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Book Title: The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Omnibus|
The author of the book: Alan Moore
Edition: Titan Publishing Company
Date of issue: November 1st 2011
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Reader ratings: 3.5
ISBN 13: 9780857689054
Format files: PDF
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I had previously comes across this series in a one-shot comic. It was with great pleasure that I ran across this omnibus edition. It collects Volume I and II of the League along with two short stories. What an excellent series! The combination of world-building (steampunk Victorian England) with an off-beat cast of characters (The League and their "associates") ,interesting villains and a solid plot butressed by excellent prose make for a superb comic.
The art style actually grew on me through the story and certain large panels did have a certain attraction, especially the complex panels. But it's the cool story that makes this a great read. In the first story we see the League put together and their very first mission , and one of the best ones IMHO, against a mysterious M who seeks to destroy the Empire. The cast of characters from Mycroft Holmes to the opium-addicted Quartermain are inspired! I enjoyed it tremendously. The various interpersonal conflicts between team memebers is excellent. Just one question, and no hate intended I rather LIKED Mina, but ummm what exactly is her qualification? Er besides being bitten by Dracula? She has no powers I can see. Isn't exactly a tactical nor strategic genius. Nor terribly good at hand to hand combat. She DOES have a sigular personality- the epitome of the British unflappable calm. I liked her complex character and thought the whole Hyde-Mina relationship had surprising depth and I enjoyed how it played out.
The Second Story is a H.G. Well's inspired Mars invasion. This was also a damn good story though not to the quality of the first. I thought this story made Hyde shine. He is easily one of my favorite League characters along with Nemo and, yes, Mina. I know she doesn't really DO anything but her presence has a calming effect. She "greases the wheels" as it were. Otherwise it's a bleeding clusterfuck. The stresses of the various League members really comes out in this one. The Hyde-Invisible man conflict is also great. Once again why Hyde is my favorite of the League members. Go figure, huh?
Want to read something cool? Something different? Try League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. A welcome addition to the collection. Highly recommended.
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Read information about the authorAlan Moore is an English writer most famous for his influential work in comics, including the acclaimed graphic novels Watchmen, V for Vendetta and From Hell. He has also written a novel, Voice of the Fire, and performs "workings" (one-off performance art/spoken word pieces) with The Moon and Serpent Grand Egyptian Theatre of Marvels, some of which have been released on CD.
As a comics writer, Moore is notable for being one of the first writers to apply literary and formalist sensibilities to the mainstream of the medium. As well as including challenging subject matter and adult themes, he brings a wide range of influences to his work, from the literary–authors such as William S. Burroughs, Thomas Pynchon, Robert Anton Wilson and Iain Sinclair; New Wave science fiction writers such as Michael Moorcock; horror writers such as Clive Barker; to the cinematic–filmmakers such as Nicolas Roeg. Influences within comics include Will Eisner, Harvey Kurtzman, Jack Kirby and Bryan Talbot.
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