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