Exclusive preview: Visit 1920s Paris in Titan's new Doctor Radar graphic novel

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Apr 12, 2018

Looking for a bit of a brief respite from caped superheroes and interdimensional conflicts clogged with intertwining storylines? Titan Comics has some cool counter programming for fans of old-fashioned mysteries tinged with a hint of the macabre as a criminal mastermind is on the loose in historic Paris.

A new Doctor Radar graphic novel hit the comic shops and book outlets this week and it's a smashing European jaunt through the dark boulevards of The City of Lights during the 1920s.

Originally published in France in 2014, written by Noel Simsolo and injected with striking artwork by Frederic Bezlan, the evocative adventure comes courtesy of Titan's Euro-centric imprint, Statix Press. In December of 2017, Titan released the first-ever English translation of this atmospheric pulp thriller in a fantastic two-issue miniseries.

The deluxe 64-page OGN collecting the entire Doctor Radar run was delivered on April 10 and carries a distinctive air of surreal European style and dramatic flair often missing or lacking from mainstream American comics.

Here's the official solicitation synopsis:

Paris, 1920. The seemingly unrelated deaths of several eminent rocket scientists arouse the suspicions of Ferdinand Strauss, the Gentleman Detective. Former flying ace turned detective, Strauss is determined to uncover the link between the deaths. All fingers point to a mysterious Doctor Radar.

Check out SYFY WIRE's exclusive 10-page peek at Doctor Radar, then tell us if the pulpy Parisian escapades look like a welcome diversion from all the cowls and capes.