Wednesday, February 28, 2007

The Invisibles #15: 'Sheman: Part 3: Apocalipstick'

‘Apocalipstick’ wraps up the Sheman arc by throwing everything into chaos. The structure of the first volume is odd, in that we only get four issues with the team united. There really isn’t a status quo to disrupt, but this arc has made us care enough about Fanny and King Mob that it’s a great cliffhanger when they’re captured by Sir Miles at the end. The fact that things are constantly changing gives it the feeling of being one huge story, rather than a serial narrative in which the goal is just to get to the next issue. That said, I think things work better in Volume II, where we get to see the team together more, and through that, come to understand the characters in a deeper way.

I've taken down my posts on The Invisibles because they're all coming out in book form. The book, Our Sentence is Up, features revised and expanded versions of each blog post, covering every issue of The Invisibles, plus an extensive interview with Morrison himself. Visit your local comic store and order a copy now!

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