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Στα σωθικά ενός τρομερού (σε μέγεθος και μοίρα) πλοίου, ανάμεσα σε 30.000 ψυχές και σώματα επιβατών, περιφέρεται ο Αυρήλιος Λαμέντ, ένας αεικίνητος 60άρης αρχιφύλακας.

Είναι το σωτήριο έτος 1928 και ο Λεβιάθαν επάξια και χωρίς συναγωνισμό κατέχει τον τίτλο του μεγαλύτερου υπερωκεανίου στον κόσμο. Με μήκος ένα μίλι και με μια ολόκληρη πολιτεία χτισμένη στο κατάστρωμά του, μο
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Hardcover, 1st, 120 pages
Published September 14th 2010 by Rebellion (2000 AD) (first published October 15th 2006)
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Rick
Mar 08, 2013 Rick rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comics, horror
Originally serialized in the legendary British comics magazine 2000 AD, Leviathan reveals the fascinating, tragic tale of the eponymous cruise liner, the largest ever built. Carrying a crew and passenger complement numbering closing to 30,000 people, the ship disappeared in 1928 on its maiden voyage. Twenty years later with the Leviathan lost in an undead sea, a complex social strata develops under the command of a powerful aristocratic cabal. The group summons Lament, a detective sergeant back ...more
Rachel
Sep 06, 2013 Rachel rated it it was ok
A murder mystery in a locked room type situation, with a supernatural twist. Although Hell is encased in a boat, it in itself is not caused by the abnormal circumstances which keep everyone trapped, but is caused by the people themselves. The passengers have degraded to the level of the worst aspects of humanity, they show little compassion for others, and drown themselves in debauchery. This may be an attempt to stay sane, and others have lowered themselves out of desperation, but it is still ...more
Sam
May 02, 2015 Sam rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: horror, graphic-novel
This volume collects together four stories based on the Leviathan, a cruise liner of epic proportions matched only by the ego of its creator and designer, Sir William Ashbless. The first story, Leviathan, tells of the liner 20 years into its voyage and a series of gruesome murders. Detective Sergeant Lament is called to investigate and in doing so he uncovers the reasons behind the liner's extended voyage. The remaining three stories, Chosen Son, McLean's Last Case and Beyond the Blue Horizon, a ...more
Harris
Jul 28, 2015 Harris rated it liked it
Shelves: comics, library-book, uk
This was an interesting graphic novel that seemed to combine elements from the video game Bioshock, the TV show Lost, the Cthulhu Mythos, and of course, the movie Titanic, into an effective if not completely cohesive mix. While its conflation of the Lovecraftian alien being Hastur as a "demon" from a Judeo-Christian "Hell" isn't really to my taste, I loved the setting of a huge city-like ship mysteriously cut adrift in time, it's passengers attempting to survive in any way they can. Consisting o ...more
Chaitanya krishnan
Nov 08, 2016 Chaitanya krishnan rated it it was amazing
story a bit too short for me.. but otherwise great.
Incredibly good art!
Nicola Mansfield
Reason for Reading: I love the lost ship, The Flying Dutchman, type of ghost story. Obviously there is a "Titanic" feel to it and I liked the appeal of a cross between crime and horror. Pretty much just had to read it after seeing the book!

One of my favourite graphic novels of the year and quite apropos that I read it shortly after reading an anthology of early 19th century ghost stories. This just fit my mood at the time so well. First of all the book contains the main story "Leviathan" which r
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Hollowspine
Jul 28, 2014 Hollowspine rated it liked it
Shelves: graphic-novel
An interesting, adventure filled journey aboard 'the floating city.'

The story begins with mysterious murders happening among the first class citizens of the Leviathan, a ship so large it is compared to a city. To solve the murders the Captain calls forth second class passenger and police detective, Lament, to catch the criminal.

However, there are other mysteries, such as why the Leviathan has yet to reach land although it has been underway for over 20 years. And the fact that in all that time th
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Thurston Hunger
Mar 26, 2013 Thurston Hunger rated it really liked it
While I can see why others would have liked more, I wonder if more would have felt like the anecdotal Amelia Earhardy tacked on as one of bonus rounds. Interesting but not essential (nor the brew from beyond or below story of Maclean.) Anyways, I think less was more for this, albeit in a vast setting.

One of my 10 year old boys read it and liked it, but I sense it was a little heavy in the macabre, gore and in the existential departments for him. Still the realization of Hastur is fascinating art
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Josh
Mar 08, 2013 Josh rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Loved the setting. It's an odd mash up of alternate history and horror story. An interesting city in a ship idea. In a way it reminded me of the video game Bioshock. Both stories tell the tales of lavish cities isolated from the world.
My one complaint (if you can even call it that) is the story wasn't long enough. I realize the original story was published in serialized form so there were space considerations. I would have loved to seen more of the way the passengers/citizens organized to surviv
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Nick Jones
The premise of a ship that is large enough to be a floating city becoming trapped in some vague netherworld is somewhat interesting, but this graphic novel is too limited in scope to do anything engaging with it. The main plot is a boilerplate "bad guy with trapped demon that wants its freedom" tale, and while there are some vaguely interesting setpieces and people that show up the story seemed to be in too much of a rush to get to its predictable conclusion to pay them any mind. None of the ...more
Sage Latorra
Jul 06, 2012 Sage Latorra rated it really liked it
It left we wanting more. That's both what got in 4 stars and what kept it from 5. There was a lot more that could have been done with the basic idea, and the short stories at the back add some of that, but I ended up almost wanting this to be an ongoing (or at least a long limited series, like Ex Machina). More!
Norman
Jan 16, 2016 Norman rated it really liked it
Shelves: comics
This is an interesting book which could have gone horribly wrong (see 'X'ed' by Charles Burns). The art suits the topic wonderfully and the story had me guessing all the way. Wierd, but readable and 'fun' comics

Imagine a ship so big that when you stand on deck and look down on it you see the skyline of a city
Mark Victor Young
Jun 26, 2016 Mark Victor Young rated it liked it
Shelves: graphic-novels
A collection of steam punk horror type stories from 2000AD magazine. Really intense and detailed artwork and some good some ho-hum stories. Overall pretty good. Reminded me of stories I used to read in Heavy Metal.
Jim Simpson
Apr 12, 2015 Jim Simpson rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

This is a quick read about a massive, city-sized ship lost at sea for decades, and all the mystery, mythology, and murder that goes into it. It blends elements from history, other fiction, religion, and adventure into a compelling, and sometimes funny story.
Andrew Nolan
Mar 20, 2014 Andrew Nolan rated it liked it
I like everything this duo has done, this is also great, but too short for the TPB format on it's own. It isn't fleshed out enough to be a stand alone title outside of a comic.

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Edginton sees part of the key to his success coming from good relationships with artists, especially D'Israeli and Steve Yeowell as well as Steve Pugh and Mike Collins. He is best known for his steampunk/alternative history work (often with the artist D'Israeli) and is the co-creator of Scarlet Traces, a sequel to their adaptation of H.G. Wells' The War of the Worlds. With 2000 AD we has written ...more
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