The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Volume 1

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America's Best Comics, 2000 - Comics & Graphic Novels - 192 pages
"A sharp-witted gloss on the scientific and sexual obsessions of Victorian society."--TIME"Moore has combined his love of 19th-century adventure literature with an imaginative mastery of its 20th-century corollary, the superhero comic book."--PUBLISHERS WEEKLY"Swashbuckling, wry humor."--SPINLondon, 1898. The Victorian Era draws to a close and the twentieth century approaches. It is a time of great change and an age of stagnation, a period of chaste order and ignoble chaos. It is an era in need of champions.In this amazingly imaginative tale, literary figures from throughout time and various bodies of work are brought together to face any and all threats to Britain. Allan Quatermain, Mina Murray, Captain Nemo, Dr. Henry Jekyll and Edward Hyde and Hawley Griffin, the Invisible Man, form a remarkable legion of intellectual aptitude and physical prowess: The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen.

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User Review  - rickklaw - LibraryThing

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 ... Read full review

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User Review  - Razinha - LibraryThing

I'm going to count this toward my Books I Should Have Read Already theme for 2016. because I've had it on my iPad for a few years now, never able to get far into issue #1 of volume #1, and although I ... Read full review

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About the author (2000)

Alan Moore is perhaps the most acclaimed writer in the graphic story medium, having garnered countless awards for works such as Watchmen, V for Vendetta, Swamp Thing and Miracleman. He is also the mastermind behind the America's Best Comics line, through which he has created (along with many talented illustrators) The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Promethea, Tom Strong, Tomorrow Stories and Top Ten.

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