Reality-warping adventure series.
The Invisibles is, by any definition, unusual.
A comic book series running riot over sensitivities about sex and violence, it posits William Burroughs-esque theories about the nature of reality.
Created by Grant Morrison, The Invisibles was published by DC comics between 1994 and 2000. It followed a cell of The Invisible College, a group that battled against oppression in all forms across different plains of time and reality. Their goal - to defeat the Archons of Outer Church, alien gods who've infiltrated humanity.
We're introduced to the organisation through the eyes of Dane McGowan, a Liverpool hooligan. He's recruited by the mysterious King Mob, who reveals that our current understanding of reality is just an illusion.
With its heady concepts - one story explores the theory that language limits humanity's perceptions - and verbose scripts, the series was not a big seller. But for Morrison acolytes The Invisibles proved a challenging and thought-provoking, if somewhat muddled, journey through the deeper imaginings of its creator.
It also arguably inspired one of the most successful science fiction franchises of recent times: The Matrix.
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