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This first volume has Mina Murray from Dracula- Harker's wife acting as the recruiting agent. Why do we support -- and why do they support -- a nostalgic view of Blighty's colonialism? It is utter crap. Griffin the Invisible Man and Captain Nemo. This seems to have been done in the hope of establishing a bridgehead between her own faerie realm and the mortal world, via the ethereal Blazing World archipelago in the North Atlantic, in the wake of her successor King Jacob's ruthless purge of faeriekind from the British Isles, and the subsequent retreat of those magical elements from everyday life. Auguste Dupin is forgettable, merely offering quiet detective skills and his French nationality. Benedict Dimagmaliw.
It had been the Traveler's hope to create a group capable of heading off the looming threats of the Lovecraftian world of Yuggoth. This gathering proves ill-fated however, as the three heroes were each drawn from out-of-body experiences, and each returns to his own life before the Traveler can impart any knowledge of consequence about the enemy though the denizens of Yuggoth would later prove to be persistent foes of later incarnations of the League.
They meet in the British Museum, built on the remains of Montague House. First convened unknowingly under the service of Professor Moriarty , they later report to Mycroft Holmes , brother of the great detective Sherlock Holmes.
Quatermain and Murray went their separate ways shortly afterwards, although continued their ties with Campion Bond and British Intelligence as they traveled the world.
A second League was formed by Mina in , upon the return to England of herself, Quatermain and Orlando, whom they had met while traveling. Still meeting in the museum's secret vault, they continued to work for Mycroft Holmes' British Intelligence. Having tried and failed to avert disaster at George V's coronation in and battled their French equivalents in Paris, the end of Mina's Second League ostensibly came about with the outbreak of World War I , during which A.
Raffles was killed. By the s, an elderly Carnacki had retired for health reasons. In , Murray, Quatermain and Orlando first made a clandestine excursion to the Blazing World, where they gained important future allies, unbeknownst to the government.
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Die Zwielicht-Helden was said to have survived up to the s in different incarnations. Rotwang and Cesare both appear to have died prior to presumably in the events of their respective films , while Maria was destroyed and Caligari killed in a confrontation with Janni Nemo in Berlin in , leaving Mabuse the only surviving member of Die Zwielicht-Helden.
Mina and Allan disappeared while on a mission to America in , just before a brutal totalitarian government came to power in Britain. Orlando, the only other surviving League member, also had vanished by this time, supposedly transformed by magic into an orange cat. MI5 assembled a team of replacements, each of whom was roughly intended to correspond to one of the members of Mina's original Victorian League, which arguably had been the most successful of all the incarnations.
Fraught by tensions and prone to failure from the outset, this team only went on one mission together—battling pirate-slaver James Soames and Italian criminal mastermind Count Zero both from Frank Richards 's Greyfriars School series —before disbanding.
During the course of the mission, the Iron Warrior was accidentally destroyed. This marked the end of the League as a group in the employ of the British government. They later would operate outside the law as fugitives and freelancers, following their own agenda rather than that of any official masters. By a totalitarian government Ingsoc was in control of Britain, which denounced and denied the League in all its forms.
Many came to believe the extraordinary individuals never existed, and were nothing more than characters from fiction. In , not long after the Big Brother government's fall, the two surviving Leaguers Mina Murray and Allan Quatermain returned to London and broke into British Intelligence headquarters, stealing the Black Dossier that contained details of all the League's incarnations.
Eventually successful, Mina and Allan departed to the Blazing World once more, far beyond the reach of the shadowy agencies pursuing them, where they were reunited with Orlando, Prospero, Fanny Hill, and many other previous members of the League.
In the process of their pursuit Drummond was killed by Jimmy. Minions on the Moon reveals that Mina was part of a British super team in , whose full membership is shown in By Wilhelmina Murray, Allan Quatermain and Orlando are summoned by Prospero in order to investigate the recent activities of Oliver Haddo 's sect.
They settle in the Seven Stars' former headquarters and start searching for clues that eventually make them split ways. After ingesting a drug pill and meeting Haddo on the astral plane, Mina appears to be close to insanity and is taken away in an ambulance against her will, thus failing to rejoin her teammates. Mina's disappearance leads Allan to fall back into drug addiction. In the late s, Orlando leaves Quatermain and joins the British Army. By , the League is defunct, until Orlando, recently discharged from the British Army, is tasked by Prospero to eliminate the Antichrist, and is reunited with Mina, and a now homeless and once-again drug addicted Allan who at first refuses to join them.
The League battles the Antichrist, who is holed up in a secret location with the still living head of Oliver Haddo. During the onslaught, Allan was killed while fighting the Antichrist. Soon after Night was granted immortality and left MI6. Allan's body was buried in the same grave in Africa where he faked his death. In , the "League of Extraordinary Gentlemen - America: The League was created after the murder of Mr. Miyagi to prevent a resurrected Tony Montana and his occult gang, the Lost Boys , from killing all those between him and domination of America.
Meeting with Professor Cavor , the League is sent against Fu Manchu in his Limehouse lair, who has stolen the only known sample of cavorite and plans to use it to build an armed airship, against which Britain would have little defence.
An aerial battle above London commences, and the League eventually triumphs. Comics Price: He's not happy to have Dawn Oni Comics Type: Shirts Price: DC Vertigo Type: Poster Price: The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: Rife with literary and popular culture mashups, the book follows League members Mina Harker and Allan Quatermain as they seek the Black Dossier, an intelligence file that covers the founding and development of the crime-fighting cabal.
Excerpts from the dossier, including a map, postcards, a lost Shakespeare play, and a sequel to the 18th century pornographic novel Fanny Hill , are interspersed with the framework of story.
She requested that the book be moved from the Graphic Novel section which she thought was too close to Young Adult into Adult Fiction. The committee considered her challenge and found that the book was properly shelved. In response, Cook checked the book out of the library and continued to renew it for about a year, thereby making it unavailable to members of the public. When a patron hold eventually prevented Cook from renewing the book, she used her staff privileges to determine that the requester was an year-old girl.
At that time Cook confided in a co-worker, part-time employee Beth Boisvert, who in turn cancelled the hold so the patron would not receive the book. Cook and Boisvert considered the material in the Black Dossier pornographic, but the book has never met the standard for obscenity. Neither Cook nor Boisvert were librarians despite what some sources indicate , and they superseded their authority and committed censorship in taking the actions they did.
Instead, Cook and Boisvert violated several tenets of both, and their actions resulted in their termination. All six points of the Library Bill of Rights are in some way concerned with freedom of expression which includes freedom to access information , but Cook and Boisvert most needed to be reminded of the fifth: Amazing Spider-Man: Revelations Case Study: The Killing Joke Case Study: The most interesting character turned out the be Hyde.
I wish we could have seen more of him. Nemo, for all that is was his ship, was barely there. I guess the story relies on previous knowledge of these characters, but this does not excuse lack of development. View all 9 comments. Jun 05, Siobhan rated it really liked it.
Volume one of this graphic novel left me on the fence.
After all, it was something that could be completed in no time at all. Truthfully, I enjoy volume two much more than I enjoyed volume one. There was more substance to it than the first book, with more happening throughout. We truly see our characters, watching them interact with each other, seeing the way they deal with a Volume one of this graphic novel left me on the fence.
We truly see our characters, watching them interact with each other, seeing the way they deal with a catastrophic event. Overall, much more enjoyable than the first volume.
Jan 21, Liz rated it did not like it. What a disappointment!
Nowhere near as good as the first one. Started off fantastic with the use of War of the Worlds but then it just deteriorated as it went on and the story lost all direction and focus. Biggest disappointment was seeing Mina reduced from the strong independent character she was in the first volume to the sex object she became in this one. Feb 03, William Thomas rated it it was amazing Shelves: When I was sixteen, I was at a comic book convention in Chicago, waiting in line for the guest of honor's autograph- Frank Miller.
Alongside him were others like garth Ennis and Alex Ross who were doing signings as well. For some reason or other they brought up Alan Moore and joked about how he was most likely sitting in a closet with a candle and a typewriter in a castle somewhere in England.
Having only seen one picture of Moore at the time, used over and over again for all of his works and in When I was sixteen, I was at a comic book convention in Chicago, waiting in line for the guest of honor's autograph- Frank Miller. Having only seen one picture of Moore at the time, used over and over again for all of his works and interviews, I thought this was completely plausible.
I still do. I hear hear he is studying chaos magick now. A strange man, he is. But a brilliant one on the whole. Alan Moore is a victim.
His work has been bastardized by Hollywood on more than one occasion. His art has been brutalized and raped and been turned into the typical horse shit that you see when you see V for Vendetta and the movie adaptation of The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen.
And none of these movies can do his work any sort or form of justice because they do not express the very literary quality of the books but instead focus on the novel idea of it all and sensationalize the aesthetic, the surface tones, instead of the deeper meanings and the art of it all.
So if you have only seen the Gentlemen movie, please read these books. These two volumes at least. Because they are a large part of the reason we can call comic books a legitimate art form. So here in this volume, Alan Moore takes us a little farther out there than the previous volume. He takes us to Mars. He shows us Gullivar. And then he brings us back to earth to rewrite War of the Worlds. And he does it in a way that makes it look effortless, literary and brilliant.
The main focus of this book, the way I saw it, was on Mr. I loved seeing his character become a focal point here, and I loved all of the humanizing aspects as well as the polarizing ones in his offhand racism and his casual violence.
But most of all I loved his sense of duty and justice and his unrequited love and how twisted it all became in his hands. The most disturbing part of the book was probably Quartermaine sexing it up with Mina Harker.
Because all I could then picture was Sean Connery having sex with a cartoon. And it frightened me. As for the artwork, it is not typically something I would enjoy but for this book seemed a perfect fit.
O'Neill ha a way of making the inks look both frantic and sharp and I can't be sure but it looks like he works with a barely skeletal pencil layout before he dives in with the inks. Which may add to the urgency of some of his lines. The final verdict? Dec 08, Ma'Belle rated it liked it Shelves: Reviewing any of the three volumes in Alan Moore's League of Extraordinary Gentlemen series is a difficult task. Without reading the edited annotations of Jess Nevins, the story seems somewhat shallow and bland.
However, the annotations of various librarians and connoisseurs of Victorian-era literature add so much insight into almost every panel that it can become overwhelming and the story itself can get lost in the backdrop. Another reviewer on goodreads has said half of the genius in LoEG is i Reviewing any of the three volumes in Alan Moore's League of Extraordinary Gentlemen series is a difficult task.
Another reviewer on goodreads has said half of the genius in LoEG is in its often obscure literary references. For this reason, it's hard for me to recommend the series to anyone who lacks the motivation and patience to read the annotations as well which can also be found for free online , but easy to attribute a great amount of respect to Moore for this massive undertaking.
It proves, more than anything else about the author, his ability to do exhaustive research and then adapt it to the comic book medium. Jan 25, Simon rated it it was ok Shelves: This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers.
To view it, click here. Quite a disappointment after the richness, complexity and wit of volume one. A stunning opening chapter whets the appetite, but thereafter the plot meanders in several directions at once, none of them satisfying. The members of the league and writer Moore seem more interested in internal frictions within the group than the threat they are facing. O'Neill's artwork is as accomplished as ever, and Jekyll has an interesting scene, but Nemo is given nothing whatsoever to do, and the "clever" refer Quite a disappointment after the richness, complexity and wit of volume one.
O'Neill's artwork is as accomplished as ever, and Jekyll has an interesting scene, but Nemo is given nothing whatsoever to do, and the "clever" references to other famous literary characters seem perfunctory and pointless. At the end Moore splits the group up as if wishing to put an end to the series. I think he made the right choice. You're better off re-reading volume one instead. Jul 22, Jenny rated it did not like it Shelves: I was hoping that, as with some of the other graphic novels I've read, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen would get better as it went on.
I was sorely disappointed. The mashing up of different classic novels felt forced, there was little character development, and, to be perfectl honest, I found some of the content disturbing and repellent. I'm not really into rape. At all, actually. View 2 comments. Dec 14, Jalen NeSmith rated it it was ok. I appreciate the illustrations, the homage to classic fiction, and Alan Moore's talent for kickass scenes. It's too bad Alan Moore has never met a woman in his life, because the women he writes are laughably unreal.
In this one, anyway. Mar 04, Amanda rated it liked it. My review for volume one is parallel to this volume. I will just add this tidbit: I thoroughly enjoyed the narrative blurbs at the end of each issue. Tune in next week. Same bat-time, same bat-channel! Jan 10, Timothy Boyd rated it really liked it. Very good follow on story. The characters get more intense. Very recommended. Jan 08, Morgan rated it it was amazing Recommended to Morgan by: I liked this one better then the first because I was a easier to follow and the fact in had H.
Well references. Now I adored the first LXG but this 2nd volume because it's source material is so close to my heart is just a dream come true. For the Martian side of things we reference Wells War of the Worlds but mix in Martian politics from ERB's John Carter and Gullivar of Mars - big squeee here over how seamlessly this is woven together and as for the rest The literary referencing is so thick and fast that sometimes you have to re-read just to get the subtitles - Genius springs to mind.
We have everything here from the Island of Dr. Moreau to Rupert Bear. The largest chunk of the additional material is the traveller's almanac which takes the reader on a tour of the globe from a fabulist's point of view from the 17th century to - we look at various past members of the league as they explore fantasy realms from literature.
Now I'm fairly well read, but even so there are a lot of references here that escape me - Hope-Hodgson's house on the borderland, Carroll's Alice in Wonderland and the Hunting of the Snark, Haggard's She and Solomon's Mines, Lovecraft, Lear, Gulliver's travels are just a few of the worlds plundered here - The whole is a bit of a slog - it's text heavy and overly complex as we keep switching narrators but for those who know their literature there's much not to be missed - the Gilbert and Sullivan Lovecraftian operetta is the jewel in the crown of just why LXG is so great.
Overall this is a graphic novel to be savoured and read and re-read - it's so rich in satire and tongue in cheek referencing that you keep finding more and more to delight.