Witchblade #140, the first of the two-part story I co-wrote with Ron Marz (art by Stjepan Šejić) for Top Cow (as mentioned in this post earlier) is hitting the stores tomorrow (8th December). Already there are a few advance reviews out and looks like it’s getting some love around “teh interwebs”
It shall be available in comic book stores on Wed 8 December, 2010. So run out and grab a copy.
So without further ado, here are the reviews so far:
Some nice blurbs from the reviews above
“… very nice art and a far more efficient piece of storytelling than we have seen since the rise of six issue trade paperbacks…”
– Project Fanboy
“… gives readers some good old fashioned carnage with some great humor and nicely done art….”
– Player Affinity
“… Marz and Mohapatra do a great job building this story up and letting it explode in your face at the end.”
– Comics Bulletin
“… familiar, fun, comforting and a solid read. If you’ve never read a Witchblade comic before, this is a perfect hopping on point, and I absolutely recommend doing just that.”
– Graphic Policy
Recently I was approached by the awesome folks at Top Cow asking me if I was interested in co-writing a 2 issue arc with regular series writer Ron Marz and art by Stjepan Šejić. Of course, I said yes immediately. I’ve long been a fan of Witchblade and especially Ron’s work on that. I was kinda bummed to have missed out on the Witchblade-Devi crossover earlier during my stint with Virgin Comics. So this, was in a way, a long standing dream come true.
Ron and I did a two issue arc (Issues #140 and #141) and #140 is due out on Dec 09, 2010. So rush out to your nearest LCS next week and grab a copy (or 10) :). Here are the two awesome covers for the issue by Stejpan and Brandon Peterson.
Cover A by Stjepan Šejić
Cover B by Brandon Peterson
Many thanks to Filip Sabik and Phil Smith at Top Cow for thinking of me and giving me this chance.
Update 1 (added on 3rd Dec 2010)
Comic Book Resources
has a preview of the Witchblade #140 issue
and an article
where Ron talks about the issue.
The issues – which are co-written by Saurav Mohapatra, a writer that Marz worked with during his time at Virgin Comics – focus on a pair of kids who can make their drawings come to life, and unfortunately for everybody around them, they like drawing monsters.
It also features the upcoming Witchblade annual.