The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: Century 2009

The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Century In Chapter Three the narrative draws to its cataclysmic close in London The magical child whose ominous coming has been foretold for the past hundred years has now been born and has grown up to

  • Title: The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: Century 2009
  • Author: Alan Moore Kevin O'Neill
  • ISBN: 9781603090070
  • Page: 372
  • Format: Paperback
  • In Chapter Three, the narrative draws to its cataclysmic close in London 2008 The magical child whose ominous coming has been foretold for the past hundred years has now been born and has grown up to claim his dreadful heritage His promised aeon of unending terror can commence, the world can now be ended starting with North London, and there is no League, extraordinary oIn Chapter Three, the narrative draws to its cataclysmic close in London 2008 The magical child whose ominous coming has been foretold for the past hundred years has now been born and has grown up to claim his dreadful heritage His promised aeon of unending terror can commence, the world can now be ended starting with North London, and there is no League, extraordinary or otherwise, that now stands in his way The bitter, intractable war of attrition in Q umar crawls bloodily to its fifth year, away in Kashmir a Sikh terrorist with a now nuclear armed submarine wages a holy war against Islam that might push the whole world into atomic holocaust, and in a London mental institution there s a patient who insists that she has all the answers.

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    1. Alan Moore Kevin O'Neill

      Alan Moore is an English writer most famous for his influential work in comics, including the acclaimed graphic novels Watchmen, V for Vendetta and From Hell He has also written a novel, Voice of the Fire, and performs workings one off performance art spoken word pieces with The Moon and Serpent Grand Egyptian Theatre of Marvels, some of which have been released on CD.As a comics writer, Moore is notable for being one of the first writers to apply literary and formalist sensibilities to the mainstream of the medium As well as including challenging subject matter and adult themes, he brings a wide range of influences to his work, from the literary authors such as William S Burroughs, Thomas Pynchon, Robert Anton Wilson and Iain Sinclair New Wave science fiction writers such as Michael Moorcock horror writers such as Clive Barker to the cinematic filmmakers such as Nicolas Roeg Influences within comics include Will Eisner, Harvey Kurtzman, Jack Kirby and Bryan Talbot.

    843 thoughts on “The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: Century 2009”

    1. While I've enjoyed the post-Black Dossier LoEG work more than others I speak to, I still find myself disappointed by its conclusion. I respect Moore and O'Neil's changing of the tone from adventure to meditation on fiction and have been happy to flow with the change as it happened. I've always enjoyed walking through the world, fictional and real, from Moore's perspective.This latest book, however, reveals his Achilles heel: satirizing modern culture despite his shallow experience in it. I under [...]

    2. Moram reci da mi se konceptualno jako svidja ideja ove mini trilogije: borba besmrtnika kroz razlicite epohe i istrazivanje kako dugacak zivot psihicki utica na ljude. Kako se ljudi menjaju, njihov pogled na svet i uopste shvatanja i zelje od samog zivota.Ono sto mi se nije bas svidelo je sama centralna prica oko antihrista itsd. Nekako mi je to sve neozbiljno prikazano od pocetka do kraja, mada imam utisak da je to mozda bila i poenta.Ipak od ocajnog pocetka do odlicnog kraja mislim da ipak vre [...]

    3. I'm still trying to process this concluding episode of Century, as it's perhaps to most overt in terms of the things Alan Moore's on about in terms of modern pop culture and storytelling, yet at times there's also a feeling of it including a sledgehammered level of meta to get the point across, particularly with the unnerving idea that Prospero is now just Alan Moore in 3D glasses. Too, the expected references and easter eggs are more overt, clumsier, as though the more modern items aren't reall [...]

    4. More smart but acrid anti-pop from Moore and O'Neill, carrying on the mood of gloom and alienation evident in the previous two LOEG: Century volumes. In this one, the youthful Antichrist, implicitly Harry Potter, goes mano a mano with God, implicitly Mary Poppins, while the surviving agents of the League, Mina, Allan, and Orlando, look on, dazed and confused. The reigning mood is despairing; the lunges toward satirizing J.K. Rowling's Potter feel like just that; and the plot crumbles into deus e [...]

    5. Aunque Moore sigue siendo Moore hasta cuando no está en su mejor momento, TLoG 1910-2009 abusa del guiño hasta llegar a lo críptico. Lo que funcionaba muy bien en la entrega original, deriva hacia un onanismo esotérico un poco cansino. 2009 es el mejor de los 3 volúmenes con referencias gloriosas a cierto mago y cierta maga de películas infantiles. Lo de esta última es para quitarse el sombrero.Un aplauso para Kevin O'Neill, un tipo que dibuja fatal pero es 100% talento.

    6. Alan Moore has proven that he's just plain more talented and creative than thousands of artists. And 2009 isn't terrible, but it's self-indulgent and will likely appeal only to his die-hard fans, the curious, the compulsive reference-spottersBasically, I bought it because I love the universe and I think Moore is brilliant, but I will never recommend it because I can't guarantee any type of emotional resonance. I flip through the first two volumes of LoEG and I feel so much. Loathing, admiration, [...]

    7. With the LoEG, the sum is greater than the parts. The cumulative effect of Moore and O'Neill's borderline insane attempt to merge the entire history of fiction into one narrative becomes increasingly mindboggling with each release. Taken on their own, however, each individual part can seem less impressive, with many of the character details, subplots or background images seemingly needing further explanation.What's interesting about Century, however, is its theme that our imagination has become [...]

    8. Well, I liked it very much - and I have to say I wasn't sure what to expect, given the super-downer ending of the previous issue and the "League reduced to one" expectations of this - I was worried it would be grim and spare and not very "adventurely", if you get my drift.But I liked it very much. I generally avoid commenting on others' "critical" complaints (in quotes because - just because you're on the web, or even being paid, doesn't make you a critic, just critical) - but I will say that th [...]

    9. I think that Alan Moore has done some great work in the past, but I have to accept that I'm not the target audience for LoEG. These books seem to be increasingly the literary equivalent of films like "Date Movie" and "Epic Movie", i.e. they rely on the reader/viewer saying "Hey, I recognise that reference and therefore I like it!" I want more than that, e.g. a proper story. Looking back at this book after I read it, and asking myself "What actually happened?", there's only about 2 sentences wort [...]

    10. Tercer volumen que cierra el tercer arco de la serie, y el primero que me ha gustado de esta tercera entrega. Estamos en el Londres de 2009, los tres restantes miembros de la Liga están dispersos y el Apocalipsis se acerca (ya era hora, vaya forma e perder el tiempo en los dos volúmenes anteriores). Este volumen está narrado con algo más de ritmo que los anteriores (no era muy difícil) y la historia es más interesante (tampoco), aunque el final me ha parecido bastante anticlimático. Igual [...]

    11. Semblarà una tonteria, però de moment aquest és el número que més m'ha agradat de la Lliga, fins i tot més que els dos primers, els més populars. No només perquè hi surti el Doctor fent-hi un cameo, sinó perquè hi he connectat des del primer moment. M'ho he passat molt bé llegint-lo i buscant les referències (la majoria de les quals se m'han escapat, però vaja). I la història no té res, però mola prou com per gaudir del còmic.

    12. Reseña de Jero Piñeiro para su blog "El abismo te devuelve la mirada":elabismotedevuelvelamirada.bloUn siglo de (meta)ficciónYa lo decía el otro día a cuento de mis tebeos favoritos de 2012: la última entrega de las aventuras de “La Liga de los Extraordinarios Caballeros” de Alan Moore y Kevin O'Neill estaba al caer. Y así ha sido. Desde esta semana puede encontrarse en las librerías españolas, de la mano de Planeta de Agostini, la conclusión de la saga “Century” bajo el subtí [...]

    13. Here, Moore & O'Neill manage to not just have their cake and eat it, but throw a colourful cake-eating and cake-having party for everyone. By this opening of this latest chapter, set once again in a patchwork world made up of other people's published fictions (including TV characters), the now-immortal Mina Murray (from 'Dracula') and Alan Quartermain (from 'King Solomon's Mines') have gone AWOL. It is left to Orlando (from Virginia Woolf's novel) to try to reassemble the team in time to pre [...]

    14. If you like my reviews, check out my beauty and book blog, ReadsByAmanda! Thanks for reading! :)The finale! Orlando and Mina take on the antichrist in Century 2009 who just happens to be The Boy Who Lived. I've been disappointed with the previous two installments of the Century trilogy, (links to the reviews below) but I was pleasantly surprised by Century 2009 and how it reminded me of the first two volumes of the original series. The league, which comprises of Orlando, Allan and Mina, is obsol [...]

    15. This is getting 3 stars rather than 2 for old times sake more than anything. I generally preferred this to the second part, maintaining a clearer structure and more simple story but it ultimately felt a let down. Spoilers ahoy.The League has changed so much from the first two volumes that I really loved. Alan is barely in it, Mina is absent for the first half and we are left with Orlando, mostly in the female form (which I prefer). The current ancestor of Nemo is occasionally mentioned and brief [...]

    16. I read this through very quickly the first time as I had spent the past year quite worried about what had happened to Mina. I loved that Harry Potter was the anti-christ. I can't believe that I didn't see that coming. Given the literary basis for this series it really was so obvious I feel almost ashamed for not figuring that out! Orlando was a much better character in this. She kinda had to pull everyone together and was much less frivilous. Mina did seem quite broken which was such a shame aft [...]

    17. I'm not going to lie; the simple narrative structure and relative deficit in meaningful character development makes this my least favorite of the "Century" trilogy. Important threads from the earlier volumes are wrapped up in a manner that seems more de rigueur than passionate. Important characters receive short shrift. The rhythm lacks the sort of intense, psychedelic montage that made Century 1969 so satisfying.It's still a spellbinding book, full of subtle humor and allusions that would make [...]

    18. Alan Moore wraps up a story that spans a Century and redeems himself for the stumbles in the 1969 volume. Mostly by having only two references to rape and letting the good guys win.It's 2009, Orlando is back in London, after discovering that war isn't always a fun adventure when she/ he gets a message that the League has screwed up and the Anti-christ is in London.What to do when Orlando is not very good at having a plan, Mina is in an asylum, the government thinks they are all crazy and/or trai [...]

    19. While this was not as bad as the previous volume, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: Century 1969, it was a long way off from Alan Moore's best work. Worse yet, for a man that is constantly lauded for his originality, this book is incredibly derivative of the Harry Potter series -- I could be kind and say it was inspired, I suppose, but it felt derivative. Anyway, after a few dozen pages of meandering pretext, the remaining league faces down the anti-christ, the aforementioned Harry Potter c [...]

    20. Now this is more like it. After the wheel-spinning of Century's second installment, the third and final volume, 2009, rockets forward to the finish line. Mostly due to the fact that it's the final volume, so Moore actually has to pay attention to the plot instead of going off on his frequent masturbation-fantasy tangents. The turn of the previous century spawned far more indelible literary/pop culture characters to choose from than the turn of this century, but Moore makes due in some very amusi [...]

    21. (Reviewing all three volumes in the Century series)The saga came to an overall satisfying conclusion, though as Moore moved through the decades, the literary and cultural references were increasingly lost on me. And the references are, of course, the best part of this series and the biggest reason for reading it, as the actual plots and character development are always rather thin. (I will track down a key to all the references I missed, don't worry. I know you were worried.)I do like some of th [...]

    22. A nice conclusion to the Century trilogy, but still not as great as the original league books. Orlando continues to be a favourite character of mine, though Mina's recovery from madness requires a rather large suspension of disbelief, and Alan's death doesn't leave much of an emotional impact. Moore always provides a good read, and this is no exception.

    23. Love this series, but a real anti-climax to this story. The cameos are brilliant, loads of my favourite characters, but they're taking over from the actual story now. Artwork is still wonderful though.

    24. La trovata geniale dell'identità dell'Anticristo(il personaggio letterario più celebre degli ultimi 15 anni)rende la storia di gran lunga superiore alla precedente (un pasticcio ai limiti dell'illeggibilità).Moore ha comunque scritto e può scrivere molto meglio di così.

    25. It's clumsy, but I like it. Again, though, mostly it just makes me appreciate Unwritten even more than I already did, if that's possible.

    26. "if our magical landscapes, our art and fairytales and fictionsif that goes bad, maybe the material world follows suit"

    27. Not quite a solid 4, but it was closest to making me feel like the first two original volumes did, so I'll round it off :D

    28. Após ler o polêmico Dossiê Negro da Liga Extraordinária, ficou mais fácil entender porque não gostaram muito desse terceiro volume da saga de Moore que envolve referências literárias e aventuras. Decidi reler e ficou claro que a tal pretensa queda de qualidade desse terceiro volume diz respeito direto a personagens completamente deslocados no tempo, em profunda depressão e questionando a própria validade da imortalidade.Nós não mais reconhecemos muitas das referências ou personagens [...]

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