Content Graphic Novel Club: The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Vol. 1
It's 1898 and at the behest of M, the mysterious head of the secret Service, Campion Bond is dispatched to procure the services of Miss Mina Murray (nee Harker, from Bram Stoker's Dracula), adventurer Allan Quartermain (of King Solomon's Mines and other classic yarns by H. Rider Haggard), "Science-Pirate" Captain Nemo (restored to the dark, grim-visaged Sikh that Jules Verne originally intended), Henry Jekyll (and his monstrous alter ego) and Hawley Griffin (a.k.a. H.G. Well's The Invisible Man). Together, this collection of flawed and gloomy heroes is recruited to fight a criminal mastermind intent on firebombing the East End of London. While they combat an insidious threat that will decide supremacy of the London skies, could their success unleash a far greater threat? (SPOILER WARNING: Yup.)
Hosted by comics über-geek David Wolff, this group is fun and accessible for adventurous readers who are curious about the medium, and interesting for even the most die-hard fans. Since graphic novels are quick and engrossing, this could be a great book club for you if your reading time is limited, or are looking to expand your horizons. We read a diversity of titles that show the range of the art form while giving us plenty to talk about. Selections are generally for mature readers, and are available at our usual 10% book club discount. No need to sign up, just show up!