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  • Hardcover: 56 pages
  • Publisher: Jonathan Cape (20 Jun. 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0224085875
  • ISBN-13: 978-0224085878
  • Product Dimensions: 21.8 x 1.2 x 30.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 57,432 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Flooded civilisations have long been a staple of post-apocalyptic fiction… Few have executed their dystopian vision with quite as much panache as Robbie Morrison and Jim Murray do here." (Stephen Jewell SFX)

"Jim Murray’s gorgeous art is reminiscent in style of a toned-down Simon Bisley, and his attention to detail really brings this grimy, waterlogged world to life." (Henry Northmore The List)

"It’s not the first time noir has been merged with science fiction, but the execution is absolutely first class. Murray’s illustration is simply stunning… [Morrison’s] script is razor-sharp… Together, Morrison and Murray have created a wonderful piece of cross-genre fiction, an homage to both noir and sci-fi, honing it down to a gritty but beautiful piece of work." (Andy Shaw Grovel)

"Morrison quickly fleshes out characters and plot with aplomb while Murray’s gorgeous art ensures this is a thrilling no-holds barred adventure from start to finish..." (John Freeman Down the Tubes)

"A super read… Drowntown reaches high and achieves much of it, comedy, adventure, intrigue, entertainment and sumptuous art – I think you’ll be hard-pressed to find anything else quite like it for a while." (Forbidden Planet)

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The first part of an awesome new graphic novel by two of the UK’s very brightest talents

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By ToPo on 18 July 2013
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Well, have been trying a fair few non-superhero Graphics of late, some enjoyable and some less so, but this is RIGHT at the top. Intriguing story, interesting and fleshed characters throughout, absorbing future-look at the Smoke, and all done full justice by the superb art. Haven't enjoyed a story/book more for quite a while. Immediately on the look for other books by the Authors. Can't recommend highly enough - 5* insufficient: have re-read three times already, taking it all in. Just wish it was longer cos didn't want it to stop.

Can't wait to see where Drowntown goes/what everyone is/has been up to (and more Rats riding an Alligator in the sewers please!) - Amazon state Book 2 being due in October 2014! Please say that's a typo - can't wait THAT long!?
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Mr. A. Watson on 17 Oct. 2013
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Drowntown features some of the most gorgeous artwork I've ever come across in a comic book; its exaggerated character models combined with the colourful backdrops make every page a feast for the eyes. However that's where the compliments end; the plot simply doesn't reach a conclusion by the end of the book. This isn't so much "Drowntown" as "Drowntown part 1", and that's a huge problem with the book.

If it wasn't for the awesome visuals I would pass on the book. It depends on what you want most out of a graphic novel.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Oliver Switch on 9 Oct. 2013
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Jim Murray is the most incredible illustrator working in comics today. Taking on the mantle from Bisley and running with it like a demented Roger Bannister (substitute Husain Bolt, if you must) I can't think of anyone that applies greater attention to detail or manifests a more personal ambience an absolute master of the order of Simon Bisley, Greg Staple and Robert Bliss. Also see 'Batman and Demon, a tragedy' if you haven't already.
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I love John Constantine, Cal McDonald, and everything Ed Brubaker is doing with the sleazy noir worlds he creates. With that in mind, I was always going to be drawn to Drowntown.
With Drowntown, instead of supernatural detective we get detective mixed with sci-fi. A familiar London reaping the effects of global warming. A very British dead beat protagonist in Leo Noiret who is struggling to keep his beer belly from dragging him under the sewage water. Our other mysterious antihero, Gina Cassel, is very intriguing and book 1 sets up the story of who she is nicely.
However, unlike most trade paperbacks which collect a story ark or two, this feels very much like a prelude. Using 2000ADs layout with larger pages makes the chapters seem shorter. It did feel like a quick read, but that made me give it a second read. The artwork is immense, Jim Murray has done sterling work, and perhaps because of this I got more out of it when I went back to it.
I recommend picking this up and look forward to the next book.
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Reading Drowntown I was struck more than once by the resemblance of the artwork to the illustrations produced by some of the more famous American and British comic book artists of the 1950s and '60s. There is definitely an old school vibe here but with a fresh spin that makes the pages veritably hum with energy and vibrancy. The storyline is interesting, if a little predictable, but it is the art that brings the story alive. Looking forward to the next instalment.
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This may be a slim volume but the art is astonishing and the world building satisfying and logical. The set up of this story is really enjoyable. I don't have anything negative to say apart from the length but again it's understandable considering the depth of the images. I'd give it 4.5 stars if I could.
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A drowned city a la JG Ballard with genetically manipulated rats, pandas etc plus a slob of a "hero" but the usual pneumatic action babe in the other half of the story. Well drawn with an almost realistic style ie not cartoonish and the story is intriguing. Let us hope it develops satisfactorily in the other two parts which is the biggest bad mark as it is too short and this volume ends with everything in the air. An omnibus edition might be the one to wait for!
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By MikeyC on 15 Nov. 2014
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Robbie and Jim have created a gorgeous, very Ballard-esque take on a future detective story. Fabulous graphics, engaging script.

Was tempted to deduct a star for the lettering (balloon tails wander- SERIF-ED 'I's in the middle of words- rookie error!) but no, it's fantastic.
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