Shadow Service #1 is out today. My very first creator-owned comic, this exciting new horror adventure series features script by me, art by Corin Howell, colours by Triona Farrell and letters by Andworld Design.
Think black magic meets black ops. Supernatural spies and witchy private investigators. Horror, action and intrigue.
Here’s what these fine folk have been saying about it:
“A really strong, atmospheric dark-arts thriller” Kieron Gillen (The Wicked + The Divine, Die)
“Smart, gory fun.” Michael Moreci (Wasted Space, The Plot)
“Street-level occultism, procedural crime and talking rats, all together at last.” Si Spurrier (Hellblazer, Star Wars: Doctor Aphra)
“Bananas good. It is the perfect Venn Diagram of everything I want in a comic: secret organizations, horror, and witches getting shit done!” Justina Ireland (The Deathless Divide, Star Wars: The High Republic)
“If you like spy stories, occult mysteries, arcane monsters and gory horror, you’re going to love it.” George Mann (Engineward, Newbury & Hobbes)
“The witch/PI/spy comic crossover I’ve been waiting for.” Paul Cornell (Lights Go Out in Lychford, Saucer State)
“Hugely entertaining… you’ll love it.” Rob Williams (Suicide Squad, Judge Dredd)
But don’t just take their word for it. Read it for yourself! Here’s the solicit:
Worried your partner is cheating? Need a missing person found? Gina Meyers is the Private Investigator for you. Sure, she’s a witch who worries that her powers make her more of a monster than the crooks she’s trying to catch, but it’s not like London’s criminal underworld is literally going to hell… is it? Spy craft meets black magic in the shadowy world of MI666.
There are three amazing variant covers – cover A by Corin and Triona, cover B by Nathan Gooden and cover C by Rebekah Isaacs. Check them out here!
if that’s whetted your whistle you need to check out:
- the Spy who Cursed me – a special post sharing how and why I came up with the series.
- my interview with Newsarama about the series origins.
- my appearance on the Comics Crush podcast where we talk about my love of horror comics.
- Another interview, this time with SYFY Wire, which features a six-page preview of issue one.
- these amazing store exclusive variants.
Plus if you grab issue one today you could be in with a chance of winning a FREE signed postcard.
Published by Vault comics, issue one of Shadow Service is available from your local comic store plus digitally from Comixology US & UK.
Do let me know what you think of out debut issue! We’re so excited to release it into the wild!
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