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Preview: Atar Gull

Atar Gull

(W) Fabien Nury (A/CA) Bruno
In Shops: Sep 11, 2019
SRP: $24.99

A man forced into slavery seeks bitter revenge on those who stole his freedom! Fabien Nury, award-winning writer of the best-selling The Death of Stalin and Tyler Cross, tells a new story for fans of Django Unchained. Atar Gull is a prince among his people – until he is kidnapped by the ruthless Captain Brulart. Shipped to Jamaica and sold like livestock, he suffers pain, loss, and humiliation – but Atar Gull is a patient man, and his revenge will be served cold indeed.

Atar Gull

Dead Reckoning Announces Once Upon a Time in France and Smedley

Dead Reckoning is the graphic novel imprint of Naval Institute Press. Focused on the military genre, the publisher has announced two new graphic novels to be released this fall.

Once Upon a Time in France

Based on a true story, Once Upon a Time in France, written by Fabien Nury and drawn by Sylvain Valleé, follows the life of Joseph Joanovici. Joanovici was a Romanian Jew who immigrated to France in the 1920s and became one of the richest men in Europe as a scrap-metal magnate. During the German occupation of France, Joanovici worked for the Nazis and financed the resistance—all while lining his own pockets. Playing both sides, for some, he was a villain. For others, a hero.

The French graphic novel is an international bestseller winning numerous awards and selling over 1 million copies

Smedley

Jeff McComsey takes a look at the life of Smedley Butler in Smedley. Smedly, is one of the most decorated Marines of all time. Through conflicts like the Philippine-American War, the Boxer Rebellion, the Banana Wars, and the War to End All Wars, he helped define what the Marine Corps is today.

The graphic novel begins in 1932 with Butler retured from the Marines and having lost his bid for Senator of Pennsylvania. The graphic novel has him recount his stories to a group of World War I veterans before he’s to speak before the Bonus Army encampment in Washington DC.

Preview: Tyler Cross: Angola HC

TYLER CROSS: ANGOLA HC

Writer: Fabien Nury
Artist: Bruno
Publisher: Titan Comics
Imprint: Hard Case Crime
FC, 104pp, $24.99, On sale in comic shops: March 6, 2019
ISBN: 9781785867316

A GRITTY 1950s GANGSTER THRILLER!

Angola: a high-security prison, surrounded by deadly swamps, run by a brutal crime family.

Tyler Cross is the toughest trafficker in the US, but when a risk-free gig sends him to hell, his life sentence could be a death sentence!

TYLER CROSS: ANGOLA HC

Preview: Tyler Cross: Black Rock

TYLER CROSS: BLACK ROCK

Writer: Fabien Nury
Artist: Bruno
Publisher: Titan Comics
Imprint: Hard Case Crime
HC, FC, 104pp, $24.99, On Sale: October 2, 2018

From the writer of The Death of Stalin and Death to the Tsar!

A gritty 1950’s gangster thriller!

Tyler Cross lives his life of the knife edge, but never shows the slightest sign of losing his cool. Guns, drugs, and the occasional well-placed explosive combine with trip-off-the-tongue hardboiled noir dialogue to make this an unforgettable plunge into the dark side of the American dream!

Review: The Death of Stalin

Written by Fabien Nury and illustrated by Thierry Robin, The Death of Stalin graphic novel is the story of a dictatorship plunged into madness. And it’s all based on truth. Joseph Stalin, the “Father of the People,” the man who reigned in absolute power over the people of Russia, had a stroke in the middle of the night on March 2nd 1953. He was declared dead two days later. Two days of fierce competition for the supreme power, two days that encapsulated all the insanity, the perversity and the inhumanity of totalitarianism.

The Death of Stalin would feel like a political comedic parody if not for the fact it’s based on real-world events. The story itself at moments feels too unbelievable to be real as events first role out surrounding the death of the world leader and then into the aftermath including his funeral and eventual power struggle for leadership. Nury and Robin put it together in a way where the story begins like a comedic farce with decisions having to be made by council and each decision leading to a realization that previous policies have made things more difficult. It feels like an Abbott and Costello routine in some ways and had me both laughing and in awe of the stupidity.

The details of Stalin’s death eluded me and I did some research after reading the graphic novel. While details are fudged here and there, the comedic beginning of the graphic novel is a solid set up for the tragic turn later on as the power vacuum leads to jockeying for control and power. Power corrupts and we see that on display here in power plays and deals that lead to double crosses. It’s a slide into inhumanity for individuals who were already far from it and we see how absolutely power corrupts absolutely by the end of it all.

The Death of Stalin is a gripping story and eventually will be turned into a film, where I am sure to the story will be entertaining with its interesting balance of humor and seriousness. That seriousness extends to the brutal nature of the regime and individuals that led to the deaths, imprisonment, and torture of so many. While not front and center we are reminded of that over and over as things shake out.

The art by Robin is interesting working really well for both aspects of the story. Each person is unique and distinct and there’s a stark blandness in a way that feels like the time and location it’s depicting. Juxtapose that with the little opulence that’s shown as well and you have a graphic novel that depicts dual stories, that of Stalin’s death and that of the disconnect with the leadership vying for control after it.

I had very high expectations going into reading this and came out the other side wanting to read it again and share it with more people I know. It’s a fun take on history that’ll have you researching what’s true and what’s close to the truth. But the key is, through all the weird, the story is beyond entertaining.

Story: Fabien Nury Art: Thierry Robin
Story: 9.0 Art: 9.0 Overall: 9.0 Recommendation: Buy

Titan Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Preview: Death to the Tsar

DEATH TO THE TSAR

Writer: Fabien Nury
Artist: Thierry Robin
Publisher: Titan Comics
Hardcover, 112pp, $24.99
On sale: February 20
ISBN: 9781785866418

From the writers behind Armando Iannuci’s The Death of Stalin comes another tale of political intrigue and dark comedy in Russia.

In Moscow, 1904, political tension is at a high. The Russian Empire is failing and the effects are falling on its people. Hungry and deeply impoverished, the living standards for the citizens is falling daily. They protest, calling on their Governor for help.

Suddenly, the Governor’s soldiers launch an attack. People are murdered in the forecourt of the palace. Was this Governor Alexandrovitch’s plan or the result of a tragic miscommunication? The answer seems clear to the Russian people, with whispers of revolution in the streets.

Preview: The Death of Stalin

THE DEATH OF STALIN

Writer: Fabien Nury
Artist: Thierry Robin
Publisher: Titan Comics
Trade paperback, 120pp, $19.99
On sale: February 20
ISBN: 9781785866364

The graphic novel which inspired the hotly tipped and highly controversial new movie directed by Armando Iannucci, due in theatres in March, and starring a host of high profile actors, including Michael Palin, Steve Buscemi and Jason Isaacs.

Fear, corruption and treachery abound in this political satire set in the aftermath of Stalin’s death in the Soviet Union in 1953.

When the leader of the Soviet Union, Joseph Stalin, has a stroke – the political gears begin to turn, plunging the super-state into darkness, uncertainty and near civil war. The struggle for supreme power will determine the fate of the nation and of the world. And it all really happened.

Titan Comics Reveals a Trailer for Death to the Tsar

From the writers behind Armando Iannuci’s The Death of Stalin comes another tale of political intrigue and dark comedy in Russia.

In Moscow, 1904, political tension is at a high. The Russian Empire is failing and the effects are falling on its people. Hungry and deeply impoverished, the living standards for the citizens is falling daily. They protest, calling on their Governor for help. Suddenly, the Governor’s soldiers launch an attack. People are murdered in the forecourt of the palace. Was this Governor Alexandrovitch’s plan or the result of a tragic miscommunication? The answer seems clear to the Russian people, with whispers of revolution in the streets.

Written by Fabien Nury, with art by Thierry Robin, Death to the Tsar hits stores February 20.

Review: The Death of Stalin

Written by Fabien Nury and illustrated by Thierry Robin, The Death of Stalin graphic novel is the story of a dictatorship plunged into madness. And it’s all based on truth. Joseph Stalin, the “Father of the People,” the man who reigned in absolute power over the people of Russia, had a stroke in the middle of the night on March 2nd 1953. He was declared dead two days later. Two days of fierce competition for the supreme power, two days that encapsulated all the insanity, the perversity and the inhumanity of totalitarianism.

The Death of Stalin would feel like a political comedic parody if not for the fact it’s based on real-world events. The story itself at moments feels too unbelievable to be real as events first role out surrounding the death of the world leader and then into the aftermath including his funeral and eventual power struggle for leadership. Nury and Robin put it together in a way where the story begins like a comedic farce with decisions having to be made by council and each decision leading to a realization that previous policies have made things more difficult. It feels like an Abbott and Costello routine in some ways and had me both laughing and in awe of the stupidity.

The details of Stalin’s death eluded me and I did some research after reading the graphic novel. While details are fudged here and there, the comedic beginning of the graphic novel is a solid set up for the tragic turn later on as the power vacuum leads to jockeying for control and power. Power corrupts and we see that on display here in power plays and deals that lead to double crosses. It’s a slide into inhumanity for individuals who were already far from it and we see how absolutely power corrupts absolutely by the end of it all.

The Death of Stalin is a gripping story and eventually will be turned into a film, where I am sure to the story will be entertaining with its interesting balance of humor and seriousness. That seriousness extends to the brutal nature of the regime and individuals that led to the deaths, imprisonment, and torture of so many. While not front and center we are reminded of that over and over as things shake out.

The art by Robin is interesting working really well for both aspects of the story. Each person is unique and distinct and there’s a stark blandness in a way that feels like the time and location it’s depicting. Juxtapose that with the little opulence that’s shown as well and you have a graphic novel that depicts dual stories, that of Stalin’s death and that of the disconnect with the leadership vying for control after it.

I had very high expectations going into reading this and came out the other side wanting to read it again and share it with more people I know. It’s a fun take on history that’ll have you researching what’s true and what’s close to the truth. But the key is, through all the weird, the story is beyond entertaining.

Story: Fabien Nury Art: Thierry Robin
Story: 9.0 Art: 9.0 Overall: 9.0 Recommendation: Buy

Titan Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Preview: The Death of Stalin

THE DEATH OF STALIN

Writer: Fabien Nury
Artist: Thierry Robin
Publisher: Titan Comics
HC- FC – 120pp – $24.99
Comic shop on sale date: July 5, 2017
Bookstore on sale date: July 25, 2017
ISBN: 9781785863400

The graphic novel that inspired the new Armando Iannucci movie which includes an all-star cast – Steve Buscemi, Simon Russell Beale, Jason Isaacs, Michael Palin, and Jeffrey Tambor.

Fear, corruption and treachery abound in this political satire set in the aftermath of Stalin’s death in the Soviet Union in 1953.

When the leader of the Soviet Union, Joseph Stalin, has a stroke – the political gears begin to turn, plunging the super-state into darkness, uncertainty and near civil war. The struggle for supreme power will determine the fate of the nation and of the world. And it all really happened.

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