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 BrLondon, 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.
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Vol London 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 n
It s easy to see The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Vol.1 as a fluffy action confection It doesn t smack you in the head with a puddle of blood and a happy face pin like Watchmen Nor does it open with a girl about to be raped in a post apocalyptic Neo Fascist London like V for Vendetta It doesn t open with extreme gravitas 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 collect m [...]
Bah This was another disappointing read for me I had high hopes for this series This book brings together a problem solving team composed of characters from Victorian lit Mina Murray whose brief marriage to Jonathan Harker has ended badly , the Invisible Man, Captain Nemo, Allan Quatermain, and Henry Jekyll Edward Hyde While Sherlock Holmes is not present in the flesh, he is certainly on everyone s minds How could such a premise go wrong Maybe Moore just needs a lot space and time in order to m [...]
This was much better than I thought it would be Well done Alan Moore The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen takes place during the Victorian Era in London and it is a steampunk version of the British Empire A mysterious head of British Intelligence Mr M wants to put together a League to combat extraordinary threats to the Empire.This first volume has Mina Murray from Dracula Harker s wife acting as the recruiting agent The first few stories show how each member was recruited from opium addict Ala [...]
In a word Underwhelming.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, does not Certainly I m not [...]
Za pocetak dosta bolje od filma Ako vas je film razocarao strip ce vam vratiti poverenje u ove likove i ovu pricu.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 okruzenje London [...]
Olvid monos todos de la pel cula, por favor Y tengamos en cuenta una cosa Este es un c mic para amantes de los libros con mente abierta.Esta es una de las pocas grandes obras de Alan Moore que me quedaban por leer, y llevaba a os con ganas, al principio tengo que decir que me decepcion un poco, me parec a la t pica historia de aventuras ambientada en la poca victoriana Pero los personajes literarios tan oscuros como geniales, los miles de gui os, los paralelismos con las novelitas baratas de la [...]
I found this utterly entertaining What i loved most are the dialogues The way the characters talk to each other is just beautiful.Can t wait to continue with the series 3
Alan Moore has had terrible luck with the film industry The only adapatation of his work that he had the presence of mind to disavow before its release was the surprisingly good V for Vendetta The others of his works produced for the screen were the tepidly received From Hell and the god awful League of Extraordinary Gentleman adaptation, LXG The film was stillborn, creatively, lacking the tongue in cheek humor and moral ambiguity that made the books so enjoyable, and was very obviously the work [...]
1.5 to 2.0 stars I was really disappointed with this graphic novel after going into it was high expectations Not quite bad enough to rate 1 star as there are some clever scenes and some of the dialogue is engaging On the whole though, this is an AMAZING CONCEPT that deserved better treatment than it received here.
Great concept, horrible execution The art is atrociously awful, and sexism and racism abound perhaps legitimate given the time period, but is it necessary to revel in them with such glee As a diehard Sherlockian, I was a bit confused about the timing this story takes place in 1898, and Sherlock Holmes is believed dead however, his hiatus was actually 1891 1894, so he d totally be around at this point As continuity errors go, it s a big one, since the plot and particularly the villain are heavily [...]
Great concept, terrible execution Moore manages to reduce about a dozen Victorian adventure classics to fit into his apparently pea sized brain, and out comes this This book offended both my conservative and my liberal impulses, with banal pornographic sequences, flat, amoral heroes and offensive Asian stereotypes Moore has less sympathy for Chinese people than Tolkien has for orcs This book certainly isn t suitable for children, and it s too childish for me So I don t know who the audience is.
Not to be confused with the bizarre but hilarious British television show about a dysfunctional rural town, The League of Gentlemen.This graphic novel is daring, imaginative, artistic and engaging, and my favourite part of it would hands down be its characters The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen is unforgettable and practically alive as a work of fiction.
En serio Qu les costaba hacer una adaptaci n fiel
I admit I saw the movie first With that out of the way, I am going to try hard not to compare the two in my review, even though I did when I was reading I will just add that I have no quarrels with the casting decisions all around not including the addition of Dorian Gray and Tom Sawyer I ve been wanting to read this for a while because I love mashups, and I have a particular love for Victorian genre fiction and literature I finally bit the bullet and pulled this off my library shelves.Here are [...]
La Liga de los Caballeros Extraordinarios, Volumen 1 The League of the Extraordinary Gentleman 1 6, 2000 es una recopilaci n de las ediciones en grapa que se publicaron a finales de los 90 El gui n es del aclamado Alan Moore, y el dibujo de Kevin O Neill La historia transcurre en 1898, cuando Mina Murray es contratada por el gobierno brit nico para reclutar a una serie de peculiares, por llamarles de alguna manera, personajes Su misi n, enfrentarse a una conspiraci n contra Gran Breta a.Se nota [...]
Historia en seis numeros donde se forma un super grupo de famosos personajes de la literatura victoriana, Allan Quatermain, Nemo, Jekill Hyde, el hombre invisible y Mina Harker Bajo el mando de Campion Bond son encargados de vigilar y luchar contra el robo de cavorita, el primer material antigravedad secuestrado con la idea de bombardear Londres por aire en las puertas del siglo XX.Muy entretenida y original obra del maestro Moore.
4 4.5 starsThe adaptation loved it shelf may change Bear in mind, I saw the movie years before I even knew the graphic novel existed and, thus, years ago I do still love the idea of some of literature s most beloved characters banding together to create a kickass supergroup And something else I loved about the book that I think got pushed aside in the film, but Mina being the leader Hell yeah, girl Looking forward to volume 2, the Black Dossier, and the rest.
I was so not impressed by this It s my first Alan Moore book, and possibly my last because this just really didn t float my boat We see a lot of racism and sexism straight away, and a lot of brutality I don t really mind brutality in graphic novels, but this was just silly and I wasn t interested in the story The art was rubbish y although art is fairly personal so some may like it, it s just not my style and the story was just a lot of nonsense again, in my opinion Sadly, not for me 1
Alan, you son of a bitch, you ve done it again Recycling literary icons into an old time adventure of steampunk, mystery, villainy, and foreign lands The writing is styled for 1889, which is cool The artwork is well done and surprisingly colorful, reminding me of Gibbons in Watchmen My biggest gripe is how women are portrayed Nothing new for Moore, however.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 English majo [...]
Me acabo de enamorar.
Sorryt my cup of English Breakfast Tea I found it rather disappointing I d never read any of the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen before this, I d only seen the movie of course it was a bit disappointing to so 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 the seaa bit Edward H [...]
Y yo que iba con miedo porque en su momento vi la pel cula y no me gust nada El c mic es extraordinario, y nunca mejor dicho Dibujo excelente y gui n todav a mejor Los personajes son tan geniales que no puedes evitar cogerles cari o y devorar las p ginas con avidez 100% recomendado, tanto si lees c mics como si nunca lo has hecho y no sabes por donde empezar Cualquier amante de la lectura lo disfrutar.
I know the comics by Alan Moore for reading V for Vendetta and Watchmen I had seen the movie based on this story and, as always happens, at least for the first volume the comics is better The story is intriguing, with great graphics and twists in the right proportion There are some scenes definitely splatter The idea of bringing together some of the most famous literary characters of the 19th century, in a superhero team, is great Extraordinary characters, but everyone brings his skills and his [...]
A load of crap A really cool concept fictional characters forming a team of secret agents superheroes that was not well done AT ALL.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 And did [...]
Moore takes what is basically fan fiction for English lit majors and creates one of the best comics to come out in years 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 createy drawback is I now drive my friends crazy by creating all kinds of different LoEG type groups in my mind and then having to [...]
Quite simply I was not amused.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.
This must have been groundbreaking for the nineties and even now it remains engaging and entertaining.
The Good The premise is amazing Tailor made for a movie Which was then made, totally eclipsing the book.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 put the book [...]
I really loved the characters and the formation of the League, but was pretty underwhelmed by the actual storyline It felt like this volume was about collecting the characters, and secondarily about the plot I m excited to get to Volume 2 hopefully, without having to re introduce the characters, it will move a bit quickly 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 sexuality I re [...]
I think I may have already beaten the racism in Moore s work to a pulp already, so I ll refrain Maybe Maybe not I think maybe he prefers to write about 19th Century happenings because it allows him to use it very freely In an era of phrenology and modernist colonial rule An era dedicated to proving racial superiority in a scientific manner Maybe this allows him to voice some of his own opinions Prejudices Maybe he wants to paint the era in a darker light than most would have us believe it was Pe [...]