A Liga Extraordinária Volume II
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A Liga Extraordinária Volume II (The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen #2)

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Baseada nos grandes clássicos da literatura fantástica do final do século XIX, como Drácula, As Minas do Rei Salomão, O Médico e o Monstro, 20.000 Léguas Submarinas, O Homem Invisível e outras, A Liga Extraordinária Volume II mostra Allan Quatermain, Capitão Nemo, Hawley Griffin, Dr. Jekyll, Sr. Hyde e a Srta. Mina Murray enfrentando uma ameaça vinda do planeta Marte quand...more
230 pages
Published 2004 by Devir (first published 2003)
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Brad
I don't know why, but I don't much care to write a review, yet I feel compelled to do so. And because of that you get point form adapted from a discussion I've been having about the comic while reading it.

•One of my favourite parts of League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Vol 2 are Kevin O'Neill's pencils. The way he exaggerates features through understatement is difficult to describe, but there is a sort of Victorian reality that he captures that is really effective. Another cool bit of pencilling...more
Anne
It was entertaining in it's own way, but not really my taste. If you think you would enjoy seeing the wrinkled ass of Allan Quartermain while he humps Mina Murry, then this is the book for you. As an added bonus, you will also get to witness Mr. Hyde butt-rape the Invisible Man to death. Yes. You read that right. Also, in case you are a huge fan of animal/human hybrid-making mad scientists, Dr. Moreau makes a cameo appearance.
The actual story going on in the background involves an invading force...more
John Yelverton
Not as good as the first book, but it's such a brilliant concept, one barely notices the difference.
Rob
Nov 06, 2007 Rob rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: SF and comic geeks
In my opinion, this is a hell of a good read.

The author took famous characters from Victorian popular literature and put them together into a 'special action group' that works for MI5 in the last decade of 19th Century England. MI5 is lead by Mycroft Holmes by the way.

The League consists of Mina Murray, Alan Quartermain, Henry Jekyll and his alter-ego, Captain Nemo and Hawley Griffin, otherwise known as the Invisible Man.

And the situation they have to deal with is the invasion of Earth by Mars.

I...more
Kienie
So Alan Moore hates women. I guess having read V for Vendetta and Watchmen should have made me aware of that, but call me slow.
While the story and art were as interesting as in the first book, the details were mostly gross. First of all, two whole sex scenes between Mina and Allan, which I could have tolerated if not for the mutual professions of love. Then there is an assault on Mina where she doesn't vamp out and fight back. Lastly, someone is raped to death. Oh yeah, and Martians are invading...more
Dave Maddock
Even better story than volume one. However, Alan Moore's seeming obsession with creating ancilliary documents as companion pieces to his stories is getting a bit tiresome.

The New Traveller's Almanac included with volume two is insufferably long and tedious prose. Moore melds all manner of details from sundry novels into one universe in the context of a travelogue of weird phenomena (perhaps channeling Charles Fort if Fort had a PhD in Victorian literature), but it quickly loses all redeeming val...more
Simon
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Jacquelyn
This is one of those situations where there was just more stuff I disliked than stuff I liked. I almost quit after the first few pages because I wasn't interested in the story that began there, if it was going to continue (sorry vague but trying not to be spoilery). I'm also very disappointed in Mina. She has the potential to be the most awesome character, but instead, she's a forceful if sometimes clueless leader, a victim, a sexual object, a maternal figure... Basically all the stereotypical w...more
Jenny
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Liz
What a disappointment! Nowhere near as good as the first one. Started off fantastic with the use of War of the Worlds but then it just deteriorated as it went on and the story lost all direction and focus. Biggest disappointment was seeing Mina reduced from the strong independent character she was in the first volume to the sex object she became in this one.
Mabel
Reviewing any of the three volumes in Alan Moore's League of Extraordinary Gentlemen series is a difficult task. Without reading the edited annotations of Jess Nevins, the story seems somewhat shallow and bland. However, the annotations of various librarians and connoisseurs of Victorian-era literature add so much insight into almost every panel that it can become overwhelming and the story itself can get lost in the backdrop.

Another reviewer on goodreads has said half of the genius in LoEG is i...more
Jennifer
I skipped the first volume, as the library got this into into my hands first. After having read, I am unsure if I shall go back & read vol. 1 or not.

The story itself is OK. It's not great though... maybe vol 1 is the book everyone is raving about?

The concept though - that is brilliant. Take the extraordinary characters from books written throughout history and bring them together to save the world... or condemn it.

I was not, however, expecting to see nudity or rape drawn on the page. Had I r...more
Rob
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William Thomas
When I was sixteen, I was at a comic book convention in Chicago, waiting in line for the guest of honor's autograph- Frank Miller. Alongside him were others like garth Ennis and Alex Ross who were doing signings as well. For some reason or other they brought up Alan Moore and joked about how he was most likely sitting in a closet with a candle and a typewriter in a castle somewhere in England. Having only seen one picture of Moore at the time, used over and over again for all of his works and in...more
Becky
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Kat
I read this entire volume in one sitting, minus the VAST amount of text at the back of the book, which I am only mildly intrigued by after reading the first page. Which kind of sums up my opinion of this whole graphic novel. The first few pages were in an alien language (with no translation), so it was really hard to get into from the get-go.

I love Alan Moore's writing, and the art was also fantastic in this volume, but it just wasn't as interesting to me as the first volume. The first volume wa...more
Amanda
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Angus Stirling
Moore's love-letter to Victorian fiction builds in every way from its first volume. These stories must be read with the annotations made by Jess Nevins to appreciate the wealth of subtle references to Victorian (and other) fiction that spring interlinked from Moore's encyclopaedic mind.
Will Davies
Aug 12, 2008 Will Davies rated it 1 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Alan Moore
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Mark
Jul 12, 2014 Mark rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: fans of steampunk
Recommended to Mark by: the movie
The adventure continues with the same leading characters from the first installment, this time opens with an invasion from Mars (ala H.G. Wells) and we first meet John Carter on Mars when he wins a war but sees his prey escaping on an invasion of Earth.

The folks from earth are easily NO match for the technological more advanced Martians. And our group of hero's is hardpressed to stop the Martians and their tripods. And this time there is betrayal and love amongst them which will alter their perc...more
Jakob
I don't really know what it was that compelled me to finish reading this book but when it was over all I was left with was a sick feeling in my stomach. Having read some of Alan Moore's previous work and enjoyed it somewhat I thought this might make for an entertaining read. Unfortunately this was not the case. It did however give me a much clearer view of Moore's past works. What I had mistaken in the past as bitter social commentary was now revealed for what it was, misanthropic bile which had...more
Nicholas Huff
Horrible. Horribly mean-spirited. An unpleasant wade in misanthropy, homophobia, cynicism, xenophobia, racism, misogyny, &c. It's easy to anticipate the counter-argument, that this is a satirical take on the Victorian era, but Alan Moore provides nothing to contrast with the prevailing attitudes above, nothing to key us in to the fact that he is being ironic. Our pleasure is meant to come from wading in the muck. The poor plotting only provides further ballast for these distressing viewpoint...more
Brittany
I really was not expecting much after volume 2, but I already had it at home so I wondered if it might improve.

I was wrong. There are brief neat moments. My favorite takes place when Nemo comments that he is prepared to destroy a bridge full of civilians to trap the aliens and protect the greater good, and Hyde taunts him into saying that it's no great strategic loss if he must do so, anyway. Nemo says, "Besides, they're only-" and Hyde says, "Human?" And Nemo finishes, "English". Nemo is the su...more
Zac
This is a review of both LoEG Vol. 2 and the Jess Nevins' accompanying 'A Blazing World'.

I did not find this quite as enjoyable as the first volume. The story mostly followed the narrative of Wells' War Of The Worlds, which was still exciting enough but quite unimaginative for Moore, Perhaps because of this over-reliance on a single text, Nevins' annotations could be quite repetitive. Nevins also quotes some long passages from the original texts, which were not necessarily insightful, and didn'...more
Mykola
Друга частина історії про т.зв. «Лігу надзвичайних джентельменів» насамперед не залишає сумнівів у тому, що вона — остання. Як і всяке штучне об'єднання, це так само лиш чекає нагоди для розпаду.

А ще вона є своєрідним оммажем Гербертові Уеллсу, якого можна любити чи не любити, але без якого уявити собі фантастичний і загалом літературний «сюжетарій» просто неможливо (це, як ми знаємо, не єдина відома присвята старому вигаднику).

Дивно було побачити серед коментарів, що, мовляв, Алан Мур не любить...more
D.M.
The saga of Alan Moore's gathering of Victorian-era 'science-heroes' continues in this second volume, which sees the incursion into our world of H.G. Wells' 'War of the Worlds' tripodal Martians, which have taken off from a Mars inhabited by Burroughs' John Carter. This is just the sort of hodgepodgery for which this book was made, not only drawing from miscellaneous sources but making a world (or worlds, in this case) wherein these characters and their environs can cohabit.
Though the Mars-based...more
Edward Rathke
More fun and excitement, and then things get sort of violent and sexual and insane. It ends rather surprisingly, but fitting to the victorian.
Zack
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Bill
I don't understand the point of this one, either, though it's vaguely more interesting than the first volume.
stephanie
the art is some of my favourite. I practically laughed out loud at the sexy scenes between mina and alan.
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