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Chips , and I think it is indeed Mr. This fun-fair exhibition is the cod- Nautilus which can be seen on page of Black Dossier. Stark is a Victorian superhero with very rubbery bones, which gives him abilities he uses to fight crime. Roses appear all through this book. In Threepenny , Jenny is a prostitute who betrays her former lover Macheath; she's called Low-Dive Jenny in most English versions, but sometimes also Jenny Diver, after a similar character in The Beggar's Opera on which Threepenny was based.

There was a real Jenny Diver, too-- nee Mary Young , born in and hanged in for robbery. She was famous by the time she died, but probably wasn't when The Beggar's Opera was written in ; not really a remarkable coincidence though, since "diver" was just a nickname for any pickpocket.

However, some productions reassign it to Jenny just because that seems to make sense. Richard East among others whose names I lost—sorry! The tentacle at the bottom center of the panel is a nice touch. David Alexander McDonald demurs: They have a basic web site -- I'd heard of 'em here and there over the years, but they're basically just the usual stage lot, and mostly amateur.

This outfit—evening-wear and domino mask—was standard attire for Gentleman Thieves of the s, s, and s, many of whom were Raffles imitations. Perhaps he is J. So apparently in his earliest incarnation he was drawn as this devil figure, who was completely naked but in none of the illustrations did anybody seem perturbed, or even aware that there was this naked devil standing in their midst! That coat is very like the one in the cover illustration my trade paper copy of " Enter Dr. And his gaze in that panel seems significant so that I feel sure he's meant to be someone specific.

Ana Vidazinha usefully sends this: Friday 27th A-, so it could be either April or August. In none of them had a Friday 27th. But in the 27th of August was a Friday. Considering the title of the newspaper Psychi- , there was a relevant event happening that day: The following day, the pioneer psychiatric trio boarded the German liner George Washington. Freud, who alone insisted he never got seasick, enjoyed the smooth but foggy voyage. The first 3 days at sea, Freud kept a diary, then abandoned it to write pages of letters to his wife.

Only his American disciple, Brill, and several curious reporters were on hand to greet Freud. The man on the photo could easily be Freud, who in had a moustache, a short beard and a hairdo similar to that. Now, I don't know if in fictional works are there any relevant events happening that day, relating to the psychic world, which would fit better in the theme of the club rather then the psychiatric world. Dyson and Phillips are a pair of Occult Detectives, although they usually explain the occult crimes which have occurred rather than prevent them from occurring.

Silence uses his psychic abilities to fight various occult evils, including astral werewolves and fire elementals. I would guess that Silence is the cigar-smoking figure, center-right, in Panel 1. Peter Slack points out that Taverner is levitating in Panel 1. Denny Lien notes that a fourth story was written much later. Zaleski is a kind of Armchair Detective whose Decadent langour and belief in his own superiority lead him to rarely leave his home.

He also solves crimes. Taverner, can be seen in the center of Panel 1. The painting on the right is of the Golliwog, who appeared in Black Dossier. Doctor van Helsing is a monster hunter who fights Edward Hyde and vampires in Transylvania. Scott Adsit corrects me: Zanoni is an immortal, nasty Chaldean sorcerer who is the last of the Rosicrucians. Presumably Zanoni was on the side of the white magicians who Haddo and Iff warred on.

In the finale of The Magician , the novel Haddo originally appeared in, Haddo dies in a fire at his Staffordshire estate, which Black Magician dates to The Wikipedia entry gives a number of early examples of it. They made figures of brass, and tried to induce souls to indwell them. In some accounts we read that they succeeded; Friar Bacon was credited with one such Homunculus; so was Albertus Magnus, and, I think, Paracelsus. In all these cases they had held that environment could be modified at will by the application of telesmata or sympathetic figures. For example, a nine-pointed star would attract the influence which they called Luna -- not meaning the actual moon, but an idea similar to the poets' ideas of her.

By surrounding an object with such stars, with similarly-disposed herbs, perfumes, metals, talismans, and so on, and by carefully keeping off all other influences by parallel methods, they hoped to invest the original object so treated with the Lunar qualities, and no others. I am giving the briefest outline of an immense subject. Now then they proceeded to try to make the Homunculus on very curious lines.

Heredity is there even at first, of course, but in a feeble degree. Anyhow, they could arrange any desired environment from the beginning, if they could only manage to nourish the embryo in some artificial way -- incubate it, in fact, as is done with chickens to-day.

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Furthermore, and this is the crucial point, they thought that by performing this [] experiment in a specially prepared place, a place protected magically against all incompatible forces, and by invoking into that place some one force which they desired, some tremendously powerful being, angel or archangel -- and they had conjurations which they thought capable of doing this -- that they would be able to cause the incarnation of beings of infinite knowledge and power, who would be able to bring the whole world into Light and Truth.

Greek and Roman legend is full of stories in which this mystery is thinly veiled; they seem mostly to derive from Asia Minor and Syria. Here exogamic principles have been pushed to an amusing extreme. I need not remind you of the Persian formula for producing a magician, or of the Egyptian routine in the matter of Pharaoh, or of the Mohammedan device for inaugurating the Millenium. I did remind Brother Cyril, by the way, of this last point, and he did need it; but it did him no good, for here we are at the threshold of a Great Experiment on yet another false track! Marc Kandel corrects me: Nail my skull to its forecastle.

Give it to my daughter. Could it be that Nemo kept a picture of Mina Murray in his room? This panel and the final one on the next page are very reminiscent in look to one of the most influental of all the German Expressionist films, Robert Wiene's The Cabinet of Dr. I would add that this entire sequence seems overtly Expressionist to me, with Panel 7 on this page seeming to be particularly Caligari-esque.

Some Ripperologists do believe that there is a link between Jack the Ripper and Buenos Aires , explained here.

Stanley," who allegedly did indeed move from London to Buenos Aires: The stylish woman is Lulu. Lulu is a beautiful German woman who uses sex to rise in German society but is later reduced to prostitution and is eventually killed by Jack the Ripper. The scene in the film in which Lulu meets Jack is similar in composition to this panel. Cliff Schexnayder points out that German director G. The fact that the man continues to sing while talking with Lulu is a tradition of musical theater: Unlike in Pandora's Box, Lulu is killed offstage and the music stops for her extremely violent death scream pg 24, panel 4.

Moore is making two simultaneous opera references! It details the wide variety of crimes, from robbery to murder to child-pimping, that are Macheath's bread and butter - a much grimmer picture than the jaunty Bobby Darin version and Moore's depiction of Macheath as a scruffy thug is truer to the play than the debonair kingpin in many modern productions.

Moore 's lyrics on pp. Maybe once ya tip me and it makes ya feel swell. In this crummy southern town. In this crummy old hotel. With a skull on its masthead. Will be coming in. You gentlemen can say, hey gal, finish them floors! Earn your keep here! You toss me your tips. And look out to the ships. Turns around in the harbor. You gentlemen can wipe off that smile off your face. Cause every building in town is a flat one. Only this cheap hotel standing up safe and sound. And you yell, why do they spare that one?

Why do they spare that one? All the night through, through the noise and to-do. You wonder who is that person that lives up there? And you see me stepping out in the morning. Looking nice with a ribbon in my hair. Runs a flag up its masthead. And a cheer rings the air. By noontime the dock. They move in the shadows. Where no one can see. Kill them now, or later? Noon by the clock. And so still by the dock. You can hear a foghorn miles away.

And in that quiet of death. Disappears out to sea. The theory is that emotional identification in a play leads to the audience losing its critical faculties, so the Brechtian verfremdungseffekt involves things like having characters speak directly to the audience, as Suki is doing here. Back at the British Museum. Babar was mentioned in League v2n4. He has the stripy trousers and the jacket, as seen here. Martin - the striped trousers and formal coat are a dead giveaway. Not sure what it is attached to, though.

The jar in the left contains, I would hazard, a Martian. The jar on the right contains, alas, poor Mr. The first two were Greg Daly and Jason Adams. Said scrying glass is, or at least was until recently, on display in the British Museum. But, as established in Black Dossier , in the world of the League a number of men and women have been replaced by similar figures out of fiction. In the play Subtle is a rogue who poses as an alchemist. Occult pogs of some sort. Among many others, Skemono and Lance French wrote to correct me: I'm certain those are meant to be rune stones, another form of occult divination--same as the Ouija board and the scrying glass.

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You can find numerous web pages about them, but the basic idea seems to be to have a set of several stones or other small, flat, roundish objects that have various Norse runes on them. I believe you put them in a bag and draw randomly, and get some meaning from the symbols you drew.

I don't really know much more about it than that, though. Very appropriate given his militaristic background. Thorn's also quite phallic, so its reversed position might suggest Lando's on the brink of another gender change. The one in front of Orlando is "Tiwaz," which is a guiding force; a beacon, much like the North Star. Symbolises a dice cup, among many other things. The disclosure of things hidden or unrevealed -- again, quite apt given how Carnacki gets his insights. Ditko's influence on O'Neill is so strong throughout the League series Most suggest a clear destination - Scotland , say, or Cornwall - but not King's Cross, which instead suggests Infinity: To Margaret--I hope that it will not set the reader against her--the station of King's Cross had always suggested Infinity.

Its very situation--withdrawn a little behind the facile splendours of St. Pancras--implied a comment on the materialism of life. Those two great arches, colourless, indifferent, shouldering between them an unlovely clock, were fit portals for some eternal adventure, whose issue might be prosperous, but would certainly not be expressed in the ordinary language of prosperity.

Ouija boards were introduced in the early s, but most Ouija boards have the star to the right of the crescent moon, not to the left, as this one does. Gads, I love the Web. A nice way to depict secret services. Care to wager a guess as to why the Masonic square and compasses on the outside of League HQ are arranged to represent only the 2nd, and not 3rd, degree of Masonry? The Entered Apprentice 1st degree has the square wholly atop the compasses; the Fellowcraft 2nd degree has the compasses partially revealed, as we see on page 33; the Master Mason 3rd degree has the compasses atop the square.

Why, do you reckon, M and the lot have only been passed to the 2nd degree? The Fellowcraft degree is usually seen as a transitional degree, as well as the degree of greater learning; but neither of those explanations seem to jive with the purpose of the League at least the hierarchy of the League, which seems to operate, like most seats of power, as a way of attaining and maintaining sway and control-- is it knowledge as tool of control? Campion Bond would seem to have come down in the world.

Sickert, of course, was a part of the Jack the Ripper investigation, something Moore delved into in From Hell. Denny Lien adds, " re Tiger Brown: The straight razors are a reference to the London urban legend of Sweeney Todd. In the novel Seymour is a Walter Sickert-like painter who uses women to gain power: The figure on the left, Norton, has a not-coincidental visual similarity to Iain Sinclair. He is facing away from the reader in the same casual pose, surveying.

Sinclair's prose is noted for these clipped and pithy remarks. This is aptly fitted to the speaking-style of a man perpetually flitting through history. Sadly this does not explain the answers to the "crossword clues" dialogue. Paul Hostetler contributed this quote from Alan Moore about Norton: So that was good. Some of his references, although it escapes the characters, are to real events.


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The striking figure in the middle is Boudica? The historian Cassius Dio describes Boudica as follows: In stature she was very tall, in appearance most terrifying, in the glance of her eye most fierce, and her voice was harsh; a great mass of the tawniest hair fell to her hips; around her neck was a large golden necklace; and she wore a tunic of divers colours over which a thick mantle was fastened with a brooch. If not, Ivanhoe and crew?

It is now called King's Cross after a new edifice so called which is now erecting at the intersection of the roads. It is said to have received its former name as having been the site of a sanguinary battle between Alfred and the Danes. The corpulent chap with the pie might be Jack Horner. From the Wikipedia entry: In the nineteenth century the story began to gain currency that the rhyme is actually about Thomas Horner, who steward to Richard Whiting, the last abbot of Glastonbury Abbey before the dissolution of the monasteries under Henry VIII of England.

The story is reported that, prior to the abbey's destruction, the abbot sent Horner to London with a huge Christmas pie which had the deeds to a dozen manors hidden within it and that during the journey Horner opened the pie and extracted the deeds of the manor of Mells in Somerset. It is further suggested that, since the manor properties included lead mines in the Mendip Hills, the plum is a pun on the Latin plumbum, for lead. While records do indicate that Thomas Horner became the owner of the manor, paying for the title, both his descendants and subsequent owners of Mells Manor have asserted that the legend is untrue.

Lance French adds that this scene takes place at the Globe Theatre, hence the presence of Shakespeare. This could be a reference to the 'gluttony' which caused the great fire: This event was described in Black Dossier. I confess to being a little mystified by this. I can see Raffles being described as an understudy to Arsene Lupin—Lupin was, after all, the better Gentleman Thief, as a character, as a thief, and in story terms.

But who would Mina be an understudy to?

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Or perhaps to late 20 th century popculture characters like Buffy? Although on later reflection Maybe Norton sees the version of the League as the ultimate one? Or it might in some way be a reference to the play and movie Gaslight known as Angel Street in the US which is set in London and involves a man attempting to drive his wife insane as part of a scheme to cover up a murder. He may be referring to the dead trail of the massacre later in this issue, which was not related to the Moonchild dreams. Whereas I do like the idea of Alan Moore giving props to Arsene Lupin, I don't think that the High Priest of Glycon thinks as highly of the character as I do; I can't remember if it's in The Black Dossier or the Almanac in volume two, but at one point Moore refers to Fantomas as Lupin's "superior in crime," which is a comparison I disagree with; Fantomas's crimes are only "superior" to Lupin's if you give bonus points for a high body-count, and Lupin has crossed swords with Sherlock Holmes, which has to count for something!

The Raffles stories came out in the wake of Holmes's popularity, and they were written by Conan Doyle's brother-in-law. Hornung makes use of a Watson-esque, first-person narrator. Hornung also uses the Conan Doyle trick of writing post-mortem stories about A. Raffles by setting them at a time before the character died, which is just like Doyle making The Hound of the Baskervilles a prequel to "The Final Problem. I think it's more than fair to call Raffles an understudy of Holmes in light of all that. You could look at her time spent with the Count as an eduction of sorts, and she was brought into the League back in volume one primarily because M.

I think that the lady has proved herself quite a bit since then, but I still think it's fair to call her an understudy of the Count. I wonder if Moore was thinking of the Raffles pastiche series by Barry Perowne that appeared in the s in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine and were collected in several volumes, Raffles of the Albany London: Hamish Hamilton, etc.

I like them a lot! Moore has stated that every word uttered by Andrew Norton has significance but I've yet to work out what this one might be. This is a reference to the events of Dracula. Not sure how it applies here. Peter Borowiec John Pickman also noticed this has it, I think: Tim Chapman takes it further: A ladder on which blood is turned into oil. Patrick Keiller is a British filmmaker and author best known for his film Robinson in Space , in which the unseen Robinson tours London.

Tony Williams points out that Keiller first did this in his film London. Presumably one of the sites Robinson sees in the film is one of the craters created by the Martians in their League v2 attack? The stars are right. I had thought it was at Kings Cross but google tells me it was Victoria. I think the state of his back being a feature in one of the trails about it?

But I can't find anything on cigarette burns So that's probably all barking up the wrong tree. Many of Norton's gnomic utterances - Keiller, Litvinov, Archer, King's Cross - refer, however obliquely, to Iain Sinclair's own literary obsessions and his collection of non-fiction essays "Lights Out For The Territories" in particular. The "constellation of cigarette burns on Archer's back" is probably to do with disgraced British peer and popular novelist Jeffrey Archer; Kings Cross has historically been a centre of prostitution, and Archer's reputation finally fell following the revelation that he had lied under oath about having visited prostitutes during the course of a libel prosecution against a British newspaper.

Sinclair tried - and failed - to meet with Archer during the writing of "Lights Out During her evidence on behalf of the paper, Coughlin mentioned the existence of distinctive markings on Archer's back. Thanks to an infamously partial summing up by the trial judge, the case was settled in favour of Archer. Some years later, Archer was convicted of perjury and jailed. Monica Coughlin was killed in a hit and run "accident". Read into this what you will Darren Maughan adds a clue: Archer sued the Star and won a record libel award.

I trust one of my British readers can fill me in on what Moore is referring to.


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  7. There are memorials to veterans of World Wars One and Two—anything else? Obviously, this should be between platforms nine and ten, but in the station it's between platform eight and nine. This is because JK Rowling was clearly unfamiliar with King's X when she wrote the books, as 9, 10, and 11 are a separate section from the rest of the station. The 9 and three quarters sign is up on a wall.

    There's a useful explanation and picture at the Wikipedia entry. It was moved during the recent redevelopement of the station. Another chapter in Lights Out deals with Kings Cross. The"misplaced memorials" reference might be connected to the long-gone monument which gave the area its name - from the Wikipedia entry on Kings Cross: The monument was sixty feet high, topped by an eleven foot high statue of the king, and was described as "a ridiculous octagonal structure crowned by an absurd statue".

    The upper storey was used as a camera obscura while the base in turn housed a police station and a public house. The unpopular building was demolished in , though the area has kept the name of King's Cross. This section is written by Anna Sinclair and is about a search for traces of a man listed on King's Cross's war memorial. On page they take a detour to look for the memorial to those who died in the Kings Cross fire but it has been covered up in a renovation. With the completion of the renovation it is visible once more.

    Robin Layfield contributes the exact quote, from page If we search hard enough we'll find an information poster: The fire, beneath the Piccadilly Line, on 18 November , killed thirty-one people. The plaque has been taken to Acton , the London Transport Museum 's Depot, where it can be viewed, by arrangement, on 'open weekends'.

    I think Moore mentions it in the annotations in From Hell Chapter 4. City of Disappearances, which Sinclair also edited and to which Alan Moore contributed apiece. Sinclair also tells of a man at the 'Information' kiosk at Kings Cross, who hadn't heard of the fire. Grant was also long-time friends with Austin Osman Spare - another of Moore 's modern magical faves see Promethea etc.

    Grant is now most famous for the unreliability and unreadability of his books. He's still alive, i think. David Litvinoff was a prominent personality in the lates London scene. Joe McNally clears this up: Litvinoff was a brother of writer and human rights campaigner Emanuel Litvinoff, and moved widely in criminal circles - he is said to have administered a severe beating to the individual suspected of providing the information which led to the Rolling Stones' Redlands drug raid, and was an associate of the Kray Twins.

    He provided much of the gangsters' dialogue in Performance, hence presumably the mention of 'ventriloquism'. He made tapes instead. His life was a book, the forerunner for an age of ghosted gangland memoirs. David Litvinoff, the most brilliant nutter anyone had ever met. He would talk a blue streak about the most amazing stuff, always jumping from this to that. When Performance came out, there were critics who said, "Aha! Note the leaping editorial style, the self-interruption, the cross-streaming of consciousness" - and before I'd sniffed the film, I said, "That is your David Litvinoff. And so David was the catalyst - he just brought the whole thing together.

    And that's why David gets a credit on the picture as dialogue coach and technical adviser. Jack McVitie , a. This panel attracted more e-mail than everything else in Century put together, thanks to me not having a clue about who the characters were. Gentleman on the far left: Feldman will be most familiar to American audiences because of his role in the film Young Frankenstein , but he had a very successful career in British tv comedy. Ian Crichton identifies her as s supermodel Jean Shrimpton present. Shrimpton does not appear in the Century: Certainly possible, although none of her roles would map well to Century.

    I think they are a reference to a tv show or movie from the s with a young white woman and a young black man. So what other pairing could it be? That was set in London in , so I can see them as a couple two years later. Granted, the black gentleman's shirt is a bit extravagant, but I can see Poitier's character having relaxed a bit after two years. The girl wears an odd little bell as a ring on her finger, which could be a clue to her identity. Against this is the point that Ruth Jones is closer to middle aged than young, and that as I recall Philip Smith dressed conservatively.

    The couplehood was more in Ruth's mind that in that of Philip, who kept her at arm's length, but if the woman is waving at a man who is ignoring her that's not a problem. I have no idea what the bell-shaped ring would mean even so, though. The short, bald, scowling, mustached man: The black man in the floral shirt: I think this is dubious, though, not least because Love Thy Neighbour is the wrong time for Century: Sir is the owner of the titular mill and his head is constantly covered by smoke; we can't see this figure's head at all.

    The setting for the "Unfortunate Events" books is, I believe, rather vague anywhere from the Victorian Era to the '50s , so it might just be possible that Sir is around in The mustached-man in the bowler: The mustached figure with the large white ruff or collar: The bearded man below Frank Zappa: Peter Slack suggests that this is a young Alan Moore. The two figures in checked caps: I missed the second cap, though Jason Adams and Ola Hellsten did not.

    The tall blond man: Paul Eke suggests that this is the Saint, as portrayed by Roger Moore in the British tv series version. Paul provides a link to a picture of Moore wearing the same jumper seen here. The short woman wearing the hat: The man in the black suit with the scar on his cheek: Meres was mentioned on Page 17, Panel 2 of Black Dossier. The man on the left is Tiger Brown, mentioned above on Page 33, Panel 6. I was once very close to Sinbad. As was seen in Black Dossier. Mandragora was frequently bound up with all things homuncular Colophon to verso of title-page: A very good copy of this scarce work.

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    He explored the business of fighting, in terms of the relationship between warfare and social, political, and economic factors in the civilian sector. Fuller emphasized the potential of new weapons, especially tanks and aircraft, to stun a surprised enemy psychologically. Fuller was highly controversial in British politics because of his support for the organized fascist movement.

    He was also an occultist and Thelemite who wrote a number of works on esotericism and mysticism Fuller had an occultist side that oddly mixed with his military side. He was an early disciple of English poet and magician Aleister Crowley, and was very familiar with his and other forms of magick and mysticism. While serving in the First Oxfordshire Light Infantry he had entered and won a contest to write the best review of Crowley's poetic works, after which it turned out that he was the only entrant.

    This essay was later published in book form in as The Star in the West. After this he became an enthusiastic supporter of Crowley, joining his magical order, the A? It was developed out of an episode of the history, it has all its author's peculiarities in the strongest degree. It is a nightmare and nothing more, but a nightmare of the most extraordinary verisimilitude and poetical power Confused pagination but it is complete!

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