Quick Notes on the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: Black Dossier

The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: Black DossierThe League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: Black Dossier by Alan Moore

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

We open to see a Post Big Brother England and follow two mysterious agents who are in search of the black dossier. They find the dossier at the beginning of the graphic novel and the reader is able to experience the reading of the dossier along with the agents. Moore clearly had fun playing the part of many different author's inside this book. We see him play the part of a comic strip author, of a diarist, of Shakespeare himself and we see him as the author of several military documents.

I would be hesitant to suggest this novel to a new comic fan. I completely trust Moore and I am willing to go where he takes me (even to worlds which require 3-D goggles … apparently). If I did not have that trust in him, I cannot imagine enjoying this story quite as much.

I would recommend this book to ... lovers of Moore's work including Lost Girls.

I would note that there are graphic details of adult relations in this book as well as a shocking depiction of an alien in black face (this completely drew me out of the story).

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