The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen

This latest installment in the exploits of Alan Moore’s band of immortal protagonists from literature — Haggard’s Allan Quatermain, Stoker’s Mina Harker, Woolf’s Orlando, among others — finds the crew far from the Victorian era of their birth and stranded in Swinging London circa 1969, at the mercy of a wicked, dying sorcerer looking to leap into a young body.  The vivid, Day-glo counterculture captured in Kevin O’Neill’s brilliant art proves as deadly as any black magic in the Altamont-style climax.