The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: Century 1969 Review!

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Title: The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: Century 1969 (The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen #3.2)

Author: Alan Moore, Kevin O'Neill (Illustrator)
Release Date: April 1st 2011 
Publisher: Knockabout Comics
Source: Bought
Rating: ★★
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The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: Century: 1969 Volume III, Number 2 Chapter two takes place in the psychedelic daze of swinging London during 1969, a place where Tadukic Acid Diethylamide 26 is the drug of choice, and where different underworlds are starting to overlap dangerously. The vicious gangster bosses of London's East End find themselves brought into contact with a counter-culture underground of mystical and medicated flower-children, or amoral pop-stars o Full description


My Review: 

Century 1969 is better than 1910, the first installment in the Century Trilogy, but it still wasn't great. There's something missing in these comics from it's first two volumes and I've concluded that it's the lack of character development from Mina, Orlando and Allan. 

As a trio, you have a chance to explore their characters more since it's a smaller group, but there's no real chemistry with the three of them and even though these are not new characters, (Allan and Mina have been there since the first volume and Orlando from Black Dossier) you don't connect with them. In the first two volumes of the series, it was a bigger cast in the league, but you cared more about the characters and how they worked together, even though most of them weren't what you call heroes. (Invisible Man, I see you, total pun intended). 

The story is fine, I suppose, with Oliver Haddo as the villain and the introduction of a Harry Potter character that will play a bigger role in the finale.

There could have been a philosophical exploration on how immortality is wearing on the trio and maybe a scene where Mina would talk to Orlando on how he deals with his immortality considering he's two thousand years old to her ninety. Instead, you just get that all of them sleep together from time to time.

I enjoyed reading about Mina's adventures on the moon and the final battle scene was drawn quite beautifully and the attention to detail, including the text bubbles was pretty spectacular.

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