o Grant Morrison (Writer)
o Chris Weston (Pencils)
o Ray Kryssing (Inks)
o Daniel Vozzo (Colors)
o Heroic Age (Separations)
o Todd Klein (Letterer)
o Shelly Roeberg (Editor)

Special Thanks to Michael Lark
The Invisibles created by Grant Morrison

King Mob and Ragged Robin are in the Philadelphia church where John A'Dreams disappeared. King Mob is convinced that John has gone over to the enemy and that he is in the church trying to kill them. Robin doesn't believe that he is there. John is in fact not there, instead the enemy are testing Scorpio, the virtual assassin. On a plane, Boy and Jack are getting to know each other a bit better, while Jolly Roger collects Jim Crow from a club in Chicago. Meanwhile Robin and King Mob have been driven to distraction and paranoia by Scorpio, and even when they realise what is going on they still start to wonder - is there really a conspiracy, or is one of the richest men in the world (Mason) creating the whole thing?


o Mason Lang
o Ragged Robin
o King Mob
o Colonel Friday
o Quimper
o The Blind Chessman
o Lord Fanny
o Jack Frost
o Boy
o Lord Fanny
o Jim Crow
o Jolly Roger


o Jung, Carl
o Philadelphia Experiment, The
o Hallucinogens
o Voodoo


The cover, as several people have pointed out shows King Mob is crossing his fingers in the cover image... [JB] KM's pose and clothes (jacket) clearly ape ads for "The Full Monty". I'll not venture as to what this means. [GG]

o [pages 1-5] More brother-sister incest implications with Mason and Kathryn -- reminiscent of Cornelius bks and King Mob in 1.16-18 [Doc 26/JWB] One way or another Mason namechecks Takashi, John (-a-Dreams?), (Colonel?) Friday and (Sir) Miles (Delacourt?). If we assume "John" is John-a-Dreams, and that even though that isn't him chasing KM and Robin he has gone over to the Outer Church, has he got access to seeing all time simultaneously? Is that what Mason is talking about in Page 2, Panels 3-5, namely what will happen at the end of time? If so this is the second time it has been hinted that the Invisibles may not win after all (the first being Issue 2.12) at the end. [L] Re: page 2, panels 3-5 : I assumed Mason was talking about the ending of "Starship Troopers" here, rather than the end of time. For those who haven't seen it, the film doesn't end with the humans defeating the 'mindless' insects. Instead they capture a brain bug, which they plan to 'examine' in order to learn how the insects think and therefore to fight more productively in the future. [GML]

o [page 11] [panels 3-5] In Cormac McCarthy's "Blood Meridian," the Judge -- a nameless wanderer, possibly a demon of some kind -- keeps a sketchbook; he sketches various interesting things as he encounters them, and once he's satisfied with the drawing, he destroys the original. In general, having images of yourself made by a magician is not a good sign, so this portrait may not bode well for Quimper. [EB]

o [page 12] [panel 4] A bit Joseph Campbell. [Flossy]

o [page 19] [panel 6] It's 23:05 or I'm in need of glasses... [TRI]

o [page 20] Presumably it's King Mob's use of the line "It's like a stupid film" that makes Robin think of Mason. [L] King Mob shoots at a door behind which is a brick wall with his name spray-painted on it. Perhaps this is an allusion to him destroying himself? Ye olde, "live by the gun, die by the gun". It ties in with the cover, where we see King Mob showing a smoking finger, wearing the Mod-target shirt, which is bullet-ridden. This also ties in to 2.01, page 14, where we see him "shooting himself" again. [FF]