Marada The She-Wolf fans, your day has come! The classic series by Chris Claremont and John Bolton is getting collected under one, tentacle heavy roof by Titan Comics. The deluxe edition features fully-restored artwork, behind-the-scenes features, and many, many tentacles attacking a comely lady. If that's your thing, of course.
A little bit of background, before we show off the video teaser and official release. Marada was originally supposed to be a Red Sonja story, until Claremont and Bolton couldn't secure the rights, due to the - incredibly terrible - Red Sonja movie that was being released around the same time. So C & B Comics Factory instead gave the character silver hair, changed her name to Marada, and set the story in the Roman Empire instead of the fictional Hyberian Empire. Also, tentacles.
The book was released under Marvel's creator-owned Epic imprint, which meant that the rights to the property reverted to Claremont and Bolton in 1981. Still, it isn't until now that the book has been collected in one volume. To find out more, check out the only-one-paragraph-ago teased video and press release. And never forget the tentacles:
FROM X-MEN WRITER CHRIS CLAREMONT AND AWARD-WINNING ARTIST JOHN BOLTON COMES MARADA THE-SHE WOLF!
The fantasy classic collected together for the first time ever! Featuring beautiful, fully-restored art, in depth features, history and never-before-seen sketches and artwork!
Titan Comics is pleased to announce the launch of Marada The-She Wolf by Chris Claremont (The Uncanny X-Men; Excalibur; Captain Britain; Fantastic Four; Gen 13, Sovereign 7) and John Bolton (Man-Bat; Shame: Pursuit; Books of Magic).
Hitting stores on November 12, 2013, comes the shield-shattering saga of Marada the She-Wolf – white-haired, blood-soaked swordswoman and mercenary, object of unearthly desire and descendant of Julius Caesar!
Chris Claremont is one of the best-known writers currently working in comics. His
work includes The Uncanny X-Men, Captain Britain, Fantastic Four and Gen13.
During his 17 years as X-Men writer, Claremont co-created characters such as Rogue, Psylocke, Mystique, Emma Frost, Sabretooth, Gambit and many more!
Claremont has written many classic X-Men stories, including those which are providing source material for this summer’s The Wolverine movie, starring Hugh Jackman, and summer 2014’s hotly-anticipated X-Men: Days of Future Past, directed by Bryan Singer and starring James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence and Nicholas Hoult.
John Bolton is an award-winning comic artist and illustrator. He has collaborated with some of the industries most prestigious comic writers, such as Neil Gaiman on The Books of Magic for DC Comics, Mike Carey on God Save The Queen for Vertigo DC Comics and Clive Barker on Hellraiser.
From the world of film Bolton has worked with Robert Zemeckis, Sam Raimi and Jonathan Glazer.
Descended of Caesar, and preceded by her legendary reputation as a warrior, Marada The-She Wolf follows Marada's adventures across the Roman Empire. Together with her magical accomplice, Princess Arianrhod, they battle evil demons, wizards, witches and unearthly terror! Check out the teaser trailer here
Collected together for the first time ever in one deluxe hardcover and featuring beautiful restored artwork by John Bolton and never-before-seen sketches and artwork! This is the ultimate vision of the ultimate fighting fantasy female!
“I look through these pages and I’m reminded, most eloquently, just how gifted John Bolton is as an artist, how breathtakingly skilled he is at evoking character and event, how powerfully and also subtly he can present a scene,” says writer, Chris Claremont.
Marada The-She Wolf hits stores on November 12, 2013. The collection will also be available to read day and date on the iPad, iPhone, Web, Android and Kindle Fire, exclusively through the comiXology app and comiXology.com.
Retailers can order Marada The-She Wolf from the July edition of Diamond PREVIEWS (order code: JUL131283).