Image Comics Witchblade collection Volume One is available in trade paperback for the first time this July.
Collecting the first issues 1-6 this volume of Witchblade from Writer Caitlin Kittredge (THROWAWAYS, Coffin Hill) and artist Roberta Ingranata. Alex Underwood is not the first to wield the mighty power of the Witchblade. Left for dead on a rooftop after a gunshot, her life changes as she inherits the powerful Mystical Witchblade!
A fresh take and a new character for the Witchblade series. Originally created by Mark Silvestri and with the unforgettable art of Michael Turner, Witchblade defined the late 90’s style of Image books with it’s entrancing story arcs and mesmerizing artwork.
Now Alex must take the Witchblade, and it may save her life, but what will the cost be? She battles her rage and base impulses in an attempt to gain control of the force of nature that is bound to her.
Select praise for the new WITCHBLADE:
“I dug the hell out of this first issue and am excited to see where this series goes. I guess I’m a Witchblade fan now.” —Nerdist
“The work that Kittredge and Ingranata have put into this issue is more than obvious and may end up being more memorable than the original’s legacy. They have captured and injected a world of emotion into these pages bringing this property out of the 90s and into the modern times.” —Comicosity
“Sharp, powerful and cutting urban fantasy…What Ingranata and Valenza are creating is a fusion of minimal indie comics-style art and high energy urban action comic book storytelling.” —Monkeys Fighting Robots
“Witchblade is back in action but with a modern day Image Comics glow!” —Snap Pow
“There’s enough of the original mythos present that longtime readers can find their way around, but this new beginning is also accessible enough that brand new readers…this is exactly what the series needed to move forward.” —ComicCon.com
“It does an excellent job creating a story that is intriguing and allows readers to ease into the legend of the Witchblade… the future is bright for the franchise.” —Rogues Portal
“Every panel has a sense of urgency to its composition and the splash of bright colors is restrained until a bloody explosion is shown with a vibrancy for emphasis. It’s a very post-Jessica Jones comic, but the juxtaposition of the trauma-centric themes with the urban fantasy setting make this a comic with a lot of potential.” —Newsarama
“Ingranata and Valenza’s art is stellar. They’ve set this story in a very realistic New York City, that’s also the setting of a horror movie. The deep shadows, the strange angles, all contribute to a story that’s more ghost story than the supernatural superhero of the previous volume of Witchblade.” —ComicBuzz
If you haven’t already make sure you check out this collected volume of the first 6 issues.
WITCHBLADE, VOL. 1 (ISBN: 978-1-5343-0685-1, Diamond Code MAY180096) will hit comic book stores on Wednesday, July 11th and bookstores on Tuesday, July 17th. It can be pre-ordered on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-a-Million, IndieBound, and Indigo.
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