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Synopsis, cover art debut for LOEG stand-alone Nemo: Heart of Ice


The longstanding links between The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen‘s U.K. publisher Knockabout and the London comic shop Gosh! mean that Gosh!’s blog is the place to go for news relating to Alan Moore and Kevin O’Neill’s ongoing opus. The retailer has posted a synopsis and cover image for the next installment, the stand-alone Nemo: Heart of Ice:

It’s 1925, fifteen long years since Janni Dakkar first tried to escape the legacy of her science-pirate father, only to eventually take on his mantle and accept her destiny as the new Nemo; the next captain of the legendary Nautilus. A thirty year-old Pirate Jenny, tired of punishing the world with an unending spree of plunder and destruction, is resolved to finally step from her forebear’s lengthy shadow by attempting something at which he’d conspicuously failed, namely the exploration of Antarctica. In 1895 her father had returned from that ice-crusted continent without his reason or his crewmen, all of whom appeared to have mysteriously perished or to otherwise have disappeared. Now Captain Nemo’s daughter and successor plans to take her feared and celebrated black submersible back to the world’s South Pole in an attempt to lay her sire’s intimidating ghost forever.

There are others, though, who have become as tired of Janni’s freebooting as she herself. An influential publishing tycoon, embarrassed by the theft of valuables belonging to a visiting Ugandan monarch, sets a trio of America’s most lauded technological adventurers on the pirate queen’s trail, commencing a nightmarish chase across the frozen landscape with the pinnacles of the forbidding mountains where Prince Dakkar’s sanity had foundered growing ever nearer…

In a fast-paced, self-contained adventure, Alan Moore and Kevin O’Neill thrillingly expand on one of Century’s most memorable characters, venturing into dazzling polar territories and fictional domains including those of Edgar Allen Poe and H. P. Lovecraft, with all of these vectors headed for an unforgettable encounter at the living, beating and appallingly inhuman HEART OF ICE.

Hardcover, 48 pages, £9.99.
Due February 2013

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Colour me excited! I just finished a reread of League and I could not be happier for this next installment.

LOEG take on Lovecraft? Sounds good to me!

Hopefully with $10 pounds being listed as the UK price we’ll get it for a little less for a HC here in the US, maybe at the $7.99 the others have been with the lesser page count.

Yes. Yes. Yes.

I don’t care what everyone else says about the new LoEG comics, I thought they were great and I can’t wait for more.

DarthRadarOReilly

September 4, 2012 at 12:11 pm

Black Dossier and 1969 were absolute rubbish – but all the others have been outstanding. So I am still hopeful about each new one

Oh hell yes.

great work. this is really aye-catching heart i must say… !

If I were to take a guess, I would say that the “publishing tycoon” mentioned would be citizen Kane and the three “technological adventurers” would be Frank Reade Jr., Tom Swift, and Clark Savage. Just my guess

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