iFanboy Video Podcast

iFanboy – Episode #58: “Extraordinary Gentlemen”

Show Notes

Take several British adventure story characters from the late 19th century, mix them with the great mind in comic book writing, and an exemplary artist, and you get The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. Fans have waited a long time since Volume 2 came out, and were recently treated with the release of The Black Dossier, continuing the story of the mysterious team of adventurers.

As always, iFanboy lets you know what’s so good about this book, as well as the basic backgrounds of the characters used and where they come from. There are few books so perfectly tailored to Conor’s particular tastes, and despite a downright horrible movie, the guys won’t let you miss out on this fantastic bit of storytelling. How could you not want a story with Mr. Hyde, The Invisible Man, and Captain Nemo?

Then, it’s off to Jim Hanley’s Universe in Manhattan, where Josh talks to Kevin O’Neill about his career as an artist, his work on League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, and what it’s really like to be the recipient of a giant script from Alan Moore.

Get ready for some fun, Victorian style. Harumph!

Download

For Direct Download

Subscribe

Get Involved

Doing the podcast is fun and all, but let's be honest, listening to the 3 of us talk to each other can get repetitive, so we look to you, the iFanboy listeners to participate in the podcast! "How can I get in on the fun?" you may ask yourself, well here's how:

  • E-Mail us at contact@ifanboy.com with any questions, comments or anything that may be on your mind.
  • Call us at 1-888-FANBOYS (326-2697) and leave a voicemail

Please don't forget to leave your name and where you're writing/calling from and each week, we'll pick the best e-mails and voicemails to include on the podcast!

Comments

  1. JFernandes JFernandes (@jdfernandes) says:

    British banter into Rock Band? Fantastic.

  2. Marbles Marbles says:

    O’Neills art on ‘Nemesis the Warlock’ has to be seen to be believed. Amazing.

    Great interview, he seems a real gent.

    Looking forward to Top Shelf’s ‘Marshall Law’ omnibus, due next year I believe, save me binding the individual issues. Kev O’Neill & Pat Mills = fantastic comics.

  3. Animalvader1 Animalvader1 says:

    After watching this, I’m convinced that the iFanboy’s continuity is even more convoluted than the X-Men’s.

     Great show guys, I will be picking these up.

    Nice mop-top Josh! 

  4. THEHOCHE THEHOCHE says:

    I’ve always been curious about the League of Extraordinary Gentleman, but now I’m convinced I need to pick these books up….

     

    a little lack luster on the Rock Band there guys, you gotta ROCK that out!

      

  5. RyneNelson RyneNelson says:

    Thanks Josh for this interview. It looks like you have Kevin O’Neill up against the wall, though. :-)

  6. kubrick1978 says:

    Good show, I can’t wait to read the Black Dossier.

    Anyone else think Josh should do the audio book of The League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen and play all the parts himself.

  7. g0ofgnewt g0ofgnewt says:

    No Gordon? Kevin O’neil looks like he’s going to get Piked with a DC Direct figure. Just kidding. Good work fellas.

    And doesn’t Ron ROCK OUT!!! 

  8. BigE BigE says:

    Okay, so I’ve just finished the second ‘traditional’ section of The Black Dossier, and…umm…there’s no WAY I’m keeping track of all of those names.

    I guess it must be like y’all said on the podcast–these names will pay off on a second read, and might have even been mentioned long ago.

    Oh, and I’m not daft.  I’m actually an English teacher, so I should be able to keep up with this kind of stuff.  It goes to show you that Alan Moore is either a) a genius, or b) a gimmicky storyteller.  I really hope it’s the former. 

  9. niceguyeddie niceguyeddie says:

    this episode… fantastico!

    great stuff guys. i’ve read and own both volumes of the LoEG but this made me want to trade both the tpbs for the big thick books… <drool>   

     

  10. niceguyeddie niceguyeddie says:

    awesome hair josh… few could pull it off… me among them.

  11. Marbles Marbles says:

    London comic Shop GOSH! interviewed Kev O’Neill on a number of subjects recently. They are available online (see links below), but I convert this sort of stuff to watch on my i-pod on my commute, thought I might as well share :-

    1. Re LOXG
    http://goshlondon.blogspot.com/2008/10/gosh-interviews-kevin-oneill-1-of-4.html
    http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?jjnmvzdnd1h

    2. Re Nemesis
    http://goshlondon.blogspot.com/2008/10/gosh-interviews-kevin-oneill-2-of-4.html
    http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?w4aigjwkmjy

    3. Re Marshall Law
    http://goshlondon.blogspot.com/2008/11/gosh-interviews-kevin-oneill-3-of-4.html
    http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?tqhgwnzmzni

  12. s30 s30 says:

    kevin o’neil is an absolutely fantastic artist. the unique style and effortless detail on his pages are mezmerising.

    what was that ending about? its one of those things you dont understand, but it makes you burst out laughing anyway.

    and i liked josh’s hair!

Leave a Comment