It’s been a few years since we last saw Alan Moore’s League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, but today we got our first glimpse of the next book in the series with the cover for League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: Century: 1969.
Check out the cover here at right (click for larger, full view).
Top Shelf released the psychedelic cover from series artist Kevin O’Neill, which features… some collection of characters? I guess. It’s hard to tell at this point, although I have to assume the character in the middle is Mina Murray, which means the light-haired gentlemen would be Allan Quatermain, and I don’t know who the dark haired gentlemen is. What the release of the image does tell us is that the story looks to be on set for release some time next year.
League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: Century is the fourth (if you count The Black Dossier) story in Alan Moore’s saga of a collection of fictional British characters fighting more villainous fictional British characters. LoEG has been one of the best comic series released over the last decade, even spawning an unfortunate movie adaptation that bears no resemblance to the quality of the comic. Century is set up as a series of three 72-page stories that add up into one larger story, showing the team as they battle an Aleister Crowley-type magician’s schemes over the span of one hundred years, first in 1910, now in 1969, and finishing up in 2008.
LoEG: Century was supposed to be a yearly book, starting with the release of LoEG Century: 1910 in May of 2009. However, much like everything else with LoEG, there has been some delays. This is mostly due to Kevin O’Neill’s very fine style and attention to detail. I’m sure the work will be worth the wait, but hopefully the wait isn’t too much longer.