I forgot pretty much most of what I was planning to write tonite by the time I was through reading and commenting on my friend's posts. However, I will include the following because it may be of interest to sacredspud:
This week I finally read the short story Alan and the Sundered Veil short story in the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen graphic novel vol. 1. I put it that way because I've had it for nearly four years and only browsed the accompanying drawings until now. But having read the rest of the material many times along with vol. 2 I decided it was time to check it out. It's a thrilling tale within Alan Quartermain's taduki-induced delirium with hints of other stories and authors, most notably H.G. Wells, August Derlith and H.P. Lovecraft. He adventures with Randolph Carter, his uncle, Captain John Carter of the Confederate army from the U.S. Cival War, and an unnamed chrono-naut through perils wrought by the entrance of "elder beings" into our dimensions. The story, originally printed in six installments through the issues of the first volume gives hints of incidents in the current comic, events still to come in the next volume, as well as elements yet unpublished. If vol. 3 is what I hope for and predict here, it will be largely Lovecraftian and include (I assume among others) Randolph Carter as one of its primary characters. Naturally I am very excited at this, albeit assumed, possibility. The short story is well done, and an extended graphic foray into the Mythos in a genuine League series by it's creators would be a great treat for any fan of either. Excuse me, I'm drooling.
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