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La ligue des Gentlemen extraordinaires/League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Century 1969, page 31 by Kevin O'Neill, Alan Moore - Comic Strip
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La ligue des Gentlemen extraordinaires/League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Century 1969, page 31

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This very dense page shows the same place - Kings Cross Railway Station in London - in three different time periods. The upper panel shows a panic scene during the Martian invasion in 1898, and the third panel shows a scene from the orwellian 1984 society, which in the LOEG universe takes place in the early years after WW2. Emerging on the left in three panels is Norton, a creation of the author Iain Sinclair. Norton is a man who is confined to London, but can travel back and forth in time. The page is replete with iconic British popular culture figures like Ally Sloper (upper panel), Andy Capp and his wife Florrie (last two panels), and Marty Feldman (last panel). In the last panel it is also possible to identify figures like a young Kevin O´Neill and Frank Zappa, for good measure.
Of special interest here is the third panel, which depicts a scene from the orwellian 1984 society, a totalitarian police state, complete with Big Brother propaganda posters and children ratting on their parents. I believe this is the only panel (at least so far) which shows this period in Alan Moore´s alternate LOEG British history.

About Kevin O'Neill

Kevin O'Neill (born 1953) is an English comic book illustrator best known as the co-creator of Nemesis the Warlock, Marshal Law (with writer Pat Mills), and The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (with Alan Moore).O'Neill began working for the publishing company IPC at the age of 16 as an office boy for Buster, which was a children's humour title. By 1976 he was working as a colourist on Disney comics reprints and British children's comics such as Monster Fun and Whizzer and Chips.[citation needed] Tired of working on children's humour titles, he heard that a new science fiction title was being put together at IPC and went to see Pat Mills and asked to be transferred to the new comic which was to be called 2000 AD.

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MARV What a page! A wonderful cast of characters depicted in this most desirable piece of art :)
Aug 26, 2015, 9:36 AM
bobfish01 I was wondering who snagged this one...good choice ! Love the layout and the background...congrats
Aug 21, 2015, 10:19 PM