Halrloprillalar (prillalar) wrote,


I'm still a week behind on Angel -- and I still don't know why -- so whilst I'm trying to avoid spoilers, here's some other blather.

The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Vol. 1 by Alan Moore (story) & Kevin O'Neill (pencils)

I read this yesterday afternoon at the pub and was strongly impressed. Alan Moore is a fucking genius. And I really enjoyed O'Neill's angular style.

If you're not familiar with the premise, this is a comic mini-series wherein various Victorian age figures from many different literary sources join together to save England.

The story is suitably grand and the characters -- Mina Harker, Alan Quartermain, and Captain Nemo among them -- are vastly entertaining. But the most fun is the reference hunting: trying to place the minor characters, reading signs in the background, finding unusual gadgets.

This is a mature comic and I really appreciate that. It deals with adult subject matter as well as with the fantastic. It's funny too. And Mina kicks all kinds of ass.

Get a copy, go to the pub, read it all. You'll be glad you did.

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