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The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: THE TEMPEST
« on: 20 July, 2017, 09:32:58 pm »
The final LOEG book.




Opening simultaneously in the panic-stricken headquarters of British Military Intelligence, the fabled Ayesha’s lost African city of Kor and the domed citadel of ‘We’ on the devastated Earth of the year 2996, the dense and yet furiously-paced narrative hurtles like an express locomotive across the fictional globe from Lincoln Island to modern America to the Blazing World; from the Jacobean antiquity of Prospero’s Men to the superhero-inundated pastures of the present to the unimaginable reaches of a shimmering science-fiction future. With a cast-list that includes many of the most iconic figures from literature and pop culture, and a tempo that conveys the terrible momentum of inevitable events, this is literally and literarily the story to end all stories.

Commencing as a six-issue run of unfashionable, outmoded and flimsy children’s comics that will make you appear emotionally backward if you read them on the bus, this climactic magnum opus will also reprint classic English super-team publication The Seven Stars from the murky black-and-white reaches of 1964. A magnificent celebration of everything comics were, are and could be, any appreciator or student of the medium would be unwise to miss The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Volume IV: THE TEMPEST.



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Re: The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: THE TEMPEST
« Reply #1 on: 20 July, 2017, 09:49:48 pm »
👍👍 can't wait 👍👍
I already picked up the fail when I lost my primary weapon

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Re: The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: THE TEMPEST
« Reply #2 on: 20 July, 2017, 10:35:37 pm »
I hope I didn't wake any of you up with my 'YAHOOOOO!'. 

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Re: The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: THE TEMPEST
« Reply #3 on: 20 July, 2017, 10:59:02 pm »
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Emailing Jess Nevins now:

Issue 1, page 1

The Tempest was Shakespeare's last play before jacking it in. It's about a grumpy magician who takes the huff then jacks it in. Alan Moore has said he's jacking it in.

Neither Shakespeare nor Prospero succeeded in jacking it in, and ended up making comebacks. Possibly some kind of symbolism here?




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Re: The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: THE TEMPEST
« Reply #4 on: 21 July, 2017, 02:09:58 am »
Oh nice. I won't lie, I liked both Century and Nemo. So if this is both A)more of that, and B) The End. I'm down for that. Looks like Mina, Orlando, and Emma Peel(?) on the cover too. So that's a cool cast. And I won't lie, seeing the future of 2996 has me the most excited. I guess Earth doesn't get snuffed out by Vogans at some point.

The preview text is a little unclear though. Its going to be a six issue series? Like series 1 and 2 were?

June 2018?! That's a whole year! Waaaaaah!
« Last Edit: 21 July, 2017, 02:11:44 am by The Adventurer »

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Re: The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: THE TEMPEST
« Reply #5 on: 21 July, 2017, 02:17:15 am »
Wait, Keven O'Neill is retiring from comics too?

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Re: The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: THE TEMPEST
« Reply #6 on: 21 July, 2017, 03:35:49 am »
seeing the future of 2996 has me the most excited. I guess Earth doesn't get snuffed out by Vogans at some point.

Seems likely it's based on Yevgeny Zamyatin's novel WE, which was a template for Orwell's 1984.




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Re: The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: THE TEMPEST
« Reply #7 on: 21 July, 2017, 04:15:25 am »
Am I wrong in thinking that that would be a departure from the way the series has worked so far, where events/characters occurred in roughly the period in which they were written/filmed, rather than the time they were set? Thus the Airstrip One era was in 1948 not 1984.
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Re: The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: THE TEMPEST
« Reply #8 on: 21 July, 2017, 09:44:39 am »
Is that Lara Croft in that pic?

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Re: The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: THE TEMPEST
« Reply #9 on: 21 July, 2017, 11:22:44 am »
Orlando doing her best Lara Croft impression I'd guess.

Orlando could do both Indy and Lara though.

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Re: The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: THE TEMPEST
« Reply #10 on: 21 July, 2017, 11:40:47 am »
Wait, Keven O'Neill is retiring from comics too?

They're the hook that keeps me buying Cinema Purgatorio on an (almost) monthly basis.
Can't imagine it continuing without their input, but we'll see.

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Re: The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: THE TEMPEST
« Reply #11 on: 21 July, 2017, 12:23:41 pm »
Orlando could do both Indy and Lara though.

Couldn't we all. -swoon-

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Re: The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: THE TEMPEST
« Reply #12 on: 21 July, 2017, 04:55:58 pm »
They're the hook that keeps me buying Cinema Purgatorio on an (almost) monthly basis.
Can't imagine it continuing without their input, but we'll see.
Alan & Kevin are definitely the hook for me as well but I like Kieron Gillen & Ignacio Calero's 'Modded' at lot ("My name is... [looks around] Lady...Glass...Hat...Dildobeast?") so that strip would keep me buying CP but I'm assuming when Al & Kev finish that will be the end of the title. (Seem to have read somewhere that it's ending with #18 but maybe that's just idle, ill-formed speculation?)
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Re: The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: THE TEMPEST
« Reply #13 on: 21 July, 2017, 06:14:51 pm »
Want it! (The book that is)
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Re: The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: THE TEMPEST
« Reply #14 on: 23 July, 2017, 08:35:41 am »
Very much looking forward to this one!

I recognise Mina and Orlando on the preview pic. Who's the third gal?