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Faithless II #1 Sells Out and Returns with a New Printing

BOOM! Studios has announced that Faithless II #1, the premiere issue of the brand new six-issue sequel series, has sold out at the distributor level! To meet demand, BOOM! Studios has announced the Faithless II #1 Second Printing, available in July 2020 and featuring main cover art by superstar artist Kris Anka, as well as an erotic variant cover by Anka 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.

From critically acclaimed team of writer Brian Azzarello and artist Maria Llovet, who return to the world of their bestelling erotic series, with letterer AndWorld Design, comes the story of Faith and her lovers, Louis (AKA The Devil) and Poppy (his daughter), as they spread magic and chaos in 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.

Print copies of Faithless II #1 Second Printing will be available for sale on July 15.

Preview: Faithless II #1

Faithless II #1

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writer: Brian Azzarello
Artist: Maria Llovet
Letterer: AndWorldDesign
Cover Artists:  

    Main Cover: Maria Llovet
    Erotica Variant Cover: Tula Lotay
Price: $3.99

The best-selling erotic thriller returns from the acclaimed team of Brian Azzarello (Batman: Damned) and artist Maria Llovet (Heartbeat) as 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. Curious about this blockbuster occult sex thriller? This is your new jumping-on point! Featuring the first of six connecting erotic variant covers by superstar Tula Lotay that are too explicit to show you in PREVIEWS!

Faithless II #1

BOOM! Studios Announces Surprise Faithless II #1 Day One Variant For Retailers

BOOM! Studios has announced the Faithless II #1 Day One Variant, a special advance edition of the hotly anticipated erotic thriller sequel from superstars Brian Azzarello and Maria Llovet. The limited-edition Faithless II #1 Day One Variant features new cover art from Eisner Award-winning artist Paul Pope. Moreover, this one-per-store edition arrives at qualifying comic shop retailers on Wednesday, June 3, 2020, one full week in advance of the series debut on June 10, 2020.

This is the first surprise monthly variant cover for comic shops as part of the groundbreaking Day One Retailer Support Services Program, an industry-first plan to immediately support comic shops and their communities worldwide. More details on the program can be found right here.

In Faithless II, Faith must travel to Turin, known as the epicenter of black magic – it’s 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 all power comes with a price. 

And Faith has only just begun to pay for hers.

Faithless II #1 will be available for sale on June 10, 2020.

Faithless II #1 Day One Variant

BOOM! Studios Announces Faithless III, Launching in 2021

BOOM! Studios has announced that the critically acclaimed team of writer Brian Azzarello and artist Maria Llovet will return to the world of their bestelling erotic series, Faithless, in 2021 with a third and final six-issue series concluding Faith’s magical, erotic, surreal journey of self-discovery, as her true power is awakened in ways that you could never expect.

Faithless II #1 debuts this year on April 22, 2020, featuring main cover art by series artist Llovet and the first in a series of six erotic variant connecting covers by acclaimed artist Tula Lotay 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.

Faithless II #1

Get a First Look at Brian Azzarello and Maria Llovet’s Faithless II #1

BOOM! Studios have revealed a first look at Faithless II, a brand new six-issue sequel series from the critically acclaimed team of writer Brian Azzarello and artist Maria Llovet, who return to the world of their bestelling erotic series, with letterer AndWorld Design, as 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, variant cover art by fan favorite Kris Anka, and the first in a series of erotic variant connecting covers by acclaimed artist Tula Lotay 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.

Faithless II #1 will be available for sale on April 22, 2020.

FAITHLESS II #1

Preview: Heartbeat #5

Heartbeat #5

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writer: Maria Llovet
Artist: Maria Llovet
Letterer: Andworld Design
Cover Artist: Maria Llovet
Price: $3.99

With the walls closing in around Eva, she becomes more determined than ever to find a way out, and the easiest path involves a lot more blood.

Heartbeat #5

Brian Azzarello & Maria Llovet’s Faithless II Makes Limited Edition Debut at WonderCon 2020

BOOM! Studios has announced that Faithless II #1, the premiere issue of a new six-issue sequel from the critically acclaimed team of writer Brian Azzarello and artist Maria Llovet, will debut early at WonderCon Anaheim 2020 (April 10-12) with a high-end limited edition variant cardstock cover by series artist Llovet, ahead of its wide release on April 22 and strictly limited to 100 copies. Special guest Brian Azzarello will exclusively sign copies at the BOOM! Studios booth #1209 on Saturday, April 11.

Please note that Faithless II #1 high-end limited edition variant will retail for $100 per copy and be limited to one per customer.

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 WonderCon variant

Review: LOUD

Loud

What people usually call ‘silent comics’ is often entirely the opposite. The absence of words, of text, does not automatically rob a comic of sound. In fact, it can bring other sounds to the forefront, making it even louder in the process. María Llovet’s LOUD is a perfect example of this, a comic that attacks every sense imaginable with minimal text but with all the sound it can muster.

LOUD plays out like a kind of living anthology of stories all taking place inside a music bar/strip club. These stories range from full erotica to horror, from romance to crime. One story sees two lovers flirting around the fact neither has forgotten their last sexual encounter from two years previous while another story looks at a potential hit job on a man with a seriously sinful sexual history. It even goes as far as to dabble in the supernatural to explore violence between certain guests that prefer blood over alcohol as their preferred beverage. And that’s on top of some of the other stories, which are driven by erotic pure erotic energy and raw emotion.

What’s interesting about the stories is that they’re not divided by chapter breaks, nor do we get individual story titles. Everything feels like it’s happening simultaneously, and it unfolds seamlessly. What does give each story its uniqueness is its ‘sound’ design.

Loud

Stories that take place in the strip club part of the bar are flooded with onomatopoeias sounding out musical beats and their accompanying dance moves. Whenever we see characters escaping into other parts of the bar looking to satiate their lust, for instance, we can expect them to create their own sounds. It’s expertly synchronized and well-orchestrated.

Llovet’s art style is perfectly suited for this type of story. Her characters, environments, and sound effects all feel dream-like in parts, hallucinatory in others. Colors bleed into each other, forcing the reader to be a more active participant in their interpretation of them. Action sequences, dance sequences, and sex scenes are all very lively and wonderfully kinetic. You really have no choice but to see it all in motion. It’s an impressive feat.

As stated earlier, the comic isn’t entirely textless. There are some dialogue exchanges but they never take up more than two or three panels. What’s there is carefully selected and minimal. Character development and story progression come less from this and more from the characters’ bodies themselves. Llovet showcases a masterful approach to body language, and it’s not just the face or the upper body or even the hand gestures. Each character is a story unto itself and it takes all their individual parts to move the narrative forward.

LOUD is a statement on visual storytelling, both in terms of erotica and on sound in comics. Few wordless comics manage to tell their stories with such intensity. It genuinely feels like Llovet created her own imaginary soundtrack for the book. There’s nothing quite like it out there. It quite literally demands to be seen and heard.

Story: María Llovet Art: María Llovet
Story: 10 Art: 10 Overall: 10 Recommendation: Buy and display!

Black Mask Studios provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Preview: Heartbeat #4

Heartbeat #4

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writer: Maria Llovet
Artist: Maria Llovet
Letterer: Andworld Design
Translator: Andrea Rosenberg
Cover Artists:
    Main Cover: Maria Llovet
    Unlocked Retailer Variant: Robin Esquejo
Price: $3.99

Donatien has managed to escape the consequences of his brutal crime only by charm and wit, but those close to the victim want answers, and they will do anything to get them. When someone gets too close to the truth, Eva will learn how far Donatien will go to protect his secret… and how much Eva is willing to accept.

Heartbeat #4
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