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Alan Moore Month: The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen

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Alan Moore Month Continues with The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen.

The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen is a comic book series co-created by writer Alan Moore and artist Kevin O'Neill which began in 1999. The series spans two six-issue limited series, Volume I, Volume II, and an original graphic novel Black Dossier from the America's Best Comics imprint of DC Comics, and a third volume and spin-off trilogy Nemo published by Top Shelf and Knockabout Comics. According to Moore, the concept behind the series was initially a "Justice League of Victorian England" but quickly grew into an opportunity to merge many works of fiction into one world.

Elements of Volume I were used in a loosely adapted feature film of the same name, released in 2003 and starring Sean Connery. The film opened at #2 at the box office but was met with negative responses from critics and had little resemblance to the comic book source, and resulted in Alan Moore's departure from involvement with Hollywood. A reboot was announced in May 2015.

The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, also promoted as LXG, is a 2003 steampunk-dieselpunk action adventure film loosely based on the first volume of the comic book series of the same name by Alan Moore and Kevin O'Neill. It was released on July 11, 2003, in the United States, and distributed by 20th Century Fox. It was directed by Stephen Norrington and starred Sean Connery, Naseeruddin Shah, Peta Wilson, Tony Curran, Stuart Townsend, Shane West, Jason Flemyng, and Richard Roxburgh.

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