League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: Vol. 2

Your favorite cohort of steam-era heroes returns in another installment of The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Vol. 2! Our story starts on the surface of Mars where literary heroes Gulliver Jones (Lieut. Gulliver Jones: His Vacation, 1905) and John Carter (Princess of Mars, 1917) are organizing a resistance against an alien race of foreign origin that is trying to invade. All too quickly, aliens decide to invade the homeland of those who oppose them: Earth. We meet up with the League when they are called in to investigate an impact crater in the countryside. Tentacled aliens make short work of the humans who try to make … Continue reading League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: Vol. 2

League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Vol. 1

I just found out that apparently the “Steampunkness” of League of Extraordinary Gentlemen is a topic of debate. I find this astounding, considering I have always thought of “LXG” as an incredibly GOOD example! It was one of the first stories I sought out to begin my Steam-ucation back in the day. Steampunk has deep and direct roots in literature, and nowhere else will you find so many Victorian-era characters rubbing elbows as in The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen from Vertigo. The creator, Alan Moore (The Watchmen) and illustrator Kevin O’Neill take their audience on a wild ride. It spans several classic works of science fiction and creates a way … Continue reading League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Vol. 1