Review: Rivers of London Vol. 2 Night Witch #1

RoL_Nightwitch_Cover_A - Paul McCaffreyA police vehicle on a routine prison transfer in north London is stormed by Russian hoodlums seeking to free a very particular prisoner. Their target is a witch. A very powerful witch who doesn’t want to be free. Things rapidly turn very ugly for the hoods and it’s soon a job for full-time police constable and part-time wizard, Peter Grant.

Strange things are afoot, as Russian thugs try to break a witch out of an armored car. Not just your run of the mill witch, one who served in a unique Russian unit during WWII. Which isn’t the strangest thing that happens, in Rivers of London: Night Witch #1. I could say more but, that would spoil things.

Compared to the first volume, the art style changes some, as the story itself changes. Unlike the last volume that is more focused on the possessed car this one is more character focused. That seems to bolster the degree of realism, that the world itself has. Even the characters itself seem to be more grounded, in history as they reveal a few backstories.

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

Titan Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review