"1: Empire Dreams"
Mina Murray has been engaged by Campion Bond of the British Empire to gather her heroes to face an unnamed threat. She starts by collecting Allan Quatermain from an opium-induced stupor, and relies on Captain Nemo to make good their escape when things get hot. To gather their fourth member, who has a habit of brutally murdering prostitutes, Mina must set herself as bait on the streets of Paris. It goes terribly wrong when they discover their quarry and future teammate is not Doctor Henry Jekyll, but Mister Edward Hyde.
"Allan and the Sundered Veil, Chapter 1: The Dead Man"
An aged Allan Quatermain, having faked his own death to escape the demands that his own reputation created. He returns to visit an old acquaintance who is the sole source for a certain pharmaceutical that Allan craves.