The Baltimore police are baffled when a Ravens cheerleader is found floating in the Inner Harbor with an arcane symbol carved onto her corpse. And only Alyssia Singer, music blogger at the Baltimore Sun, knows what it means: that a serial killer is targeting Baltimore’s underground witching community. Alyssia-an excommunicated witch who no longer uses magic-must decide: take the case and confront her estranged family and long buried demons… or risk more bodies piling up…
CHARM CITY was the first prize winner of Scout’s inaugural Script2Comic competition and I’m thrilled to see my weirdly-specific music journalist/murder mystery brought to life. It’s my second published work, behind last summer’s THE VERY FINAL LAST GIRLS OGN from Darby Pop Publishing (about the girls who survive horror movies). I’ve also written for MAD Magazine and my first self-published comic CLASS OF ’99 won an Ignatz Award.
Cover by Hugo Petrus (NICK FURY, WOLVERINE) and a few pages, below. And here’s a link to the full creator proof of #1:
CHARM CITY is rated M for mature, as it contains language, violence and sex.
#1 retails at $4.99 and is due in stores and on the Scoutcomics.com Web site July 19. Previews code MAY231978.