|I just re-read what Morrison's written up to this point. I enjoyed the scene in "Submit" where the Tattooed Man walks off into Justifier-controlled wherever, with his wife proclaiming him a superhero all along. One of those big, music-swelling, grand moments that you can imagine being the oscar clip for a nominated movie. Plus, I'm just a sucker for stuff like that.|
Other good bit was Turpin's religious conversion. I read his succumbing to Darkseid as the bleak way of looking at spiritual re-birth. A lot of The Invisibles dealt with spiritual re-birth through drugs, alien abduction, psychological breakdown, crazy sex, mainly good things. Well, good things in that, in the end, everyone got the world they wanted. I suppose in Final Crisis they do, too, since all they want, the three billion, is Darkseid's world. That aside, Turpin giving in to the god was wonderful. Ask a born-again Christian, and they'll tell you they had no choice, that christ entered them and stayed and saved them. Darkseid did the same thing. (I will be uber-pissed if Turpin somehow defeats Darkseid and kicks him out. That would be ridiculous. Yep, ridiculous in a comic about superheros fighting gods.)
The first couple of issues were a bit plodding. The plot holes, well, I can forgive them. I mean, it is a super hero comic. Plot holes are part of the charm. The last couple of issues were cool, though. Anyone who didn't read submit, I recommend it, if only for a street-level view of the Apokalips invasion. I'd have been happy if the whole series had been like that. I want to see how it affects people, not how they beat it.
That said, how good can the ending possibly be, if its been fucked around with? Sigh....