Things have been complicated for a while for part-time wizard, full-time cop Peter Grant, but in the latest Rivers of London comic series, Monday, Monday, it’s not going to get easier anytime soon, if ever, judging by events in the third issue.
As Peter heads back to work, paternity leave apparently over, but paternity very definitely not, despite baby-sitting from talking foxes, he discovers a werewolf is on the loose and will stop at nothing to avoid capture.
It’s up to Peter and his cohort of chums to hunt the deadly lycanthrope and bring him to justice.
If you’re a fan of the Rivers of London books and comics, then you’ll feel right at home with this story, threading a police investigation in with family developments, with well-honed ease. If you’re not familiar with Rivers of London, you may well find yourself thrown in the deep end with events portrayed in this latest series, and you seriously should go out and buy the novels and some of the comic albums first!
I really enjoyed José María Beroy’s art on this book, with lots of smashing background art of London used as dressing. And who’s not going to grab a book with a Rian Hughes cover, hmm?
Written by bestselling author Ben Aaronovitch and Andrew Cartmel, with art by José María Beroy, Rivers of London: Monday, Monday #3, published by Titan Comics, is on sale now from all good comic shops
COVER A UPC Code 7 93611 73590 3 00311 – Cover by Rian Hughes
COVER B UPC Code 7 93611 73590 3 00321 – Cover by V.V. Glass
COVER C UPC Code 7 93611 73590 3 00331 – Cover by Claudia Ianniciello
SAMPLE PAGES OF RIVERS OF LONDON – MONDAY, MONDAY #3
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.