League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Volume III: Century #1 (Google eBook)

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Top Shelf Productions, 2009 - Comics & Graphic Novels - 80 pages
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The new volume detailing the exploits of Miss Wilhelmina Murray and her extraordinary colleagues, Century is a 240-page epic spanning almost a hundred years. Divided into three 80-page chapters - each a self-contained narrative to avoid frustrating cliff-hanger delays between episodes - this monumental tale takes place in three distinct eras, building to an apocalyptic conclusion occurring in our own, current, twenty-first century. Chapter one is set against the backdrop of London, 1910, twelve years after the failed Martian invasion and nine years since England put a man upon the moon. In the bowels of the British Museum, Carnacki the ghost-finder is plagued by visions of a shadowy occult order who are attempting to create something called a Moonchild, while on London's dockside the most notorious serial murderer of the previous century has returned to carry on his grisly trade. Working for Mycroft Holmes' British Intelligence alongside a rejuvenated Allan Quartermain, the reformed thief Anthony Raffles and the eternal warrior Orlando, Miss Murray is drawn into a brutal opera acted out upon the waterfront by players that include the furiously angry Pirate Jenny and the charismatic butcher known as Mac the Knife.
  

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Moore's prose is very weak. - Goodreads
O'Neill's artwork though is as brilliant as ever. - Goodreads
To the plot: unfortunately, it doesn't exist. - Goodreads

Review: The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: Century 1910 (The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen #3.1)

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The Century trilogy is meandering and almost intentionally confusing. Starting in 1910, this follows the failures and foibles of the League's three immortals - Mina Harker, Allan Quartermaine and ... Read full review

Review: The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Vol. 1 (The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen #1)

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My favorite ever. Read full review

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About the author (2009)

ALAN MOORE is a cultural and religious historian with a particular interest in the connections between history and education. He has also trained as a psychotherapist specializing in family work. He lives in Cheltenham, England.

Kevin O'Neill is Assistant Professor in the Department for the Study of Religion and the Centre for Diaspora and Transnational Studies, University of Toronto. He is author of "City of God: Christian Citizenship in Postwar Guatemala" (UC Press, 2010) and coeditor, with Alex Laban Hinton, of "Genocide: Truth, Memory, and Representation".

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