Nicola Scott
Scott at the New York Comic Con, 2010
Area(s)Penciller, Artist, Inker
Notable works
Birds of Prey
Earth 2
Secret Six
Black Magick

Nicola Scott is a comics artist from Sydney, Australia whose notable works include Birds of Prey and Secret Six.[1] In 2016, she and writer Greg Rucka relaunched Wonder Woman for DC Comics Rebirth[2] and created the comic series Black Magick, which was published by Image Comics.


Scott's Wonder Woman from Wonder Woman: Year One (2016)
Scott's Wonder Woman from Wonder Woman: Year One (2016)

After a brief acting career, Scott decided in 2001 to become a comic book artist.[3] She made her debut in the comics industry by painting covers for a series titled The Watch published in Australia by Phosphorescent Comics.[4] In 2002, she traveled to the San Diego Comic-Con International to begin making contacts in the U.S. comics industry. In 2003, she obtained work from Top Cow Comics which in turn led to her being hired by DC Comics.[3] Her first work in the U.S. market appeared in Star Wars: Empire #26 (October 2004)[5] published by Dark Horse Comics. In December 2005, Wizard magazine featured Scott as a "Talent to Watch". At DC, she collaborated with writer Gail Simone on Birds of Prey and Secret Six.[6] In 2010, she drew the Wonder Woman tie-in to Blackest Night. In July 2010, Scott was announced as the artist of the Teen Titans starting with issue #88[7] and she drew the series until the end of its run with issue #100 (October 2011).[5] Scott penciled Superman vol 3 issues #3, 5, and 6.[8] In January 2012, DC announced Scott and writer James Robinson as the creative team of Earth 2, a new series focusing on the Justice Society of America.[9] Scott's work on that series has been described as her "mainstream breakthrough".[10] She drew the creator-owned series, Black Magick, which was written by Greg Rucka and published by Image Comics.[11] She and Rucka launched a new Wonder Woman series for DC Comics in June 2016. Scott draws the even-numbered issues and Liam Sharp draws the odd-numbered issues.[2] Scott left the Wonder Woman series as of issue #14 and returned to drawing Black Magick.[12]

Critical reception

Reviewer Doug Zawisza of Comic Book Resources praised Scott's work on Superman #6 and compared her favorably to George Pérez, stating, "Luckily, it seems Scott can keep up with Pérez line for line. While Scott’s is definitely more grounded in reality than Pérez's (evident in the scene featuring the alien landscape of Jazuur), these two creators work quite well together. Scott’s art, from quiet moments like Lois calling out to Clark to the louder moments of the Supermen battle royale, is consistent and breathtaking, begging the readers to stop awhile and study it."[13] Critic Mike Miallaro of had positive words for Scott's art in Black Magick saying that "she really goes above and beyond throughout this entire book. Everything is drawn with such incredible detail."[14] Karen O'Brien with CBR Exclusives gave praise for Scott's detail work in the "Wonder Woman Year One" finale. She said that "Scott's scrupulous attention to detail through this series had indicated a deference for Wonder Woman’s importance in comics history and a bold determination to bring her forward, providing a believable place for the Amazon’s values in the modern world that feels comfortable and never contrived."[15]



  1. ^ Simone, Gail (6 February 2007). "Simone Files V: Nicola Scott". Newsarama. Archived from the original on 8 February 2007. Retrieved 2 April 2012.
  2. ^ a b Phegley, Kiel (23 May 2016). "Rucka, Sharp & Scott Aim To Make Rebirth's Wonder Woman Accessible & Fantastic". Comic Book Resources. Archived from the original on 10 September 2016. While Wonder Woman sees the return of writer Greg Rucka, he’s teaming up with Liam Sharp, Matthew Clark and Nicola Scott to deliver a very different take from his previous run with the Amazon Princess. Archive requires scrolldown.
  3. ^ a b Stavrou, Nikolaos (20 June 2010). "Potts Point's Own Wonder Woman". Wentworth Courier. Archived from the original on 3 April 2012. Retrieved 2 April 2012.
  4. ^ "Nicola Scott: The Wonder From Down Under!". 30 September 2004. Archived from the original on 3 April 2012. Retrieved 2 April 2012. The first book I worked on was doing painted covers for an Aussie book called The Watch published by one of the only Australian comic publishers, Phosphorescent Comics.
  5. ^ a b "Nicola Scott". Grand Comics Database.
  6. ^ Brady, Matt (19 April 2008). "NYCC '08: Gail Simone on the Return of the Secret Six". Newsarama. Archived from the original on 5 December 2008. Retrieved 2 April 2012. The incredible Nicola Scott is drawing this!! Hahahahhaahahaha! I couldn't be happier. We've been dying to work together again, and she's excited to help create this new book.
  7. ^ "Nicola Scott joins J.T. Krul on Teen Titans". DC Comics. 14 July 2010. Archived from the original on 3 April 2012. Retrieved 2 April 2012.
  8. ^ Khouri, Andy (2 November 2011). "Artist Nicola Scott to Draw Three Issues of DC Comics' Superman". ComicsAlliance. Archived from the original on 3 April 2012. Retrieved 2 April 2012.
  9. ^ Kushins, Josh (12 January 2012). "DC Comics in 2012-–-Introducing the "Second Wave" of DC Comics The New 52". The Source. DC Comics. Archived from the original on 14 January 2012. Retrieved 14 January 2012. Earth 2 – Writer: James Robinson. Artist: Nicola Scott. The greatest heroes on a parallel Earth, the Justice Society combats threats that will set them on a collision course with other worlds.
  10. ^ Lewis, Maria (6 January 2014). "Comic maestro Nicola Scott's life is a Wonder". The Daily Telegraph. Surry Hills, New South Wales. Archived from the original on 29 June 2014.
  11. ^ "Nicola Scott". Image Comics. n.d. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016.
  12. ^ Melrose, Kevin (October 2016). "Artist Nicola Scott to Leave DC's Wonder Woman With Issue 14". Comic Book Resources. Archived from the original on 1 December 2017.
  13. ^ Zawisza, Doug (23 February 2012). "Superman #6". Comic Book Resources. Archived from the original on 3 April 2012. Retrieved 2 April 2012.
  14. ^ Miallaro, Mike (3 November 2015). "Greg Rucka and Nicola Scott bring some Black Magick to Image". Archived from the original on 1 December 2017.
  15. ^ O'Brien, Karen (17 January 2017). "Diana's Origin Overhaul Complete in 'Wonder Woman: Year One' Finale". Comic Book Resources. Archived from the original on 1 December 2017.
Preceded byJames Raiz Birds of Prey artist 2007–2008 Succeeded byMichael S. O'Hare Preceded byJose Luis Teen Titans vol. 3 artist 2010–2011 Succeeded byn/a Preceded byn/a Earth 2 artist 2012–2014 Succeeded byAndy Smith