Reading LoEG has become like watching a car accident just to see how bad it gets. Alan Moore is probably the best writer who ever worked in comics but he has become an angry and bitter man and he takes it out on his borrowed characters. As the age of Haddo's Moonchild arrives our heroes are hopeless wretches. Allan Quartermain is a homeless heroin addict and Mina Harper has spent the last 40 years in an insane asylum. The identity of the Deus ex machina who arrives to fix everything is a brilliant touch though.