Babylon Berlin graphic novel

WE’VE SEEN IT on Sky Atlantic and it’s just launched on Netflix in the US. Soon a new blast of the period crimer Babylon Berlin will return – as a graphic novel.

The 16-part series met with acclaim when European audiences caught it last autumn. It’s a pacy and intriguing recreation of hedonistic 1920s and 30s Weimar Germany. It was also the most expensive Euro-TV production ever, costing a reported $47 million.

Set in Berlin, 1929, the story follows detective Gereon Rath. He gets pulled into a web of drugs, sex, political intrigue and murder.

The transition to the graphic world works a treat. Writer/artist Arne Jysch captures the noir mood and danger of this volatile period. The artwork has a vintage, but cinematic, feel to it.

Publisher is Titan Comics. Details: Hardcover, B&W, 216pp, $24.99 US/$33.99 CAN/£21.99 UK
On sale: February 27, 2018 ISBN: 9781785866357

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