The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (Volume 1)* (NOOK Comics with Zoom View)

The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (Volume 1)* (NOOK Comics with Zoom View)

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by Alan Moore, Kevin O'Neill
     
 

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"A sharp-witted gloss on the scientific and sexual obsessions of Victorian society."-TIME

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

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"A sharp-witted gloss on the scientific and sexual obsessions of Victorian society."-TIME

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.

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ISBN-13:
9781401236618
Publisher:
DC Comics
Publication date:
06/12/2012
Series:
League of Extraordinary Gentlemen
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Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
155,023
File size:
101 MB
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Meet the Author

ALAN MOORE is perhaps the most acclaimed writer in the graphic story medium, having garnered countless awards for works such as WATCHMEN, V FOR VENDETTA, From Hell, Miracleman and SWAMP THING. He is also the mastermind behind the America's Best Comics line, through which he has created (along with many talented illustrators) THE LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN, PROMETHEA, TOM STRONG, TOMORROW STORIES and TOP TEN. As one of the medium's most important innovators since the early 1980s, Moore has influenced an entire generation of comics creators, and his work continues to inspire an ever-growing audience.

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League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Volume 1 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 36 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
My name is Emily and i have gotten the novel or comic book what ever you like to call it and have read it the same day i got it, i lvoed it and plan to get the second volume of this novel. i am 15 years old so i dont think anyone will listen to me but i have the understanding of someone much older and take this novel and spend the day reading it, you wont be able to forget the people: A drug lover , alan quiatermain. the Jittery scientist Jekyll, the mad-man Nemo the unknown vampire Mina harker/murry and the Invisible man Hawley Griffin/Rodney Skinner
mrfredrich More than 1 year ago
Anyone who likes Watchmen yet wants to try out something a bit different should check out TLEG. The quality/detail of the drawings coupled with the wit of Alan Moore makes for a great read.
SleepDreamWrite More than 1 year ago
This was okay. I had seen the movie first. And it was okay in moments. Not good but not that bad. Just okay. Anyway, this one was okay as well. The art was okay to kind of good at times. Still an interesting read.
Man_Of_La_Book_Dot_Com More than 1 year ago
The League of Extra­or­di­nary Gen­tle­men, Vol. 1 by Alan Moore is a graphic novel col­lect­ing issue from the first run of this pop­u­lar series. A movie by the same title was made in 2003, how­ever don’t let that turn you off from read­ing this won­der­ful rendition. Cam­pion Bond, Direc­tor of England’s Intel­li­gence ser­vice — MI5, has recruited a team of inven­tors, sci­en­tists, spies and adven­tur­ers who are known for being able to get their job done no mat­ter what. This team con­sists of Mina Mur­ray from Bram Stoker's Drac­ula, Allan Quater­main pro­tag­o­nist of H. Rider Haggard's series from the late 19th Cen­tury, Cap­tain Nemo of Jules Verne’s 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, Henry Jekyll and Edward Hyde of the Scot­tish author Robert Louis Stevenson’s famed hor­ror novel, as well as HG Well's invis­i­ble man, Haw­ley Griffin. The team is ordered to recover an anti-gravity com­pound, Cavorite – invented by physi­cist Mr. Cavor (from H.G. Wells’ The First Men in the Moon) before the noto­ri­ous Dr. Fu Manchu (intro­duced in a series by Sax Rohmer dur­ing the first half of the 20th cen­tury) can get his hands on it and attack Lon­don from the air. The League of Extra­or­di­nary Gen­tle­men, Vol. 1 by Alan Moore brings in a bunch of famous fic­tional char­ac­ters, writ­ten by dif­fer­ent authors, to a steam­punk adven­ture which spans lit­er­a­ture and imag­i­na­tion. The story revolves around sev­eral famous Vic­to­rian char­ac­ters which serve as a won­der­ful intro­duc­tion to their sto­ries and authors. The graphic novel is illus­trated with skill and tal­ent, every panel has an aim and is wor­thy of close exam­i­na­tion. Every panel is aimed at the reader who, with some knowl­edge of the clas­sics, can appre­ci­ate the humor and genius behind the lines and words. The char­ac­ters which Mr. Moore “bor­rowed” are full of life and rel­e­vant despite their Vic­to­rian ori­gins. While the main cast (The League) gets the major­ity of the pan­els, there are many more lit­er­ary char­ac­ters hid­den within the novel, hunt­ing for them was a major part of the fun in read­ing this work. The story, together with the art, can be read as a very com­plex novel which is prob­a­bly the rea­son it was not done jus­tice being trans­lated to the big screen. This graphic novel is full of vio­lence, blood, death and sex­ual sit­u­a­tions and innu­en­dos, that is not a bad thing, but let the informed buyer beware. Kevin O’Neill’s mag­nif­i­cent art com­pli­ments and enhances Mr. Moore’s sto­ry­telling. The imag­i­na­tive pan­els of Mr. O’Neill breathe life into old favorites, you will never read those same clas­sics again in the same way.
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I am used to reading B/W graphic novels, So the color format was something new for me. I loved how the story panned out though history. It was very true to life as far as I know. I highly recomend getting this one if you are into comic type thrillers!
Uffda_Gevalt More than 1 year ago
The first volume of a remarkable series, traversing an entangled alternative universe of popular culture so complex that it borders the overwhelming.  It is a pleasure to reread (really soak up the details), and a definite must either for fans of Victorian literature or the graphic novel.   And it's nice to add, nothing at all like the film.
Thorne2112 More than 1 year ago
Never before have I laughed so hard at a graphic novel before. Alan Moore shows his capacity for remembering details of classic fiction and his ability to blend them together in a seamlessly constructed action and adventure story.
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Adrian_Hayes More than 1 year ago
This is a great graphic novel and spurned the movie of several years ago. It is a wonderful foray into a different, exotic world that many have forgotten and the author, illustrator and team allow us to see. This is steampunk at its best.
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