Broken Trinity: Aftermath covers

Top Cow is gearing for a massive change to its Witchblade universe with the upcoming Broken Trinity: Aftermath by Ron Marz. The oversized issue will feature two stories that look at what happens next for Michael Finnegan as the wielder of the Glacier Stone and Glorianna Silver as the wielder of the Ember Stone. The book ships this April, and you can check out the covers to it above and after the jump. AFTERMATH ISSUE TO LAST YEAR’S HOTTEST TOP COW EVENT BROKEN TRINITY: AFTERMATH LOS ANGELES, Calif., February 26th, 2009 – Top Cow Productions, Inc. proudly announced today that they will release Broken Trinity: Aftermath as a one-shot epilogue issue to last year’s blockbuster event, Broken Trinity, the storyline that changed the Top Cow Universe forever. The publisher states that Broken Trinity: Aftermath will be presented as an over-sized issue featuring two stories that capture the following events of the two brand-new characters introduced to the Top Cow Universe during the Broken Trinity event. Broken Trinity: Aftermath will feature one story written by Ron Marz (Witchblade), the mastermind behind the Broken Trinity series, and another story by up and coming writer Bryan Edward Hill (Mortal Kombat, Kodai Djinn). Artist Jorge Lucas (The Darkness, Pilot Season: Ripclaw) and artist Tyler Kirkham (Ultimate Fantastic Four, Darkness/Wolverine) will be drawing for the issue. “Continuing the work that Ron Marz started with Broken Trinity is an honor, and the freedom that Top Cow gave me for Broken Trinity: Aftermath is just more evidence that Top Cow continues to support creativity, push the envelope and put quality first,” explained Bryan Edward Hill. The two stories will explore how the two new artifact bearers will cope with their new power and responsibility. Irish thug, Michael Finnegan, who was introduced when he was hired by Darkness wielder Jackie Estacado in Broken Trinity, comes to terms with his new powers as the wielder of the Glacier Stone. Meanwhile, hundreds of miles away, Glorianna Silver must embrace the power of the Ember Stone to survive after her banishment at the hands of The Angelus. “Look, it's got a guy who turns into a frost giant, a lady who turns into a fire-breathing dragon, plus Jackie Estacado being his usual bad-ass self,” Ron Marz quipped, “Short of gorillas riding dinosaurs, what could be cooler than that?” Two cover variants will be offered for Broken Trinity: Aftermath: one by interior artist Tyler Kirkham and Witchblade artist Stjepan Sejic and another by artist Ryan Sook (Superman/Batman, First Born: Aftermath ) revealed in full color for the first time. According to the Girls Entertainment Network, “By the end of Broken Trinity a whole new lore has been added to the Top Cow universe.” Broken Trinity: Aftermath aims to satisfy the fan who has, up to this point, only been teased by what the ramifications of the Broken Trinity series mean to Top Cow’s core comic book titles, Witchblade and The Darkness.