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Heroes & Monsters: The Unofficial Companion to the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Paperback – June 1, 2003


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Monkeybrain (June 1, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 193226504X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1932265040
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6.4 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #238,738 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"The patient work contained within this current volume has played an important part in the construction of this vast, imaginary global edifice that we’re constructing, and will certainly be an invaluable guide to any reader, no matter how knowledgeable they may like to think themselves…" - Alan Moore, from his Introduction

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35 of 36 people found the following review helpful By Captain Justice on July 5, 2003
Format: Paperback
For any true fan of the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (the comics, not the film), this is the book to purchase. The League is not only a wonderful story, but is also filled to the brim with references and images from other Victorian fictions of the same era. Some references are quite obvious, many are obscure, but all test your intelligence and literary know-how. There is a certain satisfaction in identifying a character on a page from a book you read years ago. Jess Nevins has collected all the annotations of these reference points contained in the first volume of LOEG. Reading it is a great enhancement to the already considerable enjoyment to be found in the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen!
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31 of 32 people found the following review helpful By Johnny Heering on July 22, 2003
Format: Paperback
The great comic book The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen was packed with references to literature from the Victorian era. Some of these books are famous, some of them are obscure. Jess Nevins has done an excellent job of tracking down the books, so now you can know the history of these characters, many of which have been forgotten one hundred years later. For instance, I don't think too many people knew who "Rose Coote", the headmistress of the girl's school, was. Well, in this book, you can learn the history of that character, as well as every other character who is so much as mentioned in the comic. By the way, I met Jess at the San Diego Comic Con, and he said he is working on an Encyclopedia about the League. From what he said, it will be around a thousand pages long, so start saving your money now.
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Jess Nevins website includes panel by panel detailed descriptions of the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen helping out anyone who is struggling with picking up the numerous references in the graphic novels.

Inscribing all of the vital annotations to the website Nevins also jams this volume with essays on the archetype of the Victorian characters as well as an introduction and exclusive interview with Alan Moore.

Great for any collector.
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