Written by Sam Humphries.
Art by Jen Bartel.
Layouts by Paul Reinwand.
Colors by Nayoung Wilson.
Letters by Jodi Wynne.
Design by Dylan Todd.
Edited by Jim Gibbons.
Cover A by Jen Bartel.
Cover B by Fiona Staples.
Nina has always known she was special, but no one ever seemed to care. She sees things, sees magic, but no one believed, no one listened. And then, one day, everything about her crummy little life changes—Los Angeles cracks open, reveals a world where magic glows like neon and tremendous beasts stalk the streets. Suddenly Nina realizes that nothing will ever be the same.
It’s vivid, it’s beautiful, it’s frightening, it’s exciting. It’s Blackbird, an all-new neo-noir from writer Sam Humphries with art by Jen Bartel, whose instantly recognizable aesthetic takes on a whole new life in this Image Comics series. Featuring layouts from Paul Reinwand, colors by Bayoung Wilson and letters by Jodi Wynne, Blackbird is another all-star Image stunner that is sure to captivate minds and beguile hearts everywhere. All you have to do is wait until October.
In the meantime, enjoy this four-page preview of Blackbird #1, courtesy of Image Comics!
$3.99 | OCTOBER 3
From Image Comics: 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.”
Everyone thinks Nina’s crazy, just because she’s convinced there’s a secret world ruled by ruthless cabals of magic users hiding in plain sight. What’s really crazy? She’s absolutely right. And when her sister is kidnapped by a mythical beast, Nina is the only one who can save 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.”