REVIEW: 'Blackbird' #1 by Sam Humphries, Jen Bartel, and Nayoung Wilson
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?
Writer: Sam Humphries
Artist: Jen Bartel, Nayoung Wilson
Letterer: Jodi Wynne
Publisher: Image Comics
Release Date: October 3, 2018
Cover Price: $3.99
Score: ★★★★☆ (4/5)
Humphries, Bartel, and Nayoung Wilson waste no time in enveloping readers into the world of Nina Rodriguez. A childhood of magic and trauma, she sees things others don't while managing her addiction and wishing for vindication. When vindication comes it's at a great cost and now Nina must deal with this mystical world head-on. Humphries creates an empathetic and complex character in Nina who's ready to embrace magic completely but having trouble growing up. The world around her is a neon-infused version of L.A. that sparkles and hums with hidden mystical powers thanks to the wonderful work of artists Bartel and Wilson. 'Blackbird' is an irresistible fantasy that is just getting started. It's totally worth the ride.