28 June 2011

Nikolai Dante Novels (Black Flame)



One of the best characters to come out of 2000AD in many a year is Nikolai Dante. With his roguish charms and his heroic adventures, that he just happens to fall into by circumstance, he manages to defeat the odds with a careless abandon!


Story by
David Bishop
Cover by
Simon Fraser

'It's 2672AD, in a future where the Russian revolution never happened and Nikolai Dante is the most wanted man in the Empire. Fifty million roubles have been put up as a reward for his capture. Any sensible man would be hiding off-world, but the swashbuckling rogue enjoys living dangerously!
Fighting to stop a terrifying weapon being unleashed by a shadowy doctor, the only thing that stands between Dante and success is a finishing school full of beautiful young ladies. How can the carousing scoundrel resist the temptation?'


Story by
David Bishop
Cover by
Simon Fraser

'In this riotous tale of the near future, Nikolai Dante is caught by the Parliament of Shadows: a cabal planing to overthrow the Tsar. He is given a stark choice - do the cabal's work or face execution. Decisions, decisions...
The Russian rogue is teamed with beautiful assassin, Mai Tsai, and sent to the Himalayas where a lost mountain fortress hides a secret weapon. But nobody has ever found the Forbidden Citadel and returned alive. Meanwhile, the Tsar's notorious Imperial Black regiment - renowned for their cruelty and brutality - also searches for the citadel. This deadly army is led by Ivanov the Terrible, a ruthless sadist who has an old score to settle with Dante.
The snow runs red with blood as Nikolai fights for his life on the roof of the world!'


Story by
David Bishop
Cover by
John Burns
                (although it says Simon Fraser inside)                  

'When visiting Britannia, Dante is framed for a Royal murder within minutes of arriving and the only way to escape the executioner's blade is to catch the real killer. Honour be Damned! is a saucy swashbuckling romp and a good-natured dig at jolly old England.'

David Bishop has managed to capture the very essence of Dante, as he weaves his way through these tales of heroic deeds. Not that Dante would want to do such things but sometimes these deeds just seem to fall into his lap, in more ways than one!

1 comment:

  1. I have the omnibus version...I love the strangelove gambit one best of all...

    An odd bit of continuity though when crest falls in love with a female computer..

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