PETROGRAD is an upcoming GN by Phil Gelatt and Tyler Crook about the death of Russian strongman Gregorii Rasputin, coming in August. Oni released some preview pages here:
During the height of the first World War, a reluctant British spy stationed in the heart of the Russian empire is handed the most difficult assignment of his career: orchestrate the death of the mad monk, the Tsarina’s most trusted adviser and the surrogate ruler of the nation. The mission will take him from the slums of the working class into the opulent houses of the super rich. He’ll have to negotiate dangerous ties with the secret police, navigate the halls of power, and come to terms with own revolutionary leanings, all while simply trying to survive!
Based on historical documents and research, PETROGRAD is a tense, edge-of-your seat spy thriller, taking the reader on a journey through the background of one of history’s most infamous assassinations, set against the backdrop of one of the most tumultuous moments in 20th century history. Writer Phil Gelatt spend copious amounts of time researching the work and newcomer Tyler Crook put two hard years of labor into the stunning artwork.
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