Take the writer of Lady Death, and add revamped versions of cult comic book femme fatales Hellina, Pandora and Widow, and what do you get? The new series War Goddess from Boundless Comics, the sister publisher to Avatar Press. This ongoing series features writer Mike Wolfer and artist Pow Rodrix (Justice League), and will be the core book of a brand-new universe!
Wolfer commented on the significance of the new series,
"When William (Christensen, the publisher of Avatar Press and Boundless Comics) informed me that I had full access to Avatar's library of characters… a whole new world of ideas opened to me. So what began as the relaunch of a single character has turned into the re-emergence of an entire genre which has been sorely missed by thousands of fans for almost a decade, and it's all in one book!”
Take your first look at the covers for War Goddess #0, shipping in June, and then read on for more details about the key comic in a new era for Avatar!
Check out a chat with Mike Wolfer about Boundless Comics from C2E2 2011:
Official Press Release:
WAR GODDESS #0
Retail Price: $3.99 US
Writer: Mike Wolfer (Lady Death, Gravel)
Art: Pow Rodrix (Justice League)
Format: Full Color, 32 pages, ongoing monthly
Boundless unleashes our second on-going monthly series, written by Mike (Lady Death) Wolfer and featuring a whole new World that is populated by re-imagined versions of some of the most popular indy characters! For centuries, the sins of man ravaged the Earth, and our only salvation lay in the hands of the very being who first unleashed that evil upon us. But the unending battle has finally been won, the mythical box has been closed, and the immortal Pandora has settled into a life of exploration of the world her impulsive actions once nearly destroyed. But true evil cannot be contained forever, and an even more hideous scourge is about to be released upon the dimension of the living in an invasion of cataclysmic proportions. Only a true War Goddess could face such insurmountable odds, but when the incursion from the dark dimension begins in the form of the demon assassin Hellina, Pandora knows that a defense force of supernaturally-powered allies is mankind's only hope. And her first recruit is the woman-spider Widow, whose horrific savagery and thirst for blood might be the only thing that lies between victory, and total and eternal Hell on Earth!
Regular cover by Matt Martin
Wraparound cover by Jacen Burrows (Neonomicon, Crossed)
Gore cover by Jacen Burrows
Art Nouveau by Michael Dipascale!
ECCC 2011: The Avatar Press Panel