Works Inspired By Edgar Rice Burroughs Books LLC

ISBN: 9781156653999

Published: May 22nd 2010

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Works Inspired By Edgar Rice Burroughs  by  Books LLC

Works Inspired By Edgar Rice Burroughs by Books LLC
May 22nd 2010 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, ZIP | 48 pages | ISBN: 9781156653999 | 4.35 Mb

Chapters: The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Volume Ii. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 47. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publishers book club where you can select from more than a million booksMoreChapters: The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Volume Ii.

Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 47. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publishers book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Volume II is a comic book limited series written by Alan Moore and illustrated by Kevin ONeill, published under the Americas Best Comics imprint of DC Comics.

It is a sequel to the original volume of the series and is mainly a retelling of The War of the Worlds. Volume two opens on Mars, where John Carter and Lt. Gullivar Jones (of Edwin Lester Linden Arnolds Gulliver of Mars) have assembled an alliance (including the Green Martians from Barsoom and the Sorns from Out of the Silent Planet by C. S. Lewis) to defeat the aliens who have been bedeviling the native Martians. These prove to be the aliens from The War of the Worlds, who learn about Earth from spying on the humans on Mars (using the device from H.

G. Wells The Crystal Egg) and launch themselves there when driven off by the Martian resistance. When the aliens land on Earth, the League is dispatched to guard the resulting crater. They are present when one of the first Martians emerges from the spacecraft, after an onlooker falls into the pit. When a team of men descend into the pit to make peace with the visitors, the aliens unleash the power of their Heat-Ray. Before the weapon opens fire, Captain Nemo realises its nature and pushes the group onto the ground, keeping them below the deadly beam while the rest of the crowd is burned.

Dr. Jekyll turns into Mr. Hyde and begins to rage, threatening the aliens with violent death. Realising that they can hardly fight the creatures alone, the League retreat to a nearby inn (The Bleak House - a real public house not far from Horsell common), where they meet a confident military division lead by Major Blimp th...More: http: //booksllc.net/?id=1262106



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