Black Magick Vol 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. 

Magic is some spooky stuff, but magick is even worse. When you see that word spelled with a k at the end, you know that you’re in for a bumpy ride. Black Magick bears this very spelling in it’s title. The name also makes sense because the last name of the main character is Black, and she has to do with magick. Detective Black is no amateur when it comes to magick. She’s been around the block, and knows a spell or two. In fact, she knows quite a few spells and uses these spells to her benefit as she works with the Portsmouth PD. But will her history of magick come back to haunt her?

Normally when something I’m consuming has to do with magic, I immediately turn my brain off. I haven’t seen the Harry Potter movies, and Season Four of Arrow bores me to tears. However, this is not the case with me reading Black Magick. Maybe it is due to the frankly attractive nature of the titular detective, or maybe it is due to Nicola Scott’s awe inspiring art work. Whatever it is, I found myself reading this book with a manic energy usually reserved for the side effects of my medications. Rowan gets herself more and more involved with the seedy underbelly of the magick world, and as she does so the comic only gets better. Magick may be in the title, but the real magick is within these hallowed pages. This is an incredibly engaging comic, mixing police procedural with supernatural dealings in a way that I have never seen before. If you’ve ever wanted to see a cop recite a magic spell before arresting someone and don’t feel like driving to my house, you should head on down to your comic vendor and purchase a copy of Black Magick. You won’t regret it, and if you do feel free to cast a magic spell on me.

Black Magick is published by Image Comics. Check out their website and like them on Facebook.

Geek-o-Rama received a copy of this book for the purpose of this review. All thoughts, comments and opinions are those of the individual reviewer.

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