The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: Black Dossier
England in the mid 1950s is not the same as it was. The powers that be have instituted...some changes. The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen have been disbanded and disavowed, and the country is under the control of an iron-fisted regime. Now, after many years, the still youthful Mina Murray and... show more
England in the mid 1950s is not the same as it was. The powers that be have instituted...some changes. The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen have been disbanded and disavowed, and the country is under the control of an iron-fisted regime. Now, after many years, the still youthful Mina Murray and a rejuvenated Allan Quatermain return and are in search of some answers. Answers that can only be found in a book buried deep in the vaults of their old headquarters, a book that holds the key to the hidden history of the League throughout the ages: The Black Dossier. As Allan and Mina delve into the details of their precursors, some dating back centuries, they must elude their dangerous pursuers who are Hell-bent on retrieving the lost manuscript... and ending the League once and for all.
Publish date: November 13th 2007
Publisher: America's Best Comics
Pages no: 208
Edition language: English
, Science Fiction
, Historical Fiction
, Alternate History
, Sequential Art
, Graphic Novels
, Graphic Novels Comics
, Comic Book
Series: The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen
I got this autographed by the artist Kevin O'Neill in 2010.
I loved the first two volumes of League, but this is pretty crappy. I have a theory that Moore wrote this just to mess with overeager fanboys who insist on pretending they love everything he does; it honestly feels like he's putting a lot of effort into making it totally unreadable. In which case,...
There are some good parts here but the total is less than the sum of the parts. Not much of a plot, just a hodgepodge of ideas; like Moore is unpacking a trunk full of magic props that he doesn't have time to develop into an act but wanted us to see the cool bits and pieces anyway.
Compared to the previous League works, this was at times way overdone. While a lot of readers seem to lavish Moore with praise, in a way, this was reminiscent of the creative extension assignment I used to give my high school students when we read 1984 in class; that often had mixed results. It remi...
Enjoyed this tremendously, as a dense lovely object (including the 3-d section), as a dense lovingly-allusive text (even when references to Bulldog Drummond or other bits of English pop arcana eluded this poor American boy's grasp), as a smart and engaging treatise on the uses and pleasures and dang...