Monday, February 20, 2017

Review of "The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen 2009," by Alan Moore and Kevin O’Neill

Review of
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen 2009, by Alan Moore and Kevin O’Neill ISBN 9780861661633

Three out of five stars
 While the artwork is extraordinary, the storyline is disjointed and difficult to follow. It is also very helpful to have some knowledge about the characters extracted from literature such as Allan Quartermain, Nemo and Dr. Jekyll. There is great magic, sometimes channeled through devices such as a sword that has the appearance of the lightsaber from Star Wars and other times through the waving of the hands.
 There are trips through bizarre environments, rather disgusting creatures that must be dealt with and meandering progress to an ambiguous ending where there is clearly more to come. There are many sight gags, many sexual in nature and others based on weirdness. There is a lot of cleavage and rounded female backsides as well.
 This is a graphic novel that will not appeal to all readers. Some will love it, others will dislike it and people like me will love the artwork and dislike the story. Hence the middle road of three stars.

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