By Danica Davidson
Any time a new Alan Moore graphic novel comes out, comics fans take heed. The bestselling “League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: Century” trilogy will be releasing its third book this June from Top Shelf Productions.
The previous two books, which were written by Moore and illustrated by Kevin O’Neill, have both been Diamond Comics’ #1 bestsellers in the United States and the series has made it to the New York Times Bestseller list. Going in with this record, Top Shelf has high hopes for this trilogy-ender.Taking place in 2009 (as the two before it took place in 1910 and 1969, respectively), the finale promises this in its synopsis: “The magical child whose ominous coming has been foretold for the past hundred years has now been born and has grown up to claim his dreadful heritage. His promised aeon of unending terror can commence, the world can now be ended starting with North London, and there is no League, extraordinary or otherwise, that now stands in his way.”
Top Shelf is understandably vague in its descriptions, but keeps promising a “cataclysmic close” and a “spectacular finish.” Though it’s still a few more months before the book will hit store shelves, you can pre-order it to your heart’s content.