The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Vol. 1, Absolute Edition

3.93 avg rating
( 43,620 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9781401200527: The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Vol. 1, Absolute Edition
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

"A sharp-witted gloss on the scientific and sexual obsessions of Victorian society."—TIME"Moore has combined his love of 19th-century adventure literature with an imaginative mastery of its 20th-century corollary, the superhero comic book."—PUBLISHERS WEEKLY"Swashbuckling, wry humor."—SPINLondon, 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.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Review:

Proving that mainstream comics could be infused with past literary/cultural ideals and still be bestsellers, the America's Best Comics imprint took the dilapidated superhero genre and created three vastly entertaining hybrids with Tom Strong, Promethea and Top Ten. Now, a stunning coup de grace is delivered with this masterful pairing of Victorian adventure fiction's greatest characters and the old war-horse of the super-group. With the stunning The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, it would be no exaggeration to say that Alan Moore has produced a near-perfect piece of adventure fiction that is clever, literate, rich with excitement and hard to put down.

It's 1898 and at the behest of M, the mysterious head of the secret Service, Campion Bond is dispatched to procure the services of Miss Mina Murray (nee Harker), adventurer Allan Quartermain, "Science-Pirate" Captain Nemo, Henry Jekyll (and his monstrous alter ego) and Hawley Griffin (a.k.a. the Invisible Man). Together, they must combat an insidious threat that will decide supremacy of the London skies, but their success may unleash a far greater threat. With no shortage of action, Moore and O' Neill sustain a high level of suspense, intrigue, mystery and terrific wit that all contribute to an indispensable read. O'Neill's art, so memorable in Marshal Law, produces a London filled with vivid, magnificent architecture and a malevolent atmosphere ripe with thrills and danger. An unmitigated triumph--pure and simple. --Danny Graydon

About the Author:

Alan Moore is perhaps the most acclaimed writer in the graphic story medium, having garnered countless awards for works such as Watchmen, V for Vendetta, Swamp Thing and Miracleman. He is also the mastermind behind the America's Best Comics line, through which he has created (along with many talented illustrators) The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Promethea, Tom Strong, Tomorrow Stories and Top Ten.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Buy New View Book
List Price: US$ 75.00
US$ 318.28

Convert Currency

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.

Destination, Rates & Speeds

Add to Basket

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9781563898587: The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Vol. 1

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  1563898586 ISBN 13:  9781563898587
Publisher: America's Best Comics, 1999
Softcover

9781563896651: The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen

Dc Comics, 2001
Hardcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Moore, Alan
Published by America's Best Comics
ISBN 10: 1401200524 ISBN 13: 9781401200527
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
M and N Media
(Acworth, GA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description America's Best Comics. Hardcover. Condition: New. 1401200524 Please allow 4 - 14 business days for Standard shipping, within the US. Seller Inventory # XM-1401200524

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 318.28
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Alan Moore
Published by America's Best Comics (2003)
ISBN 10: 1401200524 ISBN 13: 9781401200527
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description America's Best Comics, 2003. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P111401200524

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 332.31
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Alan Moore
Published by America's Best Comics (2003)
ISBN 10: 1401200524 ISBN 13: 9781401200527
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description America's Best Comics, 2003. Condition: New. Kevin O'Neill (illustrator). book. Seller Inventory # M1401200524

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 339.27
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds