Coming up on February 20th, 2018 from the creators behind The Death of Stalin graphic novel (now a film by Armando Iannuci) is a prequel, of sorts, dealing with the death of Russia’s last Tsar, Nicholas II. I imagine it will be as irreverent as writer Fabien Nury and artist Thierry Robin previous book, but do take a look at both the preview and the trailer too, and decide for yourselves.
I’d give it 5 tsars!
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.
Death To The Tsar is out February 20th, 2018 from Titan Comics/Statix Press.