o Grant Morrison (Writer)
o Jill Thompson (Artist)
o Daniel Vozzo (Colors)
o Clem Robins (Letterer)
o Julie Rottenberg (Ass. Editor)
o Stuart Moore (Editor)

The Invisibles created by Grant Morrison

Fanny is in a toilet with Brodie while simultaneously experiencing flashbacks. As a child he meets Tezcatlipoca and grabs his heart from between his snapping ribs, and then follows a dog through to Mictlan. As an adult, Fanny leaves the club with Brodie - only for Kirby to turn up battered and bleeding. He warns King Mob who goes to try to find her. At Fanny's apartment, Brodie pulls out a gun...


o Lord Fanny
o Brodie
o King Mob
o Lady Edith Manning
o Jack Flint
o The Conspiracy Theorist
o Ragged Robin
o Boy


Our heroes confront their nemesis


o [page 5] [panel 2] Another clue about the mysterious "liquid": "It's the time stuff, isn't it? The mirror stuff comes from outside the bubble and reflects it..." [JB] [panel 4] "like Martin and..."... and Lewis. Actors Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis: Martin was the handsome, charming, serious guy and Lewis was the goofy weird guy. In their movies they were always bounded by a strong friendship (not so in their real lives). [PV]

o [page 6]
Is this page's style -- an illustration with smoke-text, etc. an homage/reference to something? [JB] Lady Edith and King Mob are going to perform a sex-based ritual to find Jack. This is the second time they do this kind of thing: the first one was in 1924 - which we'll see a glimpse of in issue 1.18, and then again 2.10. [PV/JB]

o [page 9] Jack Flint is a member of Division X--more about him in 1.25. [PV]

o [page 10] The two-feature style is from old Sunday comic pages when they still had a whole page. There would sometimes be a second strip above or below the main feature. [BSI]

o [page 11] [panels 2-4] This information will turn out to be "true" in some sense; see 2.1-2.4. Perhaps this hitchhiker is more significant than he seems upon first reading--and perhaps he is St. Germain, who would still be alive, as, uh, he's immortal? A clue is that a point is made that KM didn't catch his name, which is the same comment Mary Shelley made... [see 1.06, 1.07, 1.08, 2.06] [JB] panel 8: The meaning of this card is that a great change will happen in someone's life. Only if the card is drawn upside down does it mean "death." [PV]

o [page 12] [panel 1] According to issue 13 the dog should be yellow. A mistake made by the colorist? [PV]

o [page 15] [panel 2] The hitchhiker says 'guess you didn't' in reference to King Mob catching his name. This may me another clue he's the devil... 'Hope you guess my name' from the Rolling Stones' 'Sympathy for the Devil.' [BSI] The aura emanating from the hitchhiker here is similar to aura that the modern King Mob radiates when he travels back to the '20s (2.08, [page 9] [panel 2]). I believe this aura is an indication of psychic time-travel; a bit of a dead give-away in fact. Is the hitchhiker/St. Germain/the Devil (take your pick) a time-traveller? It seems very likely: time-travel is certainly a plausible explanation for this character's appearance in multiple time periods. Just two questions, then: how does Mob see the hitchhiker's aura, and why does the photograph pick it up? [Zenkidu] [panel 4] Perhaps the halo above the hitchhiker's head followed by king mob's "ha" (as in realization) and boy's muttering of "jesus" lead to the hiker's identity. [WW]

o [page 22] [panel 3] Of course, 'The Crying Game' also has a transvestite in it... [L]

o [page 23] [panels 3-4] More clues as to the nature of reality: "I understand the secret of magic. There is only ONE day. There is only ever one day and it TODAY, the day of nine dogs, day of magicians, day of initiations." [JB] The "day of nine dogs" is a reference to the Mesoamerican calendar cycle (called the "short count" in Maya calendrics), which matches 13 day numbers with 20 day names to make a 260-day repeating count. Add the 365-day Maya year, and you get a cycle that repeats every 54 years. This cycle, called the "calendar round" or *tzol k'in*, was and is important in Mesoamerican magic and religion. See for more about the Maya calendar. [HE]