Alan Moore and Kevin O’Neill’s “League Of Extraordinary Gentleman” series is a stunning piece of post-modern art. Since the fist volume, the book has been equal parts thrilling adventure and homage to literary classics. For the past five years Moore has been publishing the LoEG “Century” books through Top Shelf, and this July all three chapters will be collected in “The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Vol. III: Century”. Volume III is a bit misleading as there is “The Black Dossier”, which follows Volume II.
It is weird how so many “fans” proclaim Alan Moore to have lost it in recent years, saying his work doesn’t stand up any more. I’m guessing they don’t read “The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen”.
From the press release:
|The wait is over! Five years after Alan Moore and Kevin O’Neill first brought their famousLeague of Extraordinary Gentlemen series to the trans-Atlantic partnership of Top Shelf (US) & Knockabout (UK), we’re officially opening pre-orders for our most requested item:the collected “Century”!
This 256-page hardcover, scheduled to stores in July 2014, will collect all three installments of The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Vol. III: Century. Spanning the League’s adventures in 1910, 1969, and 2009, this metafictional epic sees Mina Murray and her dwindling allies race across time to prevent an apocalyptic conspiracy, while the world they once knew crumbles around them. Woven throughout, of course, are countless colorful characters from 100 years of British popular culture, from Marxist opera to reality television, pulp fiction to experimental film, and even a touch of rock ‘n’ roll.
Discover the saga CBR called “arguably one of the greatest comics of all time”!
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (Vol III): Century – HARDCOVER