The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Vol. 1 (The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen #1)
London, 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 Br
Instead, we get a fun variation of the classic spy mission opener: Mina Murray (nee Harker, nee Murray) is ordered on a mission by Campion Bond (grandfather of 007) to ...more
In a sentence? Boring as hell, needlessly bleak, & oversexed to the point of annoyance.
The elephant in the room is, of course, the movie adaptation. While I'm not blind to the flaws of the film (namely the varied FX quality & the sprawling plot that bounces from one stage to another), I'm not ashamed to say I prefer the screen version. Indeed, I'll go a step further & admit to a great cinematic crime: I like the movie. It makes me smile. This book, however, ...more
Esta es una de las pocas grandes obras de Alan Moore que me quedaban por leer, y llevaba años con ganas, al principio tengo que decir que me decepcionó un poco, me parecía la típica historia de aventuras ambientada en la época victoriana... Pero los personajes literarios tan oscuros como geniales, los miles de guiños, los paralelismos con las novelitas baratas ...more
Sama prica je dosta jednostavna mada se fino uklapa u format steampunk-a i lici na nesto sto bi mozda i Zil Vern napisao ali glavna prednost su sami heroji koji vode ovu pricu. Mada termin heroja bas i nije adekvatan posto imamo pirata, ubicu, silovatelja, narkomana i raspustenicu (sto za ono vreme nije bas pozitivna osobina :) ). Ali sama prica je dosta mracna i smestena u okruzenj ...more
The film was stillborn, creatively, lacking the tongue-in-cheek humor and moral ambiguity that made the books so enjoyable, and was very obviousl ...more
This, like a lot of books that I've been disappointed in is one I think is a good idea. It just doesn't, "come off". Willamina who is not Mina (am I the only one who actually read that novel????). Allan Quatermain is an opium addict, Captain Nemo is still trucking around under ...more
But let's not gloss over what really matters: the characters. I will admit that I am a shitty reader of classics, even as a former Engli ...more
The Bad:I loved the movie. I know, people aren't supposed to admit that, but I say it loud and often. So what if it made Sean Connery quit acting, it entertained me. Having said that, this graphic novels was not good. The artwork was unappealing. That's the best way to describe it. You know what's going on - it's not unclear or anything - but it's not pleasant to look at. It made me want to ...more
A brilliant adventure story with a ton of fun cameos and a wicked sense of humor.
The mystery is clever, the character interaction is great, there are so many cool adventure moments and Kevin Nowlan's art perfectly suits the vibe Moore is trying to create.
only drawback is I now drive my friends crazy by creating all kinds of different LoEG type groups in my mind and then havin ...more
Hey, if you like rape, you'll love this book. If you like weak female characters, you'll love this book. If you like rooting for the rapists, you'll love this book. If you like your graphic novels chock full of men (but not in the fun way), you'll love this book. If you love the Castle Anthrax, but wish it had one of _those_ dungeons in it, you'll love this book. ...more
Maybe my library aka my cousin has the second volume, I'll have to check because I want to know more about why Ms Murray was ch ...more
Too much blood and skin; not enough plot and characterization. It seems the authors picked up on the sexism and anti-foreigner sentiments of the Victorian era and forgot completely about the sense of polite restraint. It was rather painful to see some of my favorite characters turned into hussies, druggies, and... well, so forth.
Alas, poor concept, you've been spoilt utterly by a Moore-onic artist.
I remember watching the movie way back when it came out and I was really fascinated with the story. Considering that the movie came out in 2003, I was 10 years old. And I thought it was amazing to see all of these characters that I had heard of or read about on the same screen. Now thinking back, I'm not sure I'd like the movie all that much, especially considering how unfit the casting is for their roles (like Peta Wilson playing Mina Murray. Just NO.) ...more
I've also read Alan Moore's From Hell, which was littered with some pretty mind-boggling allusions and references. (I actually read it for a class about Victorian se ...more
Unfortunately, the library doesn't have any of the subsequent volumes so it may be a while before I can continue my adventures with the League.
One thing I especially liked about the comic was the inclusion of Mina Murray in the all-boys-club League. She always has been my favor ...more
Seriously, seeing the movie first spoiled this for me. I miss Dorian's arrogance and charm.
And Mina seems to be complaining all the time.
And the artwork isn't working for me either.
Now I'm complaining all the time.
P.S. This is all very childish of me. But I just made myself finish the whole volume. >.<
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