o Grant Morrison (Writer)
o Phil Jiminez (Layouts)
o Space Boy (Pencils)
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

King Mob is in a deep trance and travelling into the past, while the rest of the Invisibles are deciding what to do about Boy. In New York in the past, King Mob is in a gun-point standoff with Papa Skat while Edith stands by. Papa Skat reveals that he is an Invisible too, and they proceed to the car, where Freddie has been incapacitated. Releasing him from his memories they proceed to the Harlequinade to get the Hand of Glory. However the Cyphermen are also in 1924 - and King Mob is forced to use his spirit gun to defend them. While the fight goes on in the background, the Harlequin shows a few things to Edith before releasing her with the Hand. Later, travelling across the Atlantic towards England, Edith experiences Barbelith. When they arrive in London, King Mob is introduced to Queen Mab, the first King Mob and Billy Chang. Later that evening they trigger the first operation of the hand - and start to make contact....


o King Mob
o Ragged Robin
o Lord Fanny
o Papa Skat
o Lady Edith Manning
o Tom O'Bedlam
o The Cyphermen
o The Harlequin
o Pierrot and Columbine
o King Mob (1)
o Queen Mab
o Billy Chang



o [page 5] Freddy is recovering from the memory that Papa Skat inflicted upon him in 2.08, page 19 [R].

o [page 7] The thugs' talking to themselves brings to mind the soldiers in "Dead Man Fall." [1.12] [R]

o [page 8] [panel 4] Freddie refers to the real-life group KM is named after. [RD] I dunno, I think Freddie's just saying that KM is being absurd--like a Paris dadaist. [JB] I'm with JB. Specifically, Freddie is responding to Edith: "Tell me when you've ever seen clothes and a gun like that." If KM was a dadaist that might explain his bizarre getup. [RM]

o [page 10] [panel 6] If mindless carnage will appease Zaraquin, why is Zaraquin still owed by KM. Even in Issue 1 he was into mindless violence? [I haven't read "Season of Ghouls" in an age, and don't have it to hand, so if that's already explained, mail me.] [JBU]

o [page 11] [panel 2] Who the hell are those two talking about? Freddie doesn't even have long hair. Maybe he lisps... [RD] I think they are looking *past* Freddie, at either King Mob, Pierrot or Columbine. [JB]

o [page 13] bottom: Edith's initiation. We have magic metal and the celestial traffic signal both present. [RD]

o [page 18] [panels 4-5] All the initiations we've seen before Edith's were different from each other; this one duplicates Dane's experience. Does this imply something about Edith's relative importance? They were also both the ones selected to receive the Hand. Hmm... [RD] There do seem to be a number of resonances between the different ages: two King Mobs, two black guys associated with voodoo and Baron Zaraguin and (possibly) Takashi and Billy Chang. [L]

o [page 21] [panel 4] "Queen Mab": "Queen Mab" is one of Shelley's early poems, written in 1812-13. Benet's characterizes it as "a long work inveighing against orthodox Christianity and secular tyranny." [JB] "Queen Mab" is also another name for the queen of the fairies who brings dreams of love (see Mercutio's speech in "Romeo & Juliet"). [CG]

o [page 22] [panels 3-4] "The great spirit shoals sent out as draw THEM to us...Girl with red hair...who is...who is the little man inside?": Definitely refers to Robin. [RD]