The Necromancer (comics)

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The Necromancer
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Publication information
PublisherTop Cow
FormatLimited series
Publication dateSeptember 2005 â€“ July 2006
No. of issues6
Main character(s)Abigail van Alstine
Creative team
Written byJoshua Ortega
Artist(s)Jonboy Meyers (Pilot Season)
Penciller(s)Francis Manapul
Inker(s)Rick Basaldua
Kevin Conrad
Rob Hunter
Scott Koblish
Jay Leisten
Letterer(s)Troy Peteri
Colorist(s)Brian Buccelato
Collected editions
The NecromancerISBN 1-58240-648-0

The Necromancer is a comic book published by the Top Cow imprint of Image Comics.

The comic was written by science fiction author and comic writer Joshua Ortega, with art on the first series by Francis Manapul.

Publication history[edit]

Necromancer was originally announced back in 2001 with Top Cow president Matt Hawkins as the writer and Brian Ching on art chores.

Necromancer returned in the 2007 "Pilot Season" program from Top Cow.[1] Ortega provided the script[2][3] and Jonboy Meyers took over on art, as Manapul was on exclusive contract to DC.[4]


The series follows Abby van Alstine, a teenage girl who discovers that she is part of a mystical subculture among society, possessing several growing powers of her own.

Collected editions[edit]

The first series was collected into a trade paperback in April 2007 (ISBN 1582406480).[5]


  1. ^ Top Cow's Pilot Program - Talking About Pilot Season, Newsarama, June 26, 2007
  2. ^ Necromancing: Joshua Ortega on Pilot Season: Necromancer, Newsarama, October 5, 2007, 2007
  3. ^ Furey, Emmett (October 24, 2007). "CBR News: Believe in Magic: Ortega Returns to 'Necromancer'". Comic Book Resources. Archived from the original on 2012-07-28. Retrieved May 14, 2020.CS1 maint: unfit url (link)
  4. ^ Drawing The Necromancer: Talking to Jonboy Meyers, Newsarama, October 19, 2007
  5. ^ Necromancer Collected in Trade This April, Newsarama, February 1, 2007


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