Graphic Novel Review: The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Vol. 1 by Alan Moore
5 Stars , Fiction , Graphic Novels , Latest Posts / February 4, 2014

About: The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Vol. 1 by Alan Moore is a graphic novel collecting issue from the first run of this popular series. A movie by the same title was made in 2003, however don’t let that turn you off from reading this wonderful rendition. 176 pages Publisher: America’s Best Comics Language: English ISBN-10: 1563898586 My rating for The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Vol. 1 – 5 Buy this book in paper or electronic format More Books by Alan Moore Part of the League of Extra­or­di­nary Gen­tle — Men of la — Book Chal­lenge (Vol. 1) Thoughts: The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Vol. 1 by Alan Moore brings in a bunch of famous fictional characters, written by different authors, to a steampunk adventure which spans literature and imagination. The story revolves around several famous Victorian characters which serve as a wonderful introduction to their stories and authors. The graphic novel is illustrated with skill and talent, every panel has an aim and is worthy of close examination. Every panel is aimed at the reader who, with some knowledge of the classics, can appreciate the humor and genius behind the lines and words. The characters which Mr. Moore “borrowed”…

100th Anniversary of Bram Stoker’s Death: On Bram Stoker’s ‘Dracula’
Guest Posts , Latest Posts / April 28, 2012

  By Ren Zelen   “There was one great tomb more lordly than all the rest; huge it was, and nobly proportioned. On it was but one word, DRACULA.”   Of all our monsters, the Vampire remains our most malleable fictional creation, rediscovered by each generation and reinvented to reflect its own fears and repressed desires. Contemporary concerns and attitudes always serve to colour our perception of these adaptable bloodsuckers and their slayers, and the character of the Count has so inspired the human imagination that he has become one of the most versatile figures of popular culture. Vampire mythology has various historical sources and literary precedents, but its cultural impact began with Bram Stokers novel.   Stoker’s book ‘Dracula’, entered the literary world and was thoroughly absorbed into the Western imagination. Like a vampire itself, the myth continues to feed on the lifeblood of popular culture in order to attain immortality. It has infected a host of other mediums – there have been countless adaptations in the movies and on TV and it has mutated into forms the Count himself would not easily recognize.   But it was the repressive society of Victorian England that gave birth to and…

The League of Extraordinary Gentle — Men of la — Book Challenge (Vol. 1)
Reading Challenge / November 1, 2011

This are the books I have read for this fantastic reading challenge: – Drac­ula by Bram Stoker – Twenty Thou­sand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne – Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Steven­son – The Invis­i­ble Man by H.G. Wells – The First Men in the Moon by H.G. Wells – Any Fu Manchu novel – Any Sher­lock Holmes novel – Any Allan Quater­main novel – Any James Bond novel and – The League of Extra­or­di­nary Gen­tle­men graphic novel to tie it all together.   Join the challenge. Zohar – Man of la Book

The League of Extraordinary Gentle – Men of la – Book Challenge (Vol. 1)
Latest Posts , Reading Challenge / November 1, 2011

The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, written by Alan Moore and illustrated by Kevin O’Neill, is a wonderful graphic novel which take several famous (and not-so-famous) literary characters and mix them up together for an adventure of a lifetime. I thought it would be fun to read those classic novels and then the graphic novel to see how the creators managed to take such classics and mix them up all together.

Fun Facts Friday: Dracula
Fun Facts Friday , Latest Posts / October 28, 2011

I recently read Bram Stoker’s Dracula (my thoughts on it will be posted tomorrow), so here is a special Halloween edition of Fun Facts Friday. 1 )      Dracula was part of a genre in which fantastic creatures threatened England. At the time “Invasion Literature” was at its peak. 2)      Bram Stoker spent 7 years researching vampire stories and European folklore. The most influential was Transylvania Superstitions, an 1885 essay by Emily Gerard 3 )      Actor Henry Irving of the Lyceum Theatre where Stoker worked was the inspiration for Dracula’s mannerisms. 4 )      One of the original titles for the book was The Dead Un-Dead. 5 )      Dracula was originally named Count Wampyr. Stoker changed the name after reading the book Account of the Principalities of Wallachia and Moldavia with Political Observations Relative to Them by Willima Wilkinson. 6 )      In Romanian the name dracul (dragon + “ul”) can mean either “the dragon” or “the devil”. 7 )      Stoker failed to properly fie for copyright in the United States, hence the novel was in the public domain since its publication. 8 )      The classic horror film Nosferatu (1922) was an unauthorized adaptation of the book. 9 )      Storker’s widow sued trying…

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