Tuesday, July 26, 2011

LOEG 1969 has ARRIVED!

One of the best ways I can think of to close out a long day is to read the newest League of Extraordinary Gentlemen volume, Century: 1969, by Alan Moore and Kevin O'Neill. This is going on for sale tomorrow (some of you lucky bastards may have already gotten a copy at last week's San Diego convention).


If you haven't ready any of the previous League of Extraordinary volumes, well Century: 1969 isn't going to make a lick of sense to you. LOEG Century: 1969 isn't as easy to get into as the very first two volumes of LOEG and it probably helps if you have knowledge of the occult (which I don't have), as most of the plot and affairs of Century: 1969 revolve around the occult, but the further you read into Century: 1969, you'll come to appreciate what Moore and O'Neill are doing with this volume of LOEG (this actually being the second of three installments, the first being Century: 1910 that came out a couple of years ago and the third to be called Century: 2009, which hopefully won't take two more years to come out, that takes place over the course of a century).

While LOEG Century: 1969 isn't the leisurely read that the first two volumes of LOEG are, this of course doesn't mean that it's not great, instead it's one of those graphic novels that when you revisit after reading previous volumes, you'll pick up on how interconnected everything is in all of the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen stories and if you're like me, you'll have further appreciation for what Alan Moore and Kevin O'Neill have conjured with this series.

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