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“Magnificent.” – Forbidden Planet International
“A stunning return to form.” – The First Post
“A magical mystery tour through Alan Moore’s head.” – io9
This is The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Volume Three: Century, collecting together the previously published Century: 1910, Century: 1969 and Century: 2009 in a single thrilling volume.
The nineteenth century, expiring with a flourish of Moriarty and Martians, has left the division of Military Intelligence commanded by Mina Murray in a state of disrepair. While she and her lover Allan Quatermain have achieved a measure of eternal youth, recruiting new talents such as the trans-gendered immortal Orlando, the ghost-finder Thomas Carnacki and the gentleman thief A.J. Raffles to replace their deceased or missing colleagues, former associate Captain Nemo has retired to his Pacific pirate island to decline in surly isolation.
Now it is the early years of a new and unfamiliar century, and forces are emerging that appear to promise ruin for the Murray group, the nation and indeed the world, even were it to take a hundred years for this apocalyptic threat to come to its disastrous fruition.
From the occult parlours and crime-haunted wharfs of 1910, through the criminal, mystical and psychedelic underworlds of 1969 to the financially and culturally desolated streets of 2009, the disintegrating remnants of Miss Murray and her League must combat not only the hidden hand of their undying adversary, but also the ethical and psychological collapse accompanying this new era.
And a lot of things can happen in a CENTURY.
“Splendid fun.” – The Guardian
“Relentlessly clever.” – The Miami Herald
“Easily one of the best of the year.” – Wired
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“The completed Century sits happily alongside the previous League volumes as arguably one of the greatest comics of all time.”
“One glorious creative tapestry.”