British comic artist and writer Bryan Talbot (2000AD, The Adventures of Luther Arkwright and much more) has announced the forthcoming publication of Grandville: L’Intégrale next year, by Jonathan Cape in the UK and Dark Horse in the US.
Due for release in June 2021, Grandville L’Intégrale collects all five Grandville graphic novels in one deluxe hardcover book, accompanied by voluminous author notes never before in print.
In the acclaimed steampunk series, graphic-novel pioneer Bryan Talbot explores an alternate art-nouveau world populated by intelligent animals, a human underclass, and wondrous technology.
Within this rich fantastical milieu, the relentless Detective-Inspector LeBrock of Scotland Yard pursues shadowy death squads, psychotic killers, dark political conspiracies, ruthless crime lords, and bloodthirsty cults through the streets of London and the center of the greatest empire on earth, the Belle Epoque Paris known as Grandville.
“In the figure of Detective Inspector LeBrock, Bryan Talbot has given us a hero who is part-James Bond, part-Sherlock Holmes and part-Dirty Harry – yet all badger,” notes author Ian Rankin in the collection’s introduction. “Corruption is rife, gangland violence threatens to explode at any point, the master criminals are deliciously evil, the femmes properly fatale.”
• Grandville L’Intégrale will be published in June 2021 by Jonathan Cape in the UK and Dark Horse Comics in the US. Check out books by Bryan Talbot here on AmazonUK (Affiliate Link)
The American edition, Grandville Integral, has a different one, designed to match with their Arkwright Integral
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.
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