The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen

The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen

Century : 2009

Book - 2012
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Three of Three. The new volume chronicling the exploits of Wilhelmina Murray and her extraordinary colleagues, Century is an epic spanning almost a hundred years. Divided into three 80-page chapters — each a self-contained narrative to avoid frustrating cliffhanger delays between episodes — this monumental tale takes place in three distinct eras, building to an apocalyptic conclusion occurring in our own, current, twenty-first century.

In Chapter Three, the narrative draws to its cataclysmic close in London, 2008. The magical child whose ominous coming has been foretold for the past hundred years has now been born and has grown up to claim his dreadful heritage. His promised aeon of unending terror can commence, the world can now be ended starting with North London, and there is no League, extraordinary or otherwise, that now stands in his way. The bitter, intractable war of attrition in Q'umar crawls bloodily into its fifth year; in Kashmir, a Sikh terrorist with a now-nuclear-armed submarine wages a holy war against Islam that might push the whole world into atomic holocaust; and in a London mental institution there's a patient who insists that she has all the answers.

Baker & Taylor
In 2008, a magic-fueled reign of terror has begun in London, the war in Q'umar is in its fifth year, and in Kashmir, a Sikh terrorist with a submarine wages a holy war against Islam that might bring about atomic holocaust.

Publisher: Marietta, GA : Top Shelf ; London : Knockabout, [2012]
ISBN: 9781603090070
160309007X
Characteristics: 1 v. : chiefly col. ill. ; 26 cm
Additional Contributors: O'Neill, Kevin 1953-

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mikorangester
Mar 27, 2017

Must read. Whole series good. Possibly "adult themish''.

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beckylunatic
Apr 22, 2013

As ever, get even more out of the book with the annotations. http://jessnevins.com/annotations/2009annotations.html

theorbys Mar 20, 2013

A drastic change of direction for the League, and a bit rushed in my opinion, but still way beyond the average superhero graphic novel, and as good as the best. It seemed strongly influenced by Morrison's Doom Patrol (or perhaps more like artist Richard Case's Doom Patrol) but is definitely its own book and continues to blend literary characters into the superbeing genre. I guess Neil Gaiman should get a nod too as this book treats of extreme human longevity, like some of the Sandman/Death themes.

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