Rivers of London #1 - Cover A

Titan Comics releases “Rivers of London” Cover

Rivers of London #1 - Cover A

 

Titan Comics has released the first cover of the first issue of its all-new Rivers of London comics, based on the best-selling novels by Ben Aaronovitch.

The new comic was first revealed last October, and Titan has now confirmed it will be releasing a five-part comic series penned by Aaronovitch and Andrew Cartmel with art from Lee Sullivan, (replacing the previously-announced Matthew Dow Smith), coloured by Luis Guerrero.

The hugely popular Rivers of London novels – the series named after the first novel in the series of the same name, which was released in 2011 – follow the adventures of Peter Grant, a young officer in the London Metropolitan Police who is recruited into a special branch of the Met that deals with magic and the supernatural.

The brand-new Rivers of London comic adventure entitled Body Work, will be set between Book 4, Broken Homes and Book 5, Foxglove Summer, in continuity with the novel universe.  (Read our review of the latest, Foxglove Summer, here)

Peter Grant has come a long way since first entering the special branch of London’s Metropolitan Police. With his hard-earned powers and a flair for the supernatural, it’s his job to investigate those shadowy crimes that involve urban vampires, weird folk in the Underground and, in this case, why cars are suddenly taking on lives of their own and killing innocent people!

The Rivers of London novels have sold over one million copies worldwide to date, and has been optioned as a TV show.

London-based Ben Aaronovitch has written for Doctor Who, Casualty and the world’s cheapest ever SF soap opera, Jupiter Moon, novels for Virgin’s Doctor Who New Adventures series and some Blake’s 7 audio dramas. Rivers of London (or Midnight Riot as it is known in the United States), is now his best-known work despite acclaim for his earlier writings such as Remembrance of the Daleks.

Author, journalist and former Doctor Who script editor, Andrew Cartmel‘s comic strip credits include “The Good Soldier” and “Evening’s Empire” for Doctor Who Magazine, the former soon to be re-published by Panini UK. He has also worked as a script editor on other television series, written a number of Doctor Who novels, worked as a magazine editor and as a film studies lecturer. Dead Wax, the first in a series of crime novels featuring the Vinyl Detective will be published by Titan Books in 2016.

A long-established and highly regarded comics artist, perhaps best known for his work for various Doctor Who publications and Robocop and William Shatner’s TekWorld, Lee Sullivan‘s credits also include Transformers and Judge Dredd. The Amulet of Samarkand graphic novel, based on the best-selling novel by Jonathan Stroud was published in 2010 byDisney/Hyperion in the US and Corgi Children’s Books in the UK.

“I’ve been a massive fan of the series for a long time and it’s always a dream to bring something you revere to life as a comic, especially when you’re working with such an incredible team of creators!” says Steve White, Titan Comics Senior Editor.

Rivers of London: Body Work #1 hits comic stores on 15th July 2015 and will also be available to read on your digital device

• To keep up-to-date with news about Rivers of London comics visit the Titan Comics website at Titan-Comics.com or connect with Titan Comics on Facebook, Twitter or Tumblr

 

• For more information on the Rivers of London books visit visit: www.the-folly.com | Follow Ben on Twitter @Ben_Aaronovitch

• Andrew Cartmel’s blog is here: http://venusianfrogbroth.blogspot.co.uk | Follow him on Twitter @andrewcartmel

• Lee Sullivan has some samples of Rivers of London on his official site: www.leesullivanart.co.uk

 

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John Freeman

The founder of downthetubes, John describes himself as is a "freelance comics operative", working as an editor, as Creative Consultant on the Dan Dare audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. John has worked in British comics publishing for over 30 years. His credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine at Marvel UK and Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine at Titan Magazines. He also edited STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics, including Team M.O.B.I.L.E. and The Beatles Story. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War and “Dan Dare” for Tian Books. He’s the writer of “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood for digital comic 100% Biodegradable.

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