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Author:

Jess Nevins

Language:

English

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Comics

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Rating:

4.5

Publisher:

Monkeybrain (June 1, 2003)

Pages:

240

ISBN:

193226504X

Heroes Monsters: The Unofficial Companion to the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen e-book

by Jess Nevins


Heroes & Monsters book. This book is, of course, fun only if you've read the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen graphic novel, which I admit might not be for everyone.

Heroes & Monsters book. Mar 09, 2014 Jdetrick rated it really liked it. Shelves: genre-non-fiction, est-comics, own, genre-prose, creator-alan-moore. A very helpful way to get the full experience out of the first volume of League of Extraordinary Gentleman.

Heroes & Monsters (UK) (Titan Books, 2006), ISBN 1-84576-316-5. A Blazing World: The Unofficial Companion to the Second League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (MonkeyBrain Books, 2004).

Featured Characters: Supporting Characters: Antagonists: Other Characters: Locations: Items: Vehicles: Heroes & Monsters: The Unofficial Companion to the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen.

Featured Characters: Supporting Characters: Antagonists: Other Characters: Locations: Items: Vehicles: Heroes & Monsters: The Unofficial Companion to the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Volume 1 is a 239-page literary guide to the first League of Extraordinary Gentlemen limited series authored by Alan Moore and illustrated by Kevin O'Neill.

The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (LXG) is a remarkable work

The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (LXG) is a remarkable work. It would be impossible to fully plumb the depths of this book any better than Jess Nevins has in his book, Heroes & Monsters: The Unofficial Companion to the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, but I would like to at least try to scratch the surface

View all Heroes & Monsters: The Unofficial Companion to the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen pictures. Manufacturer: Monkeybrain Release date: 1 June 2003 ISBN-10 : 193226504X ISBN-13: 9781932265040. Tags: 2003 (1), Paperback (1), Jess Nevins (1), Monkeybrain (1).

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Heroes & Monsters: The Unofficial Companion to the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. Nevins is also the author of the very hard to find, out of print Encyclopedia of Fantastic Victoriana.

Now on sale: Heroes and Monsters: The Unofficial Companion to League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, the book-length version of Jess Nevin's annotations to League V1. Heroes and Monsters contains his annotations in a revised and expanded form, three essays by him on various.

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A friend of my wife's gave her a copy of the LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN a few years back, but I wound up reading it during a long airplane flight, so captured by the book's wild wit and invention that I completely forgot where I was for hours on end.

Interview by Jess Nevins. In Heroes & Monsters: The Unofficial Companion to the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. We have a challenge to the title King of the Barista. Back in 2009 we had Barista Ackbar warned "It's a frap! The challenger has a warning of his own. Austin: MonkeyBrain, Inc, ALAN MOORE - "We gaze continually at the world and it grows dull in our perceptions.

This book-length celebration and analysis of the Artistic Event of the Century includes an exclusive interview and introduction by League of Extraordinary Gentlemen co-creator and author Alan Moore; commentary by co-creator and illustrator Kevin O'Neill: detailed, panel-by-panel annotations of the first League of Extraordinary Gentlemen series.
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A friend of my wife's gave her a copy of the LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN a few years back, but I wound up reading it during a long airplane flight, so captured by the book's wild wit and invention that I completely forgot where I was for hours on end.

I'd read Sherlock Holmes, Dracula, H G Wells, Allan Quartermain, most of the boys book that Alan Moore is referencing, but reading the LEG I felt, as probably everyone feels, that I was missing something. I can't make out in my mind whether this nagging feeling subtracts from the pleasure one gets from reading Moore, or somehow, perversely, adds to the fun, for it's like therapy: one doesn't want to go to a therapist one suspects is dumber than one is--you want to feel you're in the hands of someone a little smarter than you are.

Thus Jess Nevins' book came as a balm to my pride. I picked it up some months afterwards and I could see instantly that I had only scratched the surface of Moore's reference. Oddly enough, I did not feel enthusiastic enough to pick up any of the books I didn't know (The Scarlet Pimpernel for example). I wonder if any of Moore's readers have actually turned to Virginia Woolf's ORLANDO after getting through The BLACK DOSSIER? Or have we had enough of Orlando from the comic? Oh well, more power to you, Jess Nevins, and congratulations on taking on the master at his own infernal chess table.
Cel
If you are ever iffy about references in the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, this is a great resource to have by your side.
Dagdatus
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.
Porgisk
No matter one's area of expertise - there is always someone better. I thought I was expert on Sherlock Holmes. Jess makes me look like a piker.
And later on in the Alan Moore Interview - Jess gets Alan Moore to demolish my Nemo theory.
Ouch!
The essays are also worth reading.
Buy this book for those who must own the DVD.
Arcanescar
A great companion to the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen that gives you a peek at the dark seamy underbelly of Victorian society. I bought this because I loved the film and the classic literary heroes it celebrated. However, the graphic novel is a perverse pile of excrement that the movie only partly redeems. This is a guide to the references in the graphic novel which I would rate below one star if that were possible. Fans of the graphic novels and some fans of the movie will find this an interesting reference work.
Kabandis
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.
Beazerdred
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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