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The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen

 #5: "Some Deep, Organizing Power..."


Writer: Alan Moore
Artist: Kevin O'Neill
Colors: Benedict Dimagmaliw
Lettering: William Oakley

Cover date: June 2000

Plot summary:
We see a flashback to the year 1891: two men fighting each other nearby a waterfall in Switzerland. The men are Sherlock Holmes and his arch enemy James Moriarty. Moriarty falls off a rock. He's believed to be dead, but actually he has survived.

Seven years later, Moriarty is Mr M, leader of the British secret service. Hawley Griffin is secretly listening to M's conversation with Campion Bond and learns that M is an evil criminal who uses the secret service (and the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen) for the battle against his rival, the Doctor. Like the Doctor, M wants to possess the Cavorite. He's planning a big air attack against London's East End where the Doctor resides.

With this new information, the League wants to prohibit this attack. So Nemo's searching his submarine for some gadgets which could help them...


So Mr M turns out to be the League's actual adversary, which gives a very nice twist to the story. The issue's last panel shows M's retro-futuristic battle airship and we can look forward to a riveting finale.