One of the many hits for BOOM! Studios last year, Faithless by Brian Azzarello and Maria Llovet brought readers into a world of eroticism and black magic. Now, the series returns for 2020, with new challenges for the characters and readers alike. While the series was seen as controversial, it was not too different from other mature readers titles. Hopefully, this time the media focus is on the quality of the story (which was good) rather than stirring up drama for clicks.
Brian Azzarello & Maria Llovet’s Hit Series FAITHLESS Returns From BOOM! Studios in April
Discover a Brand New Series from the Highly Acclaimed Creators of the Most Controversial Series of 2019
LOS ANGELES, CA (January 22, 2020) – BOOM! Studios today announced that the critically acclaimed team of writer Brian Azzarello (Batman: Damned) and artist Maria Llovet (Heartbeat) will return to the world of their bestelling erotic series, FAITHLESS, with a brand new six-issue sequel series, where Faith and her lovers, Louis (AKA The Devil) and Poppy (his daughter), bring magic and chaos to the streets of Italy.
Turin, known as the epicenter of black magic, is also a place of high fashion, art, and literature. Now, Faith is in the center of it all and with that, her own power grows. But any power comes with a price. Faith has only just begun to pay for hers.
FAITHLESS II #1 features main cover art by series artist Llovet and the first in a series of erotic variant connecting covers by acclaimed artist Tula Lotay (Black Widow) that will be polybagged and not publicly previewed due to sexually explicit material. Each erotic variant cover will be limited to its initial print run and will not be reprinted or collected in any subsequent formats. All issues of FAITHLESS II will continue this variant cover program with similar content, limited release, and packaging.
Brian Azzarello is the Harvey and Eisner Award-winning co-creator (with artist Eduardo Risso) of 100 Bullets, along with Loveless and Moonshine. The New York Times bestselling author’s work for DC Comics includes the titles Hellblazer, Superman, Joker, Luthor, Before Watchmen, Wonder Woman, and Dark Knight III with Frank Miller. Most recently he and artist Lee Bermejo launched DC’s groundbreaking Mature Readers imprint Black Label with the controversial and critically acclaimed Batman: Damned.
“I’m excited to dive back into FAITHLESS with Maria. When we last saw Faith, it appeared she’d gotten all that she’d wished for, but at what cost? Well, since the devil is involved it shouldn’t be too hard to guess the price,” said Azzarello. “We’re going to take Faith from the heady downtown art scene and move her to Turin, a city steeped in both black and white magic.”
Maria Llovet is a multidisciplinary artist from Barcelona, who has published four graphic novels, including Heartbeat with BOOM! Studios, There’s Nothing There, and Loud. Her illustration has been characterized by a great cinematographic influence in its visual narrative, with sex and death as central themes permeating her work.
“It was truly fantastic working with this team on Faith’s initial journey,” said Llovet. “I’m so glad to be back to these characters and thrilled to plunge deeper into the world of FAITHLESS!”
FAITHLESS II is the newest release from BOOM! Studios’ eponymous imprint, home to critically acclaimed original series, including Once & Future by Kieron Gillen and Dan Mora; Something is Killing the Children by James Tynion IV and Werther Dell’Edera; Abbott by Saladin Ahmed and Sami Kivelä; Bury the Lede by Gaby Dunn and Claire Roe; Klaus by Grant Morrison and Dan Mora; Folklords by Matt Kindt and Matt Smith; The Red Mother by Jeremy Haun and Danny Luckert; and the upcoming Alienated by Simon Spurrier and Chris Wildgoose and King of Nowhere by W. Maxwell Prince and Tyler Jenkins.
“Faith’s search for magic in life, in art, and in love is far from over, and delving more deeply into her journey with Brian and Maria is entirely too much fun,” said Sierra Hahn, Executive Editor, BOOM! Studios. “More surprises await as we invite you to sink deeper into Faith’s explorations of the ‘taboo’ in FAITHLESS II.”
Print copies of FAITHLESS II will be available for sale in April 2020 at local comic book shops (use comicshoplocator.com to find the nearest one) or at the BOOM! Studios webstore. Digital copies can be purchased from content providers, including comiXology, iBooks, Google Play, and Madefire.
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