The year is 1934. Rasputin holds the reins of government. When the Czar is mortally wounded in an ambush, the mad monk turns to his Council of Dark Mages and his former mentor, Baba Yaga. Together, they concoct a plan that involves trench warfare mechas, mind-to-mind transfers, and the long-lost heir to the Romanoff throne: Kyril Noskov, a hero of the war that’s been raging since 1914, to which generations of Russian youth have been sacrificed. Roulot and Rodier’s reimagining of a Russia that never was blends science fact and dark fantasy into a spellbinding fable of the price of power.
On March 2nd 1953, in the middle of the night, Joseph Stalin, the “Father of the People,” the man who reigned in absolute power over the people of Russia, had a stroke. He was declared dead two days later. Two days of fierce competition for the supreme power, two days that encapsulated all the insanity, the perversity and the inhumanity of totalitarianism. This is the story of a dictatorship plunged into madness. And it’s all based on truth.Now available in print from Titan Comics
Moscow, September 17th, 1904. A crowd, brandishing sticks, stones and rotten vegetables, gathers in the forecourt of the palace of Moscow’s Governor. They’re not happy. The state of their country and their standard of living is rapidly becoming intolerable. Up on the balcony, Governor Sergei Alexandrovitch drops his handkerchief…Was it intentional? Or a tragic accident? Whatever the case may be, it’s the signal: the soldiers open fire on the crowd. In an explosive political context, where the people are gathering together in the fight against an autocratic regime, this unfortunate event is nothing short of a death sentence for the Governor of Moscow...
A little boy tries to kiss a little girl. No big deal. The little girl gets away and sends the little boy packing. Nothing more than an anecdote amongst many others of any normal childhood. But if this event takes place at school in a Socialist republic, half way through a propaganda movie, years before the wall is even showing the slightest sign of giving out… Well, it’s asking for trouble. This is the story of two children in a society in which paranoia and obsessive control mean that even the most innocent gesture can be blown completely out of proportion.
Viktor Koralovski was Russia’s Oil King–a title that earned him the wrath of President Khanine and ten years in prison. An unexpected missile attack allows Koralovski to escape. However, he soon learns that while he was locked up, his friends and enemies have become almost indistinguishable, which leads to his current position at the centre of a vast conspiracy that threatens to engulf the entire oil industry!
Aboard the yacht that saved them, Koralovski and his companions are en route towards an off-shore laboratory belonging to his company. In fact, this is not just any laboratory; it’s the laboratory that was developing a revolutionary process allowing the extraction of an entire petrol deposit that had supposedly run out. But when they arrive at the laboratory, the place is completely deserted…
Koralovski’s long-awaited confrontation with President Khanine is cut short when the threat of a nuclear attack on Kazakhstan comes to light, targeting one of the biggest oil deposits in the world. Not knowing the extent of enemy infiltration in their national security services, Koralovski and his team have no choice but to deal with the crisis themselves, and try to prevent the worst from happening.
It’s 1945. Floyd Whitman discovers that ‘those scumbag communists’ have killed his father. He’s just a child, but he resolves to one day join the CIA. By 2003, America has triumphed over the Soviet Union, but the Russian mafia has become the most powerful, and certainly the most violent criminal group throughout the whole country. Through the fate of one man–young and full of illusions in 1965, but rather more embittered in 2003–we see the CIA help the Russian mafia get back on its feet in the squalid back rooms of the American empire. A great spy adventure comparable with the best of Hollywood thrillers.