The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Vol. 2 by Alan Moore Review!

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Title: The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Vol. 2

Author:  Alan Moore, Kevin O'Neill (Illustrator)
Release Date: September 1st 2004
Publisher: WildStorm
Source: Bought
Rating: ★★★★
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London, 1898. The Victorian Era draws to a close and the twentieth century approaches. It is a time of great change and an age of stagnation, a period of chaste order and ignoble chaos. It is an era in need of champions.

In this amazingly imaginative tale, literary figures from throughout time and various bodies of work are brought together to face any and all threats to Britain. Allan Quatermain, Mina Murray, Captain Nemo, Dr. Henry Jekyll and Edward Hyde and Hawley Griffin the Invisible Man) form a remarkable legion of intellectual aptitude and physical prowess: The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen.


My Review: 

The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen continues with the league setting out to protect England, as always. In the second installment, alien invaders from Mars come down to wreak havoc and take over Earth. 

I adored the fact that they did The War of The Worlds. This series is good at mixing Victorian Steampunk and science fiction and it's a cool twist on the original plot while adding pop culture and literary references, which seems to be a staple in this series. 

I liked this volume better than the first one since now that the characters were already established, we got to know more about them and how everyone in the league interacted with each other and their dynamics with one another. Also, is it strange that I really enjoyed the aliens? They cracked me up.

This is a short review, but I totally recommend this series! It's a lot of fun, funny, and insightful. The illustrations are gorgeous and you can tell there's a lot of work put into them. 

I will be reviewing Century, the last three volumes in the series soon! (I will be skipping Black Dossier) Stay tuned! 

As always, leave me your thoughts on The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen V. 2

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