that rats are a little bit covered in fur."
Just ordered my Invisibles Omnibus... a web search didn't reveal any real answer, but I'm assuming the letters columns are not included so I went and through the miracles of the internet found text reproductions of all the letters columns. I then scraped this into a document file to read along with the omnibus.
If anyone else is interested, send me a PM with your email addy and I'll save you the same effort. Alternatively, if anyone knows a good anonymous file hosting service I'll stick it there.
Cross posting this post in the DC Hardcovers thread since a lot of discussion going on there re: this omnibus.
Has anyone out there got the omnibus yet? I'm thinking about buying it but DC's binding can be problematic, especially in such a massive volume. Can find much info on bonus material either – is there any? I know there's a couple of short stories from anthologies, but is there anything else?
Very looking forward to getting my copy of the omnibus; I haven't been this excited to start reading a new comic in a long time.
Invisibles is an incredible series, but I don't think it's Morrison's best work. I'd put Flex Mentello above it.
For me his best work is Animal Man (definitely the best ending of any comic book- both moving and mind bending), Doom Patrol, Flex, Zenith, WE3... for me the Invisibles lacked a bit of the humanity of his best work, a real sense of emotion...