Big Brother is watching You.
Learn to become invisible.
The Invisibles is my #1 story of all time. I love, love, love, love, love
it. Grant Morrison is my favorite writer. The man writes the most complex, interwoven stories that you (can not, actually) imagine. It's collected in 7 TPB's and they're available from DC/Vertigo.
The Invisibles involves 'terroristic' rebels against the regime, forced order, the repeated, structured, boring everyday life. Both sides of the struggle consists of a lot of people. Every Invisible-cell has 5 members. Jack Frost gets recruted for one of those cells because one of that cell's members, John-A-Dreams, has gone missing - he could very well be in the hands of the enemy, switched sides or dead.
Jack receives training from a bum that isn't sane and who also happens to be a magician, Tom O'Bedlam. Or that's what he claims to be. Jack thinks Tom's full of crap because he doesn't get trained at all.
This is only the beginning of the story and, I have to admit that I do not make it sound interesting at all. That's because I suck at writing
. Don't let it fool you: this book is awesome. Mindfuck-alicious. I love it, but I do not think just anyone would - it has to be your thing, the crazy stories, the outrageous theories. You would probably enjoy this more if you'd take drugs with it (I don't do drugs, so I wouldn't know
). Reread the books and the experience is even better.
The Invisibles has got everything: magic, aliens, conspiracy theories within conspiracy theories, complexity, theories about the world (which I thoroughly enjoy), transvestite voodoo-magicians, timetravel, 4D, De Sade and, not unimportant, great art (Phil Jiminez draws a big part).