Phew, it’s been a while since I’ve reviewed a new Image Comics book hasn’t it, but I assure you it’s been worth the wait. Greg Rucka and Nicola Scott bring you a detective book that dives into the macabre world of the occult.
Black Magick #1 follows Rowan Black, a homicide detective of the Portsmouth PD and *spoiler* witch, but her secret may soon be revealed to the world as an apparent lone gunman kidnaps hostages and demands she respond. Now c’mon, I can’t give you much more than that, but I assure you, the exchange between the two is intense.
As a huge fan of Greg Rucka, and really how can you not be, Black Magick easily lands its mark. The writing is superb with tense interactions mixed with dark comedy that would fit perfectly in an HBO series crime drama. Nicola Scott brings in his style, drawing the whole book in black and white except for one frame that was simply brilliant. It’s a piece of Black Magick #1 that really makes you go “whoa” when you’ve already been on the edge of your seat prior to that moment.
Fans of noir storytelling, the occult, or crime drama’s must sink their teeth into Image Comics Black Magick, it’s strange to think an award winning writer like Greg Rucka can have a book that flies below the radar, but Black Magick may be one of those, so ditch the mainstream and try some dark magic(k).