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Ladies and Gentlemen, the hour is at hand, the object of your desire has arrived! The award-winning series by Moore and O'Neill is available in a handsome softcover edition. Thrill to the immortal adventures of Mina Harker, Allan Quatermain, Captain Nemo, the Invisible Man, Dr. Jekyll, and last but not least...Mr. Hyde. This marvelous band of adventurers is recruited by the Empire in her hour of need, to discover the secret of White Chapel...and the nefarious plans the sinister Doctor has for it.

Wilhelmina Murray

London, 1898. The Victorian Era draws to a close and the twentieth century approaches. It is a time of great change and an age of stagnation, a period of chaste order and ignoble chaos. It is an era in need of champions.

In this amazingly imaginative tale, literary figures from throughout time and various bodies of work are brought together to face any and all threats to Britain. Allan Quatermain, Mina Murray, Captain Nemo, Dr. Henry Jekyll and Edward Hyde and Hawley Griffin ( the Invisible Man) form a remarkable legion of intellectual aptitude and physical prowess: The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. This Trade Paper Back is of the first six issue mini series.

Issue #1

The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen is gathering it's members to save England and perhaps the world. In this issue we start with Wilhelmina Murray who finds Quatermain in a opium den and meets Captain Nemo as they leave the African Continent. Lastly, they meet Auguste Dupin in Paris, France who helps them track down Hyde.

Issue #2

An Evil Doctor

The League gets two more members for team with Hawley Griffin and Edward Hyde. Neither one was really easily convinced to join however. To be honest both had to be taken down before they were even "asked" to join. Griffin had been raping woman in a school for girls and Hyde had been basically doing the same. Not to mention brutalizing and killing them.

Issue #3

The League are on the look out for the cavorite and it leads them to the mysterious Doctor Fu Manchu. The Doctor is an evil man and the team has to really be stealthy to find and retrieve it. The team puts together a mission plan. Quatermain, Griffin and Murray will infiltrate the inner layer. Meanwhile Doctor Jekyll is outside if needed.

Issue #4

The League works as a team for the first time and succeed on their very first mission together. Or at least that is what they think. There seems to be more going on they they know and if looks like Griffin is on to it.

Issue #5

The League finally discover that they have been duped by their very superiors and now it is time to make things right. It will not be easy as they have to face the likes of Dr. Fu Manchu, Sebastion Moran and Campion Bond. Along with one of the greatest criminals of the world...

Issue #6

The League faces it dramatic conclusion as Dr. Fu Manchu and James Moriarty face each other in a battle for London. The League faces the two huge forces in a simple Hot air balloon named Victoria.

Allan and the Sundered Veil

In each of the comics in this series there are about four pages dedicated to this narrative. It is done in the form of an old penny dreadful. On the cover we see John Carter, Randolph Carter, Allan Quatermain, and The Time Traveler fighting Morlocks. The actual story starts with Allan meeting Marisa and Lady Ragnall. There is a lot of set up in this section bringing the characters up to date from the novels they came from. This story is a prequel to the main story.

Lady Ragnall

Allan takes a drug that takes his spirit to a strange place. While there he meets the Time Traveler, and both Carters. Meanwhile his body is being watched over by Lady Ragnall and Marisa. Allan and company are then taken to the Spinx. The Spinx is the Time Traveler's hidden hide out. As the story goes they are not safe long as the four men are attacked by a Morlock.

Allan fights off the Morlock with a monkey wrench but not before the creature tears apart the Time Machine. As the fall they are "attacked" by a creature of time and geometric shape. Allan, John and Randolph wake up from their collective nightmare. This leaves the Time Traveler all alone in with a busted Time Machine. Allan wakes up in the room where he first past out seeing a lot of his future. Allan wakes from his nightmare into another one as his body is possessed by a horror so bad it scares Lady Ragnall to death.

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Oh, good - no Tom Sawyer 0

I'm not really one of the "Since it's Alan Moore, it must be 5-stars always!" sorts of people. I prefer to critique based on the merit of the artifact in question, not its source. Hopefully this is true of my grading skills in class (especially). When Alan Moore does really great work, like in V for Vendetta or Watchmen, I'm right there, telling people "go read this." I'm not a die-hard Alan Moore fan, but when the opportunity to borrow some things I hadn't yet read from the library arose, natur...

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Just Wish It Were Longer 0

Entirely separately from my recent reintroduction into the traditional comic world, I’ve been into graphic novels, as you’ve probably read on this blog.  An article I read on Cracked brought The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (LoEG) back into my consciousness and then I read the [non-comic] books The Map of Time and Dracula.  So I was primed for another story that takes its literary cues from the Victorian Age.  The only other Moore books I’d read are Watchmen and The Killing Joke.  I enjoyed...

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