Here come the big guns. Nicola Scott and Greg Rucka.
Greg Rucka says how interesting it is to be here because because six years ago, at WonderCon he announced he was leaving DC, thinking he was leaving comics. And then he got sucked into Image. A variety of life experiences happened, the project he wanted to do got sidelined and Lazarus happened instead. Greg talke about his original project idea to Nicola, and she really liked it. So here it is.
Black Magick. A police procedural that isn't. A supernatural investigation that isn't. Rowan Black, a a traditional practitioner of witchcraft, predating modern wiccanism, in a story of destiny and legacy about bad things that go bump in the night. It asks what the nature of magic is, to impose your will on reality, and alter it at the expense of others and the moral questions inherent in that. Rucka states that Nicola is doing amazing art with a very controlled palette. He has Eric Trautmann doing design, ala Lazarus. And has one cover by Nicola, and another other by Jill Thompson, the first of the rotating cover artists. It's in magazine format, like Fade Out, because "Brubaker's good ideas are worth stealing."
Expect 9 issues a year, 30 issues in total. And October 28th will be the premiere. And two issues are in the can already.