Thursday, June 9, 2011

League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen: Century 1969 - Gosh! Exclusive Bookplate Edition

We’ve been waiting so long for this book that not only has the dinner gone cold and been thrown in the bin, we’d very nearly turned out the lights and gone to bed. To celebrate its long awaited and very welcome arrival on our doorstep we thought we’d do something mighty special indeed.

The latest installment of Alan Moore and Kevin O’Neill’s hit series is on the presses as I type and due to be on a boat leaving Hong Kong on the 19th of June. It should be in all UK book and comic shops in the week of the 25th of July providing no pirates or fans gone mad with impatience inexpertly commandeer the ship and crash it on foreign shores, littering the sea with psychedelic colours and leagues of extraordinary gentlemen.

Gosh!’s Bookplate Editions are usually limited to just the one volume of a series or stand-alone graphic novel. Never before have we done what we’re about to do. The talented Mr O’Neill is busy illustrating a triptych of mini-prints for each part of the current series, available exclusively at Gosh! and limited to 1000 copies of each. It’s a mighty hike up from the usual 200 copies but that’s just because the demand for this thing is so deservedly huge, and we hate to see disappointment on your wee faces.

Each plate is A5 format. 210cm x 148cm

Details on how you can get your mitts on all three prints after this other bit of exciting news: a League of Extraordinary Gentlemen art exhibition right here in Gosh!

When O’Neill handed in the first 20 pages of the third and final part of the book (he is currently at his desk drawing the next batch) he also dropped in 10 internal pages of Century: 1969 -- the volume currently being printed in Hong Kong. From Monday the 13th of June you’ll be able to see those pages on the walls of Gosh! which I’m sure you’ll agree is far more interesting than a regular old Internet preview. Pay us a visit, have a sneak peek at the new book, and while you’re here you can put your name down for a reserved copy.

So, here are the details on the bookplates and how you can get them:

Plates for Century: 1910 and Century: 1969 will both be released on the same day (the week of July 25th) and given away free with a purchase of the book while stocks last. If you already have a copy of Century: 1910, you can request a separate bookplate for it when you’re putting your name down for the next bookplated volume, Century: 1969 (though we will ask for an extra £2 to cover our costs).

To ensure you don’t miss out on the third and final volume, Century: Let It All Come Down (currently slated for summer 2012) leave us with your contact details so we can get in touch with you when it arrives.

All customers who have a standing order for League of Extraordinary Gentlemen at the time of Century: 1969’s release will automatically receive the first two plates for free (ie. no extra £2 for the first bookplate) and be at the top of the list when the third plate arrives. So if you’ve been thinking about starting a standing order with us, perhaps you’d best get on it.

Confused? Here’s all that broken down for monetary clarity:

League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen: Century 1910 with mini-print - £5.95

League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen: Century 1969 with mini-print - £7.99

League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen: Century 1969 with first 2 mini prints – £9.99

If you'd like to reserve a copy send us an email saying so to

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Only available in store at Gosh! (no mail orders on this one, sorry) and from the looks of it: only available for a ridiculously limited time. Pirates willing.