A call has gone out that The Academy of Black Magic is about to reopen its doors for the first time in 200 years. The headmaster, school staff, and denizens of the underground city of Scholomance are making their final preparations for the arrival of these outsider children.
From the mind of artist/writer Joseph Schmalke (The Infernal Pact, Cherry Blackbird, Phantom Starkiller, We Don’t Kill Spiders) Seven Years in Darkness breaks with some horror taboos where children could die in a high fantasy winner-takes-all situation. The ritual of the new class begins in March.
Seven Years In Darkness will be published quarterly in a four-issue miniseries. The first issue will go on sale March 2023 featuring Cover A and B by Schmalke and Cover C (1:10 variant) from Bill Sienkiewicz.
The Academy of Black Magic has reopened its doors for the first time in 200 years! Seventy-two children will walk through the Academy doors for freshmen year. But only seven will graduate and walk out alive! Their seven-year journey starts here, in this dark and sweeping fantasy epic from acclaimed comics creator Joseph Schmalke!
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Also, Sereno’s adventures continue as a new hero arrives in New Teia, armed with advanced tech and inspired by Sereno is NüMen friend or foe? Find out in Sereno #2!
There’s a new guardian in town! Inspired by Sereno, NüMen uses deeply unstable technology in his quest for spiritual illumination.
Meanwhile, Sereno’s chaotic shadow self is coming to life all on its own! Sereno will soon find things are not as black and white as he thought, in this epic showdown of Darkness and Light!
Serano #2 will also feature three covers.