Nov 12, 2009

Upcoming Spy Comics: Cold City

As marked by other COBRAS (like Mister 8), Monday was the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall (I hate being old enough to actually remember historical events!), and comic book writer Antony Johnston used the occasion to announce an exciting new spy project on his blog. Johnston should be familiar to spy fans and comics fans as the only other writer to ever take a crack at Greg Rucka's Queen & Country (which he did quite abely, I should add), as well as the writer of the official graphic novel adaptations of Anthony Horowitz's Alex Rider books. His new project, Cold City, certainly seems to fall closer to the former than the latter. Cold City, a digest-sized hardcover graphic novel, follows an MI-6 officer in Berlin in the days surrounding the fall of the Wall in November, 1989. Even in the last days of the Cold War, it seems, there is still intrigue aplenty in that divided city. Head on over to Johnston's blog to read all the details on a project said to be in the vein of Deighton and Le Carré. Cold City is due out from Oni Press (the publisher of Queen & Country) in 2010. Sam Hart is the artist.

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