Official Press Release
In the sequel to the Mark Millar/Jae Lee original story, Witchblade: Demon, comes Witchblade: Demon Reborn #1 this upcoming July from Dynamite Entertainment and Top Cow Productions! Witchblade: Demon Reborn #1 is written by Ande Parks and drawn by Jose Luis, with covers by Dennis Calero and Jae Lee! The issue also includes the original Mark Millar/Jae Lee story at no extra cost! Witchblade: Demon Reborn will maintain its $3.99 price point, and include the original story for a 48-page oversized comic book!
In Witchblade: Demon Reborn #1, Sara Pezzini and The Witchblade sent a serial killer who thought himself a demon to hell. A year later, the "Demon" has learned what true torment is all about. Now, he's been offered a special opportunity by hell's bureaucrats: a chance to drag Sara back down with him. Sara Pezzini must confront her own demons to avoid losing everything and everyone she loves. Make sure to get Witchblade: Demon Reborn this upcoming July at comic book stores everywhere!
"The Witchblade has sent a lot of bad people to hell over the centuries. WITCHBLADE: DEMON REBORN gives us a chance to see what happens when one of them comes back," says writer Ande Parks. "Mark Millar and Jae Lee created a character they called The Demon several years ago, in a Witchblade/Demon crossover one shot. Since then, Demon has discovered, at the hands of a genuine demon in the pits of hell, just how petty and insignificant he really was on earth. As Sara Pezzini has been getting on with her life, Demon has been going through some very unique and specialized tortures in hell. He's also been collecting a lot of hatred and resentment toward the woman that sent him there. Our series sends Demon back to earth for a short time in an effort to exact his revenge against Sara and the Witchblade. More important than the Demon's schemes, though, is how they reveal Sara's ongoing struggle to keep the Witchblade and her life under control. Hosting the Witchblade allows Sara to help rid the earth of some people we're all better off without, but it's also a burden. WTICHBLADE: DEMON REBORN looks at that burden very closely, examining the toll living with the Witchblade exacts on Sara and the people she loves. So, we've got all kinds of bloody, hellfire action, along with a penetrating look at what it's like to be the Witchblade's host. It's a dark story that has been really fun to work on. I think readers who dig Witchblade, demons, or just police procedurals are going to really dig it."
"We had a strong story to follow up to the original Mark Millar/Jae Lee one-shot," says Dynamite Entertainment President and Publisher Nick Barrucci. "I am thrilled that Top Cow was kind enough to allow us to publish it!"
"The original Witchblade/Demon one shot by Mark Millar and Jae Lee is a classic by two industry giants," adds Publisher of Top Cow Productions, Inc. Filip Sablik. "Ande Parks and Jose Luis have some big shoes to fill. Luckily, from what I've seen, fans shouldn't be disappointed!"
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About Dynamite Entertainment:
DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT was founded in 2004 and is home to several best-selling comic book titles and properties, including The Shadow, The Boys, Green Hornet, Vampirella, Warlord of Mars, Bionic Man, Game of Thrones and more!
In addition to their critically-acclaimed titles and best selling comics, Dynamite works with some of the most high profile creators in comics and entertainment, including Alex Ross, John Cassaday, Garth Ennis, Michael Avon Oeming, Mel Rubi, Marc Guggenheim, Stephen Sadowski, Mike Carey, Jim Krueger, Greg Pak, Brett Matthews, Jae Lee, Matt Wagner and a host of up and coming new talent!
DYNAMITE is consistently ranked in the upper tiers of comic book publishers and several of their titles - including Alex Ross and Jim Krueger's PROJECT SUPERPOWERS - have debuted in the Top Ten lists produced by Diamond Comics Distributors. Several of their titles have also hit The New York Times Best-Sellers list: The Boys, Vampirella Archives, Robert Jordan's New Spring and Wheel of Time graphic novels. In 2005 Diamond awarded the company a GEM award for Best New Publisher and another GEM in 2006 for Comics Publisher of the Year (under 5%). The company has also been nominated for several industry awards, including the prestigious Eisner Award.
Dynamite won the Diamond Gem Award for Best Publisher Under 4% of market share for 2011!