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    Should be in stores, at least on the American continent in August.
    Wired has a nice interview here
    • CommentAuthorAnanzitusq
    • CommentTimeJul 21st 2011
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    so glad you made a thread about this!
    I'm really excited for this volume, especially how 1910 was one of my favorite issue/graphic novels. I've been reading the source texts for the original cast, started King Solomon's Mines today with only Dracula to go.
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      CommentAuthorBeamish
    • CommentTimeJul 21st 2011
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    I am going to need to read the last one again, I don't think I ever finished reading it. I hope I like it more.
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    It's coming out on Wednesday, July 27th. (My LCS put up their list of stuff they're getting this week and it's on there.)
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    Top Shelf just said August, but no detail. I'm quite looking forward to it.
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      CommentAuthorcurb
    • CommentTimeJul 28th 2011
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    Picked this up yesterday. It's a lot of fun - the art's as psychadelic as one might expect for a story set in 1969, and the plot bowls along nicely. 1910 felt a bit thin to me, but 1969 seems to cram a lot more in. Also, there's plenty of fun for the reference spotters - I've noticed cameos from
    The Saint, the Carry On actors, and Mr Grace from Are you Being Served
    , to name but a few.
    • CommentAuthorAnanzitusq
    • CommentTimeJul 28th 2011
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    I've never read the LOEG properly to be honest. I've used annotations to explore the books in a weird postmodern mapping. Although 1910 was my favorite ( haven't picked up 1969 yet) mainly because I am huuuuge threepenny opera/brecht fan.
    • CommentAuthorjmmurrow
    • CommentTimeJul 28th 2011
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    I just got it yestarday! And wow, the league has become disfunctional. There is one major reference (whichh I won't spoil) but it makes the whole series about a certain boy magician take on a whole new meaning. Also, they show a glimpse of 2009 and it has gotten dark and scary looking! Can't wait for the last one.
    • CommentAuthorAnanzitusq
    • CommentTimeJul 28th 2011
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    oh yeah, i read about that reference and it blew my mind haha
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      CommentAuthorcurb
    • CommentTimeJul 29th 2011
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    Yeah, the flashforward to 2009 makes me wish the next edition was out tomorrow. Dark and scary indeed!
    • CommentAuthorDarkest
    • CommentTimeJul 29th 2011 edited
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    Read it today. Enjoyed the cameo by mr. Ca-

    Anyone get the Good Omens reference?
    • CommentAuthorandycon
    • CommentTimeJul 29th 2011
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    I loved the first two volumes but with Black Dossier and vol 3 it has gone over my head a bit much. I will see it through but I dunno, to me I kinda wish it ended after vol 2.
    • CommentAuthorEvilPants
    • CommentTimeJul 29th 2011
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    Enjoyed it quite a bit, but it's definitely not the straight-up steampunk adventure comic vol. 1 was. Quite the trippy mind-fark.
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    I particularly liked the references to Doug Pirannha and the Minister of Silly Walks
    • CommentAuthorAnanzitusq
    • CommentTimeJul 30th 2011
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    i'm starting to think that PHONOGRAM is to music as LOEG is to Literature
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    I always love the small, obscure references hidden in there, but my favorite one of all time showed up in this volume. There is a "Karkus" comic book at the news vendor's rack about 20 pages in. Karkus is a fictional comic character that comes to life in the "Mind Robber" serial in 1968 on Doctor Who. The back story is that he is a popular comic book character from the early 21st century timeline of the Second Doctor's companion, Zoe and comes from her memories. The actor portraying Karkus wore a huge rubber muscle suit that looks more like something out of a post 90's comic book movie than a 60's TV show and he has a almost fetish -style leather-ish mask, something else that superheroes in the 60's didn't seem to be wearing but modern ones do. It's almost like Karkus predicted (or maybe influenced?) the darker heroes that actually would show up and be popular her and now in the early 21st century. I always wondered if a younger Alan Moore had ever seen the serial and been subtly influenced by it to do his part in helping making this grimmer and grittier funny book future a reality?
    It makes it even more fun that Troughton as the Doctor shows up in the first panel of that very page too!