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SDCC ’10 | First look at LoEG Vol. III: Century #2 — 1969

From The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Vol. III: Century #2 - 1969

From The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Vol. III: Century #2 - 1969

Ahoy, there! You’re looking at a page from the next installment in Alan Moore and Kevin O’Neill’s decades-spanning, mind-expanding adventure The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: Century, unveiled this afternoon during co-publisher Top Shelf’s spotlight panel at Comic-Con International. (See the full image after the break!)

Slated for a 2011 release, this second chapter show an ever-dwindling League navigating the perilous waters of late-’60s swinging London, as criminals, hippies and occultists jockey for power over the impending birth of the Antichrist. Moore spoke with Comic Book Resources at length about the series last year: Here’s part one and part two. Who needs Watchmen sequels, right?

From The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Vol. III: Century #2 - 1969

From The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Vol. III: Century #2 - 1969

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I’m glad there was some news about this. This Bi-annual schedule is killing me.

I’m less than impressed considering this was supposed to have come out back in April

I’m impressed considering we’ll all still get to read it at some point and that is a good drawing.

The magic of Kevin O’Neill means having to wait. “Schedules” indicate the space between issues, not explicit release dates. And who knows – seriously, who does know – what Moore has on his plate besides LoEG, as if that isn’t enough? With the quantity of research and massaging of details into every panel, it’s actually more of a surprise that this isn’t an every five or so year publication. I hope that it’s great. Not being a fan of Gilbert & Sullivan, it has to be better, for me, than the first book.

/mjh, well, you’re obviously not a fan of G&S because there are no references to them in LoEG: 1910. Moore is playing off elements of Bercht’s Threepenny Opera.

Right, sorry about that. Been some time since I read it and light operetta’s all the same to me. Never been a fan of the bawdy romp, unless it’s heavily Python-ized.

Sean T. Collins

July 24, 2010 at 11:47 am

I assure you the Threepenny Opera isn’t a lighthearted romp!

I was hoping for a yellow submarine…

No, it isn’t, and I don’t mean to diminish the work of Brecht und Weil. It might walk like a duck and quack like a duck on the surface, but it’s still a complex work of political and social satire. Let’s just say that the format isn’t one with which I’m able to sustain an interest. Still, I can appreciate a thing without liking a thing. The same can be said for the work Moore put into his adaptation. It’s staggeringly rich, but the overall structure doesn’t allow me to fully enjoy the work as it was presented. The textures and sub-text and O’Neill’s presentation, however, are sufficient to enjoy it on some levels. Boy, two-cents goes a lot further than I thought it did! ;)

Sean T. Collins

July 24, 2010 at 1:46 pm

Compared to what usually sparks debate around here, I’m glad it did!

I’m on board a Yellow Submarine (er…), but on the whole I’d rather see an entire arc by way of a Cycling Tour. “Fell off near Hastings, Cthulhu caught in my trouser leg…”

Mark Drummond

July 24, 2010 at 3:36 pm

And soon enough we’ll see Peter David do even yet another LOEG parody. I’m not sure what there is about the existence of this series and its variations that bugs him so much.

Mark,
perhaps it’s because he could never write as well.

Robson Waterkemper

August 22, 2010 at 11:13 am

The Yellow Submarine is mentioned in the New Travelers Alamanac, in the America’s part as follows: “– The locals tell tales of an English naval sergeant, one James Winston Pepper, lost at sea in 1870, supposedly dragged down by undertows through emerald waters and eventually washed up upon the shores of a subsurface paradise where harmony reigned everywhere. The realm, named Pepper’s Land after the sergeant, is reputedly the source of the garishly-coloured phantom submarine we’ve sighted.”

Does anyone know what the woman pushing the man off the speedboat is a reference to? I thought maybe a Russ Meyer film, but I’m not sure.

I’m sure she’s not pushing him, I’m sure they were just passing by (maybe having an old in-an’-out) and the (not-so-yellow-but-quite-the-opposite) submarine just went up. And come on, calm down, don’t start searching for meaning there. As Freud (probably) said, “sometimes a cigar is just a cigar”.

I guess we’ll leave it to Jess Nevins to work that out.

maaaaaaaaan, im so glad there’s so many moore fan here. yeah. the wait is really killing , but c’mon,
waitng 2 years doesnt mean the aesthetic of O neill’s art will improve, i means that he will have more peace of mind doing the craft rather than have DC putting them on a tight schedule and legal shitty issues to worry about like marvel did, now that they are at top cow, its a different enviroment and even moore says that that will defintely go into the effect of the work that kevin is working on at the moment, quality. like melinda gebbie spent 14 years on lost girls too.

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