Within the last decade, the concept of steampunk has begun to break away from being a niche subgenre and entered the mainstream. What is steampunk? Steampunk is blends reality and science fiction, presenting an alternate Victorian-era
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"The League of Extraordinary Gentleman" by Alan Moore: Alan Moore pens this graphic novel that feels like pure Victorian fan fiction, as he brings some of literature's most famous characters together in one volume. Wilhelmina Murray ("Dracula") is charged with putting together a team to combat the evils of the world. As she travels the world, Wilhelmina collects Allan Quartermain ("King Solomon's Mines"), Captain Nemo ("20,000 Leagues Under the Sea"), C. August Dupin ("The Murders in the Rue Morgue"), Hawley Griffin ("The Invisible Man") and Dr. Jekyll ("The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde"). With the team assembled, the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen remain vigilant against the forces that would do harm against the British Empire.