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Nemo: Heart of Ice Hardcover – March 12, 2013
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About the Author
Alan Moore is a magician and performer, and is widely regarded as the best and most influential writer in the history of comics. His seminal works include From Hell, V for Vendetta, and Watchmen, for which he won the Hugo Award. He was born in 1953 in Northampton, UK, and has lived there ever since.
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Top Customer Reviews
I have not given any of the Century or Nemo volumes rave reviews and that’s not going to change with this latest volume. River of Ghosts is very similar in plot to The Roses of Berlin, including hunting down the previously decapitated Princess Ayesha, except this story is not as good. I would love to say that the writer of Watchmen, Swamp Thing and Miracleman had re-found his mojo and produced a new masterpiece but there is nothing here that comes close to Alan Moore at his best. Like the other two stories in the Nemo trilogy the plot appears to be incidental and the story seems to exist to cram in references to literary and movie characters. Probably the most interesting character in the book was the enormous and seemingly indestructible bodyguard of Janni, Hugo Hercules. He’s a bit of an exaggeration of the original comic character but it was neat that Alan Moore resurrected what some consider the first super powered comic character. I had never heard of the character before reading this story.
If you loved Heart of Ice and The Roses of Berlin you’ll probably love River of Ghosts but for me it was simply a pale reflection of Moore’s greater works.Read more ›
This volume wraps up the Nemo saga with her going on one last adventure despite being quite old and frail - she remains the world's most dangerous grandmother. The plot basically ties up the loose ends from the earlier works and complete Janni's rivalry with the Immortal Ayesha. I am sad to say that the art work is OK and the story is sort of OK as well. The plot twists and reveals unfortunately having been anticipated by many other works. It is NOT a spoiler that there could be ex-Nazis (or their LOEG counterparts) hiding in South America. The only clever revelation is the re-introduction of one of the first super human heroes from popular literature.
If you are completist then you'll probably want to get this. If you are hoping for something like LOEG then you might be a bit disappointed. There are clever bits and moments but nothing that is organized as a story.
Frankly if you recall the LOEG Black Dossier, many of the adventures outlined in the Dossier would make a better story.
Alan Moore and Kevin O'Neill continue to build their literary comics-wonderland, a meta-narrative that incorporates classic fiction both great and obscure.Read more ›
Individually, each of the three Nemo volumes might seem somewhat sparse. Indeed, upon first reading I was left considerably underwhelmed: Was this really all such a masterful storyteller as Moore had left to offer us? But with the release of the third and final volume in the Nemo trilogy, I went back and re-read all of the League, then all of Nemo yet again. On the surface, each volume of Nemo appears to be little more than a quick adventure yarn- where League spends pages on dialogues and character relationships, the bulk of Nemo is exactly what you'd expect out of a story for a famed adventure pirate: robberies, gunfights, treks to foreign lands, swordfights, and more. Read in quick succession however themes begin to etch themselves out, characters become clear through action and the briefest of comments, and if you're lucky you begin to realize what a masterwork you're holding in your hands. Despite all the fast past action and crammed literary references, at it's core this book is an exercise in minimalism done by one of the greatest comic writers of all time.
Century showed us a story through the eyes of immortals; a view of the world around us when we're standing perfectly still, incredibly vain and often oblivious to our surroundings. The times may have changed but the characters are still fighting the same demons- both literal and figurative, for a hundred years.
Nemo shows us a story through the eyes of something much more real: A rich and powerful science pirate that commands her own squid sub. Ok, maybe not the best way to put it.. how about "through the eyes of a mortal soul.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
At this point, you're either into this Alan Moore universe, or your not. This is not a jumping on spot.Published 8 months ago by Robert Griffith
The final chapter for the second Captain Nemo, appropriately dark. Left lingering questions about the future for her daughter and grandson. More books coming???Published 12 months ago by R. Crist
Within the Extraordinary Gentlemen universe, this volume concludes a trilogy about Captain Nemo's daughter and their legacy. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Dean L. Surkin
I have thoroughly enjoyed every entry in the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen series, some more than others. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Wesley A. Vermillion