The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen

League Vol 1Alan Moore & Kevin O’Neill

The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen was created by Alan Moore and illustrated by Kevin O’Neill,

The first two six-part series were published by the America’s Best Comics imprint of Wildstorm/DC, and a third miniseries published by Top Shelf and Knockabout Comics.

The first story is set in 1988 and features Mina Harker from Bram Stoker‘s  Dracula (1897), Allan Quatermain from H. Rider Haggard‘s King Solomon’s Mines (1885) and Captain Nemo from Jules Verne‘s Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (1870).

Other characters include C. Auguste Dupin from Edgar Allan Poe‘s “The Murders in the Rue Morgue“, Professor Cavor from H. G. Wells The First Men in the Moon (1901) and Hawley GriffinThe Invisible Man (1897).

References:
  • Haggard, H. Rider (1885) King Solomon’s Mines
  • Poe, Edgar Allan (1841) “The Murders in the Rue Morgue
  • Stoker, Bram (1897) Dracula
  • Verne, Jules (1870) Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • Wells, H. G. (1897) The Invisible Man
  • —— (1901) The First Men in the Moon

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