Having discovered Michael L. Peters’ art on the web and enjoying his Unbound comic from Image, I was happy to see a new project from him in the form of his new book, Crescent City Magick.
The story revolves around the character Clayton who is a bit of a drifter and ultimately encounters a witch named Julia. Clayton moves from the chilly north to the Big Easy and the reader is taken for a fantastic roller coaster ride from slice of life to supernatural to sci-fi to zombie thriller with a couple of sharp turns added for good measure. The story moves at a good pace and allows for character development while progressing the story steadily. Even the supporting cast, especially the sassy punk gal named Bev, seems to have a good amount of story potential so the series has plenty of room to continue.
The artwork is amazing. Peters is a master at his craft and is in the school of Barry Windsor-Smiith, and Bernie Wrightson in the intricacy and craftsmanship of his line work. The book’s cover, pictured above, has such rich colors with a great logo containing some superb celtic design elements. The interiors are black and white which really allows Peters' line work to shine.
This book easily gets a five star rating and I’ll look forward to a sequel if the author has one brewing.
Dan Sehn is a resident of the chilly north fantasizing about making a move to the Big Easy. He is also the publisher of Argo Comics.