History ComicBook / TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen

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.
13th Oct '15 1:03:40 AM JulianLapostat
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* GenreDeconstruction: The Nemo Trilogy with Janni Dakkar is intended to spoof 20th century pulp science fiction and also discuss the overall development of science fiction from the 19th to the 20th Century. ** Building on an essay he had written for Dodgem Logic, Moore notes how the Victorian optimism in utopian science, represented by Creator/HGWells and Creator/JulesVerne was replaced by 20th Century science being far more uncertain and dystopian, starting from Lovecraft's ideas of discoveries making observers GoMadFromTheRevelation to beings like King Kong and Godzilla regarded as freaks and monstrosities, rather than wonders. ** Likewise, scientific discoveries are used to serve less than noble aims, with Tom Swyfte wanting to become a weapons manufacturer, German geniuses building machinery for the state of Tomania. Robots likewise become a tool to create consumerist visions of the ideal female body programmed to serve men (as in Film/{{Metropolis}} and ''Literature/TheStepfordWives''), twisting the progressive ethos of science to perpetuate patriarchy and dominance.
13th Oct '15 12:48:29 AM JulianLapostat
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** ''Nemo : River of Ghosts'' will be released in March 2015, featuring a 80 year old Janni in the Amazon River Basin.
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** ''Nemo : River of Ghosts'' will be released Ghosts'', published in March 2015, featuring features a 80 year old Janni going on her final adventure in the Amazon River Basin.Basin, to fight the possible resurgence of Ayesha [[Literature/TheStepfordWives via android duplicates]], [[Film/TheBoysFromBrazil Hynkel clones]] and [[Film/IlsaSheWolfOfTheSS Nazi She-Wolves]].
13th Oct '15 12:43:19 AM JulianLapostat
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* ''The Black Dossier'' -- This idioscyncratic book is one part comic, another part ExpandedUniverse appendix serves as an {{Interquel}} between Volume 2 and Volume 3. The action shifts from the Victorian Era to the 50s landscape of spy fiction, making references to famous films and TV Shows. The likes of [[Film/TheThirdMan Harry Lime]], [[Series/TheAvengers Emma Peel]], Campion Bond's descendant "[[Franchise/JamesBond Jimmy]]" and other figures from that era make an apperance. The plot concerns an elaborate side-story, which features the titular Dossier as a FramingDevice for [[ScrapbookStory the history]] of [[AllThereInTheManual all the different iterations of the League]], from the one in Shakespeare's time through to World War II and brings the references to a [[ReferenceOverdosed truly ridiculous level]]. There's plenty of GenreShift within the volumes, including an excerpt from a Beatnik novel, 18th Century pornography and a finale rendered in 3D. Disagreements about the release of this comic led to Moore and O'Neill shifting to Top Shelf.
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* ''The Black Dossier'' -- This idioscyncratic idiosyncratic book is one part comic, another part ExpandedUniverse appendix serves as appendix, and an {{Interquel}} between Volume 2 and Volume 3. The action shifts from the Victorian Era to the 50s landscape of spy fiction, making references to famous films and TV Shows. The likes of [[Film/TheThirdMan Harry Lime]], [[Series/TheAvengers Emma Peel]], Campion Bond's descendant "[[Franchise/JamesBond Jimmy]]" and other figures from that era make an apperance. The plot concerns an elaborate side-story, which features the titular Dossier as a FramingDevice for [[ScrapbookStory the history]] of [[AllThereInTheManual all the different iterations of the League]], from the one in Shakespeare's time through to World War II and brings the references to a [[ReferenceOverdosed truly ridiculous level]]. There's plenty of GenreShift within the volumes, including an excerpt from a Beatnik novel, 18th Century pornography and a finale rendered in 3D. Disagreements about the release of this comic led to Moore and O'Neill shifting to Top Shelf.
12th Oct '15 9:28:41 AM JulianLapostat
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** Franchise/JamesBond is shown as a rapist thug, who [[spoiler: murders Emma Peel's father and is a traitor to England, secretly a CIA agent]]. Moore believes that [[http://io9.com/5086230/5-things-i-learned-about-women-from-the-james-bond-books the unsavory aspects of Bond]] in the original Creator/IanFleming stories were made LighterAndSofter in the movies with Creator/SeanConnery giving him AdaptationalAttractiveness.
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** Franchise/JamesBond is shown as a rapist thug, who [[spoiler: murders Emma Peel's father and is a traitor to England, secretly a CIA agent]]. Moore believes that [[http://io9.com/5086230/5-things-i-learned-about-women-from-the-james-bond-books the unsavory unsavory]] [[http://www.papermag.com/2015/09/anti-idris_tracing_the_james_b.php aspects of Bond]] in the original Creator/IanFleming stories were made LighterAndSofter in the movies with Creator/SeanConnery giving him AdaptationalAttractiveness.
12th Oct '15 9:24:21 AM JulianLapostat
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** Franchise/JamesBond is shown as a rapist thug, who [[spoiler: murders Emma Peel's father and is a traitor to England, secretly a CIA agent]]. Moore believes that the unsavory aspects of Bond in the original Creator/IanFleming stories were made LighterAndSofter in the movies with Creator/SeanConnery giving him AdaptationalAttractiveness.
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** Franchise/JamesBond is shown as a rapist thug, who [[spoiler: murders Emma Peel's father and is a traitor to England, secretly a CIA agent]]. Moore believes that [[http://io9.com/5086230/5-things-i-learned-about-women-from-the-james-bond-books the unsavory aspects of Bond Bond]] in the original Creator/IanFleming stories were made LighterAndSofter in the movies with Creator/SeanConnery giving him AdaptationalAttractiveness.
30th Sep '15 9:53:44 PM JulianLapostat
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--> '''Alan Moore'': I would say, that if youíre talking about a line of progress, if it can be called progress, that runs from Creator/BertoltBrechtís Theatre/TheThreepennyOpera, to Donald Cammellís Film/{{Performance}}, to Franchise/HarryPotter, I donít think you can really see that as anything but a decline.
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--> '''Alan Moore'': Moore''': I would say, that if youíre talking about a line of progress, if it can be called progress, that runs from Creator/BertoltBrechtís Theatre/TheThreepennyOpera, to Donald Cammellís Film/{{Performance}}, to Franchise/HarryPotter, I donít think you can really see that as anything but a decline.
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