Leviathan: graphic novel of a gigantic cruise ship lost at sea for 20 years


31 Responses to “Leviathan: graphic novel of a gigantic cruise ship lost at sea for 20 years”

  1. Navin_Johnson says:


    Sounds like an interesting read tho’.

  2. Aaron Swain says:

    That sounds outstanding!  Not a big comics reader, but I might have to buy this.

  3. robertdee says:

    That cover is a rip off of the Deathship Poster.

  4. Donald Petersen says:

    Must.  Order.  Now.


  5. Sekino says:

    That sounds soooo neat! Even though 56 pages  seem very short for such an interesting premise, I’m definitely going to check it out.

  6. Why would there be steerage passengers on a cruise ship? If this was actually a liner, that would make sense- but a cruise ship?

    • jandrese says:

      In 1928 something as big as this would have to be an Ocean Liner to make any sense.  There’s no way there would be enough interest in a cruise to fill a boat like this.  Plus the description of the first voyage sounds an awful lot like “ferrying people from point A to B”.  Maybe the level of luxury for the first class people was high enough that they called themselves a Cruise Ship for marketing purposes? 

  7. Purplecat says:

    I have this already, good to see it getting mentioned.

    It’s crammed with inside jokes as well as a cracking story.

  8. Ordered.  Along with I Zombie volumes 2 & 3.  Thanks for reminding me to order my comics!

  9. PeterCantropus says:

    Meh… sounds like the base concept is a rip-off Verne’s Propeller Island.

  10. Henry Pootel says:

    What a great setting.  Imagine an online MMO set in a place like that.

  11. Jared Vandergriff says:

    Sounds cool. The concept reminds me somewhat of Gutsville, which is quite possibly my favorite unfinished comic series: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gutsville

  12. MooseDesign says:

    Can this be bought digitally somewhere (preferably for iPad)?

    • Mike Gloady says:

      You could try Clickwheel – that’s the usual place Twoth digital comics go (as it’s owned by the same company).

      Although frankly I think they should just swallow the pill and get themselves on Comixology the same as everyone else.

      • MooseDesign says:

        Thank you Mike, I will check that out! Would be nice if it was on Comixology since I’m already set up there too. But I would take a PDF (CBR) format too that I could drop into Comic Zeal.

  13. Soren Schonbachler says:

    “When the smoke clears and you can see the sky again, there will be the chopped off heads of Leviathan”

  14. BradBrown says:

    If the “trapped inside a ship” theme is your cup of tea, I’d also recommend “The Watch Below” by James White from 1966.  It’s about a group of people stranded underwater for years inside a sunken ship.  Only their thirst for freedom gives them hunger for survival.  There is also alien contact, for those fans of “befriending aliens while submerged” stories.


    • Steve Taylor says:

       Yep – that was a huge favourite as a kid. Though this sounds like it has a very different tone – and a larger cast. But yay for James White anyway.

  15. Sam Suchanek says:

    This sounds like it would be a great setting for some sort of Paranoia-esque tabletop rpg.

  16. PurpleWyrm says:

    Sounds a hell of a lot like The Hope by James Lovegrove, published in 1990. A gigantic ocean liner (five miles long and two miles wide) on an endless journey across the ocean, societal breakdown among the passengers, and an ominous and mysterious boogeyman wandering the lower decks. I don’t want to start shrieking plagiarism, but wonder what – if any – link there is?

  17. numbersix666 says:

    there was a semi-bad TV movie called Goliath Awaits that follows the ‘sunken ship survivors for decades’ idea – Christopher Lee was in it, among others…


    Number Six

  18. Mike Gloady says:

    The book is even better than the review suggests. It’s magnificent. 

    Being inspired by something doesn’t make the resulting work a worthless piece of hackery.  This link to D’Israeli’s blog addresses the issue of the American edition’s cover. It’s also a generally excellent insight into his art and working methods.

    Leviathan is short, savage and sweet. Everyone should track it down and read it right now.

  19. opaqueentity says:

    The basic idea is a common one that many people have used so don’t worry about it (after all how much stuff can be called unique). It’s how it is written and the wonderful artwork that makes it so amazing and a must have.

  20. PurpleWyrm says:

    Oh hey, I think this looks great, I was just curious about any link to The Hope. I guess I’m a bit protective of it, since I loved it so much as a somewhat gloomy and morose teenager, and I’m the only person I know who’s ever read it :)

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