Echoing British girls comics of the 1960s and 70s, Kevin O’Neill‘s fantastic cover for the third jaw-dropping instalment of his and Alan Moore’s astonishing League of Extraordinary Gentlemen swan-song The Tempest takes us from a boarding school in Big Brother-dominated England to a civic ball with a Frankenstein monster in Toyland.
The story pauses for some 1960s pop-art espionage and a breath-taking musical interlude along the way and concludes with a demonstration of an unusual nuclear defence system (for which the reader will require 4-D spectacles, thoughtfully provided).
Also on its way for LOEG fans – a glorious hardcover The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Jubilee Edition, out in April 2019 from DC Comics, which includes the first two epics plus Volume Three, The Black Dossier. In this incredible tale, Allan Quatermain, Mina Murray, Captain Nemo, Dr. Henry Jekyll and Edward Hyde and the Invisible Man unite to defeat a deadly menace to London and all Britons! Then, one month later, the skies over England are filled with flaming rockets as Mars launches the first salvo of an invasion.
Only our stalwart adventurers can save mother England and the Earth itself. And in the 1950s, England is not what it was, and with the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen disavowed, Mina Murray and Allan Quatermain seek answers in the Black Dossier.
Comprising 608 pages and priced at $75, this collection includes a 3-D section complete with 3-D glasses and more.
• League of Extraordinary Gentlemen – The Tempest #3 debuts in all good comic shops on Wednesday, 31st October 2018. Diamond order code AUG180830 | The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Jubilee Edition Diamond order code is SEP180593
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The founder of downthetubes, which he established in 1998. John works as a comics and magazine editor, writer, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. He is currently editor of Star Trek Explorer, published by Titan – his third tour of duty on the title originally titled Star Trek Magazine.
Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Babylon 5 Magazine, and more. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War” and “Dan Dare”.
He’s the writer of “Pilgrim: Secrets and Lies” for B7 Comics; “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood.