Titan Comics is pleased to announce the launch of all-new Rivers of London comics, based on the best-selling novels by Ben Aaronovitch. Written by Aaronovitch and Andrew Cartmel (Doctor Who), with art from Lee Sullivan (Doctor Who Comics), Rivers of London will be releasing in five parts.
For those of you who don't know, the novels follow the adventures of Peter Grant, a young officer in the London Metropolitan Police who is recruited into a special branch of the Met that deals with magic and the supernatural. The comic series entitled Body Work will take place between Book 4, Broken Homes, and Book 5, Foxglove Summer.
Titan Comics Editor Steve White shared his feelings on the novels transitioning to comics:
I've been a massive fan of the series for a long time and it's always a dream to bring something you revere to life as a comic, especially when you're working with such an incredible team of creators!
The comics will focus on Peter Grant, who has come a long way since first entering the special branch of London's Metropolitan Police. With his hard-earned powers and a flair for the supernatural, it's his job to investigate those shadowy crimes that involve urban vampires, weird Underground folk, and cars that come to life. Since the Rivers of London novels have sold over 1 million copies worldwide to date, the chances of the comic being successful are high. I look forward to diving into this adventurous creepy world myself! I have to wonder if you'll need knowledge of the novels, or if the comic writers will fill you in somehow. I guess we will have to wait and see. Rivers of London: Body Work #1 hits comic stores on July 15.
Christine Marie is a Staff Writer at Bleeding Cool, and bibliomaniac with a love for all things creative. She hopes to one day be a Superhero/Disney Princess/Novelist. You can find her on Twitter and Instagram @AWritersWay or on her blog writerchristinemarie.wordpress.com.