Third and final volume in the Nemo series of graphic novels. Which are a spin from the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen series - tales set in a world where all the fictional heroes and villains we know are real - and whilst this might work ok as a stand alone read, you will be better off having read all that came before to get the most from this. So start with the first volume of the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen if new.
If not, read on.
This is a complete and self contained story in one volume, and as mentioned in the last in this series, which tells the further exploits of Captain Nemo's daughter Janni.
It is as with the rest of these for mature readers only, thanks to strong language adult moments and violence.
It as with other volumes is cleverly formatted like a product of it's time, with an index page akin to a lurid true stories magazine of the 70's.
In the story, it's now the 1970's, and Janni is a very old woman. Having outlived many friends crew and loved ones. Who she hasn't forgotten. But she has one bit of unfinished business. Despite the protests of all around her, she is determined to finish it. A journey into a strange land awaits. Will it be her last voyage?
This is a strong character piece, showing someone at the end of their time with the weight of a long life behind them. With pressures put on them by those who will follow. And it works really well in showing this. It also works nicely as a fantastical adventure, with excellent art from Kevin O'Neill as ever. Showing fantastical lands and people.
There are some interesting appearances from incredibly obscure fictional characters. And an ending that does a great job of wrapping the trilogy up and being an ending that will stick in the mind for a while.
A good read. Great art. And a good end to this trilogy. Well worth four stars.
- Hardcover: 56 pages
- Publisher: IDW PUBLISHING (1 April 2017)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 9781603093552
- ISBN-13: 978-1603093552
- ASIN: 1603093559
- Product Dimensions: 17 x 1.3 x 26.2 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 318 g
- Customer Reviews: 55 customer ratings
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 253,273 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)