YMMV / The Invisibles

  • Canon Sue: According to Morrison, King Mob was this quite deliberately, as a means to, by sympathetic magic, make himself famous and successful and make hot punk chicks want to have sex with him. Also according to him, this actually worked, until he wrote an arc in which King Mob was captured and tortured by the villains and himself became life-threateningly ill. Be Careful What You Wish For, indeed...
  • Gary Stu: Gideon Stargrave is King Mob's imaginary one. Just look at the initials.
  • Harsher in Hindsight: In Volume 2, Issue 2, Jolly Roger tells Mob, Robin, and Boy that mind-control nanotech was put in polio vaccines. If Morrison really thinks he was casting a spell, did he intend to magically spur the anti-vaccination movement and the resurgence of polio in several countries?
  • Older Than They Think: Morrison has a grudge with the Wachowskis over the thematic similarities between this and The Matrix. At any rate, The Invisibles got there first on quite a few things.
    • Sources disagree on exactly how grudgeful Morrison is; in one interview he claims that The Matrix is a sign that The Invisibles is working as intended, changing the world to suit him.
    • Ironically, Michael Moorcock developed his own longstanding grudge against Morrison because he feels that King Mob/Gideon Stargrave is a flat ripoff of Jerry Cornelius and that he wasn't given the proper credit from Morrison unlike other writers who've taken from his ideas.
  • True Art Is Incomprehensible: Is it ever! This trope tends to follow Morrison wherever he goes, but The Invisibles in particular is without a doubt his most incomprehensible work to date.