League of Extraordinary Gibberings
So i'm a big League fan, i've now read about 70+ League related items, probably about 55 novels, the rest plays, poems, serials, shortstories, comics etc. Unfortunately for me all this info tends to conglomerate in my brain and create weird thought patterns.
So heres some random... VERY random, thoughts and theories that i've had about the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen.
If in the Leagueverse Baltimore has become the space hub of the USA due to the 'First Men in the Moon' book, then presumably Houston is the Leagueverse's equivalent of Baltimore.
Since people from Baltimore based crimedramas are astronauts in the Leagueverse presumably characters from shows like The Cape, Odyssey 5 or Defying Gravity would be policemen or criminals in the Leagueverse.
I have no follow up to those deductions, it was just an interesting thought.
It should be noted that in 'Century 2009' we're no longer using the 'First Men in the Moon' book but rather the Film (1964). We know this by Cavors use of the plural, in the book he only had one companion but a woman was added for the film. Cavors death and the look of the Selenites is also consistent with the film but inconsistent with the book.
In any case the most important difference about the film is that when the Selenite tunnels are rediscoverd by american astronauts they find everyone dead.
The theory they come up with to explain this extinction is that Cavor was ill when he arrived on the moon 60 years ago and without any immunity to earth diseases, the Selenites all died from the common cold.
Obviously that theory now has a more sinister ring to it given the Leagues history.
Maza leader of the moon amazons is from a book 'Maza of the Moon', i havn't read it yet but i've heard the plot is to do with a war on the moon between asians and caucasians. Assuming thats correct and since everything referenced in the Leagueverse has happened to some degree we can assume that conflict will happen also.
As we know amazon moon society will soon be augmented by the children of Moriarty. Moriartymen and Fu Manchu men have clashed twice before in Volume1 and the Black Dossier's 'Crazy Wide Forever'.
Given this history it doesn't seem unreasonable to imagine that an asian force in conflict with the children of Moriarty might have a Fu Manchulike leader once again. Keep in mind that Fu Manchu is a expert in organic weaponry, using poisons, fungus, animals and insects.
Prospero had to stop the previous moon conflict as he believed it would cause the american colonists to relocate and stumble upon something they weren't supposed to find yet. The only likely object this refers to is the Monolith from '2001 a Space Odyssey', which is mentioned by Orlando in a previous installment of 'Minions of the Moon'.
All of this leads to following likely scenario in some future league comic.
In 2001 a conflict will break out between the Maza led, Amazons/Children of Moriarty and a Fu Manchu like adversary who will manipulate the Selenites and use them in his attack. Some american colonists will flee the war zone and stumble upon the Monolith. When they return after the conflicts end they will find the Selenites have been exterminated.
Again since everything referenced in the League has happened in some fashion so far, then the 'Mysta of the Moon' comics become pretty interesting. In the Leagueverse Mysta is mentioned as being the sister of Maza.
The comic version is set in a distant future, way more distant than that shown in 1964. In it Mars god of war who is both insubstantial and invisible possesses people and creates a cultural apocolypse, every library, university, museum etc is destroyed (Mysta comics http://thatsmyskull.blogspot.ie/sear...ysta%20mondays).
So presumably some version of this story has to happen in the League future. The obvious thought is that in this future Mysta will be a descendent of the moon amazon Mysta but i have a rather more insane theory.
In the comics in order to save it, all of known culture and science is downloaded into the heads of Mysta and a man called Nors that she refers to as her 'almost-brother'.
But what if this were a lie, there are no witnesses left to this event, so what if instead Mysta's knowledge simply comes from over a hundred years of experience and not wanting to reveal shes immortal she comes up with the download story.
Nors possessed by the God of War goes mental and attacks Mysta and shes forced to kill him in self defence. Remember Orlandos words in Century 2009 when he goes mental, 'I am War!'.
Mysta's abilities include astral projection, Mina has experience with that from 1969. Mysta also uses a hypnodisc and we know Mina has experience with hypnotism from Dracula.
So i ask, given that every reference has to happen, given Moores interest in cultural demise, given Orlandos words when he goes crazy and the Nors name, given Mystas abilities and Mina's associations with the Moon.
Is comicbook Mysta really Mina in disguise? Is Nors Orlando? Is the cultural apocalypse the future of the League?
A couple of other things i've noticed that i don't think appear in any annotations.
The enemy 'The Mass' defeated by Mina's superhero team in Century 1910 is 'the Blob' from the Steve Mcqueen film.
The Vril seen in the sexshow in Century 1969 is most likely an artists mistake. He clearly has clipped wings but the Vril don't actually have wings, they wear artificial wings which slip on and off like a jacket. So thats either a mistake or the League Vril are something else entirely.
Thats all for now, just thought i'd put this stuff out there.