Rivers of London Volume 2, Issue #1
Synopsis: A police vehicle on a routine prison transfer in north London is stormed by Russian hoodlums seeking to free a very particular prisoner. Their target is a witch. A very powerful witch who doesn’t want to be free. Things rapidly turn very ugly for the hoods and it’s soon a job for full-time police constable and part-time wizard, Peter Grant.
Release Date: March 16, 2016
Released by: Titan Comics
I wasn’t aware that this was the second volume of this series when I picked up this comic, so I was rightfully confused when reading it.
The writer included little background information about the characters and story, which is fine for folks who are already engaged in the story. But for someone like me who just picked up this series, that little background information would have helped me understand the story and be engaged with it.
From what I could gather, this issue seems to center around a secret witch organization which the Russian mob wants something to do with.
This comic definitely is deep in Russian history and roots. The characters speak Russian in the first few pages, which made me very confused and worried that I was given the wrong comic. I don’t really know anything about Russian history, but now thanks to this comic I do have somewhat of an understanding of what the economic climate in Russia is and how Vladimir Putin rose to power.
But that is pretty much all I was able to pick up from this comic issue.
Based on what I read so far, I do think Rivers of London is an interesting concept, but I would have to read all the prior issues to get a better understanding of the story.