Loeg VOL IV Tempest HC (C: 0-1

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(W) Alan Moore (A/CA) Kevin O'Neil. Advance solicited for October release! After an epic twenty-year journey through the entirety of human culture-the biggest cross-continuity "universe" that is conceivable-Alan Moore and Kevin O'Neill conclude both their legendary League of Extraordinary Gentlemen and their equally legendary comic-book careers with the series' spectacular fourth and final volume* The Tempest. 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 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 analyze* critically and entertainingly* the reasons for their departure. Opening simultaneously in the panic-stricken headquarters of British Military Intelligence* the fabled Ayesha's lost African city of Kor* and the domed citadel of "We" on the devastated Earth of the year 2996* the dense and yet furiously paced narrative hurtles like an express locomotive across the fictional globe from Lincoln Island to modern America to the Blazing World; from the Jacobean antiquity of Prospero's Men to the superhero-inundated pastures of the present to the unimaginable reaches of a shimmering science-fiction future. With a cast list that includes many of the most iconic figures from literature and pop culture* and a tempo that conveys the terrible momentum of inevitable events* this is literally and literarily the story to end all stories. Originally published as a six-issue run of unfashionable* outmoded and flimsy children's comics that would make you appear emotionally backward if you read them on the bus* this climactic magnum opus also reprints classic English super-team publication The Seven Stars from the murky black-and-white reachers of 1964. A magnificent celebration of everything comics were* are* and could be* any appreciator or student of the medium would be unwise to miss The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen* Volume IV: The Tempest. Welcome to the story to end all stories. Two decades of literary League lunacy have all been building to this* the most ambitious meta-comic imaginable.