A question of time,
This review is from: League of Extraordinary Gentleman: Century 2009 (Paperback)
Mr Moores preoccupation with this steadily growing series is time. He has always been preoccupied with time but here we see it explored even further. As Dr Manhatten says in The Watchmen, time is like a multi faceted diamond and not a linear progression or procession of events. We see time as a line because that keeps us sane.
The "League..." series picks events following characters in a sequence but by no means identifies with that sequence as an absolute version of events. The delight is in using the skewed vision of time and its conventional heroic epochs(Orlando is immortal- or is he/she?) to make sense of the meaningless culture we are surrounded by. There are no new heros here because there are no heros in 2009. Perhaps we have sporting olympic heros but there is no mystery about these hard working young individuals. They are hard working people who do heroic sporting things- they are not heros per se.
It is intriguing that Mary Poppins makes an appearance here- as she did in the Olympic opening ceremony- did Mr Moore have some inside knowledge on the content of that amazing spectacle?