The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Volume III: Century #1 1910 (Paperback)

Usually Ships in 1-5 Days


The new volume detailing the exploits of Miss Wilhelmina Murray and her extraordinary colleagues, Century is a 240-page epic spanning almost a hundred years. Divided into three 80-page chapters - each a self-contained narrative to avoid frustrating cliff-hanger delays between episodes - this monumental tale takes place in three distinct eras, building to an apocalyptic conclusion occurring in our own, current, twenty-first century. Chapter one is set against the backdrop of London, 1910, twelve years after the failed Martian invasion and nine years since England put a man upon the moon. In the bowels of the British Museum, Carnacki the ghost-finder is plagued by visions of a shadowy occult order who are attempting to create something called a Moonchild, while on London's dockside the most notorious serial murderer of the previous century has returned to carry on his grisly trade. Working for Mycroft Holmes' British Intelligence alongside a rejuvenated Allan Quartermain, the reformed thief Anthony Raffles and the eternal warrior Orlando, Miss Murray is drawn into a brutal opera acted out upon the waterfront by players that include the furiously angry Pirate Jenny and the charismatic butcher known as Mac the Knife.

About the Author

Kevin O'Neill is Assistant Professor in the Department for the Study of Religion and the Centre for Diaspora and Transnational Studies, University of Toronto. He is author of "City of God: Christian Citizenship in Postwar Guatemala" (UC Press, 2010) and coeditor, with Alex Laban Hinton, of "Genocide: Truth, Memory, and Representation".

Product Details
ISBN: 9781603090001
ISBN-10: 1603090002
Publisher: Idw - Top Shelf
Publication Date: May 19th, 2009
Pages: 80
Language: English
Series: League of Extraordinary Gentlemen