League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Omnibus

As, a lot of these blog posts start out, I am sure many of you are familiar with the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen from the movie that come on FX 50 billion times through our teenage years (roughly 10 years ago for me). As always, please do not judge this series on the movie. Now I will say I myself enjoyed the movie and didn’t thunk it was bad, I think it just had a horrible villain. The graphic novel does a great job, just like the movie, of diving deep into the characters and displaying the quarks and idiosyncrasies of one hell of a wildly assembled  bunch. Between the invisible man (Rodney Skinner), who uses his abilities to sexually posses the nuns at catholic churches, the Allen Quartermain, the sharpest shot huntsman of all time being drug out of an opium den/addiction, Dr. Jykell and Mr. Hyde’s extreme case of schizophrenia that turns him into a uncontrollable beast (similar to The Hulk), Cpt. Nemo and his world renowned aquatic exploration skills, and Mina Harker’s dark mysterious powers, which I will leave a mystery for you, this squad has so much to offer. It is to no surprise that a story like this with dark anti-hero characters taking main stage that the graphic novel genius, Alan Moore, is the mastermind behind such an enthralling journey. I specifically liked this book, not only for its length, but mainly for the ability for Moore to take us into the lives of these characters and gain true insight to the darkness it would take or potentially breed with powers like this bunch. I highly recommend the Omnibus as its a better bang for your buck and I promise you will just want more by the time you finish the first volume.

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Reader Reference (1-5)

Story/Plot – 4

Artwork – 3

Dialogue – 4.5

General Concept – 2.5

Overall – 3.5

Basic Info

Publisher – Vertigo

Author – Alan Moore

Publication Date – September 3, 2013

Pages – 416

Pricing – Sticker Price – $29.99

                 Online – $21.70

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