Late last year, we revealed that Titan Comics would be returning to Rivers of London, Ben Aaronovitch’s supernatural detective novels (initially known as Midnight Riot in the US), with a new miniseries . But what actually happens when Russian gangsters go on the hunt for a powerful witch in police custody? io9 has a first look!

Rivers of London: Night Witch, a five part miniseries, will follow Peter Grant, a full-time cop/part-time wizard who works for a special branch of the London police force investigating supernatural crime, as he tracks down a powerful witch wanted by the Russian mob to aid in their crimes.


Aaronovitch will pen the series with his former Doctor Who colleague, ex-showrunner Andrew Cartmel, while Doctor Who comic artists Lee Sullivan and Luis Guerrero are on art duties. Here’s a sneak peek of the first few unlettered pages of issue one, making their debut here on io9, which features the aforementioned gangsters try to break out their unusual target.

Rivers of London: Night Witch #1 hits shelves in the US and the UK March 16, 2016.