[Preview] All-New Modern Fantasy Series BLACKBIRD by Sam Humphries & Jen Bartel Imagines a Neon-Infused Magical World Beneath L.A.

BLACKBIRD #1

BLACKBIRD BRINGS NEON-DRENCHED MAGIC,
MONSTERS, AND DEMONS TO THE CITY OF ANGELS

Co-creators Sam Humphries (Harley Quinn, Nightwing) and Jen Bartel (The Mighty Thor, America) team up for BLACKBIRD, an all-new modern fantasy series previously announced at Image Expo and launching this October.

“We really wanted to create a story that felt fresh and different—something that appealed to experienced comic readers but was also extremely accessible to newcomers—and we really feel like BLACKBIRD encompasses that,” said Humphries. “It’s ultimately about a world of magic that exists just beneath the surface of everyday places and things, but it’s through the lens of a modern, sexy, neon-lit drama. It’s Harry Potter meets Riverdale.”

BLACKBIRD #1 - Cover A by Jen Bartel
BLACKBIRD #1 – Cover A by Jen Bartel
BLACKBIRD #1 - Cover B by Fiona Staples
BLACKBIRD #1 – Cover B by Fiona Staples

BLACKBIRD #1

Writer: Sam Humphries
Artist: Jen Bartel
Cover Artists: Jen Bartel, Fiona Staples

An all-new ongoing series from fan-favorite writer SAM HUMPHRIES (Harley Quinn, Nightwing) and red-hot artist JEN BARTEL!

In this neo-noir fantasy, Nina Rodriguez is positive that a secret magic world ruled by ruthless cabals is hiding just beneath the veneer of Los Angeles. The problem: everyone thinks she’s crazy. The bigger problem: she’s not crazy-she’s right. Can she unravel the mystery before the Great Beast catches up with her?

“I’m thrilled to finally be bringing BLACKBIRD to life,” said Bartel. “It’s a project Sam and I started working on back in 2016, and it evolved naturally out of conversations about what kinds of stories we’d like to see in comic shops. After all the anticipation from fans who have wanted interior art from me over the last two years, I’m excited to reveal everything I’ve been cooking up. I can’t wait for readers to meet the characters and world that we’ve built.”

PREVIEW PAGES

BLACKBIRD #1, Cover A by Bartel (Diamond code: AUG180013) and
Cover B by Fiona Staples (Diamond code: AUG180014), will hit stores on Wednesday, October 3rd.

The final order cutoff deadline for comics retailers is Monday, September 10th.


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