So Comic Alliance is one of my favorite comic book news blogs out there. And yesterday they presented an excellent April Fools joke.
Its been awhile since we heard anything from Alan Moore about his Extraordinary Gentlemen property (talking the comic not the movie, he won’t talk about that thing at all), so when CA broke the news that a new series was coming up we were suspect. And what would be better than one based in America during the 1980’s!? I love the fact that all the team members are TV or Movie characters…since America has no literary history.
What a team too, here is their snipit on the project. Be sure to read their full article also.
League of Extraordinary Gentlemen – America: 1988
When war-hero-turned-handyman Kesuke Miyagi is found drained of blood, it becomes clear that the occult gang known as the Lost Boys are targeting the only individuals that can stop them from complete domination of America. It’s the perfect case for the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen–except that their government contact, Oscar Goldman, disbanded the team in 1979 after they defeated Mr. Han’s army of the living dead.
Now, disgraced scientist Emmet Brown has to put together a new team to combat the growing threat of the Lost Boys and their leader, a newly resurrected vampire kingpin Tony Montana: Transportation specialist Jack Burton, ex-commando B.A. Baracus, tech wizard Angus MacGyver and the mysteriously powerful femme fatale known only as “Lisa.” But will Brown be able to stop the Lost Boys before time runs out?
$9.99 – 64 pages, full color – 1 of 2 – Scheduled to ship on April 1, 2011