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The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Vol. 2 (The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen #2)

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The second critically acclaimed LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN miniseries by Alan Moore and Kevin O'Neill is given the Absolute treatment, arriving as a stunning oversized, slipcased two-book hardcover set! The 224-page Book One contains the thrilling 6-issue miniseries, complete with the Almanac of fantastic places, while the 224-page Book Two contains Alan Moore's ent ...more
Hardcover, 448 pages
Published August 1st 2005 by America's Best Comics (first published 2003)
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Anne
It was entertaining in its own way, but not really my taste.
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Brad
Jan 01, 2011 Brad rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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Oscar
‘La Liga de los Caballeros Extraordinarios, Volumen 2’ (The League of the Extraordinary Gentleman, Vol. 2 #1-6, 2002), de Alan Moore y Kevin O’Neill’, continúa donde se quedó el primer volumen, es decir, con un extraño objeto en forma de bala cayendo desde el espacio. Como era de prever, la Tierra, en concreto Inglaterra, está siendo invadida por Marte y sus artilugios de tres patas. De nuevo, el variopinto grupo comandado por Mina Murray, tendrá que hacer frente a la amenaza.

Aventuras, comedia,
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Daniel
Jul 18, 2016 Daniel rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Ovog puta za osnovu imamo Rat Svetova i moram da kazem odlicno je ukomponovano. Prica je zabavna i brza, likovi se fino dalje razvijaju a kraj je takav da se ne zna kako bi ovo moglo dalje.

Jedini minus je sto se likovi suvise brzo razvijaju i ne bi bilo lose da su sve ovo razvukli na bar jos jedan volume.

U svakom slucaju odlican nastavak.
Dave Maddock
Jun 03, 2009 Dave Maddock rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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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
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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
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Jacquelyn
Dec 20, 2012 Jacquelyn rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: belong-to-adam
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
John Yelverton
Not as good as the first book, but it's such a brilliant concept, one barely notices the difference.
Siobhan
Jun 05, 2016 Siobhan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Volume one of this graphic novel left me on the fence. I wasn’t overly interested in carrying on, yet because my friend had let me borrow her omnibus I decided it couldn’t hurt. After all, it was something that could be completed in no time at all.

Truthfully, I enjoy volume two much more than I enjoyed volume one. There was more substance to it than the first book, with more happening throughout. We truly see our characters, watching them interact with each other, seeing the way they deal with a
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Rob
Nov 06, 2007 Rob rated it really liked it  ·  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.

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Tilly
Apr 21, 2016 Tilly rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great Setting, great art work, great characters - but too short. I liked the concept of the story at least as much as in the first volume (if not even more) and all action scenes were painted awesome. Unfortunately the development of the characters went much too fast and Id like to see more scenes which were relevant to their progress, especially regarding the development of Jekyll/Hide and Griffin. I really liked the relationship of Mina and Allan (view spoiler) ...more
Ma'Belle
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
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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
Simon
Jan 25, 2008 Simon rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sf-and-fantasy
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Mark
Jul 12, 2014 Mark rated it really liked it  ·  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
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Timothy Boyd
Jan 10, 2016 Timothy Boyd rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very good follow on story. The characters get more intense. Very recommended
Malapata
Feb 20, 2015 Malapata rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Va de más a menos. El comienzo es estupendo, en especial en el apartado gráfico, pero conforme avanza la historia va perdiendo fuerza y las escenas pierden espectacularidad.
No quiero decir nada de la trama por no entrar en spoilers, pero no me gusta la falta de protagonismo de Nemo; el papel preponderante de Jeckill/Hyde no está mal, pero no me convencen sus motivaciones, y Mina y Quatermain están que ni chicha ni limoná.
Jenny
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Liz
Jan 21, 2012 Liz rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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.
Camilo Guerra
Feb 12, 2016 Camilo Guerra rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
recien terminada la primera saga, en la que Londres se salva de una guerra de criminales, ahora, es atacada por una invasión de Marte, con los marcianos del mismísimo John Carter, con miedo, desesperación, traición, violencia...este tomo es una obra maestra del comic, desde el primer numero, el cual transcurre todo en marte, desde la perfilación de Hyde como personaje, los miedos de mina...apenas le puedo reprochar haber terminado tan rapido y cierta prisa en las ultimas paginas, el dibujo de ON ...more
Ahmed Jadaa
As fun as the ride was, the second book was draw to an abrupt close that disappointed me very much since I enjoyed the chemistry between the characters and you can really see potential for future sequels. Alas, it has ended here and I would be lying to myself if I were to check out other editions. For some reason, Alan moore likes to, as usual dump his side stories down our throats in his comics and so for the few curious souls, you get to enjoy another short story along with the comic. I gave t ...more
Jennifer
Jun 28, 2013 Jennifer rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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
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Rob
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Becky
Sep 24, 2012 Becky rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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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
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David Edmonds
The second volume in Alan Moore and Kevin O'Neill's Victorian superhero drama, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, takes everything that made the first volume so enjoyable and made it better. Better villains, even more ingenious literary references and all the elements that make for a good sequel (sabotage, traitors, relationships that weren't there before, teases of things before and yet to come) all made for a great read.

I look forward to reading the future releases in this series.
Amanda
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Angus Stirling
Apr 22, 2014 Angus Stirling rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
Eric
Oct 22, 2007 Eric rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans of the first graphic novel
This volume picks up where the last left off, and pushes the envelope in a number of different ways -- the opening battle scene on Mars; Quartermain and Ms Murray's tryst in the woods; Hyde's punishment of the traitorous Griffin. It is a double-edged sword, as it keeps the series interesting, but also makes it seem a bit overdone at times.

That being said, it is nowhere near as overdone as the terrible movie by the same name. One of my only complaints with this comic series is that I kept expecti
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Anna
While I really enjoyed the graphics, the story still failed to drag me in. I can't relate to the main characters, they remain too cartoon'ish. And besides, the storyline was too much of a rip of from H.G. Well's 'War of the Worlds'. The similarities were probably intended by the authors, but where's the fun in reading (mostly) the same story twice.
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Alan Moore is an English writer most famous for his influential work in comics, including the acclaimed graphic novels Watchmen, V for Vendetta and From Hell. He has also written a novel, Voice of the Fire, and performs "workings" (one-off performance art/spoken word pieces) with The Moon and Serpent Grand Egyptian Theatre of Marvels, some of which have been released on CD.

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