Sunday, January 18, 2009

Invisible, Inc.'s Superhero Conspiracy

Invisible, Inc. boasts a Watchmen vibe and an edgy painterly art style in the vein of X-Force. Up-and-coming talents Brendan McGinley (Hannibal Goes To Rome) & Tomás Aira (Starcraft, Marilith) have produced a webcomic of superior quality: one that will satisfy both lovers and haters of costumed superheroes.

Read the entire first issue for free online here!

Bankshot Comics' all-new web series follows Vera Bell, a reporter with the New York Herald, as she uncovers the ultimate conspiracy; a gathering of power manipulates the world, keeping heroes from effecting real change.

In the powerful "Yellow Journalism" arc, Bell discovers supervillains no longer try to take over the world because they succeeded decades ago. She pursues the mysterious Yellow Book, which can alter memories and perceptions, in her quest to expose its owners.

Aiding Bell's search for the truth is the questionable Mr. Twist. As the reporter follows the
story, Twist gathers superpowers to strike at media king and crime lord Victor Fox. Stalking all parties is the mysterious Blackbird. It all builds to one terrible revelation that will have readers gasping, unable to accept the horrible truth before them.

Invisible, Inc. #1 was a well-paced & solid read, with great art and an engaging story. Regular updates for issue #2 will begin on Monday.


  1. Very compelling read overall -- Thanks for posting this!

  2. Spooky. I liked it!

  3. I'm curious to see if the writer can maintain that kind of voice without it getting boring. The first issue is incredibly well-done. Here's hoping it continues on that level.

  4. Looks great. Not sure who the writer and who the artist is on this...if, indeed, they're not co-mingled together. After far too much searching on the site, I found that Brendan McGinley wrote Hannibal Goes to Rome, so he may be the writer of Invisible, Inc.

    In any case, I liked it.

    Only issue I had was how the formal narration got a bit heavy-handed. That noir/pulp "We'll lie two more twisted links in a chain letter to hell" thing started to slip towards absurdity a little more than half-way through.

    Still, that minor quibble aside, I thought it was great. The story was engaging and the mix of actual images with created art was great. Reminded me a bit of Dave McKean..but more understandable.

  5. The art for this series is great, and I will keep up with it. Thank you very much, Val.