Nemo: Heart of Ice, Hardback Book
4 out of 5 (2 ratings)

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  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 56 pages, chiefly col. Illustrations
  • Publisher: Knockabout Comics
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Comics and Graphic Novels
  • ISBN: 9780861661831

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Though less than 100 pages, <i>Nemo: Heart of Ice</i> is encouragingly substantial in story, tone and talent. Alan Moore has material he is more familiar with, and has greater love for, than in the disappointing <i>The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Century: 2009</i>. Literary mashups are more common than they were when he and Kevin O'Neill began the series, but the <i>League</i> universe has kept ahead of the step by its creators' desire to look at the philosophies <i>behind</i> the stories. Plenty of Moore's devices are recognisable and while this story's use justifies them, he's going to have to move on soon. The broken-time sequence is written with enough skill to disconcert the reader without losing them, but the (much) older-man-younger-woman relationships has worn thin. We get they're in love with the same father figure who ruined them, but it now feels like the writer's indulging himself.Still, the <i>League</i> is meant to be pulp adventure and <i>Nemo</i> (even if it doesn't carry the series title) isn't short on excitement. Moore's writing and particularly O'Neill's artwork recreate the terrifying isolation and dislocation of HP Lovecraft's <i>At the Mountains of Madness</i>. The team aren't aiming to add much to the mythos, but instead use it as a crucible in which Janni can test her will against that of her father (picking up on Lovecraft's suggestion that the terror beyond the mountains is a reflection of our inner selves). It's an encouraging restart for the series, but I hope Moore picks up some new toys next time. The world of the <i>League</i> is as limitless as fiction, so there's no need to stick to the same corners.

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So Captain Nemo's daughter is an outrageous badass, and clearly shoggoths stood no chance against her. Clearly.

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