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Rivers of London: Cry Fox: Volume 5

(Rivers of London graphic novels #5)

3.84  ·  Rating details ·  1,159 ratings  ·  101 reviews
Always outnumbered, always outfoxed!

Child kidnapping is already an appalling crime, but in the latest case for Detective Constable Peter Grant--newly promoted in the ranks of London's Metropolitan Police, but with a lot still to learn about wizarding--things take a truly dark turn when the victims become prey in a homicidal hunt that Grant and the members of the Folly must
Paperback, 112 pages
Published May 22nd 2018 by Titan Comics
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Raj I think it's just four of them, but yes, it collects the whole storyline of "Cry Fox" in one volume.

There are four previous graphic novels that collec…more
I think it's just four of them, but yes, it collects the whole storyline of "Cry Fox" in one volume.

There are four previous graphic novels that collect previous comics.(less)

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Apr 29, 2020 rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: fans of the graphic novels, obvs.
Given all the sly references to Abigail and the foxes in the Peter Grant books, I had my hopes up for the story of Cry Fox. Not, of course, for the graphics; I’m not wired that way. But I was hoping for a fun little side adventure of our favorite Junior Magician. Alas; no.

Cry Fox directly draws upon the events in the graphic novel Night Witch, and relies on a similar plot. Abigail is brought in through very naive actions which I felt didn’t fit for a generally skeptical teen. But okay, suspensio
Jun 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is the next in the graphic novel instalments of the Rivers of London series (Peter Grant). The book does follow the series and in fact at the end of the book (where there are usually a number of extras including one shot strips and other details) there is a chronological history where both the books and the graphics are shown.

As a result there are details which are over looked (I would not say lost as that would imply you cannot enjoy this book without having read everything that went on b
Paul E. Morph
Feb 21, 2018 rated it liked it
The RoL crew re-enact 'The Most Dangerous Game' with some talking foxes thrown in to hammer home the allegory. Entertaining enough until the next novel arrives. ...more
May 06, 2018 rated it liked it
Its good seeing Peter and co in another novel although very limited time with Peter in this one. Others appear as the main character. The story itself is pretty cliched and simple, nothing really original. Its been told a million times with different authors. Just waiting for November for the next real Novel in the series.
Nov 12, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Unexpectedly good. Good story, good artwork, I thoroughly enjoyed myself.

Well, the story was ok-ish, really. The plot idea was actually a little lame. The telling of it was good though. Very good characterizations. Nicely done evil guys, too. I enjoyed the short stories at the end.

And my favourite part of the (nice, but standard) artwork was Abigail.

I might read more of this graphic novel spin-off of the Peter Grant novels, if I found them cheaply.
Jun 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: graphic-novels
The latest graphic novel in Ben Aaronovitch's Rivers of London series.

Characters from earlier graphic novel "Night Witch" appear, along with Abigail and that slimely little refugee from the hunt, Reynard Fossman.

I can't give an synopsis without given the plot away. It's a fairly simple plot, but executed with style and wit.

The little visual gifts are as delightful as ever. Reynard is watching "Basil Brush" on television... sweetly Basil's companion is clearly Mr Rodney, which is a lovely tribute
Jun 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
These graphic novel additions to the Grant/Nightingale world continue to be consistently good. It was fun to see Abigail in action in this installment.
Jul 19, 2020 rated it really liked it
An entertaining installment in the River’s of London graphic novel series. The kidnapping is a bit of a re-heat, and the hunting story is somewhat lame, but I did enjoy the foxes and the focus on Abigail and Guleed. I like. the world and the characters and the humor. This is not one of the best stories but it is still enjoyable.
Jun 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
More, please. I cry excellent story!
I may have lied a bit earlier. While I normally don't read graphic novels, or haven't in many years, something happened to me while I was reading the last few of these Rivers of London graphic novels. I started to get an itch. A very minor itch, but definitely something I haven't felt in ages.

No it wasn't a rash, per se. It was an urge. An urge that made me want to draw again. ...It's been so long since I've sat down and sketched for hours upon hours. You see, I create graphics for a living, so
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3.5 Stars

It is no secret I'm a fan of the Rivers of London series and one of the things I like is the multiple ways in which the story is told, e.g. here the graphic novel. Like its predecessors it is good in keeping you entertained while waiting for the next novel in the series.

Cry Fox only contained four issues so it was a very fast read. It was a take on a very well known tale which was maybe not the most surprising or original but
The 5th graphic novel in this series and according to the authors reading order comes before the latest novel 'Lies Sleeping', hence I read this first.

Another, more or less, stand alone graphic novel that contains a single case with an old adversary, Reynard the Fox. Although this was pretty good I had a few small issues with it. For one, there were a couple of panels where the art had been reused. I guess this is symptom of digital art, it's easy to duplicate a background or whole frame and mak
Christa Schönmann Abbühl
Mar 15, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: own-ebook
Very good! I loved that Abigail and Guleed had such central roles. The story is complex and quite long. The art well done. I snickered several times at the way Abigail expresses herself. I did not entirely get the epilogue, though. I hope I guessed right.
PS. Because of a remark Peter made I googled Rotherham. Ugh.
Oct 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
<333 Abigail and Guleed, yasssss queens

That's basically it. Oh, and hooray Nightingale baddassery.
Jan 11, 2019 rated it liked it
These little graphic-novelettes are not meant to be stand-alone stories, but read alongside the "Peter Grant" series (starting with Rivers of London. I can't remember if the novels specifically reference events that occur in the graphic novels, but if you're already reading the series, go ahead & pick up these as well.

I highly recommend the "Peter Grant" series; a young police officer gets accidentally introduced to the fact that magic & other supernatural entities are real. Witty, clever, and w
Shannon Appelcline
The Rivers of London comic continues to show off what you can do with a great licensed comic. It's well written by Aaronovitch and Cartmel, it maintains strong continuity with the books, it keeps some continuity of its own, and it feels important.

In Cry Fox we get the story of a relatively minor kidnapping caper, but it's built out with some great characters and some real tension. Overall, a lovely little read while we wait for the next novel.
Aug 01, 2018 rated it liked it
Graphic novel edition of a Peter Grant short story is a good little taster but I prefer the full novels. Art work is good though
Nov 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
I’m always up for more Abigail! Love her being smart and also intrigued that Guleed got caught up in it. Limited Peter, but still a great and enjoyable story.
Briar Rose
A mediocre entry in the Rivers of London graphic novel series.
Nov 28, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comics
I enjoyed this one a lot, though I thought giving Reynard Wolverine hair and muttonchops was a little ridiculous.
Mar 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The best one so far in the series!
Jun 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
The more I read these Peter Grant comics, the more I like them. This one involved Abigail playing innocent while wearing a T-shirt that said “Monday: The Struggle Is Real,” so I’d say that’s an automatic four-star situation.
Jul 29, 2018 rated it it was ok
Wow, that was surprisingly disappointing. The plot was both convoluted and cliche. Non of the characters got to be very active in their own story, or at least not in a way that ultimately mattered bc of deus ex nightingale. Also the tone just felt really off - assuming I cared about this plot that’s been done so many times it should have felt heavier. The characters should have added their own weight and perspective. Bleh
Sated my appetite for Peter Grant while I wait impatiently for Lies Sleeping. ...more
Ben Truong
Rivers of London: Cry Fox is a graphic novel from the Rivers of London or Peter Grant series written by Ben Aaronovitch and Andrew Cartmel and penciled by Lee Sullivan. This installment takes place in-between The Hanging Tree and Lies Sleeping and is best read after the sixth book. Rivers of London: Cry Fox collects all four issues of the 2017–2018 series.

Rivers of London: Cry Fox has newly promoted Detective Constable Peter Grant taking on a kidnapping case with a familiar victim – Anna Nestoro
Feb 05, 2019 rated it liked it
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Rivers of London: Cry Fox is the fifth collected volume of the Rivers of London comic book. This volume carries on the trend of consisting of four collected issues of the comic book.

Following on from the story in Night Witch vengeful Russian mobsters are looking to hire members of London's demi-monde (the umofficial society consisting of minor magic users and supernatural creatures) to bring bloody retribution down on the witch Varvara Sidorovna Tamonina. However, the ex-Soviet sorcerer is under

Jul 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This latest Rivers of London graphic novel may well be my favourite yet.

When the daughter of a Russian oligarch goes missing Grant and Nightingale are called in. Then it turns out that Abigail has gone missing too. With some help from some foxes the Folly realises demi-monde inhabitant Reynard is involved so it must be trouble. Soon, Abigail and Guleed find themselves the prey in a homicidal hunt.

Essentially this volume gives us the classic story "The Most Dangerous Game" and puts it in the Ri
Jul 18, 2018 rated it liked it
This fifth graphic novel of Peter Grant's adventures concerns some posh scum who re-enact the film A Very Dangerous Game for fun (i.e. hunting, but with the prey being humans, not foxes), except they choose Peter's cousin Abigail as their next victim, which goes about as well as you'd expect.

There's some interesting stuff here, including the involvement of Reynard Fossman, who's out for revenge against the Folly, but there's little in the way of development here, either for the characters or for
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Ben Aaronovitch's career started with a bang writing for Doctor Who, subsided in the middle and then, as is traditional, a third act resurgence with the bestselling Rivers of London series.

Born and raised in London he says that he'll leave his home when they prise his city out of his cold dead fingers.

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Rivers of London graphic novels (8 books)
  • Rivers of London: Body Work
  • Rivers of London: Night Witch
  • Rivers of London: Black Mould
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