DSTLRY announces Jamie McKelvie’s ‘One for Sorrow’

The gothic thriller will launch from the fledgling publisher in June.

DSTLRY has announced another new series from one of their founding creators, Jamie McKelvie, which will arrive in June. One for Sorrow, which he will write and draw, is described as a “gothic suspense thriller” about a turn-of-the-century serial killer called the Magpie.

“DSTLRY has given me the perfect environment to create One for Sorrow,” McKelvie said. “This series is an opportunity to not only explore themes of darkness and redemption, but also to challenge myself artistically as the sole creator on this project.”

McKelvie has created two different covers for the first issue:

Like the other DTSLRY releases thus far, One for Sorrow will be a three-issue 48-page, prestige format series. And the title comes from an old nursery rhyme about, naturally, magpies. “One for sorrow, two for joy; three for a girl, four for a boy; five for silver, six for gold; seven for a secret never to be told.” Magpies are considered a bird of ill omen in many cultures, which jives with the description of the new title:

London, 1900. The capital hums with the energy of the new era, but something darker lurks beneath the surface. A monstrous figure stalks the city’s criminal underworld at night, leaving a trail of bloody corpses in its wake. The only clue that a baffled police force has to work with is the black and white feather left on each corpse, leading the press to dub the killer the Magpie. Is the Magpie killing at random, or is there a pattern that no one else can see? Three individuals, strangers to each other, might together have the answer.

Check out some preview pages from the first issue:

And DSTLRY also shared some of McKelvie’s character designs — which, as you’d expect from the designer of Captain Marvel and Ms. Marvel’s looks, are very impressive:

Look for the first issue in June, with the two revealed covers and probably a whole lot of variants.

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