Harry Potter: Antichrist

Shoot your patronus on my face.

While our title sounds like an awesome new Broadway musical, instead it’s arguably what crazy comic writer Alan Moore has created with his latest installment of The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen.

For those who aren’t aware, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen is a comic series created by Alan Moore and Kevin O’Neill, taking literary figures and teaming them up to tell some very compelling stories.

If you saw the terrible film starring Sean Connery, you got the gist of the idea, but none of the masterful storytelling. Also, we’re sorry you had to see that. We saw it too, but we’re still sorry. Sullivan and I actually saw it back-to-back with the original Pirates of the Caribbean movie while I was doing an acting gig in Pittsburgh and we have to tell you, when we left the theater, Pirates was the best movie we had ever seen in our lives compared to the shitfest of The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. So, yeah, we get it. But I digress. Don’t let the awful movie deter you from reading the books, because they’re really quite good.

However, here’s the kicker for the new story according to reviewer Laura Sneddon and Deadline.com:

The boy wizard’s name never appears, but references are made to a hidden scar, a magical train between platforms at London’s King Cross Station, and the magical school to which it leads. There’s also a mentor called Riddle — although the Tom Riddle in Rowling’s books ultimately became Harry’s archnemesis, Lord Voldemort. According to The Independent, “Characters resembling both Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger also appear and, at one point, the Potter character kills someone with a lightning bolt from his flaccid penis.”

Now it’s an INSTABUY right?!?

Antichrist or not, you can bet that Moore weaves a tale where, regardless of who characters remind us of, they will no doubt be an amalgamation of all that Moore himself finds disgusting in our world, be it no-talent celebrities who are famous for being rich or beloved characters in novels skewed for sensationalism. Moore’s a smart guy. Peel back all of the layers he sits in front of you, and then bask in the glory of great writing.

Here’s a link to the deadline story.

Here’s a link to Ms. Sneddon’s review at The Independent.

Here’s a link to buy The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen – Century: 2009.

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