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The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen epub

by Kevin O'Neill,Alan Moore


The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen epub

ISBN: 1840233028

ISBN13: 978-1840233025

Author: Kevin O'Neill,Alan Moore

Category: Comics and Graphics

Subcategory: Graphic Novels

Language: English

Publisher: Titan Books Ltd (September 1, 2002)

Pages: 192 pages

ePUB book: 1327 kb

FB2 book: 1561 kb

Rating: 4.2

Votes: 589

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The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen is a comic book series co-created by writer Alan Moore and artist Kevin O'Neill which began in 1999

The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen is a comic book series co-created by writer Alan Moore and artist Kevin O'Neill which began in 1999. The series spans two six-issue limited series, Volume I, Volume II, and an original graphic novel Black Dossier from the America's Best Comics imprint of DC Comics, as well as a third volume.

Book 1 of 5 in the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Series. Alan Moore is perhaps the most acclaimed writer in the graphic story medium, having garnered countless awards for works such as Watchmen, V for Vendetta, Swamp Thing and Miracleman

Book 1 of 5 in the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Series. Alan Moore is perhaps the most acclaimed writer in the graphic story medium, having garnered countless awards for works such as Watchmen, V for Vendetta, Swamp Thing and Miracleman. Paperback: 176 pages.

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Book 2 of 5 in the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Series.

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League of Extraordinary Gentlemen is a Genre-Busting serial comic series by writer Alan Moore and artist Kevin O'Neill.

The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen is a Genre-Busting serial comic series by writer Alan Moore and artist Kevin O'Neill. It was originally published under Moore's now-defunct America's Best Comics imprint at Wildstorm. In March 2013, Moore and O'Neill set-off on a Spin-Off trilogy, revolving around Captain Janni Dakkar, the second Nemo, published in the style of Volume 3, three graphic novels published across three years. Supplementary story involves an interview between Janni and Hildy Johnson, talking about all kinds of adventures in her career as a Science Hero

Alan Moore and Kevin O’Neill collaborate on a TASTY! tale where characters from literature and pulp fiction inhabit an alternate Victorian England and band together to save the empire and have a rousing fine rime of it.

Alan Moore and Kevin O’Neill collaborate on a TASTY! tale where characters from literature and pulp fiction inhabit an alternate Victorian England and band together to save the empire and have a rousing fine rime of i. I'll let you read the stories for yourself. They are worth it. The League consists of Alan Quartermain, Mina Murray, Dr. Jekyll, Mr. Griffin (the Invisible Man) and Captain Nemo. There is an overriding threat to the Empire, London in particular, and the League must fight against the forces of a mysterious Chinese criminal warlord. But the mystery of Mr. M is finally revealed-it is well done indeed. I enjoyed this story.

Renowned adventurer Allan Quatermain leads a team of extraordinary figures with legendary powers to battle the technological terror of a madman known as "The Fantom". This "League" comprises seafarer and inventor Captain Nemo, vampire Mina Harker, an invisible man named Rodney Skinner, American Secret Service Agent Tom Sawyer, the ageless and invincible Dorian Gray, and the dangerous split personality of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.

Comic book series by Alan Moore and Kevin O'Neill. Kevin O'Neill is a retired English comic book illustrator best known as the co-creator of Nemesis the Warlock, Marshal Law, and The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. For the film adaptation, see The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (film). For other uses, see Loeg. Not to be confused with the British comedy team The League of Gentlemen or the British crime film The League of Gentlemen (film). The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. Overview of the series.

Alan Moore and Kevin O’Neill will conclude both their legendary League of Extraordinary Gentlemen and their equally legendary comic-book careers with the series’ spectacular fourth and final volume, The Tempest.

After an epic seventeen-year journey through the entirety of human culture – the biggest cross-continuity ‘universe’ that is conceivable – Alan Moore and Kevin O’Neill will conclude both their legendary League of Extraordinary Gentlemen and their equally legendary comic-book careers with the series’ spectacular fourth and final volume, The Tempest.

Comics scriptwriting supremo Alan Moore's incredible, reinvention of classic heroes and villains - now available in an eagerly-anticipated paperback. What if some of the best loved literary characters in history were to band together to fight crime? What if Captain Nemo, Allan Quatermain, Dr Henry Jekyll (together with his brutish alter ego Edward Hyde) and The Invisible Man were brought together by a Miss Mina Harker (who once had a dalliance with a certain Count from Transylvania), to fight the menace of Fu Manchu? Enter the extraordinary world of Alan Moore with this fantastic collection to find out!
Most of Alan Moore's most famous works are a critique of the superhero genre: "V for Vendetta" critiques the British system and an anarchistic response to it, "The Watchmen" critique the American culture of superheroes as liberal visionaries or right-wing vigilantes in the context of the cold war. This continues this critique but by referencing the 19th century literature, both classic and pulp. Indeed, Moore seems to be pointing out that the line there was always thin. In the context of the British Empire, Moore shows that heroes are basically imperialists. Furthermore, in a similar vein to "the Watchmen," most of the characters are much more morally problematic than their literary counterparts. Having a background in 19th century British literature helps: Bram Stoker's "Dracula," Jules Verne's "20,000 Leagues Beneath the Sea," H. Rider Haggard's "King Solomon's Mines," Robert Louis Stevenson's "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" and H. G. Wells' "The Invisible Man" build the context of the main characters, and the personalities do seem rooted in the books. Knowing Ian Flemming's James Bond and Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes' characters help as well. The art is very driven by pulp art as well as Victoriana in general. That said, the empire may not be all it seems and so too the problems of the precursors to comic books. This volume is a fairly straight ahead story as far as Moore is concerned, although the literary references build very quickly. At a surface level, this is not a subtle comic, but it works much more deeply in dialogue with its source material and with culture of superheroes: a genre that Moore seems to work in only to undermine.
Alan Moore finishes the LOEG for now. They find the bad guy, but rather than win, a more powerful character comes along. As you read, it's evident that Moore didn't like Harry Potter.

The first volume in this series was good. It sets up the story, leaving room for sequels in the hunt for Haddo, the Anti Christ. 1969, rather than being much of a sequel was more of a parody of 1960s sexual revolution. 2009 picks the story up again, we get a story largely settled on Orlando, and a conclusion that doesn't make much sense.

Don't get me wrong, this is much better than 1969 in the trilogy of this story. But it still is missing whatever that intangible is that made the first two LOEG story lines so good. For me, I think Allan Moores heroes are just best in the 1900s. But it's Moore so if he releases further stories, I know I'll buy it
Alan Moore begins his Century series in 1910, and the League, while not what it once was, is still a powerful organization of the British Government. They investigate murders and a shadowy cult they believe is planning a global catastrophe.

The highlight of 1910 is the coming-of-age tale of Janni Dakkar. Seeing her evolution as a character was a thrill. In addition to her, Moore has written a ton of music into this novel through his side-characters that do a good job of illustrating the themes of the novel, though they can be a bit heavy-handed. And while the literary references have started to get more obscure, they're still fairly recognizable.

The main problem with 1910 is that it's too short. And I don't just mean that as 'I wanted it to go on forever'. I mean it as 'Moore rushes through several plot points too fast for them to be satisfying'.

Like Watchmen and the other League novels, Moore ended this story with a companion piece called 'Minions of the Moon'. This piece provides plenty of interesting back story on the characters, along with it's own worthwhile League Adventure in it's own right. Unfortunately, Moore decided to write it at a Nathaniel Hawthorne level of overly-complicated-and-pretentious writing. Still I wouldn't recommend that you skip it.

All in all, I thought this book was enjoyable and worth the money, but they were downhill afterwards, so if you don't like this one, don't bother with 1969 and 2009.
This graphic novel did not translate very well to e-book, in large part because so many pages contained page-wide cells that could not easily be separated for enlarged viewing. My bifocals were barely up to the task of reading the dialogue ballons.

Yes, I am that old.

Despite that, I enjoyed the book. The story and artwork were good, just painful to view.
While Moore is clearly at the top of his game with this one, I couldn't give it a complete five stars because some of his references in literature, film and pop culture, became too obscure, even for me. I realized this when I had to go to Wikipedia to unpack everything Moore was writing. In addition, I fully expected the end of the series with Century and yet he leaves the door open for more adventures.
Let me explain why this is a problem.
Alan Moore was very upset with DC comics for continuing his Watchmen series after he was gone. He went on and on about how the failings of comics were that the characters never, truly, have an end to their story arc. Moore wrote all of his comics so there would be an end to their arcs. Yet, here he is, in LXG: Century, leaving the door open for future stories with a small blurb at the end. Sad, Mr. More, Sad.
Now, other than that, this was an excellent story with unexpected poignancy and surprises. I very much liked it. If you love LXG, than you'll love it, too.