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Preview: Rivers of London Night Witch #5


Writer: Ben Aaronovitch & Andrew Cartmel
Artist: Lee
Cover A: Lee Sullivan
Cover B: Rian Hughes
Colours: Luis Guerrero
FC – 32pp – $3.99 – On sale: Aug 10

Press-ganged into helping a Russian oligarch hunt his missing daughter, PC Peter Grant and his boss, Thomas Nightingale, London’s only wizarding cops, find themselves caught up in a battle between Russian gunmen, a monstrous forest creature – and their nemesis: The Faceless Man. But as Grant and Nightingale close in on the missing girl, they discover that nothing about this case is what it seems!


Review: Rivers of London: Night Witch #2.4

RoL NW Cover ADesperate to find his missing daughter, Russian oligarch Nestor Yakunin has resorted to extreme methods – he has kidnapped innocent civilians to force Peter Grant and Thomas Nightingale – London’s elite wizarding policemen – to help in the search. But you play with magic, you’re going to get burnt…

Rivers of London: Night Witch #2.4 is a complex well-written story, with an ending that leaves you wanting more. The Russians have issued a ransom for a kidnapped child, that is oddly specific.That move only arouses more suspicion by the cops though not the rich family that is giving the ransom. The ending for me is highly surprising since it was beyond unexpected.

Like previous issues, the art is well done. We finally get to see the home of Peter’s Grant lover. The look is a highly modern in design and color scheme that really stands out in the issue.

Story: Ben Aaronovitch, Andrew Cartmel Art: Luis Guerrero, Lee Sullivan
Story: 8.5 Art: 8 Overall: 8 Recommendation: Buy

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Review: Rivers of London #2.3

RiversOfLondon_03_Cover_B_ALTWith a Russian Night Witch in custody, Peter and Nightingale should be having a lot more luck chasing down a rogue Leshy – a murderous spirit of the forest. But when the Russian Mafia are involved, nothing goes smoothly! Even worse, Lesley is back in London – and it’s anyone’s guess as to her agenda!

Kidnapping, magic, and a possible re-ignition of something from the Cold War, that’s Rivers of London #2.3. A mysterious unnamed figure from Nightangale’s past returns, with an offer. Meanwhile Peter and her try to find the missing Russian child. They’re trying to uncover the truth of the kidnapping as well as find the child and the culprits.

I feel the more the writers Andrew Cartmel and Ben Aaronovitch seem to bring back the strange masked women, the more I’m curious to know why they chose to have her in a mask. While artistically well done by Lee Sullivan, it does leave one with questions about the woman. I do have one about the women on beautiful main cover; is she the water women from the first issue?

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

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Preview: Rivers of London: The Night Witch #1


Writer: Ben Aaronovich, Andrew Cartmel
Artists: Lee Sullivan, Luis Guerrero
Cover A: Paul McCaffrey
Cover B: Alex Ronald
Cover C: Lee Sullivan
Cover D: Blank Sketch
PRICE: $3.99

A 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.

RoL_Nightwitch_Cover_A - Paul McCaffrey