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PREVIEW: "Nightjar" #1 from Avatar Pres

Avatar Press has provided CBR News with a four-page preview of "Nightjar" #1, hitting store shelves this Wednesday. CBR News spoke with writer Antony Johnston back in January about the series. Avatar also provided us with the following description of the series:

This week's comic shipment includes NIGHTJAR #1 from Avatar Press, the firstin a new series continuing the story started by Alan Moore and Bryan Talbotover twenty years ago! Written by Moore collaborator Antony Johnston and hotnew artist Max Fiumara, NIGHTJAR #1 picks up where Moore and Talbot'sopening story (seen for the first time in 2003's YUGGOTH CULTURES) left off.

NIGHTJAR is the story of Mirrigan Demdyke, member of an elite class ofmagicians, known as Birds. Eighteen years ago, Mirrigan watched her father'sheart explode in their back yard. That was fair, because Mirrigans fatherwas Emperor Of All The Birds, the most powerful sorcerer in Britain, andthat's how they arrange their successions.

But on her deathbed, Mirrigan's grandmother reveals a secret - her fatherwasn't killed by one sorcerer. He was killed by seven, combining theirpowers into one massive attack. And that's just not fair.

Mirrigan's grandmother charges the young Bird with an oath to make the sevenconspirators pay for their treachery. But the cabal is much older, wiser andmore powerful than Mirrigan - and they have plans of their own for the newNightjar...

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