Part fun fiction exercise, part straight up adventure story, "The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: Century: 1969" is a flat-out fun book to read. Underneath all of the references and allusions is a very easy-to-follow story that has all of that other stuff built up all around it. If you don't know who people are, it still works, and that extra knowledge is a rewarding bonus for those in the know, or who have read Jesse Nevins' annotations. As well, the ending is a perfect cliffhanger that makes the final volume in the story, "2009," seem much too far away. Read Full Review
If you're still with this series, or Alan Moore's work in general, the esoteric nature of this work is probably not going to come as a surprise; LoEG is now geared squarely at the hardcore, and you're either in or you're out. There's no real point pining for the wiz-bang adventure narratives Moore spent much of his career cranking out; like the League itself, he's moved on to something new. And also like the League, he knows that you have to keep trying to reach out and engage with the world and the culture"even if your experiences send you to the loony bin. Read Full Review
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