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LOS ANGELES 04/18/2024 — Top Cow Productions will reimagine the iconic, Image classic, Witchblade as a new series set to launch this July. This new Witchblade #1 will be penned by New York Times bestselling writer Marguerite Bennett (Animosity, Batwoman, DC Bombshells), drawn by fan-favorite artist Giuseppe Cafaro (Suicide Squad, Power Rangers, Red Sonja) and will be published by Image Comics.

The creative duo will work closely with Top Cow CEO, Image Comics co-founder, and original Witchblade co-creator, Marc Silvestri. Together, the team will reintroduce the this popular action-packed, crime noir series to longtime die-hard fans and new readers alike. This forthcoming Witchblade #1 will feature a reimagined origin, with contemporary takes on familiar characters, as well as fresh story arcs to hook new fans and rekindle the energy and excitement that fueled the ’90s Image Revolution.

“The ability to tell a story full of monsters, sexuality, vision, and history was irresistible,” said Bennett. “Our saga is sleek, vicious, ferocious, and has a lot to say about power in the 21st century and will be the first time that we are stopping the roller coaster to let more people on. I’ve loved Witchblade since I was a child, and there is truly no other heroine like Sara with such an iconic legacy and such a rich, brutal relationship to her own body.” 

In Witchblade #1, New York City Police Detective Sara Pezzini’s life is forever fractured by her father’s murder. Cold, cunning, and hellbent on revenge, Sara now stalks a vicious criminal cabal beneath the city, where an ancient power collides and transforms her into something wild, magnificent, and beyond her darkest imaginings. How will Sara use this ancient power? …Or will she be consumed by it?

Through last year’s WitchbladeComplete Collection Kickstarter, the world received a glimpse of Silvestri’s Witchblade armor redesign. But now a whole new universe has been created by Cafaro to go with it. “The Witchblade universe is being modernized to reflect how Marguerite beautifully explores the extreme sides of Sara through memories, her personal thoughts, like desire and hunger, in her solitude and when she is possessed by the Witchblade,” said Cafaro. “So, I had to visually intersect a noir True Detective-like world with a supernatural, horror world that is a fantastic mix between Berserk and Zodiac!”

Silvestri added: “This is brand new mythology around Sara, and I can’t wait for you to fall in love with her and all the twists and turns. Discover Witchblade reimagined this summer, and join us as we bring all the fun of the ’90s to the modern age and see how exciting comics can be. I can’t wait for you to read this new series.”

Witchblade #1 will be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, July 17, at only $4.99 for 48 pages. The Final Order Cutoff deadline for comic shop retailers is Monday, June 24:

  • Cover A by Silvestri and Arif Prianto – Lunar Code 0524IM221
  • Cover B by Giuseppe Cafaro and Arif Prianto – Lunar Code 0524IM222
  • Cover C Blank Sketch Cover – Lunar Code 0524IM223
  • Cover D (1:10 copy incentive) by Dani and Brad Simpson – Lunar Code 0524IM224
  • Cover E (1:25 copy incentive) by Silvestri and Prianto, virgin cover – Lunar Code 0524IM225
  • Cover F (1:50 copy incentive) by J. Scott Campbell – Lunar Code 0524IM226
  • Cover G (1:100 copy incentive) by Bill Sienkiewicz – Lunar Code 0524IM227
  • Cover H (1:250 copy incentive) line art by Marc Silvestri, virgin cover, B&W inks – Lunar Code 0524IM228

Witchblade #1 will also be available across many digital platforms, including Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, and Google Play.

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