Mina Murray's new job
Bizarrely, both League of Extraordinary Gentlemen and Astro City, books known for their history of lateness and erratic scheduling, managed to come out this week. If the last issue of Planetary had come out too, I think the universe would have sunk into some abyss of improbability.
Two pages from the latest League volume, Century, follow.
Or perhaps "What Vull was doing in the 1960s," if we use the name she was going by at the time...
Seeing LoEG touch on superheroes makes you realize how cool it'd be if writers applied the series's "everything is connected" approach to the DC or Marvel Universes. I know they're already shared universes, but I'm talking more about drawing as many connections as possible, wehrever they show themselves, like when Moore made Dean Moriarty from On the Road the descendant of Holmes's Moriarty.
Roy Thomas used to do this sort of thing all the time. He'd do stuff like reveal that Robin and the Golden Age Robotman (both had the last name Grayson) were relatives, or establish a connection between the villain Black Knight and the medieval adventure character of the same name. Why do so many of today's writers for the Big Two avoid making these sorts of fun connections? It's such an obvious thing to do.