The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Vol. 1 by Alan Moore
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 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.
League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen
The adventures of the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen are coming to an end. The news was announced by a spokesman for the publisher during a panel at the San Diego Comic-Con on Thursday afternoon. The final six-part installment of the series will also serve as the swan song from the comic industry for Mr. Moore, who had previously announced his retirement , and for Mr. Happy is not a word normally associated with Mr. Moore, who is one of the most prominent writers in comics, known for works that helped usher in a new level of emotional maturity to the medium. Chief among his accomplishments are writing Swamp Thing, a horror title about an elemental creature, and Watchmen, which was drawn by Dave Gibbons, about a group of flawed heroes and a world on the brink of nuclear holocaust.
No recent wiki edits to this page. There have been several incarnations of the League throughout time. Each league being composed of the most extraordinary people of their time. These are not always characters of noble or heroic character. For example Christian is a profoundly good character and Fantomas is a serial killer. There are also character who are everywhere in between.
According to Moore, the concept behind the series was initially a " Justice League of Victorian England " but he quickly developed it as an opportunity to merge elements from many works of fiction into one world. Elements of Volume I were used in a loosely adapted feature film of the same name , released in and starring Sean Connery. The year is , and Mina Murray is recruited by Campion Bond on behalf of British Intelligence and asked to assemble a league of other extraordinary individuals to protect the interests of the Empire : Captain Nemo , Allan Quatermain , Dr. Jekyll , and Hawley Griffin the Invisible Man. Following this they take part in the events of H. Wells 's The War of the Worlds. Two members of the League Mina Murray and Allan Quatermain achieve immortality, and are next seen in an adventure in
Print Friendly. Powers and Abilities Like many beasts, Hyde has sensory perceptions beyond those of civilized people. His brobdignagian build allows him incredible strength and durability, sufficient to batter down thick steel doors in a single blow. In combat he eschews any sort of weaponry, preferring to slaughter his hapless foes with his preternatural strength. Henry Jekyll is a frail man, unremarkable on the surface save for his wits and his skill with chemicals. Henry Jekyll was a chemist of profound talent. He found himself drawn to the possibilities of separating his darker half from himself through the use of special elixirs.