Sunday, March 24, 2013

of 'Nemo: Heart of Ice' Is 'The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen'

Check out this appealing review for the latest graphic novel, "Nemo: Heart of Ice" in this article by Comics Alliance, "'Nemo: Heart of Ice' Is 'The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen', Streamlined [Review]".

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It's 1925, and the Nemo in the title isn't the Captain of previous volumes, but his daughter Janni Dakkar, who has inherited his title, crew, ship and vocation. After robbing sled-enthusiast Charles Foster Kane and Queen Ayesha from Allan Quartermain creator H. Rider Haggard's She (which was, probably not coincidentally, adapted into a silent movie that very same year), Janni decides to take her crew exploring, following an Antarctic route that drove her father mad.

Kane, who didn't take kindly to being robbed, assembles his own League to sic on Janni and her crew, recruiting inventors/adventurers Tom Swift (here spelled "Swyfte"), Jack Wright and Frank Reade Jr. to hound her through her journey. Their travels take Janni and her allies through territory previously described in Edgar Allan Poe's Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym, Jules Verne's Antarctic Mystery and H. P. Lovecraft's At The Mountains of Madness, where they encounter a white giant, a gargantuan hole in the ground, an ice sphinx, a cleverly rendered moment of time displacement, weird giant penguins and Lovecraftian architecture, hieroglyphics and creatures.

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