Corsair is the latest offering from the fine folks at Madius Comics, and the Kickstarter campaign for the first issue has just entered its final week.
An exciting blend of horror, crime drama and supernatural mystery, the new series – from writer Nick Gonzo, artist ‘Magicianshouse’, colourist Alexa Renée and letterer Rob Jones – is already fully funded, but the more pledges they can get as the campaign reaches its conclusion, the better.
To give you a better idea of the story, here’s the official blurb, courtesy of Mr Gonzo himself:
Agent Corsair is part of The Order, an ancient fellowship that’s been maintaining the relationship between the two sides of England; The modern world, and the ancient things that live in the shadows.
Assigned by his superiors to a low level missing persons case, Corsair is set to track down a local businessman who has been trying his hand at black magic. As he works the case more questions surface, and Corsair is forced to question his place in an increasingly modern world, because as well as having to live through ghosts and flesh eating horrors he has to survive the modernisation and monetisation of his ancient organisation. Expect noir style mystery, hideous monsters, ancient evil, and a different twist on a haunted house.
We were able to take an early look at the first issue, and can certainly vouch for the horror aspects of the story, which are genuinely unsettling and provide the unquestioned backbone of the first issue. Corsair himself has more than a dash of John Constantine about him – no bad thing in itself, but it’ll be interesting to see his personality develop as the series unfolds. The artwork is solid, with the horror portions again excelling, and Renée’s colours adding some much-needed depth and expression to the proceedings. All in all, it’s an enjoyable, confidently executed first issue, and provides Gonzo with a wonderful new sandbox to play around in.
The Kickstarter ends on Friday the 25th of August, and you can check it out by CLICKING HERE.
Oh, and if all this isn’t enough to convince you to give it a try, feast your eyes on some unlettered preview artwork from the first issue.