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 2003 LXG movie
- R.I.P. Adam West
- Jess Nevins’ annotated League of Extraordinary Gentlemen
- Alan Moore on taking superheroes back to their roots
- Is Fu Manchu ever not racist?
- The America’s Best Comics line
- Curt lays down some real talk about The Mummy
- Nemo: Heart of Ice
- Anno Dracula
- A Study in Emerald
- Marvel: 1602
- Rough Riders Vol. 1: Give Them Hell
- Avanti, Da Vinci!
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!