You may have seen the previews for the upcoming film, The Death of Stalin.  (If not, here it is below.)

It turns out the film directed by Armando Iannucci (The Thick of It, Veep) and starring Steve Buscemi, Jeffrey Tambor and Michael Palin is based a graphic novel.  The Death of Stalin was written by Fabien Nury and drawn by Thierry Robin.  Titan, the graphic novel’s publisher, has provided a video of Iannucci discussing how he came to adapt the graphic novel:

Titan’s official listing for the graphic novel:

THE DEATH OF STALIN
Writer: Fabien Nury
Artist: Thierry Robin
Publisher: Titan Comics
HC, 120pp, $24.99, On sale now
ISBN: 9781785863400

The graphic novel that inspired the new Armando Iannucci movie which includes an all-star cast – Steve Buscemi, Simon Russell Beale, Jason Isaacs, Michael Palin, and Jeffrey Tambor.

Fear, corruption and treachery abound in this political satire set in the aftermath of Stalin’s death in the Soviet Union in 1953.

When the leader of the Soviet Union, Joseph Stalin, has a stroke – the political gears begin to turn, plunging the super-state into darkness, uncertainty and near civil war. The struggle for supreme power will determine the fate of the nation and of the world. And it all really happened.

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