One of the greatest and most aggravating things about Alan Moore is his ability to amaze and confuse me simultaneously. And when he teams up with Kevin O’Neill it just ramps the wonder to eleven. Their work is always deep, rich and detailed. Both the art and the writing are beautiful. It can also be dense and wordy and a little convoluted. This is why I love it.
Nemo Heart of Ice continues this great tradition. The year is 1925 and Captain Nemo, or Janni Dakkar as she was known before taking on the mantle of Captain Nemo from her father, has tired of a life of piracy and plunder. She wants a grand adventure, something to rival those of her father, a challenge. The Antarctic seems to fit the bill nicely. To quote Mistress Janni “It’s about finding some purpose that’s more than just piracy… about proving something to Father and myself. Ready the Nautilus…”
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