Wednesday, June 06, 2018

Witchblade, Vol. 1 In Stores This July


The new story is packed with Buffy-esque action and Jessica 
Jones-like character drama

PORTLAND, OR, 06/05/2018 — Writer Caitlin Kittredge (THROWAWAYS, Coffin Hill) and artist Roberta Ingranata put a contemporary spin on the classic WITCHBLADE—first co-created by Image Comics co-founder and partner, Marc Silvestri, with Brian Haberlin, Michael Turner, and David Wohl—WITCHBLADE, VOL. 1 trade paperback will collect issues #1-6. It will hit stores this July.

Gunned down and left for dead on a New York rooftop, Alex Underwood's life should have ended there—but instead, at the moment of death, she became host to The Witchblade, a mystical artifact that grants the woman wielding it extraordinary powers. But those powers come with a heavy cost, and Alex soon finds herself thrust into the center of an unseen battle raging on the snowy streets of NYC.

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.

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

"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.” —

“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

“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

Image Comics is a comic book and graphic novel publisher founded in 1992 by a collective of bestselling 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 Comics, Skybound Entertainment, 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


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