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eBook The Invisibles: Kissing Mr Quimper (The Invisibles) ePub

by Grant Morrison

  • ISBN: 1840231599
  • Category: Graphic Novels
  • Subcategory: Funnies
  • Author: Grant Morrison
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Titan Books Ltd (2000)
  • Pages: 224
  • ePub book: 1214 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1891 kb
  • Other: rtf mobi txt lrf
  • Rating: 4.9
  • Votes: 138

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The Invisibles is a comic book series that was published by the Vertigo imprint of DC Comics from 1994 to 2000.

The Invisibles is a comic book series that was published by the Vertigo imprint of DC Comics from 1994 to 2000. It was created and scripted by Scottish writer Grant Morrison, and drawn by various artists throughout its publication.

Book 6: Kissing Mr. Quimper is a page turner, that's for sure.

Unfortunately, since it collects the final issues of Volume 2, most of it would be nonsensical to someone who hasn't read the preceding five trade paperback collections. Book 6: Kissing Mr. Grant Morrison has a real talent for ending his major story arcs, and this book, ending Volume two of the series, is no exception.

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The Invisibles, Vol. 6: Kissing Mister Quimper. Published in 2002-2003, Grant Morrison and Chris Weston’s THE FILTH is disgusting, deeply disturbing, and a comic-book masterpiece that inoculates readers against the problems of the postmodern condition.

Writer: Grant Morrison. In the shadows of the Egyptian pyramids, King Mob sits talking to Elfayed

Writer: Grant Morrison. Artist: Steve Yeowell. Publication date: September 1994 - October 1996. In the shadows of the Egyptian pyramids, King Mob sits talking to Elfayed. King Mob is a man with a shaved bald head and lots of piercings, while Elfayed is an Arabic man dressed in a white suit and a black tie. Elfayed holds a mummified scarab in his hand and talks to KM about beginnings and cycles.

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Written by Grant Morrison; Art by various In the sixth volume of the INVISIBLES collection, the group of freedom fighters must deal with the aftermath of their.

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In the sixth volume of the INVISIBLES collection, the group of freedom fighters must deal with the aftermath of their battle with the Hand of Glory. But as the Invisibles look to rest and regroup, they soon discover that this fight had far greater effects than their physical casualties

In the sixth volume of the INVISIBLES collection, the group of freedom fighters must deal with the aftermath of their battle with the Hand of Glory. But as the Invisibles look to rest and regroup, they soon discover that this fight had far greater effects than their physical casualties.

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Ral Ral
Grant Morrison's latest TPB installment of his opus 'The Invisibles' offers the same demented mixture of pop-culture saviness, ultraviolence, multi-layered conspiracy theory, true life magik and general postmodern mayhem that it has from the start. Imagine a mix of McKenna, Robert Anton Wilson, Burroughs, PKD and Tarantino all rolled up into a tidy little package and you're still no where near the scope of 'The Invisibles'. All this and more fantasticaly illustrated in glorious 2d. If you want a regular mindf**k then this is just what you need...
Bludworm Bludworm
"Kissing Mister Quimper" is my favorite book in the Invisibles series, and in many ways I'd say it's the perfect introduction to creator/writer Grant Morrison's vision: it's chock-full of mysticism, fringe science, bizarre events, and Grade-A ultraviolence. Unfortunately, since it collects the final issues of Volume 2, most of it would be nonsensical to someone who hasn't read the preceding five trade paperback collections. So for that reason alone I can't recommend this book as a great starting place for those interested in jumping on the Invisibles train.

Events pick up directly after those in Book 5: our favorite Invisibles cell, having "rescued" Boy from the deprogramming methods of another Invisibles cell, is currently regrouping in New Orleans. While Lord Fanny, Jack, and Boy dance at a club and hook up with strangers and one another, King Mob and Ragged Robin head to Philadelphia. There King Mob wants to finally figure out what happened to John A'Dreams, a former member of the cell who disappeared in 1992. Mob last saw John in a Philadelphia church, where Archons had seemingly activated the Hand of Glory and corrupted the local timestream. Now King Mob is convinced John "went over" to the other side; soon after entering the dank bowels of the church, he's also convinced John is coming after them. What starts off as a horror/action scenario quickly takes a more paranoiac bent, as we learn that King Mob and Robin are really at the mercy of a "virtual assassin," an enemy device that preys on its target's nervous system.

"Black Science II" is the second arc, and it's one of my favorites. A sequel to Volume 2's opening storyline (collected in Book 4: "Bloody Hell in America"), it features King Mob's cell reunited with fan-favorites Jolly Roger and Jim Crow, as they once again take on the US Army. The first "Black Science" arc was a big-budget action film with an NC-17 rating; all technicolor blood, guts, and mayhem. The sequel starts off similarly, but veers into metaphysics; not only paralleling Morrison's storytelling in Volume 1, but also foreshadowing that of Volume 3. This arc also throws a huge spanner in the works: we've long known Ragged Robin's from the future, but here we also learn she's also apparently writing the story the Invisibles find themselves in. This metatextual conceit, though initially befuddling, is something Morrison plays out in Volume 3. But "Black Science II" isn't all metaphysics, as it features a healthy dose of action, violence, and reversals (i.e. Lord Fanny's surprise entrance in the military base).

The book concludes with two stories that wrap up Volume 2, leading the way into the more surreal Volume 3. The first story, "All Tomorrow's Parties," is one of the best in the series. A time-fractured tale in which Ragged Robin returns to the future, it's similar in many ways to Volume 1's incredible "Best Man Fall" (which is collected in Book 2: "Apocalipstick"). "All Tomorrow's Parties" takes the series into areas it's never gone before, as even King Mob begins to wonder how much of what he's experienced is reality, and how much is the product of Robin's imagination. The story ends with a haunting scene right out of "2001: A Space Odyssey." The final issue, "The Tower," concludes with the present-day Invisibles regrouping after losing two members: Robin's returned to 2012, and Boy decides to retire from the fray.

Previously I stated that Phil Jimenez was the closest this series ever got to a permanent artist, but Chris Weston could just as easily make that claim. He provides all the art for this book, and also penciled several fill-in issues in earlier books. Weston's art is similar to Jimenez's (or vice versa), only Weston's is a bit more skewed, a bit more surreal. This nicely complements Morrison's writing; whereas part of Jimenez's appeal was that he so realistically depicted Morrison's outrageous events, Weston gives us realism mixed with a dash of the bizarre. His artwork here is superb, especially in the "Black Science II" arc; it's no wonder Morrison later tapped him to provide artwork for his "The Filth" maxi-series.

Volume 2 of the series was (and still is) hotly debated by fans; some thought it was genius, others complained it was "watered down." I've always felt it was the best of the Invisibles. Not only did it have the most consistent artwork, but it was also the most thematically pleasing (one example: Volume 2 opens and ends with King Mob standing in millionaire Invisible Mason Lang's lawn, holding a gun). Ironically, Volume 3 is just as debated, though for different reasons - you won't find many people who claim Volume 3 was "watered down!" However, I heartily encourage anyone who has made it this far into Morrison's twisted vision to pick up Book 7: "The Invisible Kingdom," and hang onto this wild ride until the very end.
Burisi Burisi
In the sixth installment the Invisibles penetrate another facility to acquire "The Magic Mirror' and I can't go into more detail or I'll give it away.. Boy and Jack Frost get more serious. Ragged Robin deals with Mister Quimper and then has to make a choice with time travel. It was a bit down from the previous volume but still a worthy read. Note that while it isn't required it helps to have some knowledge of the following for this particular volume: astral projection, time travel, H.P. Lovecraft, Gnosticism, mind control, shamanism, voodoo, conspiracy theories, cinema, pop culture references, transvestites, virtual reality, metaphysics, Christianity, James Bond stories, The Liberty Bell, White Supremacy, Death Cults (especially New Orleans style), chess analogies, alternate realities, aliens, alternative sexual expressions, authors and the characters they control, Tarot, UFOs, Dante's "Inferno", Punk Rock and I'm probably leaving a few other things out. This is considered one of the classics and was said to have shaken up a stagnant period for comics/graphic novels. BBC started a TV series but it never saw the light of day. This series may have very well influenced movies like THE MATRIX and other such types.

ARTWORK: B to B plus; STORY/PLOTTING: B; CHARACTERS/DIALOGUE: B plus; THEMES/INNOVATION: A plus; WHEN READ: end of March 2012 ; OVERALL GRADE: B plus A minus.
Rrd Rrd
The idea of the entire Invisibles series seems to be Chaos vs. Order. You would think order is better than chaos right? Well, according to this series, Order is the worst possible thing bar none next to the apocalypse. Why? Well, for instance, say you walk into a coffee shop, and when you get up to the counter the person hands you a cup of coffee and says: "that's $1.50" or whatever. Now, you didn't even ask for the coffee yet, and you like it a certain way, right? You want a half-caff latte, Or a black mocha, or just a regular, yes? Well, instead you get this unknown cup of coffee, that costs a certain amount and you dont get to know what's in there and you just drink it. You drink it not because the universe is chaotic, but because the universe is ORDERED. Everything is in the right place, but unfortunately, humanity and all its wonderful variation is not factored into the equation. This is a simplistic way of looking at the complexity of a series like Grant Morrison's Invisibles, but I hope I am on the right track.
The order that Quimper and his masters represent is a totalitarian order where your mind is literally controlled by another. Choice is non-existent. All is lost, and nothing can save you.
The chaos The Invisibles represent is that you have every choice imaginable before you (except sometimes you don't), All appears lost (but probably is not), and you get by with a little help from your friends (always a good thing).
I tried not to give too much away of this series while trying to convey the sense of boundless creativity contained in this volume (and all volumes) of the Invisibles. It is truly a masterwork of graphic storytelling and I cannot recommend it highly enough.