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Heroes Monsters The Unofficial Companion to the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Free download ñ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free  This book length celebration and analysis of the Artistic Event of the Century includes an exclusive interview and introducThis book length celebration and analysis of the Artistic Event of the Century includes an exclusive interview and. This is what you getAn Introduction by Alan Moore in which he explains how he began to include all sorts of fictional worlds into the League stories mixing them together to create a complicated fictional counterpart to the real worldA foreword by the author explaining how he started off annotating the series on a website Also some notes about Alan Moore and Kevin O’NeillAnnotations to the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen 132 pages of these To utilise them properly you need to have the graphic novel and the Companion open at the same time and read the panels and notes one by one This is not a good way to enjoy the story but for a second reading it is informative The notes are almost insanely detailed Page 7 panel 2 shows a cigarette case with a harleuin design and the notes tell us the history of harleuins Panel 5 notes tell us the history of John Bull because of a logo on a matchbox This is trivia but other notes give details of the characters major and minor 'Archetypes' is a 22 page essay describing how the cast of LOEG represent archetypal characters from Victorian literature and giving the characters origins Allan uatermain is the archetype of a muscular Christian hero Mina Murray is an archetypal new woman who appeared in the 1880s assertive and independent 'On Crossovers' is a 12 page essay Nevins cites Jason and the Argonauts as the first crossover tale bringing heroes who had their own legends together for one great adventure Later Balzac the French writer created a consistent imaginary world with characters from one novel appearing in others Stan Lee did the same thing with the Marvel Universe 'Yellow Peril' a 20 page essay tells us there are two kinds of danger so labelled First is the individual Asian genius second the peril en masse a faceless horde of decadent sexually deviant barbarians who threaten western civilisation Nevins focuses on the individual Peril of which Fu Manchu is the ultimate incarnation Lastly there is an interview with Alan Moore This is 32 pages for like any good craftsmen the bearded one likes chatting about his work Love him or hate him you can’t ignore the influence of this crazy genius on modern comics I found it interesting that he has firm roots in literature and is very pleased that League sometimes directs comic readers to the ’old masters’ of adventure fiction who worked with prose alone as well as to cult writers like Flann O’Brien Is this worth buying For 1299 pennies you get 132 pages of detailed annotations and 93 pages of interesting supplementary material which will give you a long list of books to read to increase your knowledge of Victorian pulp literature and your appreciation of the League I enjoyed the essays but for me ploughing laboriously through the annotations is not fun However one might just dip into them if something in a panel aroused one’s curiosity Not a book for everyone but dedicated fans will love it

Summary È PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ☆ Jess Nevins

Introduction by League of Extraordinary Gentlemen co creator and author Alan Moore; commentary by co creator a nd. Highly recommended as well as a great guide to the layers of reference in Moore and O'Neil's work it is also a fantastic jumping off point for a whole range of interesting and often half forgot literature

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Heroes Monsters The Unofficial Companion to the League of Extraordinary GentlemenIllustrator Kevin O'Neill detailed panel by panel annotations of the first League of Extraordinary Gentlemen seri. Heroes Monsters The Unofficial Companion to The League of Extraordinary Gentleman reprints all of the information from Nevin’s popular website plus biographies and analyses of all the major players commentary by Kevin O’Neill introduction by Alan Moore and an interview with Moore All this wrapped in a gorgeous John Picacio cover Nevins’ book is not needed to enjoy League but it will greatly enhance your reading pleasure