GOSH London): In a fast-paced, self-contained adventure, Alan Moore and Kevin O’Neill will be expanding on Janni Dakkar, one of their most memorable characters created for League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: Century in Nemo: Heart of Ice next year.
Alan Moore first announced the 48-page project, which will again be published jointly by Knockabout and Topo Shelf back in February, describing it as a refresher between courses.
Venturing into dazzling polar territories and fictional domains
including those of Edgar Allen Poe and H. P. Lovecraft, the story, due for release in February 2013, is being touted as and "unforgettable encounter at the living, beating and appallingly inhuman heart of ice".
It’s 1925 - and fifteen long years since Janni Dakkar (aka 'Pirate Jenny') 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 30-year-old Pirate Jenny, tired of
punishing the world with an unending spree of plunder and destruction, now resolves 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…
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