The titles in the League series that have moved the furthest from the swashbuckling 'boys own adventure' style of the first two collections get a pretty poor press sometimes.
Moore himself has said that he's been under pressure to keep doing more of the same stuff, which partially prompted the move away from DC to Knockabout. The themes of the books become more wild, the stories more complex and the characters far more diverse and exciting.
Arguably these later books are a greater challenge to read, and the rewards even greater still. Essential to both the League and Moore's overall canon.
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