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Drowntown

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The first part of the exciting 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: the elite gaze out over the Thames from their ivory towers, while the inhabitants of submerged pubs peer into the streets like specimens in an aquarium.

Hired by a notorious underworld figure, Leo Noiret uncovers a terrifying conspiracy that stretches from the depths of Drowntown to the highest echelons of power. Meanwhile, 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. There's a storm brewing in Drowntown, with Gina and Noiret at its heart...

`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' SFX
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Product details

  • Hardback | 56 pages
  • 220 x 306 x 12mm | 569g
  • Jonathan Cape Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0224085875
  • 9780224085878
  • 298,009

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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."
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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 * "It's not the first time noir has been merged with science fiction, but the execution is absolutely first class. Murray's illustration is simply stunning... [Morrison's] script is razor-sharp... Together, Morrison and Murray have created a wonderful piece of cross-genre fiction, an homage to both noir and sci-fi, honing it down to a gritty but beautiful piece of work." -- Andy Shaw * Grovel * "Morrison quickly fleshes out characters and plot with aplomb while Murray's gorgeous art ensures this is a thrilling no-holds barred adventure from start to finish..." -- John Freeman * Down the Tubes * "A super read... Drowntown reaches high and achieves much of it, comedy, adventure, intrigue, entertainment and sumptuous art - I think you'll be hard-pressed to find anything else quite like it for a while." * Forbidden Planet *
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About Jim Murray

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.

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.
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