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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)

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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)
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    Anno Dracula by Kim Newman (lordbored)
    lordbored: The same use of historical and fictional characters in this work as in League.
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    Camera Obscura by Lavie Tidhar (ShelfMonkey)
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The Good: The premise is amazing. Tailor made for a movie. Which was then made, totally eclipsing the book.

The Bad:I loved the movie. I know, people aren't supposed to admit that, but I say it loud and often. So what if it made Sean Connery quit acting, it entertained me. Having said that, this graphic novels was not good. The artwork was unappealing. That's the best way to describe it. You know what's going on - it's not unclear or anything - but it's not pleasant to look at. It made me want to put the book down. I found it disagreeable to my eyes. The characters are awful people, and not in the fun movie way. Mina whines incessantly (strange as she is in charge now, apparently that's how Moore believes women lead). Quartermain is a drug addict who seems to be getting a his hate lust up way too much for the significantly younger Mina. The invisible man is a serial rapist, and we're supposed to find this acceptable behavior just because. No Tom Sawyer. No Dorian Gray. No fun, at all. ( )
  TequilaReader | Feb 3, 2016 |
I love the concept of putting different literary characters from the same era together to interact. I'd love to see this done with more eras. ( )
  AmandaL. | Jan 16, 2016 |
I really love the intricate drawing. Also loved the story attached: Allan and The Sundered Veil. Outstanding writing! ( )
  BooksOn23rd | Nov 25, 2015 |
This was very different from the movie but the group dynamics are way more interesting. Mina is in charge in this one and interestingly enough, no one in the group knows what she is. Jekyl is way less frightened of Hyde and Hyde is far more willing to participate. And while some characters are missing, like Dorian Gray and Tom Sawyer, there are other characters to make up for it. ( )
  Rosa.Mill | Nov 21, 2015 |
This was very different from the movie but the group dynamics are way more interesting. Mina is in charge in this one and interestingly enough, no one in the group knows what she is. Jekyl is way less frightened of Hyde and Hyde is far more willing to participate. And while some characters are missing, like Dorian Gray and Tom Sawyer, there are other characters to make up for it. ( )
  Rosa.Mill | Nov 21, 2015 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Alan Mooreprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
O'Neill, KevinIllustratormain authorall editionsconfirmed
Dimagmaliw, BenColoristsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Oakley, WilliamLetterersecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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The British Empire has always encountered difficulty in distinguishing between its heroes and its monsters. - Campion Bond from "Memoirs of an English Intelligencer. (Meeson's; 1908)
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Mr. Bond. Good day to you, sir.
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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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