I ventured into a Comic shop this week-end to try and hunt down a copy of the 1st issue of "Blacklight". No dice. Instead, I came away with the opening issue of a six part mini series called "Albion" which is published by Wildstorm (DC?), plotted and written by Alan and Leah Moore.
It's throwing up so many possibilities for the series, I'm already waiting on issue #2. Basically, Moore has set out to reimagine the history of British comic book heroes set against a modern canvas. To an american comic fan, I'm probably not selling the notion of this rag too well, but I assure you it will offer an interesting insight into the 51st State's Comic book history, within a strong storyline. For us Brits that grew up with Eagle, Valiant, Victor, etc., it will be a radical and interesting take on the genre, particularly in such a different plot setting.
I'm loathe to give away any details, because I think some of you may find the series of some interest. to be honest, I just wanted to make people aware it's out there, and hope some of you will enjoy it as much as i did the first installment.
I haven't bought consecutive issues of a comic book since about 1987, but I want to read this one until it's conclusion.