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by Gelatt, Philip,

Format: Print Book 2011
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies
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CLP - Main Library First Floor - Graphic Novels GRAPHIC NOVEL Gelatt
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CLP - Squirrel Hill Graphic Novels GRAPHIC NOVEL Gelatt
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Introducing the untold tale of the international conspiracy behind themurder of Gregorii Rasputin! Set during the height of the first World War, thetale follows a reluctant British spy stationed in the heart of the Russianempire as he is handed the most difficult assignment of his career: orchestratethe death of the mad monk, the Tsarina's most trusted adviser and the surrogateruler of the nation. The mission will take our hero from the slums of theworking class into the opulent houses of the super rich... he'll have tonegotiate dangerous ties with the secret police, navigate the halls of power,and come to terms with own revolutionary leanings, all while simply trying tosurvive! Based on historical documents and research, Petrograd is a tense,edge-of-your seat spy thriller, taking the reader on a journey through thebackground of one of history's most infamous assassinations, set against thebackdrop of one of the most tumultuous moments in 20th centuryhistory.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "There aren't many murders with more intrigue attached to them than the 1916 assassination of Grigori Rasputin poisoned, stabbed, shot, and drowned in short order. Gelatt turns this still-unresolved event into a tight, dialogue-heavy spy thriller built on evidence that the plot to kill the mad monk was stirred up by the British SIS, intent on keeping Russia at war with Germany. The hero of sorts is British spy Cleary, who uses his connections in the aristocracy to hatch the plot and his romantic dalliances with a young Bolshevik to help turn the revolution. Even with the inevitability of the outcome, the drama stays propulsive, shifting the focus to how Cleary can escape the tightening noose once he's left out to dry by his country and his Russian allies. Talented newcomer Crook, newly enlisted for Mike Mignola's B.P.R.D., drapes the period settings in moody shadows and grim orange hues, while the smart layouts and craggy-featured faces grind out tension by the pound. A sharply executed graphic novel, good for more than just historical espionage fans.--Chipman, Ia. Copyright 2010 Booklist"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "In this historical thriller, Gelatt and Crook vividly depict the 1916 events in Russia that led to the murder of Rasputin. Gelatt carefully weaves together several threads into a tense, taut tale, as peasants, members of the Russian aristocracy, and the British Secret Service plot to kill the Mad Monk. This version is inspired by a longstanding rumor that a British spy participated in the assassination-a rumor that has recently developed more historical credence through the discovery of forensic evidence. Crook is a rising comics star; his sepia artwork, full of shadows, sharp angles, and anguished expressions, does much of the storytelling; particularly noteworthy are the panels without dialogue that brilliantly portray the complex emotions of a people at war and on the verge of revolution. (Aug.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Rasputin, Grigoriì† Efimovich, -- 1869-1916 -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Assassination -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Spies -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Russia -- Court and courtiers -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Russia -- History -- Nicholas II, 1894-1917 -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Historical comics.
Spy comics.
Thriller comics.
Comics (Graphic works)
Graphic novels.
Publisher Portland, OR :Oni Press,2011
Edition 1st ed.
Contributors Crook, Tyler, artist, book designer.
Sherwood, Doug, illustrator.
Wood, Keith (Keith A.), book designer.
Beaton, Jill, editor.
Audience Suggested for mature readers.
Language English
Description 248 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (page [257]).
ISBN 9781934964446
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