Heavy on stylized sword play and vampire slaying, Shinku Vol. 1 is packed with eye-pooping visuals, intense action, and blood-spattering samurai gore. There are so many severed limbs in this series, it puts Kill Bill to shame. Ron Marz deliver a wild mix of manga, samurai, and horror in “Shinku” Vol. 1. READ MORE
Ron Marz and Lee Moder continue the samurai vampire goodness this week with the fourth instalment of Shinku. After last months character heavy issue, offering a look into Shinku’s backstory, this issue should get back to the bloody fray and severed heads. This ultra-violent, ultra-stylish book is not one to miss! Check out the 5-page preview courtesy of your pals at Image. Warning: It’s explicit. Red on for the skinny…
Lets play a quick game of “Poll The Graphic Content Readers”! Oh, come on, it’ll be fun. No math questions here…Are you a fan of sexy women of the pixilated medium, “KILL BILL”, horror and comics? I feel confident that I can say you have answered “Yes, stupid!” to more than 1 of those, and if so then your reward is being able to read a 5 page preview of issue #2 of Image’s “SHINKU”. That is, unless you called me “Stupid”. In which case I will be the bigger man and let you read it anyway. But still. Rude. Read on for the skinny…
In a surprise move announced today, long time “WITCHBLADE” scribe Ron Marz publicly announced that he will be parting ways with the series later this year to coincide with the release of issue #150 in November. The writer, who has been part of the series since 2004, had this to say about the move in his official statement, which hit the web just this afternoon…
Issue #150 of “Witchblade” will be my last on the title. When #150 ships later this year, it will be my 71st consecutive issue of “Witchblade,” in addition to various specials and minis that have spun out of the series. Stjepan Sejic, my artistic partner on the series since issue #116, will also be departing.
Stjepan and I will be moving over to another Top Cow project together. Can’t tell you what that project is yet — it’s a secret! — but it’s something old and something new, and we’re both looking forward to it quite a bit. I’ll also be chipping in on Stjepan’s epic fantasy, “Ravine,” which contains some of his most stunning artwork ever. So this is by no means the end of our collaboration.
The reason I’m stepping away from “Witchblade” really boils down to this: something had to go. There are just too many things on my plate, and in the interest of making my deadlines and keeping my sanity, I needed to let go of a book. I’m staying on the “Magdalena” monthly. That’s a book I’ve wanted to write for, literally, years, and I’m committed to it for the long term. The schedule on “Magdalena” has gotten snarled since last year’s launch — the reasons why, the effect on sales and the ways to fix it will be the basis of a future column. But we’re banking issues and will be back on a regular schedule.”
Marz’s Full Statement Can Be Read Over At Comic Book Resources
Besides his departure from “WITCHBLADE”, Marz also made it clear that he would continue donating his full-time services to his other series, “SHINKU” From Image Comics) and “MAGDALENA” (From Top Cow Comics).
“WITCHBLADE” Issue #150 Drops On This November From Top Cow Comics! READ MORE
Vampires, sex appeal, violence, beheadings, fast motorcycles, and a heroine wielding a katana…if this sounds like a recipe for something delicious to wet your nerdy pallets, then you just might be in luck as today Image rolled out a first look inside their stylized “SHINKU” monthly. Inside you can check out the 4 page preview and get all the details on the book that hits store shelves June 1st. Read on for the skinny!