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by Das Petrou,John Watkiss


of Roses' was first published as a series of four (gray tone) comic books, from November 1992 . of Roses' is an offbeat melding of the 1977 epidemic thriller & Black Death', by Gwyneth Craven and John Marr, with Keith Roberts' sf classic &.

of Roses' was first published as a series of four (gray tone) comic books, from November 1992 - February 1993 by Dark Horse. In 2004, Image Comics released this graphic novel, which compiles all four issues, along with an introduction by Dave Gibbons, a Forward by writer Das Petrou, Bibliographies of the creators, and an Afterward by Petrou.

Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Ring of Roses. Writer Das Petrou has had a long career as concept artist and creative consultant for Disney, Cartoon Network and the BBC. He has also written numerous comics including a James Bond series for US publisher, Dark Horse. of Roses' was first published as a series of four (gray tone) comic books, from November 1992 - February 1993 by Dark Horse.

by John Watkiss and Das Petrou (25 Oct 2005). Ring of Roses is set in London in the 21st century, but it's a London we wouldn't recognize. The Church rules England with an iron hand but has begun to lose its grip. Then six high-powered priests are brutally murdered on the Thames. Samuel Waterhouse, the flamboyant barrister hired to investigate, soon realizes he is out of his depth.

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Collects Ring of Roses (1992) Written by DAS PETROU. Grey tones by MIKE McLESTER. Cover by JOHN WATKISS and TREVOR GORING

Collects Ring of Roses (1992) Written by DAS PETROU. Design by TREVOR GORING. Cover by JOHN WATKISS and TREVOR GORING. This is an incredible city. The Church rules England with an iron rod, but has begun to lose its grip on power.

ARTIST: John Watkiss. PUBLISHER: Titan Comics. Related posts: Deadman Wonderland Returns to North America with VIZ. Viz Manga's September Update Adds Komomo Confiserie and Chocolate Cosmos. Published by: Titan Books. 9 Was £1. 9 RRP £1. 9. Delivery cost of this item to United Kingdom: £. 0. Once dispatched, estimated delivery within the United Kingdom is 3 to 5 working days. Store prices may vary.

by Das Petrou Author · John Watkiss Artist. Comic and Graphic Books Fiction. With a dark, complex, many-layered plot and artwork, Ring of Roses is a historical thriller melded into a soaring theological steampunk universe! Comic and Graphic Books Fiction. Publication Date: 2015.

Ring of Roses is set in London in the 21st century, but it's a London we wouldn't recognize. The Church rules England with an iron hand but has begun to lose its grip. Times are tense. Then six high-powered priests are brutally murdered on the Thames. Samuel Waterhouse, the flamboyant barrister hired to investigate, soon realizes he is out of his depth. So he hires a hardened criminal, William Barnett, to assist him. Barnett rams through a delicate web of conspiracy like an express train through a scout troop's tent. Meanwhile, the bubonic plague breaks out and thousands are dying. Throughout all this chaos, Waterhouse and Barnett are treading on the toes of the immensely powerful figures behind the scenes.
Hiylchis
`Ring of Roses' was first published as a series of four (gray tone) comic books, from November 1992 - February 1993 by Dark Horse. In 2004, Image Comics released this graphic novel, which compiles all four issues, along with an introduction by Dave Gibbons, a Forward by writer Das Petrou, Bibliographies of the creators, and an Afterward by Petrou.

`Ring' takes place in the Summer of 1991, in an alternate UK where, as the result of a victory by James II at the Battle of the Boyne in July 1690, the Catholic Church rules.

Technology is at a level equivalent to that of the 20s or 30s in `our' world. The police carry crossbows, `radiophonic receivers' are a new and exciting gadget, and antibiotics have yet to be discovered.

The Papacy has its hands full with a war taking place on The Continent among France, Germany, and Spain. As the UK grows increasingly restive under the Vatican's hegemony, Pope John XXIX decides to make a goodwill visit to London and perhaps persuade England to provide forces to assist the Papacy, in what may be the First World War.

Just before the Pontiff's visit, 10 priests go missing, last seen late at night in a boat on the river Thames. Apprehensive church officials hire the well-connected barrister Samuel Waterhouse to find out what happened to their missing brothers.

When Waterhouse discovers that the establishment is stonewalling him as regards the fate of the boat and its passengers, he in turn recruits a client named William Barnet. A criminal and all-around bruiser, Barnet is the ideal choice to go delving into the locked offices and secret rooms of London's religious and political bureaucracy.

As the investigation unfolds, it becomes clear that the disappearance of the priests was no accident. A deep and dangerous conspiracy is underway in London. But, as Waterhouse and Barnet discover, there are much more serious problems arising from the hot, crowded, garbage-filled streets of their walled city.

For the rats infesting the sewers and street grates are suddenly dying by the thousands.......

`Ring of Roses' is an offbeat melding of the 1977 epidemic thriller `The Black Death', by Gwyneth Craven and John Marr, with Keith Roberts' sf classic `Pavane'.

It's not a perfect graphic novel; the plot and sub-plots eventually get too complicated for their own good, a situation not helped by writer Petrou's lack of adequate external narration to keep the reader apprised of what is taking place.

As well, the artwork, by John Watkiss, has a rushed, sketchy quality that makes identification of the various characters, and the actions they are performing, difficult to follow.

But taken overall, `Ring of Roses' is an imaginative and engaging tale, and readers interested in the alternate UK and Steampunk sub-genres of sf will want to check it out.

(As of 2009 a possible film deal was in the works, but since then, the status of production is unclear).
Kabandis
I was fortunate enough to study under John Watkiss. He is absolutely on a different level. Lightning fast, and never uses reference. This is an excellent showcase of his work. John if you're reading this, thanks for everything from your Associates in Art days!
krot
`Ring of Roses' was first published as a series of four (gray tone) comic books, from November 1992 - February 1993 by Dark Horse. In 2004, Image Comics released this graphic novel, which compiles all four issues, along with an introduction by Dave Gibbons, a Forward by writer Das Petrou, Bibliographies of the creators, and an Afterward by Petrou.

`Ring' takes place in the Summer of 1991, in an alternate UK where, as the result of a victory by James II at the Battle of the Boyne in July 1690, the Catholic Church rules.

Technology is at a level equivalent to that of the 20s or 30s in `our' world. The police carry crossbows, `radiophonic receivers' are a new and exciting gadget, and antibiotics have yet to be discovered.

The Papacy has its hands full with a war taking place on The Continent among France, Germany, and Spain. As the UK grows increasingly restive under the Vatican's hegemony, Pope John XXIX decides to make a goodwill visit to London and perhaps persuade England to provide forces to assist the Papacy, in what may be the First World War.

Just before the Pontiff's visit, 10 priests go missing, last seen late at night in a boat on the river Thames. Apprehensive church officials hire the well-connected barrister Samuel Waterhouse to find out what happened to their missing brothers.

When Waterhouse discovers that the establishment is stonewalling him as regards the fate of the boat and its passengers, he in turn recruits a client named William Barnet. A criminal and all-around bruiser, Barnet is the ideal choice to go delving into the locked offices and secret rooms of London's religious and political bureaucracy.

As the investigation unfolds, it becomes clear that the disappearance of the priests was no accident. A deep and dangerous conspiracy is underway in London. But, as Waterhouse and Barnet discover, there are much more serious problems arising from the hot, crowded, garbage-filled streets of their walled city.

For the rats infesting the sewers and street grates are suddenly dying by the thousands.......

`Ring of Roses' is an offbeat melding of the 1977 epidemic thriller `The Black Death', by Gwyneth Craven and John Marr, with Keith Roberts' sf classic `Pavane'.

It's not a perfect graphic novel; the plot and sub-plots eventually get too complicated for their own good, a situation not helped by writer Petrou's lack of adequate external narration to keep the reader apprised of what is taking place.

As well, the artwork, by John Watkiss, has a rushed, sketchy quality that makes identification of the various characters, and the actions they are performing, difficult to follow.

But taken overall, `Ring of Roses' is an imaginative and engaging tale, and readers interested in the alternate UK and Steampunk sub-genres of sf will want to check it out.

(As of 2009 a possible film deal was in the works, but since then, the status of production is unclear).
Ishnsius
I was fortunate enough to study under John Watkiss. He is absolutely on a different level. Lightning fast, and never uses reference. This is an excellent showcase of his work. John if you're reading this, thanks for everything from your Associates in Art days!
Ring Of Roses ebook
Author:
Das Petrou,John Watkiss
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Image Comics (October 25, 2005)
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