Episode 36 – The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen

In this episode, Curt and Kevin unearth the spine-tingling tale that kicks off a “shared universe” of classic characters including the beastly Mr. Hyde! No, we’re not talking about the Tom Cruise flop The Mummy, but The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Vol. 1 by Alan Moore and Kevin O’Neill, originally published by America’s Best Comics!

Mina Murray, not long removed from her encounter with a certain Transylvanian count, is enlisted by the British government to recruit a bizarre task force including Allan Quatermain, the brooding Captain Nemo, the timid Dr. Jekyll and the enigmatic Invisible Man. But they soon realize their mission isn’t quite as it first appeared!

Can this astonishing assortment of alarmingly afflicted adventurers defeat the enemy who’s played them for fools, and stop him from raining fiery terror down on London’s Limehouse district? And can they keep from killing each other long enough to crash that mad monster party known as … The Comics Canon?

Things Discussed in This Episode:

The Comics Canon is presented with the support of Creative Loafing Atlanta, home of such podcasts as Mo Audio and Dish on the Dish.

Join us in two weeks as we get ready for Spider-Man: Homecoming with a look at the wall-crawler’s origins in Amazing Fantasy #15, plus another story to be named later!

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