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The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen

Volume I : 1898

Moore, Alan

(Book - 2000)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen
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Features the Victorian era adventures of the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, comprised of Captain Nemo, Allan Quartermain, the Invisible Man, Wilhelmina "Mina" Murray, Detective Thomas Sawyer, and Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.
Publisher: La Jolla, CA : America's Best Comics, LLC, c2000
ISBN: 1563898586
9781563898587
Branch Call Number: 741.5942 Mo
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : chiefly col. ill. ; 26 cm

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Jul 31, 2014
  • STELMASZEK rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I'm a huge fan of Victorian Era writing styles, coupled with fantastic line and color work. I truly believe Moore and O'Neill are the greatest comic partnership since Theodor Seuss Geisel and LSD.

I read this collection a few years back when I was naive and read Comics like formally written text books. Finally, I took the time to appreciate both art and story in one sitting and I must say, it was well worth the rereading.

Anyone that appreciates Wells, Melville, Doyle, etc... this is definitely worth a flip.

Mar 08, 2014
  • EragonShadeslayer rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I was expecting something like Watchmen or V for Vendetta. However, the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen is very different, in a good way. It is a fun combination of several famous literary figures, into a team. It's the same concept that was used to create the Justice League or Avengers, only with classic book characters instead of super-heroes. The original lineup is team leader Mina Murray (Dracula), Alan Quartermain (King Solomon's Mines +sequels/prequels), Hawley Griffin (The Invisible Man), Doctor Henry Jeckyl/Mr Edward Hyde (the titular characters in their book) and Captain Nemo (2000 Leagues under the Sea). Several characters ended up dead by the end of their books, so explanations were made. There are many other cameos and references to other books, notably Murder's In the Rue Morgue (including a major Rue Morgue spoiler), and Sherlock Holmes. The plot is not only driven by the missions the League is handed by 'M', but exactly who 'M' is. It is a very fun read, and I would recommend it to fans of either Alan More or classic fiction.

Jul 02, 2012
  • Ubalstecha rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I loved delving into this collection of the comics. It was creative and original and made me want to read the source material. Lovely.

Feb 24, 2012
  • cknopp86 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A complete departure from Watchmen, this story takes on a light hearted, fun, and adventurous role in the published history of Alan Moore. It is extremely fun watching these characters work together and interact with one another. If you didn't enjoy the depth and cerebral undertaking of Watchmen, then give this title a try.

Nov 09, 2011
  • ShEeP_oF_dOoM rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

this graphic novel is not so much serious as it is funny. The humor is a far cry from average graphic novel laughs, and uses a graet form of wit. With an engaging story and characters, I hope that the graphic novel is remembered for years to come.

Mar 01, 2011
  • isingalto rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

The story itself was quite good but I don't think I'll pursue other volumes. Really, the best part of the whole thing were the hilariously old timey Britishisms used in the extra bits - writer and artist bios, the "to be continued" blurbs, and the fake product advertisements in the back. I laughed until I cried.

Jan 13, 2011
  • KatieKnight rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

I'm sorry, but I find this book to be extremely overrated. I didn't enjoy it one bit.

Dec 04, 2010
  • pika7777 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Lots of references to literary figures.

Sep 30, 2010
  • Librarymans rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Much deeper and complex story than the movie. Characters act in a way that makes sense. Literary nerds will love all the little cameos by different literary figures.

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Mar 08, 2014
  • EragonShadeslayer rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Violence: Especially in the scenes with Jekyll.

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