Not black and white

Black Magick, Vol. 1: AwakeningBlack Magick, Vol. 1: Awakening by Greg Rucka
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Really nice! I like the black and white artwork very much. The brief bits of colour are very nicely placed and the line art is gorgeous.

Great attention to detail.

Issue #2 was a bit of a filler. Issue #3 was slightly more interesting, but this definitely seems like a slow burning type of story. The ending of Issue #4 was a scary cliffhanger… Issue #5 brought it all to a nice climax, with two plotlines coming together and a new one opening…. which means that I will very likely get the next volume.

Bottomline, the plot is not Earth shattering, there is nothing terribly new or unusual. Not a lot of suspense until the end of Issue #4, but the story is solid enough. The black and white artwork with rare swirls of coloured highlights on the other hand is great. Great sketching, especially the shading and expressions of the various faces were fantastic.

Artwork ★★★★★
Plot ★★★★☆

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