Almost on the same note of the first, though now the complexity increases. We come to know the characters better. Many of them are not the "pure of heart" heroes as they are supposed to be. Hyde is not so evil as he was thought (Jeckyll does not appear at all) and there are a couple of scenes that I didn't expect in this kind of comic book.
The plot develops, along the classic literature English characters, with the well integrated "War of the worlds" reference.
Continues the adventures of Extraordinary Gentlemen, enriched by new literary quotations, especially the novels of H. G. Wells (the beautiful interweaving of two of his novels, with a hybrid of Dr Moreau, which destroys the invading aliens), and evolving relationships between the characters (in a particularly hot one between Mr. Quatermain and Mrs. Murray), but the new engage in war for the British Empire will inevitably lead to the dissolution of the League, because of death or abandonment of all its members....Continua
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....Continua