Thursday, January 7, 2010

Review: The League of Extraordinary Gentleman, Vol. 1

The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Vol. 1 The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Vol. 1 by Alan Moore

My rating:
4 of 5 stars The story itself was interesting and engaging, and the plot and artwork had a cinematic sort of quality. I'm familiar with most of the literary references. I thought that the graphic novel was a clever and well thought out amalgamation of the imperial romances of the late 19th century (as well as a few other works). In fact this melding of late 19th century (mostly British) fiction into a new steampunkish sort of world is what I liked best. I wasn't, however, a huge fan of the artwork, but I think this was more a personal aesthetic preference than failing in the artwork--though I do think that overall it was well suited to the mood of the League of Extraordinary Gentleman. My preference for all things brightly colored wouldn't have worked so well with the tone of the graphic novel. Overall, a good read and well worth the time. View all my reviews >>