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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
Tags:20th century, British, graphic novel, fantasy, victorian

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

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    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.
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    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.
  3. 42
    Dracula by Bram Stoker (Death_By_Papercut)
    Death_By_Papercut: Mina Harker
  4. 20
    King Solomon's Mines by H. Rider Haggard (LKAYC)
  5. 20
    Marvel 1602 by Neil Gaiman (Death_By_Papercut)
  6. 10
    Watchmen by Alan Moore (RocknRain)
  7. 10
    She by H. Rider Haggard (LKAYC)
  8. 10
    Boilerplate: History's Mechanical Marvel by Paul Guinan (Othemts)
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    Metalzoic by Pat Mills (apokoliptian)
  10. 00
    Five Fists Of Science by Matt Fraction (Othemts)
  11. 00
    The Remarkable Worlds of Professor Phineas B. Fuddle by Erez Yakin (Othemts)
  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 got this a few years ago - and have another to scan in - and every once in a while I go back and re-read it. I love it. It is quirky and fascinating, and the artwork is a perfect fit for the tale. There are little "things" to find in the artwork too, that sometimes compliment the story or add to it, so for me it is a multi-level experience. I would read more comics if they were like this. ( )
  KVHardy | Jan 2, 2015 |
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 |
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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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