Black Magick Vol. 1: Awakening by Greg Rucka; illustrated by Nicola Scott
(Image Comics, 2016, 128 pages)
Black Magick Vol. 1: Awakening is the first five issues of a crime series mixed with the occult. Rowan Black is a detective, but she’s also a witch. The latest crimes in Portsmouth seem to be linked to her and her identity, but she can’t reveal this to her colleagues. With the help of a fellow witch, she tries to unravel the clues to find who is responsible for the murders and who know so much about her.
This is a great story which I read in one night (not like me). I have been reading the Lazarus series, also by Greg Rucka, which I love, so I had high hopes for this one. It did not disappoint. The coloring is also interesting. Most of it is black and white (or sepia and white) with touches of color on some pages. I don’t usually prefer black and white comics, but with the excellent shading and pops of color, I didn’t even notice until halfway through the book. Good story + cool art = high recommendation from me. I look forward to the next five issues!