The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: Century 1910 (The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen #3.1)
For those not familiar--the original League of Extraordinary Gentlemen was an interesting idea in which Alan Moore took a number of characters from various stories that were all roughly contemporaneous in their setting, and meshed them together in a sort of "Victorian superhero team". So you had Mina Harker, Alan Quartermain, Mr. Hyde, Captain Nemo, and the Invisible Man all teaming up to, well, fight crime. It's a bit more complicated than that, but that wa...more
I didn't really find anyone in this incarnation of the league being all that extraordinary. Seriously. Other than Mina who really hasn't shown much growth since the story first started. Orlando is too campy. Car...more
Meanwhile, Captain Nemo is on his deathbed. After he argues with his young daughter, Janni, about taking over the family business (a...more
First their is Carnacki, a ghost-find...more
I'm withholding judgement on Volume 3 of "The League..." until the rest of the issues are released. Were I to rate this book now, I'd have to give it only 3 out of 5 stars. I wasn't totally sold on the whole penny dreadful song and dance. I did thoroughly enjoy the art and story, though the book seems to suffer from it only being the first part of the third Volume. Normally with comics that wouldn't be a problem, but this is a stand alone story on it's own, set in an immensely rich world created...more
I think part of the problem is that Alan Moore was a little too literarily vague. I mean, I don't mind researching a character to find out more about them and to understand their place in the story, but when well more than half of the cast of the story needs to...more
I liked the idea of fictional characters co-existing in a single, sort of coherent, universe but didn't quite get all of the references. The in-joke 1930s pulp fiction SF serial story does serve a purpose...more
There were some interesting themes here in these few pages, but overall I was a little disappointed. There were far too many loose ends for the story to stand alone without the Century: 1969 book that this one eluded to on a few...more
1910 sees the team trying to track down the source of a deadly attack in the East End of London as predicted in the dreams of Carnacki. His dreams includ...more
Dovrei smettere di dar voti a Moore, ormai sono completamente soggiogato. Non sono obbiettivo. Ad ogni modo, questi i fatti.
Tre vicende che si intrecciano: quella degli straordinari gentlemen capitanati da una algida Mina Murray, quella di un malavitoso tornato dall'Argentina e quella della figlia di Nemo.
Gli straordinari gentlemen, in questa prima parte del III volume sono, per adesso, poco più che spettatori. Carnaki, l'indagatore del mistero, "vede" in sogno un disastro i...more
So, my opinion totally changed. I'm thrilled. It came up with a new league, set up perfectly 12 years after Volume Two came to a devastating end. After the dense and...more
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)...more