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The magazine finally came out so I can post the comic (and the cover just because), this time with translated dialogue even!
Just to make clear, Tampere is a Finnish city.
GUYS, I was going through all of my old Photobucket stuff, and this is what I found:
HE’S SO TINY AND ADORABLE, OMG
So far on the Russian Roulette covers…
- KGB symbolism
- Major setting, Russia (Moscow?)
- Young Yassen looking ready to take someone out
- Either the biological contaminant symbol, or a highly-stylized cross-section of a micro-revolver’s cylinder or a three-barrel “executioner” revolver (the revolver would make more sense considering the title)
- And again “Kill Alex Rider”, a main plot point
*jittery and excited*
New Alex Rider novel! ….sort of.
Anthony Horowitz has announced a new novel to be released in October 2013 called Russian Roulette. It focuses on a teenage Yassen Gregorovich, the assassin from the Alex Rider series. Very exciting, glad he’s not trying to continue Alex Rider even further but nice to have something set in that world still.
This is a summary from a blog, www.empire-of-books.com. I can’t work out where they got it from but it’s a good summary.
“Every story has a beginning. For teen secret-agent Alex Rider, that beginning occurred prior to his first case for MI6, known to all as Stormbreaker. By the time that mission came to be, Alex’s father, a secret-agent in his own right, has been murdered. And when Alex’s uncle was murdered by the assassin Yassen Gregoravich, Alex was essentially left orphaned. Yet at the conclusion of the novel, when Yassen has the chance to kill a vengeful-minded Alex, he chooses not to. This story tells us why.Much in the way that Alex’s uncle mentored Alex, preparing him for a life in espionage, Alex’s father once mentored Yassen. Yassen was the original Alex Rider—a teenager meant to work for MI6. Instead, he turned rogue assassin.”A US cover has been released and a UK cover will be revealed this week. Who’s excited?!
Russian Roulette teaser poster!
And the UK cover is being revealed next week!