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The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Vol. 1 (original 2000; edition 1999)

by Alan Moore

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Title:The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Vol. 1
Authors:Alan Moore
Info:America's Best Comics (1999), Edition: 1st, Paperback, 176 pages
Collections:Your library
Rating:***1/2
Tags:20th century, British, graphic novel, fantasy, victorian

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The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Volume 1 by Alan Moore (2000)

  1. 42
    Dracula by Bram Stoker (Death_By_Papercut)
    Death_By_Papercut: Mina Harker
  2. 20
    Heroes & Monsters: The Unofficial Companion to the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen by Jess Nevins (aethercowboy)
    aethercowboy: Heroes & Monsters is a book-length annotation for The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Volume 1.
  3. 20
    Marvel 1602 (Volume 1) by Neil Gaiman (Death_By_Papercut)
  4. 20
    Planetary: Leaving The 20th Century by Warren Ellis (Cynara)
    Cynara: Ellis shares Moore's desire to go mucking around in fin de siecle adventure fiction. Wonderfully good, both of them.
  5. 10
    Watchmen by Alan Moore (RocknRain)
  6. 10
    King Solomon's Mines by H. Rider Haggard (LKAYC)
  7. 10
    She by H. Rider Haggard (LKAYC)
  8. 10
    Boilerplate: History's Mechanical Marvel by Paul Guinan (Othemts)
  9. 00
    Five Fists Of Science by Matt Fraction (Othemts)
  10. 00
    The Remarkable Worlds of Professor Phineas B. Fuddle by Erez Yakin (Othemts)
  11. 00
    Metalzoic by Pat Mills (apokoliptian)
  12. 11
    Sebastian O by Grant Morrison (fvenez)
    fvenez: They have a similar steampunkish setting, though Moore's plot and overall comic is much, much, better.
  13. 00
    Aetheric Mechanics by Warren Ellis (Cynara)
  14. 11
    Boneshaker by Cherie Priest (kraaivrouw)
  15. 00
    Legends: The Enchanted by Nick Percival (Death_By_Papercut)
  16. 00
    Anno Dracula by Kim Newman (lordbored)
    lordbored: The same use of historical and fictional characters in this work as in League.
  17. 00
    Camera Obscura by Lavie Tidhar (ShelfMonkey)
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I did see the movie years ago so I had a general knowledge of the characters which is pretty much all the two had in common. It was okay. I liked the art style but couldn't get into the story. ( )
  renrav | Sep 22, 2013 |
A group of infamous characters join together to work for the British government on top-secret missions. Interesting, kinda cool. ( )
  kayceel | Aug 15, 2013 |
STORYLINE: Miss Murray, Captain Nemo, Mr. Quartermain, Dr. Jekyll/Hyde, and the Invisible Man form an elite Victorian English espionage ring. The group are gathered together and sent on missions a la Mission Impossible.

ART: Dark colours, tinted greenish. Drawings are sharp, edgy, and stylized. The larger panels are detail rich requiring studying to discover all the intricacies. ( )
  ktoonen | Mar 7, 2013 |
This novel brings together several fictional characters - Mina Harker, Captain Nemo, Allan Quatermain, Dr. Jekyl, and the Invisible Man - to solve mysteries in an alternate universe London. The tone of the book is dark and the characters are highly-flawed and untrustworthy. Moore unsettling writes in style that reflects the racist and jingoistic attitudes of the time. On the other hand Mina is a strong female lead, and although the other characters grumble about her, they still follow her lead. I'll definitely read more in this series. ( )
  Othemts | Aug 3, 2012 |
extraordinary! ok...bad pun aside, this graphic novel is nothing like the movie (thank goodness)!

the art is simply beautiful. Dark, stark, and not at all cartoon-ish. the entire comic is packaged like something out of the pulp magazine era (or at least how i imagine the pulp magazine era to be). the plot itself is simple, well contained, and astounding.

of course, reading about some of literature's most iconic characters, interacting and moving in the same world, is thrilling enough for a bibliophile! ms. murray was from my favorite childhood book. henry and edward are again figures from my teen years. captain nemo is a more recent acquaintance. quatermain i only know from that old movie i remember watching on a late night when i was very young. i have yet to read the works that featured mr. griffin and msr. dupin, but they are famous enough for me to recognize from which novels they came from. And of course, who doesn't know m? (i know...these characters' characters have been mangled by the comic...but i don't care too much...it's a comic after all!)

i now understand why this is ranked as one of mr. moore's best works. i already own the second volume. i'm currently hunting for the third :) ( )
  riida | Apr 17, 2012 |
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Graphic novel. In the absence of Sherlock Holmes, who is missing and presumed dead, a group of notable figures from Victorian England, both real and fiction, band together to fight crime.

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