Stranger Things 2 Really Loves Grant Morrison's The Invisibles

From Grant Morrison's Invisibles comic book series for DC/Vertigo… this is King Mob. A former horror writer named Gideon Starorzewski whose pen name was "Kirk Morrison". He is the leader of the cell of Invisibles at the beginning of the series, and adopted the name from an earlier Invisible active in the 1930s. He has a love-hate relationship with his "counter culture terrorist" persona, and is sometimes troubled by his capacity for violence.

Stranger Things 2 Really Loves Grant Morrison's The Invisibles

This is Tom O'Bedlam. Who in the 1920s, was a repressed, arrogant and rather snobbish boy who is drawn into the libertine Invisible cell of his cousin Edith Manning partially due to his crush on her, partially as a form of rebellion against his father's more conservative (in terms of ritual) brand of invisibilism. He goes mad during the Hand of Glory ritual, and is later in life seen as a semi-mad derelict. He helps Jack Frost realize his powers, for all purposes being his mentor.

Stranger Things 2 Really Loves Grant Morrison's The Invisibles

And this is Barbelith.A sentient satellite that intercedes in human events to help the species realize its true potential. That allows one character to feel humanity's collective suffering and ultimately enables the heroes to defeat the forces of darkness and achieve enlightenment. Or at least that's one interpretation.

Stranger Things 2 Really Loves Grant Morrison's The Invisibles

And from Stranger Things 2….

Stranger Things 2 Really Loves Grant Morrison's The Invisibles

Thanks to Darth Moga for the tip….

About Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.

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