Drowntown: Book One

Overview

The first part of an awesome new graphic novel by two of the UK's very brightest talents.
     The world has changed forever, ravaged by climatic upheaval. The flooded metropolis of London has adapted to the rising sea levels, remaining a centre for international commerce and a magnet for environmental refugees. The elite gaze out over the ever-expanding Thames from their ivory towers, while the denizens of submerged ...

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Overview

The first part of an awesome new graphic novel by two of the UK's very brightest talents.
     The world has changed forever, ravaged by climatic upheaval. The flooded metropolis of London has adapted to the rising sea levels, remaining a centre for international commerce and a magnet for environmental refugees. The elite gaze out over the ever-expanding Thames from their ivory towers, while the denizens of submerged pubs peer into the sunken streets like specimens in an aquarium. 
   Hired by notorious underworld figure Alexandra Bastet, Leo Noiret uncovers a terrifying conspiracy that stretches from the depths of Drowntown to the highest echelons of power and influence. 
   Struggling aqua-courier Gina Cassel learns that young love can be a dangerous game when she becomes romantically involved with the heir to the Drakenberg Corporation, which aims to control both the environment and the future of human evolution. 
   There's a storm brewing in Drowntown, with Gina and Noiret at its heart.

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Editorial Reviews

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   • "Flooded civilisations have long been a staple of post-apocalyptic fiction... Few have executed their dystopian vision with quite as much panache as Robbie Morrison and Jim Murray do here." —Stephen Jewell, SFX 

   • '"Jim Murray's gorgeous art is reminiscent in style of a toned-down Simon Bisley, and his attention to detail really brings this grimy, waterlogged world to life." —Henry Northmore, The List

From the Publisher
   • "Flooded civilisations have long been a staple of post-apocalyptic fiction... Few have executed their dystopian vision with quite as much panache as Robbie Morrison and Jim Murray do here." --Stephen Jewell, SFX 

   • '"Jim Murray's gorgeous art is reminiscent in style of a toned-down Simon Bisley, and his attention to detail really brings this grimy, waterlogged world to life." --Henry Northmore, The List

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780224085878
  • Publisher: Random House UK
  • Publication date: 9/1/2014
  • Pages: 56
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 11.80 (h) x 0.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Scots writer ROBBIE MORRISON is best known for the Eagle award-winning Nikolai Dante graphic novels, serialised in 2000AD from 1997-2012. A regular writer of Judge Dredd, he has also scripted Batman and Spider-Man. Other creations include Shakara, The Bendatti Vendetta and Blackheart. He is also the writer of the acclaimed World War I graphic novel White Death, with Walking Dead artist Charlie Adlard.

JIM MURRAY's brilliant and distinctive artwork ranges from Judge Dredd and Batman comics to character designs for Virgin Studios, set designs for live shows of the rock band The Prodigy and fantasy playing cards for Wizards of the Coast. He is currently character designer for Valve Studios in Seattle, USA.

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