Alan Moore & Kevin O’Neill present NEMO's final voyage down a RIVER OF GHOSTS
MARIETTA, GA — Alan Moore and Kevin O’Neill’s LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN reaches a new milestone today, as Top Shelf Productions & Knockbout releases the grand finale of the NEMO spinoff trilogy, a pulse-pounding 56-page hardcover entitled RIVER OF GHOSTS.
In 2012, with the stunning conclusion of Century, the top-selling third volume of the League saga, creators Moore and O’Neill brought their literary-crossover saga to an incredible climax. Critics called it “magnificent,” a “glorious creative tapestry,” and “arguably one of the greatest comics of all time.” The authors might have been tempted to stop there and rest on their laurels... but one character, Captain Nemo’s steel-hearted daughter Janni, demanded the spotlight for herself, and a spinoff was born!
With a classic two-fisted spirit of adventure, the Nemo graphic novels have followed the terrifying pirate queen in her confrontations with unearthly Antarctic horrors (in 2013’s Heart of Ice) and mechanical metropolitan monstrosities (in 2014’s The Roses of Berlin).
Now, Top Shelf Productions and Knockabout Comics present what may be the Captain’s final voyage! It’s 1975, and our aging heroine is beginning to display a tenuous grip on reality. Pursuing shadows from her past—or her imagination—Captain Janni Nemo steers her wondrous ship Nautilus on an obsessive journey into the tropical mysteries of the Amazon, in a last attempt to put to rest the blood-drenched spectres of old. What awaits? New allies, outrageous enemies, inscrutable youths, impossible creatures, and a truly flabbergasting final battle. Don’t miss Nemo: River of Ghosts — available today wherever books and comics are sold.
“These are Victorian-influenced pulp fiction tales, and that’s enough, but they are also monuments to world-building as Moore and O’Neill construct enormous fictional amalgamations from the literature of the past. No one else has ever done it nearly as well as these two.” — Comic Book Resources
“Perfect, potent adventure comics, cramming in crazy amounts of characters while maintaining an addictive forward plot momentum.” — Heeb Magazine
“A wonderful concluding chapter to an excellent series. Moore and O’Neill have done that rare thing of creating a spinoff that actually betters the original.” — Pipe Dream Comics
IN STORES TODAY: Nemo: River of Ghosts • 56-page hardcover • $14.95 (US) • ISBN 978-1-60309-355-2 • Diamond code JAN151622
Nemo: Heart of Ice • 56-page hardcover • $14.95 (US) • ISBN 978-1-60309-274-6 • Diamond code DEC121247
Nemo: The Roses of Berlin • 56-page hardcover • $14.95 (US) • ISBN 978-1-60309-320-0 • Diamond code JAN141334
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: Century • 256-page hardcover • $29.95 (US) • ISBN 978-1-60309-329-3 • Diamond code MAY141615
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