Vertigo is announcing a new ongoing comic book today, Dominique Laveau: Voodoo Child. Slated to start February 2012, the series tells the story of Dominique Laveau, outcast and half-breed heir to the Voodoo Queenship of New Orleans:
Lingering on the threshold between history and legend, the home of Mardi Gras and the birthplace of Jazz, New Orleans is also known as the most haunted city in America: a town of centuries-old ghosts and new spirits of those drowned by Katrina; where Loup Garous, Vampires and Voodoo Spirits make their home. Ruling over all of this are the powerful Voodoo Queens, maintaining a delicate balance between the mortal and supernatural worlds, and whose influence stretches into politics, business and crime. But today, everything has changed. The Queen has been murdered and Tulane grad student Dominique Laveau is the number one suspect.
Dominique Laveau: Voodoo Child is written by Selwyn Seyfu Hinds, former Editor-in-Chief of the Hip-Hop magazine The Source, and illustrated by comic book legend Denys Cowan, one of the founding members of Milestone Media and best-known for his work on Static Shock and The Question. Hinds and Cowan have worked with each other before, collaborating on the short story “Case 21” in the Vertigo comic book anthology Strange Adventures earlier this year, and the short story “Blink” published in this month’s Vertigo comic book anthology The Unexpected.
MTV Geek is pleased to show you an exclusive preview of “Blink,” the prelude to Dominique Laveau: Voodoo Child, that is featured in The Unexpected on sale tomorrow: