The Roses of Berlin

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Sixteen years ago, notorious science-brigand Janni Nemo journeyed into the frozen reaches of Antarctica to resolve her father's weighty legacy in a storm of madness and loss, barely escaping with her Nautilus and her life. Now it is 1941, and with her daughter strategically married into the family of aerial warlord Jean Robur, Janni's raiders have only limited contact with the military might of the clownish German-Tomanian dictator Adenoid Hynkel. But when the pirate queen learns that her loved ones are held hostage in the nightmarish Berlin, she has no choice save to intervene directly, travelling with her ageing lover Broad Arrow Jack into the belly of the beastly metropolis. Within that alienated city await monsters, criminals, and legends, including the remaining vestiges of Germany's notorious 'Twilight Heroes', a dark Teutonic counterpart to Mina Murray's League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. And waiting at the far end of this gauntlet of alarming adversaries there is something much, much worse. Continuing in the thrilling tradition of Heart of Ice, Alan Moore and Kevin O'Neill rampage through twentieth-century culture in a blazing new adventure, set in a city of totalitarian shadows and mechanical nightmares. Cultures clash and lives are lost in the explosive collision of four unforgettable women, lost in the black and bloody alleyways where thrive The Roses of Berlin.
Publisher: Marietta, GA : Top Shelf Productions ; London : Knockabout Comics, [2014]
Copyright Date: ©2014
ISBN: 9780861662302
Branch Call Number: GN MOORE 2014
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Additional Contributors: O'Neill, Kevin 1953-- Artist
Alternative Title: Roses of Berlin


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Nov 14, 2015

Tedious, pointless, and yet more proof of the notion that this writer, who is admittedly an acquired taste, seems to be crazy, high on drugs, or someone with serious issues. I get that Moore has his fans (like Frank Miller, who seems even crazier), but his best days are long, long behind him.

Jan 08, 2015

Moore can be difficult; and this is a good example. The critics love this sort of book, but I found it a bit too internally focused (and I loved the original two LEAGUE books). If you like Moore, you know you're going to read this. If you don't know Moore, don't start here.


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