Knockabout Comics have just dropped us a line to say that River of Ghosts, the new Nemo story from Alan Moore and Kevin O’Neill, will be released this week, a little ahead of the originally-announced schedule.
With the stunning conclusion of Century, the top-selling third volume of The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, creators Alan Moore and Kevin 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.”
With all that praise, Moore and O’Neill 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 Heart of Ice) and mechanical metropolitan monstrosities (in The Roses of Berlin).
Now, Top Shelf Productions and Knockabout Comics present what may be the Captain’s final voyage… It’s 1975, and the agring 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…
The founder of downthetubes, which he established in 1998. John works as a comics and magazine editor, writer, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. He is currently editor of Star Trek Explorer, published by Titan – his third tour of duty on the title originally titled Star Trek Magazine.
Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Babylon 5 Magazine, and more. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War” and “Dan Dare”.
He’s the writer of “Pilgrim: Secrets and Lies” for B7 Comics; “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood.