The Death of Stalin #1
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The Death of Stalin #1

Writer: Fabien Nury Artist: Thierry Robin, Lorien Aureyre Publisher: Titan Books Release Date: July 5, 2017 Cover Price: $24.99 Critic Reviews: 5
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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.
Fear, corruption and treachery abound in this political satire set in the aftermath of Stalin's death in the Soviet Union in 1953. The struggle for supreme power will determine the fate of the nation and of the world.
And it all really happened!

  • 10
    Pastrami Nation - Daniel Schwartz Jul 9, 2017

    The fact that this absurd tale is based upon real events makes this graphic novel even more interesting. It is little wonder why this book is getting the movie treatment. Look for me to be in line on opening day! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Flickering Myth - Liam Hoofe Feb 21, 2018

    The Death of Stalin is an excellent graphic novel, one dripping with paranoia and betrayal, which sinks its claws into you from its frantic opening all the way to its inevitable closing pages. Nury effortlessly brings to life one of the most mysterious times in modern history, giving us one of the most intelligent and funniest graphic novels in recent memory. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Graphic Policy - Brett May 11, 2017

    I had very high expectations going into reading this and came out the other side wanting to read it again and share it with more people I know. It's a fun take on history that'll have you researching what's true and what's close to the truth. But the key is, through all the weird, the story is beyond entertaining. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Capeless Crusader - Jeremy Radick Jun 20, 2017

    Written by Fabien Nury with art by Thierry Robin, The Death of Stalin tells the story of the infamous dictator's death and the jockeying for power that occurred in its aftermath. It puts the political machinations and absurdities of life in the USSR in the spotlight and reveals how petty and ridiculous all its rules were to bleakly, black hilarious comic effect. If you like scathing black comedy with a lot on its mind, you can't do better than The Death of Stalin. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Flickering Myth - Alex Moreland Jun 27, 2017

    Ultimately, then, this was quite an entertaining novel. It takes an interesting story and tells it well " indeed, I'd love to see similar accounts of other events. The death of Lenin and the death of Mao would probably provide fertile ground for similarly compelling graphic novels, and I'd definitely be interested to read them. In and of itself, though, this is a solid piece of work, and one I'd absolutely recommend to people with a passing interest in Russian history, or simply looking for an entertaining way to pass an afternoon. Read Full Review

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