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It's an utmost shame when this is the SECOND of Alan Moore's ultra literate and heavily researched books (just check out the annotations for the League at:

Jess Nevin's Annotations Pages to get a sense of how in depth these books really ARE or page through the graphic novel of From Hell and take a gander at the bibliography and various notes in the back and see how much thought went into his opus on Jack the Ripper) have to be turned into such pablum for the American mass-media mainstream public to be able to except it. Note the fact that they even changed the title from "The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen" to "LXG" (okay, even though they could simply have done this to save marquee space and letters for multiplexes, shouldn't it have been "LEG" (but, I guess they didn't want people thinking it was a movie about a severed body part)?). I haven't seen the movie, but I kind of dread it. I've heard from a friend who saw it that you could definitely tell who in the theatre was well-read and who wasn't by who laughed (or groaned) at what jokes and who didn't. I guess it would be an experience quite like that of when Paul and I went to the "South Park" movie and started laughing at the references to "Les Miserables" and everyone else in the audience was sitting quite silently...

Do yourselves a favor...everyone go to your local comic shop/bookstore and buy a copy of the first trade paperback of this series NOW and sit and enjoy it. I also recommend reading "From Hell", "Watchmen", and just about anything else Moore has written (though your mileage may vary).


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Jul. 15th, 2003 06:18 pm (UTC)
I just got back from the movie theater and I saw that "LXG" was playing... I had no idea what it was. I was like "What the hell is THAT?" (I know what "League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen" is...I've seen the previews but I wasn't aware that they had given the movie an abbreviation title.) Why would they give an incorrect abbreviation to a movie that the general population really doesn't know a lot about or has even heard of before? It's not like it's T2 or something (which is a good thing.)

I wonder if they'll ever make a movie out of "Watchmen"... I read that years ago.
Jul. 15th, 2003 10:24 pm (UTC)
I want to pick up a copy of the first TPB collection of League of extraordinary gentleman. If I give you the money on Friday can you pick me up a copy next time you go get your comics. It's like $15 right?
Jul. 15th, 2003 10:45 pm (UTC)
It's not necessarily going to be at "Four Star Video" where I get my comics, unless you somehow managed to order it two months ago in the Previews catalog (Jeff only gets barely enough of the regular Superman/Batman/X-men/Spider-Man books for the newstand).

I'm sure I can pick it up at the Deptford Legends, but I won't be having a day wherein I'm not working at FYE/rehearsing Othello/performing Othello/going to the other two plays (Crazy For You/Music Man) or finally just chilling out at Third Friday (this Friday) for a while (not until at least mid August...)...

It will be out there. Once there is a trade paperback, you should be able to find it around in regular bookstores. Ask Steve or Ed at the Booksmith. They should be able to get it in for you. If you need the ISBN: 1563898586

Jul. 15th, 2003 11:02 pm (UTC)
Ed said they are goona be getting graphic novels in soon not sure what all is included. But if they don't get it his week I wil have them order it for me. Thanks for the ISBN
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