The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: Century 1910 Review!

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Title: The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: Century 1910 (The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen #3.1)

Author: Alan Moore, Kevin O'Neill (Illustrator)
Release Date: May 19th 2009 
Publisher: Top Shelf Productions
Source: Bought
Rating: ★★
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In the bowels of the British Museum, Carnacki the ghost-finder is plagued by visions of a shadowy occult order who are attempting to create something called a Moonchild, while on London's dockside the most notorious serial murderer of the previous century has returned to carry on his grisly trade.


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My Review: 


For those of you who don't know what Century is, and how it ties to the original two volumes of The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen series, I'll give you a quick rundown. 

Century is a trilogy that's a standalone adventure spanning three comic books that takes place after the events of Volume Two and Black Dossier. It's the next books in the series, but also stands on its own as the Century Trilogy. Reading Volume One and Volume Two beforehand though, is highly encouraged. 

I didn't read Black Dossier and I'm not going to because of the mixed reviews and having skimmed it, I decide I'm going to skip it altogether, although I read the plot summary (what little there is to it) to catch me up. 

I really hate saying this and it's so unfortunate because I love the first two volumes of this series, but I was sorely disappointed in the first installment of Century

We have a new team, with the two original members, Mina Murray and Alan Quartermain, and Orlando, who was introduced in Black Dossier. I never connected to the new members of the League, partly because there was no development of the characters or any reason to care for them. 

There is relatively little to no plot in this and the only thing that is established is that there's going to be a moon child born who will bring death and destruction and the introduction of Janni, Nemo's daughter. I liked Janni and I hope she becomes a bigger character as this series goes on but I hated that her rape was used as a plot line. It was unnecessary and cheap and Alan Moore could have done better. 

Century 1910 spent too much trying to be witty and nothing really happened except to set up the next installment. I was really disappointed and I can only hope that Century 1969 is better than its predecessor.





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