Hitting bookstores on February 27, Titan’s Babylon Berlin – written and illustrated by Arne Jysch – is brand-new graphic novel adaptation of the book that inspired the new TV series by international-bestselling writer, Volker Kutscher. Set in Berlin, 1929, the story centers on Detective Gereon Rath pulled into a web of drugs, sex, political intrigue and murder.
Babylon Berlin TV series, which aired in Europe in October 2017 to huge critical acclaim, is a 16-part crime drama set in the hedonistic days of 20s and 30s Weimar Germany. Directed by Tom Tykwer (Run Lola Run), Babylon Berlin is the most expensive drama in European history, costing a reported $47 million and filmed over seven months in 300 locations. The New York Times has praised the show’s “lavish production” and said it “lovingly recreates the city’s 1920s streets, cafes and nightclubs.” The Financial Times called the TV show “wonderfully gripping” with The Guardian adding it has “plenty of contemporary resonance.”
Announced at New York Comic Con 2017, Babylon Berlin is part of Titan’s new Hard Case Crime comics imprint, which has seen recent graphic novel publications, Triggerman by visionary director Walter Hill (The Warriors), Peepland, by crime author Christa Faust, a new adaptation of Stieg Larsson’s The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo – Millennium, and the highly anticipated graphic novel release of in April 2018 – written by acclaimed author Megan Abbott (You Will Know Me, TV writer on HBO’s The Deuce), and bestselling crime novelist Alison Gaylin (What Remains Of Me).
Writer/Artist: Arne Jysch
Publisher: Titan Comics
Hardcover, B&W, 216pp, $24.99 US/$33.99 CAN/£21.99 UK
On sale: February 27, 2018
A brand-new Hard Case Crime graphic novel adaptation of the book that inspired the new TV series on Netflix!
Following an unfortunate incident of manslaughter and at a moment of radical change in Germany, Detective Inspector Gereon Roth moves from his old position in Cologne to a new appointment in Berlin. He stumbles into an ever-growing criminal investigation into a pornographic sex ring, discovering that he can trust no one, not even the police.
Set in the 1920s, at the birth of the Weimar Republic amid great economic and political difficulties, this is a tale of corruption, trafficking, and scandal.