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  • Published: 19 July 2022
  • ISBN: 9781787332324
  • Imprint: Jonathan Cape
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 224
  • RRP: $39.99

The Legend of Luther Arkwright

With an Introduction by Adrian Tchaikovsky



A new book in Bryan Talbot's award-winning science fiction graphic novels series, starring the legendary character Luther Arkwright

The Adventures of Luther Arkwright, first serialised in 1978, is considered by many to be the first British graphic novel. Praised by many writers and artists, including Alan Moore, Neil Gaiman, Jean Giroud (Moebius) and Michael Moorcock, the ground-breaking, experimental adult SF story was a seminal work, inspiring and influencing many comic creators. Its sequel, Heart Of Empire, was published in 2001. Both books have been continually in print since they were first published.

Set fifty years later, The Legend of Luther Arkwright is another stand-alone story. While still maintaining total continuity with the Arkwright mythos, it is a different kind of adult adventure. Pursued across multiple historically divergent parallel worlds, both utopian and dystopian, and facing a far superior adversary, Arkwright battles to save humanity from mass destruction; his only edge is his experience and force of will.

The Legend of Luther Arkwright, beautifully drawn by master storyteller and Eisner Award-winning comics creator Bryan Talbot, is a milestone in British comics history.

  • Published: 19 July 2022
  • ISBN: 9781787332324
  • Imprint: Jonathan Cape
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 224
  • RRP: $39.99

About the author

Bryan Talbot

Bryan Talbot was born in 1952. He has worked on underground comics, science fiction and superhero stories such as Judge Dredd and Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight. His books include Alice in Sunderland, Dotter of Her Father’s Eyes (with Mary Talbot), the first graphic novel to win the Costa biography award, and the Grandville series.

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Praise for The Legend of Luther Arkwright

Bryan Talbot is the most important comic creator in Great Britain.

Teddy Jamieson, Herald Scotland

Superbly designed, beautifully conceived, admirably written - everything about them is terrific.

Philip Pullman, on the GRANDVILLE series

I've never come across a fictional world as fully-realised as Bryan Talbot's Grandville... It's a world you'll never tire of exploring.

Ian Rankin, on the GRANDVILLE series

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