o Grant Morrison (Writer)
o Chris Weston (Penciller)
o John Stokes (Inker)
o Daniel Vozzo (Colors)
o Heroic Age (Separations)
o Todd Klein (Letterer)
o Shelly Roeberg (Editor)

The Invisibles created by Grant Morrison

Colonel Friday and Sir Miles meet in dreams to discuss the current situation in the world. Meanwhile, Ragged Robin and King Mob have acid sex and S&M in a variety of places. Jack, Boy and Fanny are clubbing - Fanny has found himself a man for the evening. Boy and Jack talk about their situation and end up kissing. Meanwhile, Takashi and Mason pick up the Time Machine.


o Colonel Friday
o Sir Miles
o Ragged Robin
o King Mob
o Jack Frost
o Boy
o Lord Fanny
o Takashi
o Mason Lang




The title of this issue may be a reference to the Pet Shop Boys song "dreaming of the Queen" the lyics of which follow.

I leave you to work out what it all means :)
Dreaming of the Queen
Visiting for tea
You and her and I
And Lady Di

The Queen said:
"I'm aghast
Love never seems to last
However hard you try"

And Di replied
That there are no more lovers left alive
No one has survived
So there are no more lovers left alive
And that's why love has died

Yes, it's true
Look, it's happened to me and you
Then carriages arrived
We stood and said goodbye
Diana dried her eyes
And looked surprised
For I was in the nude
The old Queen disapproved
But people laughed and asked
For autographs


I woke up in a sweat
For there were no more lovers left alive
No one had survived
So there were no more lovers left alive
And that's why love had died
Yes, it's true Look, it's happened to me and you [ALW]

The title might also come from a novel (can't remember the author's name right now) from the '60s that was popular among like Jim Morrision and the Rolling Stones. Actually, the Stones were supposed to do a movie about it, but for some reason never did. The book was about a nuclear war, and the only people left alive were youngsters, who had no records of the people who went before them, so they had to start over from scratch. Actually it might not have been a nuclear war, I think the plot was that all the older people had disapeared. It was a very countercultural book at the time, so maybe that's what Morrison is referring to. Maybe. [JK]

o [page 1] [panel 1] Add up the numbers on the milk carton (00121243109) and what do you get? That's right, 23. [CE] Sir Miles' drinking milk in the graveyard is another oblique Prisoner reference: in the episode A, B, and C... #2 drinks a lot of milk (as a home-remedy for ulcers, it is implied) under pressure from his superiors to break #6. We've seen KM and SM play these roles, albeit briefly, in Entropy in the UK... this could also reflect a possible change of heart coming up for Miles? [Doc 26]

o [pages 3-4] We've seen what importance Diana had to the British arm of the conspiracy in Volume 1 Issues 11 and 25. It is already believed she was murdered in order to stop her in-laws being stepgrandfather to the future King of England. Myra is Myra Hindley who with Ian Bradey committed the Moors Murders of children in the '60s. Periodically her case is referred to the Home Office with regard to releasing her on parole and the Home Office Minister gets to be very butch and win points by saying she will never be released. Electronic tagging of infants has been suggested as one way of preventing newborns being abducted from hospital wards and is being used alongside other methods. [L] "The bogeywoman is back" thing comes from the "Sensation" exhibition at the Tate gallery in london. For those who don't know, "Sensation" was an exhibition of y.b.a. (young british artists... Damien Hirst, Sarah Lucas, Gary Hume and the like... artists more conceptual and self-publicity-seeking than the accepted norm) which featured a giant portrait of Myra Hindley made up (supposedly) of child's handprints (it wasn't... it was a mold of a child's hand that was used as a printing block). Of course, this wasn't really well-received by the general public, and the painting was branded "sick" and "obscene" by the normal outraged voices. the whole thing came to some kind of head when the painting was attacked shortly after the exhibition was opened, and from then on, the thing was given a permanent guard, just like the real Myra herself. The end result was no real artistic or social issues were properly addressed, but the artist (whose name I've forgotten, unfortunately), the exhibition and Myra all recieved lots of free publicity and became part of the nation's consciousness. [GRM] OK, do any/all the names on the tombstones have significance? David Richmond: I found a british fellow by this name at and appropriately enough for Sir Miles's dream image, he's a member of the Pants Performance Association. June Forshi Harry Lansing Homer Jackson Mark Millar - OK, this is Grant's frequent writing partner, but 1979-1981? No way is Millar 18. Davies - one of the Kinks? "Nice and Smooth", eh? [CE]

o [page 4] [first two panels] Note Sir Miles' response to Friday's question. He never does say that he doesn't feel guilty. He answers Friday with a question. On page 5 we see Miles in bed with (I'm assuming--a risky proposition with this comic) his wife and he appears a bit disturbed. I'm wondering how Dane/Jack's act of mercy in 1.24 has affected Miles. Back when he was interrogating King Mob (1.18, page 11) we saw a quick view of Miles' past....a tiny scared child watching hunting dogs tear apart a fox. Whatever transitions occured to turn the little boy into the Miles of today could be fading because of Dane/Jack's kindness. It's quite possible Miles will have (or is currently experiencing) a change of heart regarding his masters. He doesn't seem too keen on being modified. [FF] "Mobile hoardings, advertising the multi-national corporations which control their minds": Note all the fashion and otherwise logos prevalent in the dance club scene: Coca-Cola (page 8, panel 1), Kangol (page 8, panel 2), the Prodigy, Adidas (page 8, panel 3), DKNY (page 8, panel 4). [CE]

o [page 5] [panel 1] The kid on the milk carton Friday throws away appears as a missing child on the TV on page 20, first panel. [FF]

o [page 8] The design on Dane's shirt is the logo for the band Prodigy. [KF]

o [pages 9-10] The squiggled-out lines of dialogue are meant to represent the parts of the conversation that can't be heard because of the noise in the club... [HE]

o [page 14] Quimper masks in the wallpaper... [L]

o [page 15] ...and in the mirror... [L]

o [page 20] And in Robin's eye here... Her motivations here are unclear. Possibly she's aware of Quimper and is in someway trying to exorcise him. On [page 14] she says she wants to manifest 'a demon'. Alternatively Quimper may be trying to use the ceremony to 'infect' King Mob. Or maybe she is just kinky. [L]

o [page 21] This could become one of those paradoxes, Takashi may be only able to build a time machine because a working one came back from the future to allow him to build one to send back...[L]

o [page 23] [panel 4] When you buy fish and chips for a couple of pence more you can have a pickled onion too.