Review: Rivers of London Volume 1: Body work


Peter Grant looks look your average London police officer, but he is actually a part-time wizard in a very elite branch of the Metropolitan Police. It’s his job to investigate those crimes that regular cops don’t like to talk about because they often involve vampires or strange things in Underground tunnels.

Peter’s latest case features a self-driving killer automobile, a Serbian refugee, the Most Haunted Car in England, a handsome drug dealer with a nice paisley scarf and a seemingly harmless wooden bench with a dark past!

This collects the sell-out smash mini-series, Rivers of London: Body Work!

Part detective story, and part supernatural thriller. The story follows a haunted car, a murder, and an unnamed agency that specializes in magic/supernatural crimes. Of course nothing is as it seems as everything goes from a seemingly normal car accident, turns into something much more complicated.

While the magic is subtle for the most part, you can tell there is a reason for that. Given they operate with some degree of desecration in a modern world. The artist seems to understand that, and does his a great job to make the supernatural/magical world hidden, yet obvious. All that while maintaining a degree of realism to the world.

Story: Andrew Cartmel, Ben Aaronovitch Art: Lee Sullivan
Story: 8.5 Art: 9 Overall: 8.75 Recommendation: Buy

Titan Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review