Friday, January 20, 2017
Black Magick, Volume 1: Awakening, Part One
author: Greg Rucka
average rating: 4.13
read at: 2017/01/20
date added: 2017/01/20
'Black Magick, Volume 1: Awakening, Part One' by Greg Rucka with art by Nicola Scott is a new series starring a cop with supernatural powers. She's leading a double life, because the cops don't seem to be aware of what she can do.
A hostage situation turns weird when Rowan Black, a cop with supernatural powers, is called out by the perpetrator. He knows her full name, which she is horrified to learn he knows her given name and her real name. Things get stranger when a known criminal is found drowned. When he is pulled out, he is missing a hand. Rowan suspects someone wants to make a hand of glory. Using both her cop knowledge and her witchcraft knowledge, she is on the trail of tracking down who it is.
Then the book ends. On a cliffhanger.
The art is two tone with some small amounts of color added in for dramatic effect, and it's good art. I like the shading and depth and the sparse use of color. The story is good for an urban fantasy. I hope we learn more about why Rowan needs to hide her supernatural abilities from the other cops. She's a good character with some good supporting characters. I liked it. Just not the abrupt ending.
I received a review copy of this graphic novel from Image Comics, Diamond Book Distributors, and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you for allowing me to review this graphic novel.
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