This past Wednesday marked the release of SWORD OF SORCERY #0. Written by Christy Marx and illustrated by Aaron Lopresti, this all-new ongoing series chronicles the adventures of a young woman who discovers that she is anything but ordinary.
All Amy Winston has ever wanted was to know where she came from. Throughout her life, she has spent countless hours training how to fight and how to use a sword. She’s never known the reason why, but on her seventeenth birthday, these two questions came together and were answered.
Amy is the heir to a magical bloodline in a world called Nilaa. There, she must defeat her aunt, the evil Lady Amethyst, who is attempting to consume all the family power for herself and eliminate anyone who stands in her way – including her own sister and niece.
When Amy goes to Nilaa for the first time, her mother explains that they must leave the portal crystal they use to travel between worlds behind. If it’s not hidden, others may find it and transport themselves to Nilaa as well. But why would anyone want to do that?
Readers who have already checked out SWORD OF SORCERY’s inaugural issue may have noticed a familiar face on the last page. For those of you who haven’t picked up the title yet, stop reading this post now (major spoiler alert ahead!).
John Constantine is notorious for his devious plotting and hunger for power. But how and why would he benefit from being granted access into the magical world of Nilaa?
“What could John Constatine possibly want with a portal gem to another world? Well, what WOULDN’T he want?” series editor Rachel Gluckstern teased to THE SOURCE. “He’s someone who likes playing the long game, but we’ll get an idea of his larger schemes in October’s JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK ANNUAL #1!”
Below, take a look at John Constantine discovering Amy and her mother’s portal crystal, and sound off in the comments section about what you think he has to gain from it!