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The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen
Written By: Alan Moore
Published By: ABC/Wildstorm/DC Comics (1999–2007)
Top Shelf/Knockabout Comics (2009–Present)
Genre: Alternate history, metafiction
Original Run: 1999-ongoing
Issues: 13, plus one original graphic novel

The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen is a comic book series written by Alan Moore and illustrated by Kevin O'Neill, first published in 1999. According to Moore, the concept behind the series was initially a "Justice League of Victorian England" but quickly grew into an opportunity to merge all works of fiction into one world.

Moore and O'Neill have stated that they plan to map out many different eras in the League series. Elements of Volume I were adapted and used in an eponymous feature film released in 2003.


In the aftermath of the events of the novel Dracula, a now disgraced and divorced Mina Harker (née Murray), is recruited by Campion Bond on behalf of British Intelligence and tasked to assemble a league of other extraordinary individuals to protect the interests of the Empire. Together with Captain Nemo, Mina travels to Cairo to locate Allan Quatermain, then on to Paris in search of Dr. Jekyll; finally in London she forcibly recruits Hawley Griffin, The Invisible Man, who completes this incarnation of the League. Meeting with Professor Cavor, the League are sent against Fu Manchu in his Limehouse lair, who has stolen the only known example of cavorite and plans to use it to build an offensive airship, against which Britain would have little defence.

Movie Adaptation[]

The comic book was adapted into a live action movie in 2003. It was not supported by author Alan Moore and was poorly received by critics.

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