Published on February 24th, 2014 | by Richard Boom
Review: Crescent City Magick
When I was reading comics in the 90’s I discovered some truly great B&W comics, which till this day I regret not seeing more of. Sure you can think of Jeff Smith’s BONE and Terry Moore’s Strangers In Paradise, but those comics came into my grubby lil hands much later in the game. A few years ago even. Of course I have Terry Moore’s Echo and Rachel Rising, because, well… Moore is amazing. But he is not the only one making amazing B&W comics and I was actually thinking about the Caliber version of David Mack’s Kabuki and also Kaos Moon from David Boller, and I have to name Starwarp‘s Lorelei as well.
Would it be fair to name Crescent City Magick in those same categories? Well, why NOT?!
The magick of reading B&W comics is somehow different from reading colored comics. It might induce some extra effort from your brain to translate it in your mind into something more colorized, just a step above reading a regular non-visual book. But there is magic in reading B&W comics and in reading Michael L. Peters’s Crescent City Magick you even add the hoodoo/voodoo from New Orleans into the mix as well as the red-haired witch Julia leading around main persona Clayton through the zombie-fested bowels of New Orleans.
Julia is a strong witch filled with confidence and she takes good care of stray Clayton, who is much more then meets the eye. Reading Crescent City Magick is like visiting a magical place in which nothing is what it seems and I could go on ranting about how amazing New Orleans looks, how the vibe of Clayton as anti-hero is just the right vibe to get, about how zombies and alien-looking fairies were entwined into the story with apparent ease… but you HAVE to check this out for yourself and ASAP!
Buy this book, so Peters can go on into the second volume as soon as possible, because this tastes like much much more!
Congrats, Peters! You got me hooked!
Written, created, inked, lettered, published etc by Michael L. Peters
Available from Amazon
Paperback: 106 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (July 13, 2013)
Product Dimensions: 0.2 x 6.9 x 9.8 inches