Alan Moore’s League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: 1969′ to Resurface at Comic-Con [Preview]
The much anticipated second volume of The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: Century will be among the many auspicious Top Shelf releases available this weekend at Comic-Con International in San Diego. Subtitled 1969, the graphic novella by Alan Moore and Kevin O’Neil follows Mina Murray and her eccentric companions as they once again investigate the mysterious occultists they encountered nearly 60 years earlier, not to mention flower children, drug-fueled pop stars and some budding Satanists for good measure.The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: Century – 1969 is the second of three graphic novellas from Top Shelf & Knockabout, each 80 pages, full-color, perfect-bound and written by Alan Moore and illustrated by Kevin O’Neill with lettering by Todd Klein and colors by Ben Dimagmaliw. Volume 1, subtitled 1910, is still on sale from the Top Shelf website, Things From Another World and finer comics shops and bookstores. 1969 goes on sale this week at Top Shelf’s Comic-Con booth, #1721, and can also be pre-ordered on the publisher’s website.
CHAPTER TWO takes place almost sixty years later in the psychedelic daze of Swinging London during 1969, a place where Tadukic Acid Diethylamide 26 is the drug of choice, and where different underworlds are starting to overlap dangerously to an accompaniment of sit-ins and sitars. The vicious gangster bosses of London’s East End find themselves brought into contact with a counter-culture underground of mystical and medicated flower-children, or amoral pop-stars on the edge of psychological disintegration and developing a taste for Satanism. Alerted to a threat concerning the same magic order that she and her colleagues were investigating during 1910, a thoroughly modern Mina Murray and her dwindling league of comrades attempt to navigate the perilous rapids of London’s hippy and criminal subculture, as well as the twilight world of its occultists. Starting to buckle from the pressures of the twentieth century and the weight of their own endless lives, Mina and her companions must nevertheless prevent the making of a Moonchild that might well turn out to be the antichrist. — an 80-page full-color softcover graphic novel, 6.625″ x 10.125″