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The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Volume One

Volume I of Alan Moore and Kevin O'Neill's graphic novel that brings together literary characters from different classics.

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Another coup from the brilliant mind of Alan Moore!

  • Jul 22, 2003
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The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen is an utterly delightful book. In it, writer Alan Moore assembles a superhero team of a completely different sort, drawing on British literary figures of the late 1800s. Writing in a style reminiscent of that era, Moore has crafted a superb story that stands with the classics of adventure, science fiction and a bit of the grotesque.

Some people might be completely lost after reading pages where the only text is dialogue in Arabic, Chinese or French -- but the story is plain for all to see, brought to life through the art of Kevin O'Neill, whose work supercedes the language barrier and evokes turn-of-the-century thrills and chills. Ben Dimagmaliw is a perfect match, employing a muted palate in his coloration.

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The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen is a comic book series written by Alan Moore and illustrated by Kevin O'Neill, published beginning in 1999. The series spans two six-issue limited series and a graphic novel from the America's Best Comics imprint of Wildstorm/DC, and a third miniseries published by Top Shelf and Knockabout Comics. According to Moore, the concept behind the series was initially a "Justice League of Victorian England" but quickly grew into an opportunity to merge all works of fiction into one world. Says Moore: "The planet of the imagination is as old as we are. It has been humanity's constant companion with all of its fictional locations, like Mount Olympus and the gods, and since we first came down from the trees, basically. It seems very important, otherwise, we wouldn't have it." Moore and O'Neill have revealed that they plan to map out many different eras in the League series with Allan Quatermain and Mina Murray being the two constants.
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Author: Alan Moore, Kevin O'Neill
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels, Historical Fantasy, Steampunk, Alternative Histories
Publisher: DC Comics, Wildstorm, America's Best Comics (ABC)
Date Published: March 1999 - September 2000
Format: Graphic Novel
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