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The Invisibles, Vol. 6: Kissing Mister Quimper (The Invisibles #6)

4.25  ·  Rating Details ·  3,412 Ratings  ·  52 Reviews
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. With King Mob growing even more violent and their leader Ragged Robin continuing to hid ...more
Paperback, 224 pages
Published February 1st 2000 by DC Comics Vertigo (first published February 1999)
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Sh3lly ✨ Bring on the Weird ✨
Well, that was a freaking cliffhanger from hell. A lot of the pieces have started to come together. Ragged Robin is definitely my favorite character and now I'm confused as to what is real and what she has thought into reality, using her psychic abilities and the time travel stuff. Yes, I'm still totally confused, but less confused. I think.

This volume has several stories. Boy and Jack might be hooking up, which is cool but one of those awkward, unexpected romances? The main plot is how this li
Sam Quixote
May 31, 2014 Sam Quixote rated it it was ok
I read this book just yesterday but held off from writing a review immediately to see if I could recall enough of it today to see what had stuck. Can you guess how much I retained? I promise I was paying attention the whole time, like I do with every book I read, but, wow, is The Invisibles just a load of nonsense!

In this book, The Invisibles fight the evil psychic dwarf Quimper, while Mason, the guy who’s been bankrolling them since the start, turns out to be evil or something. In between that
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. Lovecraf
Sep 12, 2013 Sesana rated it liked it
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It took me this long, but I think I'm finally getting the hang of The Invisibles. The key thing that I think I was missing before is that I don't have to get it all. There are people who will understand everything that Morrison is alluding to, and my hat's off to those people. I can get enough to follow along with the action on the page, and that's enough to enjoy what I'm reading. This volume in particular has a very action movie feel to it, which probably helped me just go with the flow instea ...more
May 05, 2015 Keith rated it it was ok
Recommended to Keith by: Celeste
This is the point at which things become excessively meta. Given certain scenes in this volume, I'm increasingly convinced that this was composed under the influence of powerful psychoactive substances. The thin thread of plot heretofore barely in evidence seems herein to have become, not incomprehensible exactly, but essentially incoherent. Or maybe, like a Fellini film, it's deliberately that way to induce confusion (or mere frustration) in the reader. Anyway, I'm glad there's only one volume ...more
Joe Kraus
Aug 29, 2016 Joe Kraus rated it really liked it
I’m reviewing all six of the first Invisibles collections here; the seventh seems to me a different animal, though, and I’m still working my way through it.

The premise of The Invisibles is spectacularly adolescent. Somewhere in another dimension there is a race of aliens intent on controlling all human minds. They want us to conform to some easily governed social norm, and they’ve taken over most of our human institutions.

Against that assault stands a coterie of charismatic rebels, The Invisible
Jan 30, 2014 Lloyd rated it it was amazing
This book is the sixth graphic novel in the series and the final book of Volume Two of the series.

This sixth book and Volume Two as a whole had a whole lot more of the blockbuster action feel to it. There was a lot more extreme violence, a lot more explicit sex, and even rampant mention of several films specifically. All this was accentuated by the frequent mention of life as a film, fiction as reality, and life as a game, which did put an intelligent spin on those themes as only Morrison could
Jun 10, 2012 Hilary rated it really liked it
I feel the need to mention again how much I thoroughly adore this series.

This series actually reminds me a bit of LOST, in that the longer it goes on the more coherent it gets if you care to pay that much attention to it. I feel the need to connect with others who have read this title, and see their thoughts on it, their insight. I feel the distinct need to hunt down the annotated version that keeps getting tossed around the internet, but am loathe to do so until I finish reading it through sans
Dec 18, 2012 Aaron rated it really liked it
There's something disturbing about reading Morrison sometimes, and this final collection of the second volume of the Invisibles really sticks a knife in your brain. The storyline, which has consistently followed an unstable, borderline insane, amps up to its highest intensity. Half the time it feels like you're reading drugs, as if Morrison emptied a syringe directly into the veins of this book, and by merely looking at it you're absorbing the hallucinogen with your eyes. It is kind of amazing h ...more
Shannon Appelcline
Oct 31, 2015 Shannon Appelcline rated it really liked it
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Beginnings (14-16). This final volume starts off slowly, with the initial stories (14-16) mainly focusing on characterization and character development. Quimper nicely ups the tension, as does the opposition's mental trickery, but this is the calm before the storm. Despite its character focus and slow action, these initial issues are entirely enthralling, thanks to what a great job Morrison has done on building up these characters over multiple volumes [7+/10].

Black Science 2 (17-20). A delightf
Jack Gattanella
Jul 25, 2014 Jack Gattanella rated it it was amazing
"Robin read a story called 'The Invisibles' and wrote herself a part in it until she realized it was all real. That's how magic happens. She was better at it than she knew."

And just when you think The Invisibles can't get any trippier, we get the Fourth Dimension. And time travel. Or is it time travel? Yeah, I guess it is. And then the Invisibles is pitched as a movie in the comic. Or is it all in Robin's head. And Quimper, man, what a head-case he/it is! This is where the stakes get even more
Oct 24, 2010 Amy rated it it was amazing
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Feb 02, 2011 RØB rated it it was amazing
With this one fresh in my mind (just finished it last night), maybe the review will be a little more illuminated than past reviews of INVISIBLES trade paperbacks have been...then again, given the purposefully-labyrinthine plots of INVISIBLES comics, maybe this won't mean anything, or my construances are erroneous from the get-go, or whatever. This particular volume of INVISIBLES seemed somehow less interesting than others...there wasn't any immediately-discernible (or otherwise?) climax, nothing ...more
Mar 25, 2014 Christian rated it really liked it
This is where things start to pop again, with cool ideas that actually serve the story and ideas that start it approach the hyper-paranoid density of Phillip K Dick or Robert Anton Wilson. If only the art was up to it. The superfluid/magic mirror looks more like the T-1000 than what it actually is, and I'd love to see what someone like Frank Quietley or Dave McKean could do with the ending.
There's also a bit at the end that's very Fight Club, proof that The Invisibles is the 90s in comic form.
Jul 20, 2011 Chris rated it really liked it
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Feb 09, 2014 Ian rated it liked it
Probably shouldn't have picked up the series in the middle like this, but I found it hard to get into. The extreme nonlinear narrative ends up being so much plot salad. Left with the vague impression that the whole thing might've been interesting...
Francisco Becerra
More action packed and in a sense more clear, yet the story arc about Robin's time travel is very convoluted, the take of the facility where the magic mirror was absurdly easy, the Outer Church more incompetent than ever, and I don't get quite clear Boy's needs for something real, when she knows that nothing is completely real in their world. In the end, Mr. Quimper is unimpressive as an antagonist, because Robin figured him out all the time.

In the end, this volume was about how good the Invisib
Patrick Hudson
Jun 10, 2012 Patrick Hudson rated it really liked it
By this stage, I'm beginning to see how it's done. I'm still enjoying, but I think the sense of anything goes is giving way to more-of-the-same. That's no bad thing as 'the same' in this case is brilliant, but I kncoked a star off this volume because it's becoming... not predictable, as such - The Invisibles is never predictable! - but familiar.

This is not to do this vlume down - the magnificent Mr Quimper gets his come uppance here, and there are a few cool stories dealing with time travel and
Mar 07, 2015 Jeff rated it really liked it
The Scorpio arc is too long, but Black Science 2 is great.
Dec 29, 2015 Drizztl rated it really liked it
Jun 28, 2011 Travis rated it really liked it
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stories twisted as a cork screw, while at the same time full of summer movie action, as stresses within the team start to take their toll on King Mob's team and the villainous Mr. Quimper moves into the finale phase of his evil scheme.

Stories that switch from 'Wow!' to 'what the hell is going?" so fast you'll get wind burn. Wildly entertaining while also being so twisty-turny and surreal that even after multiple readings you'll feel like there's more you haven't figured out yet.

Adrian Bloxham
Jan 29, 2014 Adrian Bloxham rated it it was amazing
Brilliant comic
May 07, 2009 Robert rated it really liked it

That one was awesome, just full of mind fuck, horror, action and poetry from start to finish. There's some early stuff in there dealing with America's fascination with zombies and death that really resonates with some of the meat in "Waiting for the Barbarians."

This one has been the best volume in the series thus far. I look forward to hitting the next one as soon as I can hunt up a copy.
Feb 23, 2007 MIke rated it it was amazing
I'll write this review for all volumes.

"The Invisibles" is 1960's psychedelia wrapped in modern clothing and wrung through every magickal wringer Grant Morrison could reach. Aliens that may or may not be, conspiracies that loop around themselves and the New Buddha in the body of a foul-mouthed Liverpudian boy named Dane. It's a tale of Us vs. Them that eats itself like orobouros.
This fourth volume of The Invisibles series finds the Invisibles traveling through time distortions, breaking into secret government installations, and delving into their own twisted pasts. Only then will they learn the truth about the mind-controlling dwarf called Quimper and come one step closer to the ultimate secrets of the millennium. Suggested for mature readers.
I'm starting to think that the non-linearity of this series makes it worth a reread. Again, here's another volume where the pieces begin to fall into place. The confrontation with Quimper and greater exploration of Robin's past-future are hugely entertaining puzzle bits, but some of the big picture still eludes me. What will come in the next and last volume?
Jun 06, 2012 Simon rated it liked it
The first of the Invisibles books I read was Bloody Hell in America, which I loved to bits. And then I got two more, and, haven't loved them as much. They're all packed with interesting ideas, but, the actual story part could do with a little more.. clarity.

But perhaps I'm suffering from not having been able to read it from issue 1, and dipping in at random places.
Anthony Faber
Sep 02, 2014 Anthony Faber rated it it was amazing
Book 6 of 7. Hallucinatory occult conspiracy thriller with lots of violence, nudity (though almost always from a vantage that conceals genitals. Plenty of breasts, though.) and sex. The fact that the cars had European style license plates in U.S. cities was a bit jarring, but otherwise, it was entertaining if you like this sort of stuff.
Ahimaaz R
Jul 11, 2011 Ahimaaz R rated it really liked it
Is this the best volume or is this the best volume. This is where she, Ragged Robin, goes back to 2012 - where she came from.

They, The Invisibles, may not make much sense (at least not in its entirety - after all it's po-mod and meta-fic) but they play like his, Morrison's, Greatest Hits volumed up to eleven, no less.
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Scottish comic book author Grant Morrison is known for culture-jamming and the constant reinvention of his work. He is known for his nonlinear narratives and countercultural leanings in his runs on titles including DC Comics' Animal Man, Batman, JLA, The Invisibles, Action Comics, All-Star Superman, and Doom Patrol, and Marvel Comics' New X-Men and Fantastic Four. Many of these are controversial, ...more
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