Nemo: Heart of Ice

Nemo: Heart of Ice

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by Kevin O'Neill, Alan Moore
     
 

The bestselling League of Extraordinary Gentlemen series continues in this standalone graphic novel! It's 1925, fifteen long years since Janni Dakkar first tried to escape the legacy of her dying science-pirate father, only to accept her destiny as the new Nemo, captain of the legendary Nautilus. Now, tired of her unending spree of plunder and destruction, Janni

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The bestselling League of Extraordinary Gentlemen series continues in this standalone graphic novel! It's 1925, fifteen long years since Janni Dakkar first tried to escape the legacy of her dying science-pirate father, only to accept her destiny as the new Nemo, captain of the legendary Nautilus. Now, tired of her unending spree of plunder and destruction, Janni launches a grand expedition to surpass her father's greatest failure: the exploration of Antarctica. Hot on her frozen trail are a trio of genius inventors, hired by an influential publishing tycoon to retrieve the plundered valuables of an African queen. It's a deadly race to the bottom of the world — an uncharted land of wonder and horror where time is broken and the mountains bring madness. Jules Verne meets H.P. Lovecraft in the unforgettable final showdown, lost in the living, beating and appallingly inhuman HEART OF ICE.

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Publishers Weekly
The latest tale from the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen—Moore and O’Neill’s pastiche of public domain literary heroes and their own spin-offs—will not disappoint fans. The story picks up in 1925, a decade and a half after Captain Nemo’s death, and follows his daughter, Janni Dakkar, as she steers the Nautilus submarine on a course for Antarctica. Pursued by foes attempting to retrieve the valuables she and her crew have taken from the mysterious Queen of Kor, Janni must negotiate the bizarre temporal distortions that make traversing the Antarctic even more treacherous than normal. This is precisely where Moore shows off his storytelling, employing a cool little narrative trick that has the readers thinking they have been caught in the same time loop as the story’s protagonists. What is so staggering about Nemo: Heart of Ice, however, is O’Neill’s elegant yet disturbing visuals; one particular two-page spread depicting the bizarre region of Megapatagonia, where animal creatures talk backward French, should leave the viewer slack-jawed. Indeed, should readers tire of rereading the story (doubtful), they could effectively turn it into a flip-book and simply soak in the rich blues, lavenders and greens of O’Neill’s stunning palette. (Mar.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781603092746
Publisher:
Top Shelf Productions
Publication date:
03/05/2013
Edition description:
Mature Readers (ages 16 and up)
Pages:
56
Sales rank:
737,533
Product dimensions:
6.80(w) x 10.30(h) x 0.50(d)

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