Monday, June 19, 2006


Extraordinary Cover

The full solicitation follows later today, but it appears that Alan Moore's and Kevin O'Neill's League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: The Black Dossier (and Alan's last work for DC) is slated for a September release. The cover has already been released, sans text treatment:

Is it just me, or does this composition look like something that John Picacio could have laid out?

UPDATED: And now we have the full solicitation...

Written by Alan Moore, art and cover by Kevin O'Neill .

Writer Alan Moore once again joins forces with artist Kevin O'Neill for The Black Dossier -- a stunning original hardcover graphic novel that is the next chapter in the fantastic saga of The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen

England in the mid-1950s is not the same as it was. The powers that be have instituted some changes. The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen have been disbanded and disavowed, and the country is under the control of an iron-fisted regime. Now, after many years, the still youthful Mina Murray and a rejuvenated Allan Quatermain return in search of some answers -- answers that can only be found in a book buried deep in the vaults of their old headquarters -- a book that holds the key to the hidden history of the League throughout the ages: The Black Dossier. As Allan and Mina delve into the details of their precursors, some dating back centuries, they must elude their dangerous pursuers who are hellbent on retrieving the lost manuscript...and ending the League once and for all.

The Black Dossier is an elaborately designed, cutting-edge volume that includes a "Tijuana Bible" insert and a 3-D section complete with custom glasses, as well as additional text pieces, maps, and a stunning cutaway double-page spread of Captain Nemo's Nautilus submarine by Kevin O'Neill.

208 page, $29.99, in stores on Oct. 25.


Okay, I'm excited...

Sigh. The annotator is always the last to know....
Well, it appears it's actually an October release, advance solicited with the September shipping products, presumably to generate an extra month's worth of advance orders.
To be honest, I'm relieved that it was October and not September--more time to work in Pulp Heroes, more time to work on the Pulp Index, and more time to work on the novel.
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