Nemo Vol. 2: Roses of Berlin
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“A damn fine read, a delight of weird alt-fiction, with two veteran creators proving that they’re on fine, fine form, and O’Neill in particular doing some of the best work of his career.” – Richard Bruton, Forbidden Planet
Sixteen years ago, notorious science-brigand Janni Nemo journeyed into the frozen reaches of Antarctica to resolve her father's weighty legacy in a storm of madness and loss, barely escaping with her Nautilus and her life.
Now it is 1941, and with her daughter strategically married into the family of aerial warlord Jean Robur, Janni's raiders have only limited contact with the military might of the clownish German-Tomanian dictator Adenoid Hynkel.
But when the pirate queen learns that her loved ones are held hostage in the nightmarish Berlin, she has no choice save to intervene directly, travelling with her ageing lover Broad Arrow Jack into the belly of the beastly metropolis. Within that alienated city await monsters, criminals and legends, including the remaining vestiges of Germany’s notorious ‘Twilight Heroes’, a dark Teutonic counterpart to Mina Murray’s League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. And waiting at the far end of this gauntlet of alarming adversaries there is something much, much worse.
Continuing in the thrilling tradition of Heart of Ice, Alan Moore and Kevin O’Neill rampage through twentieth-century culture in a blazing new adventure, set in a city of totalitarian shadows and mechanical nightmares. Cultures clash and lives are lost in the explosive collision of four unforgettable women, lost in the black and bloody alleyways where thrive THE ROSES OF BERLIN.
“In a fast-paced, self-contained adventure, Alan Moore and Kevin O’Neill thrillingly expand on one of Century’s most memorable characters.”
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“Kevin O'Neill meets the high bar set by his previous League art, capturing as always the series' old-fashioned pulp feel and obsessive attention to detail.”
•Sci-fi news site
“In ‘Nemo: Roses Of Berlin’ we’re going to be fast forwarding to 1941 and right into the jaws of World War 2. Not only will we be seeing a small return to the League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen, but we’re also going to see them go up against their German counterparts. … Fans will be happy with another glimpse into the world of the League that Alan Moore created back in 1999.”