REVIEW: The Coldest City

REVIEW: The Coldest City

The Coldest City is a sparse, slow-burning, noir graphic novel set in Berlin near the end of the Cold War. A missing list containing the identities of all secret agents operating in Berlin (on both sides) is the linchpin around which this story moves.

As a spy thriller, the graphic novel is well set up, but knowing that it was a spy novel, I found some of the plot revelations predictable. Unfortunately, with spy novels, that’s half the fun–getting my mind blown by plot twists. That said, the graphic novel has an interesting set of characters and enough layers that, even with a somewhat obvious conclusion, it’s still worth the price of admission.

Also, The Coldest City is apparently the inspiration for an upcoming film? I did not know.

 

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