League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (2018 mini-series) #1-6 [SET] — Volume 04: The Tempest

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Welcome to the story to end all stories!

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.

Presented here as it was 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.

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.

Two decades of literary League lunacy have all been building to this, the most ambitious meta-comic imaginable!

 

 

Collecting the six-issue mini-series. 

 


The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen; The Tempest (2018 mini-series) #1 (of 6)
By Alan Moore & Kevin O'Neill. 
“Part One: Farewell To Forever ” 
After an epic twenty-year journey through the entirety of human culture, 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.” This six-issue miniseries is a celebration of everything comics were, are, and could be.  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.  This is literally, and literarily, the story to end all stories. Here’s how it begins.
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen; The Tempest (2018 mini-series) #2 (of 6)
By Alan Moore & Kevin O'Neill. 
“Part Two: And An Age of Giants, Adieu” 
Opening with a 1919 death match between two American superhumans in the ruins of Utopia, the second issue of Alan Moore and Kevin O’Neill’s final volume of the beloved comic series takes its readers on a breath-taking ride over a waterfall of storytelling styles, from a startling 21st century Lincoln Island and its current incarnation of the legendary Captain Nemo, through a New York coping with an ageing costume-hero population, to a London where a drastic escalation is commenced by the rejuvenated sociopath controlling MI5. All this, and a further reprinted adventure of 1960s super-team The Seven Stars, awaits in issue two of The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Volume IV: The Tempest.
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen; The Tempest (2018 mini-series) #3 (of 6)
By Alan Moore & Kevin O'Neill. 
“Part Three: Dawn Is But Dark's Endeavour” 
Like something from an unbelievable parallel world where there were once comic publications exclusively for girls, this third jaw-dropping installment of Moore and O’Neill’s astonishing swan-song takes us from a boarding school in Big Brother-dominated England to a civic ball with a Frankenstein monster in Toyland, pausing for some 1960s pop-art espionage and a breath-taking musical interlude along the way. Concluding with a demonstration of an unusual nuclear defense system (for which the reader will require 4-D spectacles thoughtfully provided) and containing Seven Stars classic “Showdown in Space,” you dare not miss issue three of The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Vol. IV: The Tempest.
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen; The Tempest (2018 mini-series) #4 (of 6)
By Alan Moore & Kevin O'Neill. 
“Part Four: If Fictions Fare Not True” 
Legendary swords clash atop the Paris Opera in 1913, while almost a century later a declining London witnesses assassination attempts, summit meetings in Haggerston Park, and the catastrophic return of a 1960s super-adventurer. Elsewhere, in the four-dimensional territories adjacent to the North Pole, a lost Shakespeare play sees its first and last performance, while Queen Gloriana’s conjurer finally reveals the nature of his 500-year-old game. Topping off an already heady mixture, this issue’s classic Seven Stars reprint depicts our halcyon heroes as “Captives of the Creepyverse,” another reason not to miss the unfolding of Moore and O’Neill’s fulgurant finale in issue four of The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Volume IV: The Tempest.
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen; The Tempest (2018 mini-series) #5 (of 6)
By Alan Moore & Kevin O'Neill. 
“Part Five: The Fairy Feller's Master-Stroke” 
Ostensibly a cheap British reprint of pre-code American horror, this penultimate stop on Moore and O’Neill’s pyrotechnic farewell tour takes us from the tortured mind of artist Richard Dadd to a London swallowed by darkness; from a spectacular 3D struggle in the Blazing World to some jaw-dropping vengeance in Vauxhall and a conclusion that is out of this world. Meanwhile our Seven Stars finally come face to writhing mess with the monstrous menace of the ’Mass while providing origins for both Satin Astro and the Flash Avenger. Don’t miss the never-to-be-repeated cavalcade of wonders that is The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Volume IV: The Tempest.
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen; The Tempest (2018 mini-series) #6 (of 6)
By Alan Moore & Kevin O'Neill. 
“Part Six: Then, The Immortal Blue...” 
In Moore and O’Neill’s final comic book, this issue masquerading as a British science-fiction weekly, the plot-strands of our concluding volume and loose ends from twenty years of continuity are tied in an ingenious starry bow, as Mina Murray and her legendary confederates transition from the world of fiction past and present to the world of fiction future. Planets end in visual spectacle, lovers are united in the matrimonial event of the millenium, and deadly enemies draw close in the conclusion of their fatal dances. This is your last call for the immaculate crescendo of The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Vol. IV, The Tempest.