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 Britain. Allan Quatermain, Mina Murray, Captain Nemo, Dr. Henry Jekyll and Edward Hyde and Hawley Griffin, the Invisible Man, form a remarkable legion of intellectual aptitude and physical prowess: The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen.
This is Alan Moore having fun - and it shows as he plays with the characters of Victorian literature - Jeckyll and Hyde, Captain Nemo, the Invisible Man etc making them into a Victorian era Justice League, but loaded with multiple literary and other cultural references. Always fun and a must read before the movie release. Just to see how much was left out.
DC, paperback, 176 pages
This product was added to our catalog on Friday 07 October, 2005.