Date of publication
July 7, 2009
is the first The Nobody graphic novel by Eisner-nominated cartoonist Jeff Lemire that was published by Vertigo Comics, an imprint of DC Comics. It is a story inspired by the H.G. Wells novel and recasts the iconic bandaged stranger as a modern day drifter. His presence in a small-town American fishing village creates a frenzy that unwraps and exposes the scarred underside to their own secrets. The Invisible Man
Characters [ edit ]
Victoria "Vickie": primary narrator, only friend of John Griffen
John Griffen: main character, resembles
"The Invisible Man" by H.G. Wells "Reg" Reggie: Vickie's father
Mrs. June Jacques: inn keeper
Teddy "Henfrey": paranoid old man, first met at King's Tavern
Bill: bartender at King's Tavern
"Millie" Jeffers: waitress King's Tavern
Jack "Jeffers": Millie's husband
Mr. Tommy Marvel: old man by the lake and owner of Howie
Howie: the dog
Deputy Ayde: lawman
John "Kemp": Griffen's partner in Chicago
"HER": lady in Griffen's visions
Anna: Vickie's alibi friend
Allusions to "The Invisible Man" [ edit ]
Both "Invisible men" stayed at an inn in a small town.
Both "Invisible men" stirred curiosity and fear within the inhabitants of the town.
The Invisible Man was only known as "Griffin", while the main character in The Nobody was named John "Griffen".
Dr. Kemp in The Invisible Man was the partner to "Griffin". The Nobody has a John "Kemp" serving a similar role.
In The Invisible Man the law enforcers name was Colonel Adye and in the Nobody he was simply Deputy Ayde.
Both books have a "Mr. Marvel" (Thomas Marvel and Tommy Marvel), both serve different purposes.
Both "Invisible men" are shot to flee badly injured.
Both "Invisible men" violently beat their "Kemp" and a police officer (Ayde)
The invisibility wears out when the person who is invisible dies.