Top Cow Launches WITCHBLADE COMPLETE COLLECTION VOL 3 Kickstarter, featuring New WITCHBLADE #1 PREVIEW EDITION
The collection of this epic weapon of incredible power continues as a new story unfolds…
Los Angeles, California – January 31, 2023 – Celebrated independent publisher Top Cow Productions, Inc., the company behind THE DARKNESS and CYBERFORCE, announces that fans can now pre-register for its launch of WITCHBLADE COMPLETE COLLECTION VOL. 3 KICKSTARTER, featuring a new limited collectible hardcover of iconic series and a backer only preview edition of the new WITCHBLADE #1 by NEW YORK TIMES-bestselling, GLAAD-nominated writer Marguerite Bennett (DC BOMBSHELLS), artist Francesca Ciregia (WOLVERINE, SPIDERMAN, DAZZLER), and colorist Bryan Valenza (DETECTIVE COMICS), and new cover by Top Cow founder and WITCHBLADE co-creator Marc Silvestri unveiling the new WITCHBLADE gauntlet on Wednesday, February 1st at 7AM EST.
“On the high of celebrating Top Cow’s 30th anniversary and 25th anniversary of WITCHBLADE, our loyal fans have been buzzing on social media and sending emails demanding to complete their hardcover collection and more WITCHBLADE,” says Lisa Y. Wu, Marketing Director.
This COMPLETE WITCHBLADE HARDCOVER VOLUME 3 is a limited edition reprint of the iconic series featuring art by Randy Green, Keu Cha, Brian Ching, Francis Manapul with the main story by Paul Jenkins and collects WITCHBLADE #37-57, DESTINY’S CHILD #1-3, and WITCHBLADE/LADY DEATH.
This VOLUME 3 hardcover will have an exclusive Kickstarter dust jacket and every copy will include a limited edition bookplate signed by Marc Silvestri.
“We’re excited to release the subsequent hardcover collections for the original Witchblade run,” says Top Cow President Matt Hawkins (POSTAL, SWING). “It’s gratifying to have a character and a body of work that reaches the ‘nostalgia’ level.”
For the fans who have been searching for VOLUME 1 and VOLUME 2, Top Cow announces that they will make new printed editions available via a special tier.
Also, Top Cow has confirmed that the original Witchblade wielder, Sara Pezzini, will return in a new series debuting in 2024 which will be resurrected with a special Kickststarter WITCHBLADE #1 PREVIEW EDITION. Through this Kickstarter’s backer kit, this special edition will give fans a preview of what Marguerite Bennett, Francesca Ciregia, and Bryan Valenza, have been working on and reveal the new cover by Marc Silvestri featuring the new Witchblade gauntlet!
“WITCHBLADE is iconic. I’m utterly delighted to be bringing Sara Pezzini back to her stalwart fans and honored to have the chance to introduce her to a new generation of readers,” Marguerite says. “We’re going through a world of cosmos and mythos, horror and sensuality, romance and danger — and I couldn’t be happier to be working with Marc on making this impossible dream a reality.”
Kickstarter backers will also have their names featured in the #1 PREVIEW EDITION’s THANK YOU section.
Marc Silvestri added, “Everyone at Top Cow have been in awe of the support that our fans have been giving us, and we want to show our die-hard fans that we have been working hard on the new WITCHBLADE series. This #1 PREVIEW EDITION will give our backers a chance for an exclusive look at the gorgeous neo-noire spin that Marguerite and Francesca are taking with the new WITCHBLADE series. We can’t wait for you to check it out!”
Fans can pre-register now to make sure they take advantage of the Early Bird Special which disappears fast on launch day, Wednesday, February 1st at 7AM EST.