Top Shelf to Publish Fourth and Final Volume of “League of Extraordinary Gentlemen”
Top Shelf Productions announced today that Alan Moore’s and Kevin O’Neill’s epic League of Extraordinary Gentlemen will conclude with a fourth volume titled The Tempest. According to a press release, the volume will serve as a coda for not only the series, but also the comic book careers of both creators.
The volume will be published as a six-issue miniseries kicking off in June 2018.
Tying up the slenderest of plot threads and allusions from the three preceding volumes, The Black Dossier, and the Nemo trilogy into a dazzling and ingenious bow, the world’s most accomplished and bad-tempered artist-writer team will use their most stylistically adventurous outing yet to display the glories of the medium they are leaving; to demonstrate the excitement that attracted them to the field in the first place; and to analyse, critically and entertainingly, the reasons for their departure.
Moore and O’Neill started the series in 1999. It features characters pulled from all corners of literary history, ranging from Mina Harker to Alan Quatermain to Mr. Hyde and beyond. It was adapted into a 2003 film that was the last major motion picture to star Sean Connery. The series was originally published by DC Comics, then by Top Shelf in the U.S. and Knockabout in the U.K.
Moore is, of course, known for many other seminal stories in graphic novel history, most notably Watchmen and V For Vendetta.
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