Black magic meets the spy world in Vault Comics’ new series hitting this summer, Shadow Service. Written by Cavan Scott and illustrated by Corin M. Howell, the co-creators are joined by Tríona Farrell on colors and Andworld Design on letters. Tim Daniel handles design.
Read the synopsis for the series below:
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.
Scott said in a statement:
“I grew up wanting to be James Bond. Which British kid of the 1970s didn’t? There was excitement, there were gadgets, there were exotic locations and dangerous stunts. But there was one thing that was missing: Monsters. The more I watched Bond, the more I became obsessed with the idea of spies fighting supernatural threats, an obsession that only grew when I finally saw Live and Let Die and witnessed 007 tussling with ‘the man who cannot die’.
“After watching The Omen one dark and stormy night, I first scrawled down the name: MI666. It made me laugh. It still does. And for years I came up with story ideas for Britain’s shadow security service, protecting Queen and Country from things that go bump in the night. But I could never make them stick. I was still thinking about this years later, walking home from the cinema, airpods crammed into my ears. VCTRY’s cover of ‘Black Magic Woman’ shuffled its way onto one of my playlists and I realized I didn’t want a Bond at all. I didn’t want a blunt instrument, jaded after years in the field. I needed a new recruit, drafted into the service, someone who definitely wasn’t a team player, someone who didn’t know spycraft but… witchcraft. Gina Meyer was born. I hurried home and all those years of storylines and influences flowed into the pitch that I immediately sent to Adrian Wassel at Vault. I knew he would fall under Gina’s spell and lose himself in MI666’s world of assassination, intrigue, betrayal and demons. And I was right. Shadow Service is the result, brought so vividly to life by that mistress of the dark arts, Corin M Howell.”
Shadow Service #1 is scheduled to release in July. The series will feature covers by Howell as well as Nathan Gooden and Daniel. Check out a preview of covers and interior pages here.