Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Black Magick Casts a Spell in October


October is the perfect month for casting spells. Well, it's the perfect month for newbies to want to cast spells. Seasoned professionals cast spells year-round, but in Black Magick from Image Comics, things get a little more interesting as far as magic in October goes. Written by Greg Rucka and illustrated by Nicola Scott, Black Magick is a new gothic-noir ongoing series about legacy, destiny, redemption… and the price of magic.

“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.”

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. 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.

Full press release below.
BLACK MAGICK CASTS ITS SPELL THIS OCTOBER
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.


ABOUT IMAGE COMICS

Image Comics is a comic book and graphic novel publisher founded in 1992 by a collective of best-selling artists. Image has since gone on to become one of the largest comics publishers in the United States. Image currently has five partners: Robert Kirkman, Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri and Jim Valentino. It consists of five major houses: Todd McFarlane Productions, Top Cow Productions, Shadowline, Skybound and Image Central. Image publishes comics and graphic novels in nearly every genre, sub-genre, and style imaginable. It offers science fiction, fantasy, romance, horror, crime fiction, historical fiction, humor and more by the finest artists and writers working in the medium today. For more information, visit www.imagecomics.com.

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