THE LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN COMIC BOOK
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen is a comic book series written by Alan Moore and illustrated by Kevin O'Neill, publication of which began in Pop Culture is titled "The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen". "the Science- Pirate", as Nemo was referred to in the League comics. The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Vol. 1 book. Read reviews from the Published October 1st by America's Best Comics (first published.
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The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen is a comic book series written by Alan Moore and illustrated by Kevin O'Neill, which started in The series sp. Book 1 of 5 in the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Series literature with an imaginative mastery of its 20th-century corollary, the superhero comic book. The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (LoEG) is a crossover fiction mythology, created by writer Alan Moore and illustrator Kevin O'Neill. The comic takes.
Starting to buckle from the pressures of the twentieth century and the weight of their own endless lives, Mina and her companions must nevertheless prevent the making of a Moonchild that might well turn out to be the Antichrist. In chapter three, the narrative draws to its cataclysmic close in London The magical child whose ominous coming has been foretold for the past hundred years has now been born and has grown up to claim his dreadful heritage.
His promised eon of unending terror can commence, the world can now be ended starting with North London. The story opens with Nemo and her crew robbing a great treasure from Ayesha , who appears to have great influence over Charles Foster Kane.
Nemo travels to Antarctica as her father once did on a trip that drove him mad. Kane recruits Frank Reade Jr. The trio follow her to Antarctica where they encounter a pit that leads to Yuggoth , a mysterious white giant and an ice sphinx. They are soon pursued by the remains of the Twilight Heroes, Maria and Dr. Mabuse later helps the pair evade capture and reveals to them the plot had been orchestrated by Ayesha , who has become an ally of Hynkel, to get her vengeance after the events of "Heart of Ice.
Not only has it been announced as the last League story, but also creators Alan Moore and Kevin O'Neill have described it as their final work in the comic book medium. Not quite bad enough to rate 1 star as there are some clever scenes and some of the dialogue is engaging.
Sep 21, Ben rated it it was amazing.
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Alan Moore has had terrible luck with the film industry. The only adapatation of his work that he had the presence of mind to disavow before its release was the surprisingly good " V for Vendetta. The problem: Jekyll and Captain Nemo? The answer: A confrontation with an evil spirit, documented in the appendices to the comics, has left Quatermain a shadow of a man, a bedraggled wretch lying on filthy mattresses, hopelessly addicted to opium.
Miss Murray and the captain are on assignment to the British government's secret service, and take their orders from stout gentleman by the name of Bond. One by one, the team is rounded up, some of the members found in places that would not make it to the silver screen.
The terrifying Mr. The Invisible Man has been running rampant in a girl's boarding school, some of whose occupants believe they have come to be impregnated by the Holy Spirit. Throughout the series, even minor characters are given a backstory; most of them are borrrowed from turn-of-theth century literature. The results are delicious and frequently hilarious. Captain Nemo's first mate is a sailor from the Pequod; one of the schoolgirls attacked by the Invisible Man turns out to be Pollyanna, who, not surprisingly, is determined to be positive about the whole affair.
Over the two volumes, appearances are also made by Professor Moriarty, Shelock Holmes himself and his allegedly more brilliant brother, Mycroft, Mr. Toad from Wind in the Willows! Lewis' Out of the Silent Planet. Topping it all off are the hilarious letters to the editor pages, managed by a draconian Victorian moralist and written in the purplest of prose. Oh, and the artwork is spectacular.
View 2 comments. May 16, Andy rated it did not like it Shelves: Great concept, terrible execution. Moore manages to reduce about a dozen Victorian adventure classics to fit into his apparently pea-sized brain, and out comes this.
This book offended both my conservative and my liberal impulses, with banal pornographic sequences, flat, amoral "heroes" and offensive Asian stereotypes.
Moore has less sympathy for Chinese people than Tolkien has for orcs. This book certainly isn't suitable for children, and it's too childish for me. So I don't know who the audi Great concept, terrible execution. So I don't know who the audience is. Aug 10, Rebecca McNutt rated it it was amazing Shelves: Not to be confused with the bizarre but hilarious British television show about a dysfunctional rural town, The League of Gentlemen. This graphic novel is daring, imaginative, artistic and engaging, and my favourite part of it would hands-down be its characters.
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen is unforgettable and practically alive as a work of fiction. Feb 16, Mike the Paladin rated it it was ok.
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I found it rather disappointing. I'd never read any of the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen before this, I'd only seen the movie of course it was a bit disappointing to so This, like a lot of books that I've been disappointed in is one I think is a good idea.
It just doesn't, "come off". Willamina who is not Mina am I the only one who actually read that novel???? Allan Quatermain is an opium addict, Captain Nemo is still trucking around under Sorry Allan Quatermain is an opium addict, Captain Nemo is still trucking around under the sea Edward Hyde is running amok At least I didn't see Tom Sawyer.
This just didn't draw me in nor even appeal to me. If you're a League fan, enjoy. Don't plan to follow it up. I admit I saw the movie first. With that out of the way, I am going to try hard not to compare the two in my review, even though I did when I was reading.
I will just add that I have no quarrels with the casting decisions all around not including the addition of Dorian Gray and Tom Sawyer. I've been wanting to read this for a while because I love mashups, and I have a particular love for Victorian genre fiction and literature. I finally bit the bullet and pulled this off my library shelves.
Her I admit I saw the movie first. Here are my thoughts: I think this book is too crass for my tastes. The violence, the characterization, and to some degree, the sexuality although that is probably more subtly done than the other aspects.
I loved the idea of a their teaming up for the defense of Great Britain and all that. I despised Hawley Griffin, the Invisible Man. He was repulsive. His behavior showed no moral compass whatsoever, and his willingness to harm innocent people was distressing.
His behavior in the girl's school was beyond the pale. I can't hold the actions of Mr. Edward Hyde against his alter ego, Dr.
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Henry Jekyll, but I wasn't a fan of the carnage that Hyde perpetrates, gleefully illustrated by the artist of this book, Kevin O'Neil.
Another big issue was the very racist Orientalism on display in this book. I realize that this is a realistic reflection of the time period, but I can't be too tolerant of how unrestrained it was , especially in a modern publication.
The pictures of the Chinese characters seemed too much racist caricatures from some sort of propaganda pamphlet for my comfort. In contrast, Captain Nemo's character is portrayed with dignity and strength of character. It was hard to integrate the two in my thinking. I want to guess that Moore and the artist wanted us to take it tongue in cheek, but it was a bit too offensive for my tastes. I'm not sure how I feel about this book.
I guess if I pick this series up again, it might be with long intervals in between. I definitely have to be in the mood for this kind of subject matter, with main leads whose behavior is disturbingly psychopathic and amoral, and the above mentioned racist content.
While I can excuse Dr. Jekyll, right now, I pretty much hate Hawley Griffin and consider him a menace to society.
I haven't read The Invisible Man, so it's possible he's very much in line with the character from HG Wells' novel, so I guess I'll have to read it and see what I think. I give this three stars because there is something worthwhile about this idea, but I wasn't too thrilled about several aspects of the execution.
View all 8 comments. Rider Haggard, Bram Stoker, R. Resulta fascinante ir siguiendo las referencias incluidas por el autor. Jul 16, Kaitlin rated it did not like it.
I was so not impressed by this. It's my first Alan Moore book, and possibly my last because this just really didn't float my boat. We see a lot of racism and sexism straight away, and a lot of brutality. I don't really mind brutality in graphic novels, but this was just silly and I wasn't interested in the story.
The art was rubbish-y although art is fairly personal so some may like it, it's just not my style and the story was just a lot of nonsense again, in my opinion.
Sadly, not for me. Bear in mind, I saw the movie years before I even knew the graphic novel existed and, thus, years ago.
I do still love the idea of some of literature's most beloved characters banding together to create a kickass supergroup. And something else I loved about the book that I think got pushed aside in the film, but Mina being the leader?
Hell yeah, girl. Looking forward to volume 2, the Black Dossier, and the rest. Jan 08, Timothy Boyd rated it really liked it. Great story. The characters are nowhere near the neat clean versions the movie makes them out to be. Very recommended. Jul 18, Joaquin Garza rated it really liked it Shelves: En serio Mar 08, James DeSantis rated it it was ok. Alan Moore so far has been hit or miss with me. This one is kind of a miss.
I mean within the first few pages you have attempted rape, drug addicts, murder, and more. It's typical Moore for sure but damn, he ain't holding back here.
Twisted in their ways The League here's mission is to protect mankind even if they're all pretty horrible themselves. Some solid art and decent dialogue.
The Alan Moore so far has been hit or miss with me. The plotting is boring, the pacing is terrible, and I can't help but feel there's no real reason to care about ANY of these characters. They're all shitty. Overall, okay at best. Ogni singolo personaggio appartenente a questo bizzarro gruppo di eroi? Feb 22, Donovan rated it really liked it. Alan, you son of a bitch, you've done it again. Recycling literary icons into an old time adventure of steampunk, mystery, villainy, and foreign lands.
The writing is styled for , which is cool. The artwork is well done and surprisingly colorful, reminding me of Gibbons in Watchmen. My biggest gripe is how women are portrayed.
Nothing new for Moore, however. But let's not gloss over what really matters: I will admit that I am a shitty reader of classics, even as a former Engli Alan, you son of a bitch, you've done it again.
I will admit that I am a shitty reader of classics, even as a former English major. Hyde , or King Solomon's Mines which, truth be told, I've never heard of.
So there's that. Why do we give these heroes a pass? His answer is that we do it because they are familiar. We know them. We know of their exploits, either through first hand experience or through hearsay, and we are ready to embrace their "greatness" before we even start reading about them in the League. We're steeped in their mythologies from the original books to film adaptations to stage plays to comic strips to animation, and having already accepted them as "heroes" we accept them as versions of us.
They are us, and we can't see ourselves as anything other than likable, so we cut the "Menagerie" considerably more slack than we'd cut for Moore's other heroes -- and Moore wants us to see that our willing delusion when it comes to these characters is wrong.
All the way through this story I couldn't help thinking about The Three Musketeers. It's one of my favourite novels, though I haven't read it for a while, and I don't know anyone who doesn't love d'Artagnan. Hell, I love d'Artagnan. What's not to love? Well, plenty if one takes the time to really consider his behaviour. He's a murderer, a rapist, and a purveyor of myriad nasty little vices.See all customer images. In a word? The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Wildstorm Publications titles Top Shelf Productions titles Steampunk comics Alternate history comics Crossover comics Experimental medical treatments in fiction American comics adapted into films comics debuts Comics characters introduced in Comics set in the 19th century Comics set in the s Comics based on Dracula Adaptations of works by Jules Verne Adaptations of works by H.
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That said, the empire may not be all it seems and so too the problems of the precursors to comic books. The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. Meanwhile, Griffin returns to the crater on his own and encounters the aliens. Don't get me wrong, this is much better than in the trilogy of this story. He recognises one of the men in his visions as paranormal detective Simon Iff , and the League go to a gentlemen's club Carnacki and Iff regularly attend to learn more about him.