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A ‘League of Extraordinary Gentlemen’ Reboot Is in the Works

20th Century Fox
20th Century Fox

Now that Universal is rebooting their classic monsters franchises with a new expanded universe plan, 20th Century Fox wants to get in on a little of that action with a similarly-flavored reboot of their own: The League of Extraordinary Gentleman, based on Alan Moore’s graphic novel, which features various characters from classic works of literature by authors like Bram Stoker, Robert Louis Stevenson, Mark Twain and more.

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‘Nemo: Heart of Ice’ Is ‘The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen’, Streamlined [Review]


There's a downside to being a fictional character in heroic literature, aside from being beholden to the whims of an author or the deadly danger a character is so often subjected to. The role requires a certain remove from the rest of humanity, and warm, reciprocal relationships with others...

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Don’t Ask! Just Buy It! – June 27, 2012: Toss Them Up and Let Them Hit You on the Head


Reading Comics author Douglas Wolk runs down the hottest comics and graphic novels coming out this week.

% Spectacle
* Cash
^ History

Wow, it was really foresighted of Alan Moore to make a thinly disguised Christian Grey the final boss in the conclusion of his survey of the past century's worth of pulp-lit presences, considering how slowly Kevin O'Neill draws...

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Don’t Ask! Just Buy It! – November 2, 2011: A Rustle of Feathers


Reading Comics author Douglas Wolk runs down the hottest comics and graphic novels coming out this week.

* True Brits
^ The beating of wings
% Body displacement

Did you imagine that the previous Absolute volumes reprinting the Sandman series and the Death miniseries exhausted Vertigo's ability to repurpose Neil Gaiman's fantasy work...

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‘League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: Century, 1969′: The Story Isn’t There


This week, Top Shelf released the latest volume of Alan Moore and Kevin O'Neill's League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. In Century: 1969, Moore and O'Neill continue their tour of 20th century literature, and to say that it's something I was looking forward to is a bit of an understatement...

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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...

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Comic Book Lego Mini-Figures: Alan Moore, Larfleeze, Kick-Ass and More


One of the biggest disappointments I face on a regular basis is that while I have a deep and abiding love of both LEGO and super-heroes, there just aren't a lot of ways to bring those two things together...

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Banned Book Week: The 7 Most Ridiculous Reasons For Banning Books, 2009-2010


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Since 1982, the last week in September has been observed as Banned Books Week, during which readers are reminded that there are still people out there trying to get books like "Huckleberry Finn" and "The Diary of Anne Frank" -- yes, "The Diary of Anne Frank" -- banned from schools and libraries...

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Link Ink — Kentucky Imagines Robert Crumb, Da Vinci Mechas


Our quote of the week comes from the Jessamine County Public Library board meeting, where members of the Kentucky community gathered to discuss the firing of several library employees who withheld award-winning Alan Moore's "League of Extraordinary Gentlemen" from patrons, and whether or not the award-winning graphic novel was "porn":

"Darryl Diddle, a Wilmore minister, presented a petition signed by 950 asking that three more of the library's works be removed


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Link Ink — Superman & the KKK, LOEG in Kentucky, Eminem Comes Back to Comics


History: How Superman defeated the KKK. (io9)

: Turns out that one of the library workers -- not librarians -- in Kentucky who refused to lend "The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: The Black Dossier" to a child had actually kept the book out of circulation for all patrons for over a year by checking it over and over herself, and even discussed spilling a drink on the book to ruin it...

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