Nemo : Roses of Berlin, Hardback
2.5 out of 5 (3 ratings)


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 56 pages, 1
  • Publisher: Knockabout Comics
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  • Category: Lliterary & memoirs
  • ISBN: 9780861662302



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German expressionist film versus Captain Nemo! Gotta love it.

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Another excursion into the alternate reality of the League of Extraordinary Gentleman. This one focuses on the new Captain Nemo and her adventures against the evil Nazi state ruled by Adenoid Hynkel. Various characters from German literature including Maria from Metropolis, Rotwang (well, in spirit) and Dr Caligari defend Berlin from Nemo's efforts to rescue her son-in-law. I liked Nemo's feistiness and ruthlessness. There were large chunks of untranslated German dialogue from the Nazis, which might have been very flavourful had I understood German. As it was, I was merely perplexed. Overalll it was quite an amusing pulp revival.

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Although set in the world of the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, these are a spin-off, and feature not the original Nemo, but his daughter, Janni Dakkar, who is now the captain of the Nautilus. This second book takes place in a Berlin transformed by the science of Rotwang – including an army of Maria robots. But when Nemo’s daughter, and her boyfriend Robur, are killed when their airship is destroyed by Berlin’s forces, Nemo attacks Berlin’s “Moloch Machine”... And that’s pretty much the appeal of this trilogy: you’re playing spot the references all the time. While some are blindingly obscure – those penny dreadful characters, for example – others are all too obvious.

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