Comic Review: The League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen Volume 1
A classic Alan Moore (Promethea, 2000 AD) comic with illustrator Kevin O’Neill (Green Lantern, Halo Jones) from America’s Best Comic’s. The League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen is one of Moore’s quintessential reads if you’re a fan and if you’re not.
It’s 1898 in London and the times are changing fast. To combat all the threats against the country, a team of the times is needed. Allan Quatermain, adventurer extraordinaire. Captain Nemo, leader of the Nautilus–scourge of the sea. Hawley Griffen, the invisible man. Dr. Henry Jekyll/Mr. Edward Hyde, Dr. and monster. Mina Murray, leader of the group. Together they are The League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen.
The many literary figures come together seamlessly to tell an original tale. The illustrations are detailed and complex to match the serious tone of the comic. Easy to see why this series is held in such high regards.