History ComicBook / TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen

8th May '16 4:30:07 AM Morgenthaler
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** A running theme in the first two books is that "The British Empire has always had difficulty separating its monsters from its heroes." Blurring the lines between hero and villain, with M revealed to be James Moriarty, and his, and SherlockHolmes' death, used to extend his cover. Later Ms include morally ambiguous characters like Mycroft Holmes and subsequently, Harry Lime of TheThirdMan.

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** A running theme in the first two books is that "The British Empire has always had difficulty separating its monsters from its heroes." Blurring the lines between hero and villain, with M revealed to be James Moriarty, and his, and SherlockHolmes' death, used to extend his cover. Later Ms include morally ambiguous characters like Mycroft Holmes and subsequently, Harry Lime of TheThirdMan.Film/TheThirdMan.
29th Apr '16 1:16:52 AM erforce
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* Volume 2 -- The gang is still working, and still unhappy about working, with M16 under the new M - [[Franchise/SherlockHolmes Mycroft Holmes]]. Their new threat is the Martian Invasion from Creator/HGWells' ''Literature/TheWarOfTheWorlds''. The supplementary story is ''The New Traveller's Almanac'' which serves as a sequel-and-postscript to the story and goes ReferenceOverdosed like never before, all of literature from ''Film/{{Goldfinger}}'' to ''Literature/{{Gormenghast}}'' is located here.

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* Volume 2 -- The gang is still working, and still unhappy about working, with M16 under the new M - [[Franchise/SherlockHolmes Mycroft Holmes]]. Their new threat is the Martian Invasion from Creator/HGWells' ''Literature/TheWarOfTheWorlds''. The supplementary story is ''The New Traveller's Almanac'' which serves as a sequel-and-postscript to the story and goes ReferenceOverdosed like never before, all of literature from ''Film/{{Goldfinger}}'' ''Literature/{{Goldfinger}}'' to ''Literature/{{Gormenghast}}'' is located here.
26th Apr '16 11:54:08 PM Homemaderat
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* CreatorProvincialism : Despite having a canon comprised of all recorded literature, the League is very England centered, with the focus on British popular culture by and large. Captain Nemo, from JulesVerne is the TokenMinority in both senses as the only character not originating from English literature to appear in the mainstream League team.

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* CreatorProvincialism : Despite having a canon comprised of all recorded literature, the League is very England centered, with the focus on British popular culture by and large. Captain Nemo, from JulesVerne is the a TokenMinority in both senses as the only a character not originating from English literature to appear literature. Mina Harker can also be singled out here, as her author wrote Dracula while living in the mainstream League team. UK, but he himself was born in Ireland to Irish parents. As a result some would not consider him an English author either.
20th Apr '16 7:46:32 PM PaulA
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* AristocratsAreEvil: These appear with a regularity you'd expect in a universe like this. Of special note is King Jacob, whose puritanical tyranny led to the death of magic in England, and the [[The120DaysOfSodom twisted, degenerate nobles from Silling Castle]], whose evil was so horrendous that TheScarletPimpernel states that he regrets having ever saved them during the French Revolution.

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* AristocratsAreEvil: These appear with a regularity you'd expect in a universe like this. Of special note is King Jacob, whose puritanical tyranny led to the death of magic in England, and the [[The120DaysOfSodom [[Literature/The120DaysOfSodom twisted, degenerate nobles from Silling Castle]], whose evil was so horrendous that TheScarletPimpernel Literature/TheScarletPimpernel states that he regrets having ever saved them during the French Revolution.
16th Apr '16 3:55:28 PM erforce
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'''''The League of Extraordinary Gentleman''''' is a GenreBusting serial comic series by writer Creator/AlanMoore and artist Kevin O'Neill. It was originally published under Moore's now-defunct Creator/AmericasBestComics imprint at Wildstorm. After a [[HistoryRepeats re-occurrence of creative disputes]] between Moore and DC (who had purchased Wildstorm in the middle of the run), Moore and O'Neill who owned the series, took the label to Top Shelf and Knockabout Comics, which has published the series from Volume III onwards.

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'''''The ''The League of Extraordinary Gentleman''''' Gentlemen'' is a GenreBusting serial comic series by writer Creator/AlanMoore and artist Kevin O'Neill. It was originally published under Moore's now-defunct Creator/AmericasBestComics imprint at Wildstorm. After a [[HistoryRepeats re-occurrence of creative disputes]] between Moore and DC (who had purchased Wildstorm in the middle of the run), Moore and O'Neill who owned the series, took the label to Top Shelf and Knockabout Comics, which has published the series from Volume III onwards.






** In ''Century: 2009'', however, his portrayal of [[spoiler:Harry Potter]] is not only unflattering but also inconsistent with how that character appears in their original source material. Although his portrayal of the character as an EntitledBastard SpoiledBrat who's an UnwittingPawn echoes in-universe complaints by [[spoiler:Severus Snape, who is the only character treated with respect by Moore]]. Moore makes his opinion of that work of fiction particularly [[{{Anvilicious}} transparent]] when he has [[spoiler:Mary Poppins appear and destroy him, in her role as 'guardian of the world's children and their imaginations']].
** His depiction of James Bond (at least, the literary version) isn't exactly flattering either, although it is more faithful to Fleming's original depiction. He does have Allan Quatermain basically point out that he's a very poor showing for the 'British adventure hero' in such a way that clearly suggests that Moore isn't exactly a fan.
* BadassGrandpa: [[EdgarAllanPoe Auguste]] [[Film/MurdersInTheRueMorgue Dupin]] is Mina and Allan's liaison in Paris, and despite being in his late ''90s'' if not early ''100s'', he looks Mr. Hyde straight in the face and blasts his ear off with his pepperbox pistol. Mina is impressed.

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** In ''Century: 2009'', however, his portrayal of [[spoiler:Harry Potter]] [[spoiler:Literature/HarryPotter]] is not only unflattering but also inconsistent with how that character appears in their original source material. Although his portrayal of the character as an EntitledBastard SpoiledBrat who's an UnwittingPawn echoes in-universe complaints by [[spoiler:Severus Snape, who is the only character treated with respect by Moore]]. Moore makes his opinion of that work of fiction particularly [[{{Anvilicious}} transparent]] when he has [[spoiler:Mary Poppins appear and destroy him, in her role as 'guardian of the world's children and their imaginations']].
** His depiction of James Bond Literature/JamesBond (at least, the literary version) isn't exactly flattering either, although it is more faithful to Fleming's original depiction. He does have Allan Quatermain basically point out that he's a very poor showing for the 'British adventure hero' in such a way that clearly suggests that Moore isn't exactly a fan.
* BadassGrandpa: [[EdgarAllanPoe [[Creatior/EdgarAllanPoe Auguste]] [[Film/MurdersInTheRueMorgue Dupin]] is Mina and Allan's liaison in Paris, and despite being in his late ''90s'' if not early ''100s'', he looks Mr. Hyde straight in the face and blasts his ear off with his pepperbox pistol. Mina is impressed.impressed.
* BadassBoast: [[spoiler:Mary Poppins]] gives out two when she's facing off with the Antichrist:
** On their meeting:
-->'''The Antichirst:''' I'm '''well''' famous, actually. I'm in a book of the '''[[Literature/TheBible Bible]]'''!
-->'''[[spoiler:Mary Poppins]]:''' Tsk. Just one book? I'm on every page. [[{{God}} Who]] did you think you were talking to?
** She then gives an another one as he fails to kill her with his fire breath:
-->'''[[spoiler:Mary Poppins]]:''' I rocked the fretful baby gods to sleep before time started... and I am companion to the women who paste up the stars. The quarters of the world bound unto my compass. I have taken tea with earthquakes. I know what the bee knows... and you really are a dreadful little boy.
20th Mar '16 2:55:28 AM Morgenthaler
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* BechdelTest: In the first volume, set in 1899, Mina is the TokenGirl. By the final scene of ''Century'' set in 2009 just about all surviving characters are women, or both in the case of Orlando.
16th Nov '15 8:55:14 AM JulianLapostat
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* LostInImitation: One of the key themes of the comic:
** To begin with the original series was about how certain famous Victorian archetypal characters became overexposed and over-interpreted that aspects of the original context were AdaptedOut. The comic was one of the few to show Captain Nemo as a Sikh Prince as he was in Creator/JulesVerne's ''Literature/TheMysteriousIsland'' rather than the more famous incarnations by the likes of James Mason, and likewise the fact that the originally villainous and ambiguous Nemo eventually inspired and codified the ScienceHero. Allan Quatermain was far more flawed and vulnerable than his later stories, with Dr. Jekyll he {{Lampshaded}} how a character who was originally villainous would become the inspiration for the far more anti-heroic Hulk, by retro-fitting the latter character to his precursor. What was percieved as strange and monstrous later became acceptable and safe, mostly by being watered down in subsequent adaptations.
** This was especially tackled hard by Moore in his parody of James Bond, by essentially showing how Creator/IanFleming's original character was far more nasty and borderline sociopathic than the charming AdaptationalHeroism given to him in the movies. Moore's ''Century'' trilogy kept noting how culture kept being LostInImitation well into the 21st Century with popular franchises and their blockbuster movies being forged from "reassuring imagery from the 1940s".
8th Nov '15 12:45:37 AM JulianLapostat
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* AllMythsAreTrue: Or perhaps more accurately, all ''fiction'' is true. [[spoiler:Except Dr. No. He never existed.]]

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* AllMythsAreTrue: Or perhaps more accurately, all ''fiction'' is true. [[spoiler:Except Dr. No. He never existed.]]Except there was [[Film/DrNo no doctor]].
25th Oct '15 4:51:44 PM nombretomado
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* FromNobodyToNightmare: The Famous Five from Greyfriars school. All of them became involved with spy organizations. [[spoiler:Harry Wharton became Big Brother, Bob Cherry became Harry Lime (who's also [[Franchise/JamesBond M]] and [[Series/TheAvengers Mother]]), and it's implied that Emma Knight's father designed [[Series/KnightRider super spy cars]] and masterminded [[ThePrisoner The Island]]]].

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* FromNobodyToNightmare: The Famous Five from Greyfriars school. All of them became involved with spy organizations. [[spoiler:Harry Wharton became Big Brother, Bob Cherry became Harry Lime (who's also [[Franchise/JamesBond M]] and [[Series/TheAvengers Mother]]), and it's implied that Emma Knight's father designed [[Series/KnightRider super spy cars]] and masterminded [[ThePrisoner [[Series/ThePrisoner The Island]]]].
23rd Oct '15 11:30:36 AM ZeroCCO
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* LegacyCharacter: Captain Nemo, Vull the Invisible, Mister Ishmael, Doctor Mabuse.
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