BLACK MAGICK casts its spell this October
September 22, 2015
The all-new paranormal noir series by Rucka and Scott launches just in time for Halloween
New York Times bestselling and Eisner Award-winning writer Greg Rucka (LAZARUS, Stumptown, Gotham Central) and superstar artist Nicola Scott (Birds of Prey, Secret Six, Earth 2) team up for BLACK MAGICK—a new gothic-noir ongoing series about legacy, destiny, redemption… and the price of magic. The new series was first announced at Image Expo and launches from Image Comics on Wednesday, October 28th, just in time for Halloween.
In BLACK MAGICK #1 Detective Rowan Black works robbery/homicide for the Portsmouth PD, but her greatest mystery is the truth about herself… both who she has been, and who she will become. Yet, there are others in Rowan's world with very long memories, and the power that one person holds, another will always covet.
“Nic and I have been living with Rowan for so long, now, working on this series in some way, shape, or form for years, and to see it become manifest, to finally share it with others, that’s both exciting and, honestly, a little nerve-wracking,” said Rucka. “Rowan’s one of the most complicated people I’ve ever tried to bring to life on the page. She’s got some very rough edges, some very sharp corners, and in many ways she is her own worst enemy. But for all that, her story is one that both Nic and I are genuinely passionate about telling, and I think that shines through on every page.”
Steeped in mystery, suspense, the many myths of witchcraft, and Wiccan tradition, each issue of BLACK MAGICK will also feature an all-new work of original fiction by Greg Rucka.
BLACK MAGICK #1 (Diamond Code: AUG150553) will be available on Wednesday, October 28th. Cover B by Jill Thompson will be available with Diamond Code AUG150554. A magazine-size variant by Rich Burchett will also be available with Diamond Code AUG158533.
The Final Order cutoff deadline for retailers is Monday, October 5th.