An alternative history, where Rasputin is the one doing purges instead of Stalin, with the use of technology
The art in this book is spectacular. I wish Denis Rodier illustrated a longer piece on Russia because he is so good at it and I really admire the research that he put into preparation. Baba Yaga, the uniforms, even fine china are all top-notch. And when he blended this research with creativity while working on the futuristic aspects of the narrative, the results were of Fritz Lang’s scope. The story was pretty awesome, too: a splendid swap of Stalin for Rasputin in 1934 with black magic serving the same purposes as black terror. I wish this was translated into Russian because you never see such awesomeness based on Russian history natively.
Arale by Tristan Roulot (Script) and Denis Rodier (Art)
Published by Europe Comics in 2019