The Invisibles, Grant Morrison's brilliant series of magickal underground tales, exposes the naked spirituality of good and evil through gut-wrenching, psychedelic violence. Apocalipstick
, the collected issues from midway through volume 1, tracks the career of new kid Jack Frost after he runs away from his wary pals in the Invisibles to come to terms with his power and his adulthood. Along the way we see humans hunted for sport, interdimensional monsters that would make H.P. Lovecraft puke, and a leisurely look at Lord Fanny's childhood. The penciling, always appropriate to Morrison's moods, ranges from brutal scratchings to startling clear drawings. While it's probably true that comics, like literature generally, can't be truly subversive any more, Apocalipstick
shows how it could be done. --Rob Lightner
About the Author
Grant Morrison has authored too many bestselling graphic novels to count. Batman: Arkham Asylum, Doom Patrol, Animal Farm, Flex Mentallo and the Invisibles are just a few of the books with which Morrison has established himself as one of the modern masters of the medium.
Jill Thompson grew up in a loving family and close-knit neighborhood in Caldwell, NJ. She received a B.A. in religion and elementary education from Lycoming College and an M.S. in education, with K-12 certification as an educational media generalist, from McDaniel College. A high school librarian, professional storyteller, speaker, and writer, she is also active in her church as a children's Sunday school teacher and worship team piano player. She is married to Wally, her husband of 31 years, and has five sons, the youngest of which are identical triplets.