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The Resource Nemo, Heart of ice, [written by] Alan Moore ; [illustrated by] Kevin O'Neill

Nemo, Heart of ice, [written by] Alan Moore ; [illustrated by] Kevin O'Neill

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Nemo, Heart of ice
Title
Nemo
Title part
Heart of ice
Statement of responsibility
[written by] Alan Moore ; [illustrated by] Kevin O'Neill
Title variation
Heart of ice
Title variation remainder
heart of ice
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Language
eng
Summary
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 -- Publisher's website
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Review
  • A decade ago, Moore was the most critically acclaimed writer in comics and among the most prolific. In recent years, however, his output has largely been limited to occasional installments of his League of Extraordinary Gentlemen series, set in an alternate-reality Britain, where classic adventure fiction characters protect the empire. In this one, taking place 15 years after the events of Century: 1910 (2009), Janni Dakkar, the daughter of Jules Verne’s Captain Nemo (also the Pirate Jenny of the Threepenny Opera), embarks on an Antarctic expedition, pursued by American inventors-heroes Frank Reade Jr. and Jack Swyfte (a homonymic namesake to a character who’s not in the public domain), who are employed by a Hearstian newspaper tycoon named Kane. But neither team is prepared for the Lovecraftian horror that awaits them at the South Pole. O’Neill’s detailed, angular art brings the literary characters to vivid life and expertly captures the period atmosphere. Moore’s playfully intelligent take on the boys’-adventure genre serves as a reminder of just how much comics fans lost when he all but abandoned the medium. -- Flagg, Gordon (Reviewed 03-01-2013) (Booklist, vol 109, number 13, p40)
  • /* Starred Review */ The latest tale from the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen—Moore and O’Neill’s pastiche of public domain literary heroes and their own spin-offs—will not disappoint fans. The story picks up in 1925, a decade and a half after Captain Nemo’s death, and follows his daughter, Janni Dakkar, as she steers the Nautilus submarine on a course for Antarctica. Pursued by foes attempting to retrieve the valuables she and her crew have taken from the mysterious Queen of Kor, Janni must negotiate the bizarre temporal distortions that make traversing the Antarctic even more treacherous than normal. This is precisely where Moore shows off his storytelling, employing a cool little narrative trick that has the readers thinking they have been caught in the same time loop as the story’s protagonists. What is so staggering about Nemo: Heart of Ice, however, is O’Neill’s elegant yet disturbing visuals; one particular two-page spread depicting the bizarre region of Megapatagonia, where animal creatures talk backward French, should leave the viewer slack-jawed. Indeed, should readers tire of rereading the story (doubtful), they could effectively turn it into a flip-book and simply soak in the rich blues, lavenders and greens of O’Neill’s stunning palette. (Mar.) --Staff (Reviewed March 18, 2013) (Publishers Weekly, vol 260, issue 11, p)
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10172756
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UKMGB
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1953-
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Moore, Alan
Dewey number
741.5
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
Nature of contents
comics graphic novels
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1953-
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O'Neill, Kevin
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True
Series statement
  • League of extraordinary gentlemen.
  • League of extraordinary gentlemen
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  • Pirates
  • Submarines (Ships) in literature
  • League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (Fictitious characters)
  • Nemo, Captain (Fictitious character)
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heart of ice
Label
Nemo, Heart of ice, [written by] Alan Moore ; [illustrated by] Kevin O'Neill
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Control code
909529
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9781603092746
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
Other physical details
chiefly color illustrations
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  • (Sirsi) i9781603092746
  • (OCoLC)812071215
Label
Nemo, Heart of ice, [written by] Alan Moore ; [illustrated by] Kevin O'Neill
Publication
Note
Title from cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
909529
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9781603092746
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
chiefly color illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781603092746
  • (OCoLC)812071215

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