This month’s recommended read is another book by the English powerhouse of the comic world, Alan Moore. His most well-known works include Watchmen, V for Vendetta and Batman – The Killing Joke. But this month, we are looking at…. The League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen, which is also a major motion picture.
As the 12th Century approaches, there is a need for a new type of hero who is not tied down by the rules and regulations of the last era. With this, British Intelligence begins recruiting a team of individuals that can not only do what is needed, but also be expendable.
The team, comprising of Allan Quatermain, Mina Murray, Captain Nemo, The Invisible Man & many more famous literary characters, is almost a Victorian version of The Avengers mixed with The Suicide Squad.
The graphic novel is well-written and illustrated with fantastic skill and talent on every page. Each panel is, upon close examination, aimed at readers who have some understanding of the classics and can see the humour behind his artwork and words. This was probably the reason that such a vastly complex story was not done any justice when it was translated to the big screen in 2003.