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Rivers of London: Water Weed

(Rivers of London Graphic Novels #6)

3.77  ·  Rating details ·  1,134 ratings  ·  103 reviews
It's all gone to pot!

London's waterways have been overrun by a brutal and beautiful queenpin of crime. A menacing figure known only as the Hoodette is sending her henchmen along the river to distribute her new magically produced drug. Unfortunately for them, the waterways are home to the Rivers of London--ancient gods and goddesses of the British capital who just so happen
Paperback, 112 pages
Published October 9th 2018 by Titan Comics
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Paul E. Morph
Sep 21, 2018 rated it liked it
These Rivers of London seem to consistently hit the 3 stars mark for me. I'm currently undecided as to whether that's good enough to keep reading them. Not that anyone cares. Why do I write these again? 😂 ...more
Jan 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
I love this series as I'm a massive fanboy of the novels. However I can imagine some people hating this. Very simple plot and to a degree not necessary. Hopefully he writes more novels. ...more
Dec 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
And so we return to the world of Rivers of London which is turning in to one of my all time favourite books series of recent years.

Yes this collected book of comics from the same series is a little light and as a result cannot develop the full and rich story you would expect from the novels what you do get is a fun jaunt through a London which is both instantly recognisable but utter other worldly.

The series is set in the same time line as the books which I have to admit I am still working my
Jan 07, 2019 rated it it was ok
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The least enjoyable of the Rivers of London graphic novels. I just found this one dull and somewhat pointless.
Jul 21, 2020 rated it it was ok
This one feels tired. The story is not very original and full of holes. “Hoodette” is a terrible nickname for the villain. It would have been three stars but I had to take a star off just for that. Her art with its fake-evil-grinning grimace is riduculous and oversexualized, out of character with the usual look and feel. Her background motive is cliché. The investigation is random. This is not a supernatural story at all, except for the werelight which is tacked on and unnecessary. There is not ...more
John of Canada
Nov 13, 2020 rated it really liked it
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Fun story,terrific artwork.What's not to like. ...more
Feb 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
Very good addition to the series. I hope everyone who read the Rivers of London series knows that the graphic novels aren't standalone but actually develop the overarching story arc, too. ...more
Number 6 of the collected Rivers of London graphic novels. This involves Peter and associates tracking down the source of a marijuana operation along the River Thames. The name of this particular brand of dope is Werelight Weed, which gives you a clue that this is not a normal growing operation.

A pretty clever plot/story with a thought provoking conclusion.

Now on to the next full novel in the series...
Stephen Richter
Peter Grant Runs up against some Magical weed and the criminal involved. As always, excellent art and writing keeps the pages turning. Nice to see all the characters in living color . A must for fans of the Rivers of London series. Nice to see other authors also adding comics to their series, but not many are as well done and fit in to the other story arc presented in the books.
Dec 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Much better than the last one, good story, funny, I like it!
Ben Truong
Rivers of London: Water Weed 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 after The Hanging Tree and Rivers of London: Cry Fox and before Lies Sleeping and is best read after the sixth book. Rivers of London: Water Weed collects all four issues of the 2018 series.

Rivers of London: Water Weed has Detective Constable Peter Grant and the river spirit Beverly Brook being dra
Sadie Slater
Jan 20, 2019 rated it it was ok
I'm feeling fuzzy and full of cold and not up to reading anything serious, so I thought I'd check if the latest collected volume of the Rivers of London graphic novels was available yet, and on discovering that it was, downloaded the kindle version as the ideal undemanding Sunday afternoon read.

Water Weed sees Peter and Nightingale invstigating drug dealing along the Thames after Peter experiences powerful vestigia from a batch of weed "confiscated" by Beverly Brook's young sisters Chelsea and O
Mar 06, 2020 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed reading Water Weed more than the previous graphic novels in this series. The artwork is fantastic and the faces of the characters are amazingly expressive. The story includes some old favorites (Peter, Bev, Nightingale, Molly) and it introduces numerous new characters, one of whom could appear again in future stories. The story-line flows, building in tension until Peter effects an arrest. However, I felt that the ending was a little weak and rather open-ended, leaving the possibility ...more
Shannon Appelcline
This comic is very light on the magic side: its mostly about some very dangerous pot dealers. Nonetheless, it's another great Rivers of London story. Cartmel really has a solid voice for these characters, and he's quite good at the procedural elements. The result is a joy to watch, as our well-loved Rivers of London characters investigate a smaller case. ...more
Mar 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
Another great little story in the River universe. I liked the concept of the weed, and how it played out but felt there were a couple of unnecessarily adult bits. Obviously it’s an adult series, but just didn’t think the scene was needed here and didn’t work for me in comic form. Really a minor complaint though.
Mar 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Light read, fun, though most of the references stayed with the graphic novel realm. For the most part is was pretty tame comparatively. But it's Peter Grant and I enjoyed it. ...more
Nov 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Who knew Peter Grant was such a stick in the mud and wouldn't even inhale? ...more
Briar Rose
Feb 02, 2021 rated it really liked it
The Rivers of London graphic novels are a tricky proposition - they were all designed to slot in between the events of the book series, but they aren't meant to advance the main story at all. So their role is basically to tell fun little side adventures or add more depth and background to the characters, without adding so much that people who only read the novels feel confused when stuff from the graphic novels is mentioned in the main story. Each of them only covers a single volume, so they can ...more
Alex Sarll
Another interstitial case for Peter Grant et al, and a particularly minor one at that – drug dealing on the capital's waterways was never going to present much of a threat to someone who's dating a river goddess. But it's all entertaining enough, the twist took me by surprise even though I've seen it plenty of times before (it's a particular favourite of one mystery writer I like), and the bios include the surprising information that Lee Sullivan used to play sax in a Roxy Music tribute act. Whi ...more
Anna Marie
Jun 05, 2021 rated it really liked it
There's a scary mastermind behind a new variety of weed, who is it and why are they so dangerous. So many connections, so many crimes, justice isn't blind. ...more
Mar 31, 2019 rated it liked it
The artwork was good, but I wasn’t blown away by the story this time. Didn’t love it; didn’t hate it.
Matthew Abbott
May 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Probably my favourite Rivers Of London Graphic Novel so far. Paulina Vassileva (Flirting With Death) joins the familiar crew of Ben Aaronovitch (Rivers Of London), Andrew Cartmel (The Vinyl Detective), Lee Sullivan (Marvel UK) Luis Guerrero (Titan Comics) for another superbly presented collection of 3 comics, with some funny micro stories tagged onto the end for good measure.

The story tells of a new, super strange of Ware-weed hitting the market, which of course sets Peter Grant's spidy senses
James Kemp
Dec 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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Andy Hickman
Oct 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
"Did I actually say 'tithe'? I've never used the word 'tithe' in my entire life..." - Nick to Bill after getting freaked out.
And they forgot to wear gloves while loading the bullets into the magazine. Whoops.
"He doesn't know anything, but he's definitely scared of something." - Peter, regarding Rueul
"And when you're not doing that, don't forget to play him some Dylan."
"Does it have to be electric era?"
"Yes. Anything from 'Highway 61' to 'Blood on
Another fun addition to the graphic novel canon!

Things I enjoyed:
-Well plotted, creepy, interesting story.
-the "tales from the folly" one-pagers are always delightful little bits - the one where Peter thinks he's snuck out of extra work to watch the rugby only to see that nightingale had tickets and was in the crowd was a good lol

Things I enjoyed less:
-I will admit it is occasionally very weird to jump to the stylized pinup poses that the comic occasionally adopts for dramatic effect, like, i
Dec 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
This latest Rivers of London volume was an interesting one as it focuses more on traditional police work than the magical side of things, though there is an important magical element in the case to track down the source of some new weed on the market. I like how these graphic novels can afford to vary in style more than the novels can and give us a less magical story. For me, this was the best combination of Peter Grant's "demi-monde" world and real police work so far. ...more
Bev and her house guests gave Peter Grant and the Folly crew an opening into a drug ring distributing magically grown cannabis being distributed by boat up and down the Thames. After catching a few lucky breaks plus dogged legwork, they finally traced down the kingpin of drugs and discovered exactly what was going on. Unfortunately, the punishment did not quite fit the crime for all concerned.
Apr 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Beverly's nieces are staying with her and they rob some guys using the river to sell weed. This leads to a hunt for the main seller and Peter and Sahra continue to hunt for the main culprit as they are obviously a practitioner which causes Peter to have some bad dreams.

They find the culprit and unfortunately they can't change the problem but they change the situation.

Storyline is great and the graphics are stunning as is the covers
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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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