Sir Miles is inside King Mob's mind, rifling through his memories. He
injects his prisoner with Key 23, a chemical that makes people see words
as the things they represent. Jim Crow, Boy and Ragged Robin start to
psychically look for their colleagues. Lord Fanny has recovered enough
in her cell to attack Sir Miles magically, and taking advantage of his
weakness, King Mob strikes at him with Scorpion Psychic Martial Arts.
Sir Miles, under the influence of his prisoner, unlocks his cuffs. Fanny,
back at full strength, escapes her cell. She meets King Mob in the corridor,
who collapses bleeding and horribly wounded. In the next room the King-of-all-Tears
activates Miss Dwyer's prayer armour - she is dressed for the hunt.
o Sir Miles
o King Mob
o Lord Fanny
o Jolly Roger
o Jim Crow
o Ragged Robin
o Miss Dwyer
o Michael Moorcock
o [page 1] [panel 5] Gideon is singing the Sex Pistols' "Anarchy
in the UK." [CG]
o [page 2] Pictures in the background include O.J. Simpson, Pamela
Anderson, and the AIDS Quilt (?). [RM] Picture of Marilyn Manson? [KF]
o [page 3] [panel 1] 5 is a key number in Discordianism. [BSI]
Grant took part in a band called The Five. [RK] "An occult group in
Leeds": Obvious reference to the the chaos magic group the IOT which
originated there circa 1978 formed by Peter Carrol and Ray Sherwin.
The IOT was the first organized chaos magic group. Liber Null andPsychonaut
by Carrol and Condensed Chaos by Phil Hine introduce the chaos magic
paradigm; most people will be able to find them readily available offline.
[RK] [panel 4] I believe this temple or whatever it is is where KM "first"
meets Edie in 1988, while he is contemplating suicide. KM talks about
this event in 2.10, pages 17-18. [JB]
o [page 8] [panel 2] Does the 'm' with the hook on the door have
any significance? [BSI] It's the zodiac sign for the scorpion. [PV]
< panel 6: First appearance of Jolly Roger? [BSI]
o [page 11] [panel 2] "plausible like Michael and Lisa-Marie
being in love": Of course a reference to the marriage of Michael Jackson
and Lisa-Marie Presley, which was often in the news during that time
and later failed. [RL]
o [page 15] Who is controlling Sir Miles here: King Mob or Fanny?
[RM] I think Fanny attacks Sir Miles, weakening him for King Mob's attack
who then gains control over Miles. [L]
o [page 18] [panel 1] That's an "A to Zed" that Jim's got there.
It's a complete index of all the streets in London. [CG]
o [page 21] [panel 1] "Be seeing you." This is an oft-repeated
line in The Prisoner (completing the reference from 1.18). [RM]
o [page 23] Is there any significance to the fact that Gideon
and Genevieve have managed to destroy a world without getting killed?
[L] The idea of a couple (possibly brother and sister) surviving the
end of the world to start a new one comes from Norse mythology, where
a man and a woman (Askr and Embla?) survive Ragnarok and presumably
start things anew. This ties in with Gideon hanging from the powerline,
like Odin (and/or the Hanged Man from the Tarot). [HE]