o Grant Morrison (Writer)
o Phil Jiminez (Penciller)
o John Stokes (Inker)
o Daniel Vozzo (Colors)
o Todd Klein (Letterer)
o Shelly Roeberg (Editor)

The Invisibles created by Grant Morrison

The team are at the San Ildefonso Pueblo, and Mason receives information that his time machine has achieved a break-through. They send the HIV anti-viral agent off to their chemists and decide to go to meet the time-travel scientists in San Francisco. Fanny and Jack are sent to retrieve the Hand of Glory from the Harlequinade while they are in the city, while King Mob checks in with an ex-girlfriend. Meanwhile Robin and Mason go to meet Takashi - but in the middle of their discussions Shizuka and Yoshio arrive. They shoot Robin and it glances off her head exposing some metal but leaving her unconscious. They set a bomb and begin to leave. Boy attempts to stop them but fails, and when King Mob arrives Sjikuza and Yoshio are threatening the room with guns. Boy tells him about Robin and he goes up the lift to find her. King Mob and Robin link telepathically, but when Boy arrives at the floor they were on all she sees is an explosion...


o Mason Lang
o Ragged Robin
o Jack Frost
o Jolly Roger
o King Mob
o Lord Fanny
o Boy
o Austin
o Emilio
o Yoshio and Shikuza
o Pierrot and Columbine
o Takashi


o Aum Shinri Kyo
o Time & Time Travel


o [page 2] [panel one] "It's about Time" was one of the advertising slogans for the 1996 Doctor Who TV movie. I'm certain this is a reference since Grant also pinched its other slogan in JLA: Secret Files and Origins. [RJ]

o [page 5] [panels 1-2] The Aum cult really did do this. [RD]

o [page 6] [panel 3] Note that Grant (in 2.07's lettercol) says he found out about this practice from an actual con. [RD]

o [page 9] [panel 2] First appearance of Pierrot and Columbine. [RD]

o [page 11] top left background: What the hell's that? [RD]

o [page 12] [panel 3] "To fight the empire is to be infected by its derangements...": From P.K. Dick's VALIS, p. 134; see other possible references to VALIS in 1.18 and 2.08 [JB] panel 4: "Philip K. Dick is DEAD...": This is the title of a book. [RD]

o [page 14] [panel 1] Crossreference "Devil's Daughter" with "Ragged Quimper"... [RD]

o [page 15] [panel 1] More "magic mirror." [RD] Almost all of the fringe elements regarding time, language, the 'elves' or 'DMT machine elves' [see 1.16], the magic matter, and even the 'LUV LUV LUV' spot in Gideon's recollections are all borrowed from one text by Terence McKenna: TRUE HALLUCINATIONS. This book should be heavily touted for those wishing to understand some of what Grant's rabbiting on about. [JOB] [panels 3 & 4] The Undertones were an Irish punk band from the late '70s, made famous by songs like "Teenage Kicks", "Family Entertainment", "Jimmy Jimmy", and "Here Comes The Summer". Two-minute rock at its absolute finest. [CGU] [panel 5] Bottom caption of course from the chorus of the Undertones' "Teenage Kicks." [RL]

o [page 16] [panel 4] The basic space-time theory of THE INVISIBLES, rendered this time in science jargon instead of Aztec mythology ("The day of the nine dogs"). [JB]