To survive a battle between two warring magick clans in Old York City, a skeptical drifter must awaken an ancient power within himself.
Artist, Co-Creator: Will Tempest
Writer, Co-Creator: Jakob Free
Colorist(s): Brad Simpson & Will Tempest
Letterer/Designer: AndWorld Design’s Justin Birch
Cover Artist(s): Will Tempest, Tristan Wright, & Artyom Trakhanov
Backup Artists: Andrey Garin, Tristan Wright, Guy Pradel, & Keegan Williams
This is the Age of Magick. It is the Age of City-States and Magick Gangs and the Post-Post Apocalypse.
Our hero, a cowboy named Lev, strolls into Old York City looking for something no one’s ever seen before. He’s picked a bad time. The forces of Hyper-Priestess Isimar Rothschild, the Queen of the Chicago Conglomerate, have attacked Old York. The only person who stands in Isimar’s way is Gregor Steiner, leader of the Red Double Xs, the magick gang that protects the city from foreign invaders.
Lev didn’t come looking for a fight, but that doesn’t mean he isn’t prepared for one. Caught in the midst of a decade-old war between two powerful gangs, Lev has to figure out where his loyalties lie, if he has any to speak of. And he has to do it all quick-like…
“Cities of Magick is a story about cities and the people that live in them. It’s about letting go of our phones, our computers, our gizmos, and whooziwhatsits. It’s about letting go and believing in magick. I’m honored to be able to tell this story, but more than that, I’m honored to have such an incredible partner in Will Tempest. Thanks to Scout Comics, we both have an opportunity to tell an unconventional tale in exactly the way we wanted to tell it. We couldn’t be more excited for people to read it.”
— Jakob Free, Writer & Co-Creator
“A smart, inventive take that starts with the end of the world and throws you head first into what comes NEXT! This is humanity after a paradigm shift, gripping in what we leave behind, and even more so in what we can’t give up. Check it out!”
— Steve Orlando (Martian Manhunter, DC Comics)
“CITIES OF MAGICK by Jakob Free and Will Tempest is the jaw-dropping grungy fantasy book your body needs. I’ve read it and it’s well worth your time and your shillings.”
— Alex Paknadel (Death of Doctor Strange: The Avengers, Marvel Comics)
“Enjoyed it immensely! It’s a post-apocalyptic “Gangs of New York” meets “Lord of the Rings!” The unnamed main character (shades of Eastwood’s Man With No Name!) is a reluctant hero in the very best way possible.”
— Karl Kesel (Impossible Jones, Superboy DC Comics)
“This feels like the start of something really interesting. There is a bit of a wild west feel tacked onto a culture that is ‘steampunk but with magic instead of steam.’ Cities of Magick has big ideas, fun characters, and looks spectacular!”
— Dan Newland, The Comic Book Yeti
(W) Jakob Free, Will Tempest (A) Will Tempest
“Once Upon a Time in Old York…” A gun-toting drifter wanders into Old York City looking for something no one’s ever seen before. He’s picked a bad time-the forces of Hyper-Priestess Isimar Rothschild, the Queen of the Chicago Conglomerate, have attacked Old York. Caught in the midst of a decade-old war between two powerful magick clans, the drifter has to figure out where his loyalties lie, if he has any to speak of, and he has to do it quick!