Friday, 15 May 2015

The Visible Man



Here's one of my all-time favourite strips from the early years of 2000AD. Like the best of the galaxy's greatest comic's output, it's nihilistic, anti-authoritarian and utterly compelling. It'd make a great British horror film, and if Jim Warren had seen it back in the day, he'd've kicked himself he hadn't published it in Eerie.
Luckily, it's a short series, so you can read the whole thing here.






























5 comments:

  1. This was almost like a computer programme had distilled the essence of 70s Mills - bleak misanthropy with no real point. Fantastic!
    Really, REALLY enjoyed reading this one again, so thanks a lot, Pete.
    The best early 2000AD story that isn't about a polar bear.

    -sean

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  2. I was debating whether to put this up today or the polar bear........

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  3. Oh you tease, you...

    -sean

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  4. Shako! Looking forward to that, Pete...

    I only read one installment of the Visible Man strip back in the day, so thanks for posting this. It really freaked me out at the time! I've always wondered if it was inspired by ( or was ripped off from ) The Incredible Melting Man... not sure which came first...

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  5. Never thought of that, but you might be right, they both came out in '77

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