The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Vol. 2
I really enjoyed this book. I definitely loved the comic part of 2 much more than part 1. I've loved the John Carter series for years, and it was so wonderful to see the Martians drawn so gloriously (though it was tragic that Deja Thoris was dead!)
Seeing the warriors of Barsoom fight the tripods of Wells' was lovely! I really enjoyed the re-telling of War of the Worlds. I loved the character development of Mr. Hyde. I loved the relationship of Mina and Allan. I have to say I also have never seen such a Creepy use of Rupert the Bear! But it really got across the horror that was supposed to be Dr Moreau in a way that most interpretations don't.
The almanac at the end was quite good, parts were brilliant, and the literature I recognised was hilarious. I just felt badly that I didn't recognise it all. (Of course in North America I realised he was also making references to tv and movies, and while I was pleased to see Twin Peaks included, I think overall it would have been better if he'd just stuck to literary references!). But I loved the lovecraftian references, Cold Comfort Farm, Orlando, the confussion between the Monkey King and Peiking man, Ayesha, and all the others I've forgotten.
Altogether I think I liked this one even more than the first and am really looking forward to the Black Dalia and 1910.