Cavan Scott and Corin M. Howell Launch Shadow Service in July, Maybe

So no one exactly seems to know what's happening with comic books right now. As we pointed out when we ran the July solicits for Hero Collector, this is usually the time when July solicitations would be running and publishers would be talking about their launch books. Which is what Vault Comics is doing anyway. Just in case. Which is why Vault is saying that they are "thrilled to announce Shadow Service, a dark and magical new series co-created by writer Cavan Scott and artist Corin M. Howell, with colors by Triona Farrell, letters by Andworld Design, and design by Tim Daniel" and that it "hits store shelves in July 2020".  Even if those shelves are still closed to all and sundry or, if they are open, having to deal with two months of delayed books hitting all at once. But back to Shadow Service. The solicit reads "Worried your partner is cheating? Need a missing person found? Gina Meyers is the Private Investigator for you. Sure, she's a witch who worries that her powers make her more of a monster than the crooks she's trying to catch, but it's not like London's criminal underworld is literally going to hell… is it? This is SHADOW SERVICE. Spy craft meets black magic in the shadowy world of MI666."

"After watching The Omen one dark and stormy night, I first scrawled down the name: MI666," said series writer and co-creator, Cavan Scott. "It made me laugh. It still does. And for years I came up with story ideas for Britain's shadow security service, protecting Queen and Country from things that go bump in the night. But I could never make them stick," he continued. "I was still thinking about this years later, walking home from the cinema, airpods crammed into my ears. VCTRY's cover of 'Black Magic Woman' shuffled its way onto one of my playlists and I realized I didn't want a Bond at all. I didn't want a blunt instrument, jaded after years in the field. I needed a new recruit, drafted into the service, someone who definitely wasn't a team player, someone who didn't know spycraft but… witchcraft. Gina Meyer was born. I hurried home and all those years of storylines and influences flowed into the pitch that I immediately sent to Adrian Wassel at Vault. I knew he would fall under Gina's spell and lose himself in MI666's world of assassination, intrigue, betrayal and demons. And I was right. Shadow Service is the result, brought so vividly to life by that mistress of the dark arts, Corin M Howell."

From Russia, With Lovecraft, perhaps? Here's hoping a spell can be cast in time for July…

 

Cavan Scott and Corin M. Howell Launch Shadow Service in July.
Cavan Scott and Corin M. Howell Launch Shadow Service in July. Art from Vault.
Cavan Scott and Corin M. Howell Launch Shadow Service in July.
Cavan Scott and Corin M. Howell Launch Shadow Service in July.
Cavan Scott and Corin M. Howell Launch Shadow Service in July.
Cavan Scott and Corin M. Howell Launch Shadow Service in July. Art from Vault.
Cavan Scott and Corin M. Howell Launch Shadow Service in July.
Cavan Scott and Corin M. Howell Launch Shadow Service in July. Art from Vault.
Cavan Scott and Corin M. Howell Launch Shadow Service in July.
Cavan Scott and Corin M. Howell Launch Shadow Service in July. Art from Vault.

 

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About Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.
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