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The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Volume 2 (2000)

by Alan Moore, Kevin O'Neill (Illustrator)

Other authors: Ben Dimagmaliw (Colorist), William Oakley (Letterer)

Other authors: See the other authors section.

Series: The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (Volume 2)

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    A Blazing World: The Unofficial Companion to the Second League of Extraordinary Gentlemen by Jess Nevins (aethercowboy)
    aethercowboy: A Blazing World is a book-length annotation for The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Volume 2.
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Alan Moore aveva concepito la Lega degli Straordinari Gentlemen come una specie di Justice League vittoriana, prima di litigare con DC. I suoi supereroi sono quindi quelli della fine dell'Ottocento, e anche la storia di questo secondo volume è un misto tra La guerra dei mondi e L'isola del dottor Moreau (secondo me con un teaser iniziale di John Carter di Marte). Ciò detto, dopo un inizio un po' fiacco la storia procede bene, anche se forse ci sarebbe voluto un formato più grande per le tavole. Ma la parte che più mi ha divertito è l'appendice (tradotta da Leonardo Ricci, mentre il fumetto è stato tradotto da Michele Foschini) con un racconto dei vari luoghi e popoli misteriosi del mondo: un tour de force che va da quanto raccontato nella scespiriana Tempesta ad Alice nel paese delle meraviglie (pardon, A.L.: i riferimenti nel testo sono spesso volutamente ellittici, e mi sa che ne ho persi molti. Fortuna che Wikipedia ha una voce al riguardo!) con strizzate d'occhio a tutta la letteratura fantastica. In California si parla della Volpe, in Florida abbiamo la palude di Pogo, e il Capitano Nemo afferma di aver sentito parlare di un altro sottomarino colorato vistosamente e guidato da un certo sergente Pepper... ( )
  .mau. | Oct 27, 2018 |


Yeah no. This wasn't really my cup of tea.

- Like, first of all, the more reviews I've read, the more I see that there are other literary references in the book that I just didn't get. I would think this makes the whole thing considerable less fun to read.

- Again, with the rape. It's real tiring.

- And Mina x Quartermaine was just a big nope for me. The term "gubbsjuka" comes to mind. Like srssslyyy. Keep your masturbatory fantasies to yourself Moore 'kay?

- And also Mina was way less cool, badass, keeping the team together kind of person in this installment, instead she was just the object of affection for Quartermaine and Hyde. Yeah no did not like.

- Nemo did nothing. Basically, he protected the river Thames for a bit and then just left in the end. Kinda disappointed bout that cause Nemo was the most interesting character of the bunch, I thought, and he just had so little room in both novels.

So yeah, I really didn't find this as good as the first one. ( )
  redzheadz | Nov 9, 2017 |
The second League of Extraordinary Gentleman adventure picked up immediately where the first volume ended. Martians are invading the Earth and it’s up to Mina Harker, Allan Quartermain, Captain Nemo, Mr. Hyde, and the Invisible Man to stop them. More Victorian madness and fun from Alan Moore and Kevin O’Neill. This sequel is actually better than it’s predecessor. ( )
  rickklaw | Oct 13, 2017 |
  BooksOn23rd | Nov 25, 2015 |
  BooksOn23rd | Nov 25, 2015 |
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Alan Mooreprimary authorall editionscalculated
O'Neill, KevinIllustratormain authorall editionsconfirmed
Dimagmaliw, BenColoristsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Oakley, WilliamLetterersecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Klein, ToddDesignersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 184023668X, Hardcover)

When alien invaders find they no longer have use for Mars, they set their many eyes upon a new blue-green prize - Earth. Soon, giant cylinders are falling across the planet, from which emerges an invasion force of unstoppable tripodal nightmares.

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Alien invaders from Mars attack London, and the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen is called upon to protect the empire, but when the Invisible Man joins the Martians' cause, all may be lost. Includes "The New Traveller's Almanac," a 19th century travelogue.… (more)

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