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Nemi II

by: Lise Myhre


April 26th, 2009 · post by Chris Walktall · Make a comment

Price: £9.99

Publisher: Titan Books

A collection of those Nemi comics that Londoners see every morning in the Metro, you know the ones revolving around the goth girl acting irrationally at the whims and foibles of life.

I gather Nemi originally turned up in a host of Metal magazines in Scandinavia and, before the Metro, in Terroriser in the UK (the equivalent of Kerrang!’s Pandora). She’s lost a lot of the dark edge she had back in the day and now focuses on everyday life, trying to give a voice to that little irrational voice in the back of your head.

You don’t write a comic nigh-on every day for 12 years without being fairly good at what you’re doing. However, I can’t help but feel I am not the audience Nemi is designed for, it’s written by a middle aged woman with a ‘cooky’ side and seems to speak to that audience, and that just isn’t me.

The artwork is decent and with the exception of the odd repeated comic it’s a well produced book; but, one for older sisters or aunts possibly. But a good birthday present for anyone who enjoys the comics every morning.

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