Nemo: Heart of Ice

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AN ALL-NEW LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN ADVENTURE! Co-Published by Top Shelf Productions & Knockabout. In the grim cold of February surfaces a thrilling new League of Extraordinary Gentlemen book: NEMO: HEART OF ICE, a full-color 56-page adventure in the classic pulp tradition by the inestimable Alan Moore and Kevin O'Neill. 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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Publisher
Top Shelf Productions
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Published on
Dec 31, 2013
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Pages
64
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ISBN
9781603092876
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Language
English
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Genres
Comics & Graphic Novels / Historical Fiction
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After an epic twenty-year journey through the entirety of human culture—the biggest cross-continuity “universe” that is conceivable—Alan Moore and Kevin O’Neill conclude both their legendary LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN and their equally legendary comic book careers with the series’ spectacular fourth and final volume, THE TEMPEST. Tying up the slenderest of plot threads and allusions from the three preceding volumes, THE BLACK DOSSIER, and the NEMO trilogy into a dazzling and ingenious bow, the world’s most accomplished and bad-tempered artist-writer team use their most stylistically adventurous outing yet to display the glories of the medium they are leaving; to demonstrate the excitement that attracted them to the field in the first place; and to analyze, critically and entertainingly, the reasons for their departure. Opening simultaneously in the panic-stricken headquarters of British Military Intelligence, the fabled Ayesha’s lost African city of Kor, and the domed citadel of “We” on the devastated Earth of the year 2996, the dense and yet furiously paced narrative hurtles like an express locomotive across the fictional globe from Lincoln Island to modern America to the Blazing World; from the Jacobean antiquity of Prospero’s Men to the superhero-inundated pastures of the present to the unimaginable reaches of a shimmering science-fiction future. With a cast list that includes many of the most iconic figures from literature and pop culture, and a tempo that conveys the terrible momentum of inevitable events, this is literally and literarily the story to end all stories. Originally published as a six-issue run of unfashionable, outmoded and flimsy children’s comics that would make you appear emotionally backward if you read them on the bus, this climactic magnum opus also reprints classic English super-team publication The Seven Stars from the murky black-and-white reachers of 1964. A magnificent celebration of everything comics were, are, and could be, any appreciator or student of the medium would be unwise to miss THE LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN, VOLUME IV: THE TEMPEST.
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