Monday, August 24, 2015

Witchblade Celebrates Milestone


Witchblade is about as synonymous with Top Cow/Image as is Todd McFarlane. The series first launched in 1995 by Marc Silvestri, David Wohl, Brian Haberlin and Michael Turner and is preparing to celebrate its 20th anniversary. That celebration will be accompanied by a deluxe Witchblade 20th Anniversary "Art of" Hardcover and a Commemorative Lithograph. Not only that, but Witchblade 185 will end the series as a double-sized final issue of Sara Pezzini's run.

Several previous Witchblade artists return to the title to send her off in style. The story resolves Sara’s return to New York, her relationship with Gleason, and her attempt to find a suitable bearer to give the Artifact to. Cover A by Turner can be pre-ordered using Diamond Code AUG150499. Cover B by Keu Cha can be pre-ordered with Diamond Code AUG150500. Both will be available on October 14th. The special, over-sized Witchblade hardcover will be a veritable who’s-who of comic artists with original content not previously seen in The Art of Witchblade. It can be pre-ordered using Diamond Code AUG150570, will hit shelves on October 28th, will be limited to 1,000 copies and will never be reprinted.

There will also be a limited number of 11” x 17”, full-color Witchblade 20th Anniversary Commemorative Lithographs featuring art by Turner available on October 28th that can be pre-ordered using Diamond Code AUG150504. Full press release below.
WITCHBLADE CELEBRATES MILESTONE ANNIVERSARY
Long-running Top Cow series welcomes 20th Anniversary, the series finale issue, and a deluxe WITCHBLADE 20TH ANNIVERSARY “ART OF” hardcover

Top Cow’s long-running WITCHBLADE series, first launched in 1995 and created by Marc Silvestri, David Wohl, Brian Haberlin, and Michael Turner, will celebrate its 20th Anniversary with a deluxe WITCHBLADE 20TH ANNIVERSARY “ART OF” hardcover, a Commemorative Lithograph, and will come to a jaw-dropping conclusion with WITCHBLADE #185—the final issue.

In WITCHBLADE #185, an era comes to a close with a double-size final issue of Sara Pezzini’s twenty-year run. Several previous WITCHBLADE artists return to the title to send her off in style. The story resolves Sara’s return to New York, her relationship with Gleason, and her attempt to find a suitable bearer to give the Artifact to. Cover A by Michael Turner can be pre-ordered using Diamond Code AUG150499. Cover B by Keu Cha can be pre-ordered with Diamond Code AUG150500. Both will be available on October 14th.

Image/Top Cow is also pleased to release a deluxe WITCHBLADE 20TH ANNIVERSARY “ART OF” hardcover. This special, over-sized WITCHBLADE hardcover will be a veritable who’s-who of comic artists with original content not previously seen in THE ART OF WITCHBLADE. It can be pre-ordered using Diamond Code AUG150570, will hit shelves on October 28th, will be limited to 1,000 copies, and will never be reprinted.

There will also be a limited number of 11” x 17”, full-color WITCHBLADE 20TH ANNIVERSARY COMMEMORATIVE LITHOGRAPHs featuring art by Michael Turner available on October 28th that can be pre-ordered using Diamond Code AUG150504.



ABOUT IMAGE COMICS

Image Comics is a comic book and graphic novel publisher founded in 1992 by a collective of best-selling artists. Image has since gone on to become one of the largest comics publishers in the United States. Image currently has five partners: Robert Kirkman, Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri and Jim Valentino. It consists of five major houses: Todd McFarlane Productions, Top Cow Productions, Shadowline, Skybound and Image Central. Image publishes comics and graphic novels in nearly every genre, sub-genre, and style imaginable. It offers science fiction, fantasy, romance, horror, crime fiction, historical fiction, humor and more by the finest artists and writers working in the medium today. For more information, visit www.imagecomics.com.


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