Major Grom

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Name: Major Grom
Майор Гром, Mayor Grom
Creator: Artyom Gabrelyanov and Evgeniy Fedotov
8 October 2012 – 21 December 2016
short films
11 February 2017 (Berlin Film Festival)
19 February 2017 (YouTube)[1][2]
April 1, 2021 (Russia)[3]
Medium: Comics, Short Film, Film
Country of Origin: Russia
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Major Grom is a comic book series published monthly in 50 issues by Russian publisher Bubble Comics. It ran from 2012 to 2016.[4] In addition there are two film adaptations.


The main action of the comic takes place in Saint Petersburg. The protagonist is a police major named Igor Grom, who is known for his uncompromising attitude to crime, his honesty and integrity, as well as his detective abilities and hand-to-hand combat skills. The series arc is intertwined with other Bubble Comics series, such as Red Fury, Demonslayer, and Friar. The main characters of the listed series interact directly in the crossover arc, The Time of the Raven.

Major Grom (2017 short film)

Directed by Vladimir Besedin in a production by Bubble Studios and distributed by Channel One Russia, the story is about Major Grom, who tries to stop a bank robbery, rescue hostages, and arrest a gang of three bandits hiding their identities behind the masks of characters from the Soviet cartoon Puck! Puck!. The actors Aleksander Gorbatov, Ivan Fominov and Anton Kuznetsov respectively interpret the characters Igor Grom, the Gang leader and Psycho.

Major Grom: Plague Doctor (2021)

Major Grom: Plague Doctor (Майор Гром: Чумной Доктор, Mayor Grom: Chumnoy Doktor) is directed by Oleg Trofim, made by Bubble Studios in collaboration with KinoPoisk HD, with international distribution by Netflix and Walt Disney Studios.

The film is set in Saint Petersburg and tells the story of police major Igor Grom, an honest and skilled cop with unconventional methods, who pursues a vigilante murderer in the mask of a plague doctor.

The cast is formed by:

  • Tikhon Zhiznevsky as Major Igor Grom, a police detective with the Saint Petersburg Police[5]
  • Lyubov Aksyonova as Yulia Pchyolkina, a blogger and journalist[6]
  • Aleksei Maklakov as Colonel General Fedor Prokopenko, Igor Grom's boss, head of the Saint Petersburg Police[7]
  • Aleksandr Seteykin as Dmitry "Dima" Dubin, a trainee at the Police of the Russian Federation, Igor Grom's partner[8]
  • Sergei Goroshko as Sergei Razumovsky / The Plague Doctor, a billionaire philanthropist, creator of the Vmeste social network
  • Dmitry Chebotaryov as Oleg Volkov, childhood friend and bodyguard of Razumovsky
  • Mikhail Evlanov as Evgeny Strelkov, a Federal Security Service officer assigned from Moscow to investigate the Plague Doctor case
  • Anton Bogdanov as "The Leader", one of the bank robbers
  • Nikita Kologrivy as "The Psycho", one of the bank robbers


To support Major Grom by word of mouth, the fans organized a series of flash mobs on social media to draw attention to the film. Some fans bought up all the seats in cinemas to increase ticket sales,[9] and an unknown person even rented a billboard on New Arbat Avenue, in the center of Moscow, where Major Grom fan tweets were shown.[10][citation needed]

The release of the 2021 film attracted some interest in the English language fandom sphere, but the fandom remains primarily Russian-based. [11][12]



Archives, Communities & Resources


  1. ^ "ВИДЕО. Майор Гром. Анонс" (in русский). Channel One Russia. 7 March 2017. Archived from the original on 2021-08-13. Retrieved 10 March 2017.
  2. ^ Varkov, Denis (3 March 2017). "Фильм "Майор Гром" покажут по Первому каналу" (in русский). Archived from the original on 2021-08-15. Retrieved 6 March 2017.
  3. ^ "Premiere in Russia". KinoPoisk (in Russian). Archived from the original on 2022-06-02.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: unrecognized language (link)
  4. ^ "Mayor Grom (Volume) - Comic Vine". Comic Vine. Archived from the original on 2021-10-26. Retrieved 2018-05-22.
  5. ^ "Igor Grom". Bubble Comics. Archived from the original on 2021-07-09.
  6. ^ "Yulia Pchelkina". Who’s Who In Comic Book Movies. June 14, 2020. Archived from the original on 2021-07-29. Retrieved March 28, 2021.
  7. ^ "Fedor Ivanovich Prokopenko". Who’s Who In Comic Book Movies. June 18, 2020. Archived from the original on 2021-07-29. Retrieved March 28, 2021.
  8. ^ "Dmitry Evgenievich "Dima" Dubin". Who’s Who In Comic Book Movies. June 16, 2020. Archived from the original on 2021-07-29. Retrieved March 28, 2021.
  9. ^ Александр Стрепетилов (2021-04-07). "Сероволк и шаурма: как зрители спасают "Майора Грома" при помощи флэшмоба" (in русский). Мир фантастики. Archived from the original on 2021-04-18. Retrieved 2021-04-16.
  10. ^ Player One (2021-04-18). "Интервью с авторами фильма "Майор Гром: Чумной доктор"". YouTube. Archived from the original on 2021-05-18. Retrieved 2021-05-18.
  11. ^ Major Grom: Who can tell me about this franchise and its fandom?, Archived version. Discussion by Older Than Netfic, et al. Posted 10 April 2022.
  12. ^ In case your still wondering..., Archived version. Anonymous answer on tumblr. Posted by Older than Netfic on 10 April 2022.