Boom! Studios has released the debut issue of Faithless. The new naughty occult horror comic series is described as “an erotic depiction of faith, sex, and the devil, in the tradition of the divine comedy”. The 26-page full-color comic is written by Brian Azzarello & illustrated by Maria Llovet, with letters by AndWorld Design, primary cover art by Paul Pope, variant cover by Lee Bermejo, and erotic variants by Tula Lotay.
Writer Brian Azzarello said: “Faithless is a black pearl born over a shared platter of oysters on a summer night in Los Angeles. It’s amazing what those briny jewels can spark. Maria’s work inspires me, and what Sierra (Hahn, Executive Editor) is pulling together I find exciting. I think what we’re doing here, our total approach, is pretty unique in comics. The last thing I ever want to do is repeat myself. Well, these are beautiful, dark, uncharted waters.”
Maria Llovet added: “I’m thrilled to be part of this team and this project. Brian created a cool bunch of characters who I loved instantly – it feels as if the script was made to measure because it touches many subjects and themes I’ve loved exploring in my career.”
Boom! Studios Executive Editor Sierra Hahn stated: “Collaborating with Brian and Maria on Faithless has allowed us to create an honest, nuanced portrayal of female identity in a modern world. As we see Faith challenge the rules of society around her, we’re hoping to challenge readers to reflect on the way they interact with their own personal realities… and to rediscover a bit of magic in the everyday, even when that comes with unintended perils. Brian and Maria have crafted a resonant examination of what it means to be your true self in a world that asks us to assume false identities to better suit those around us instead of asking those same people to embrace our hidden depths.”
Hahn continued: “Brian and Maria have created a compelling look at a young woman at the center of self-discovery and all the missteps that can come with that… like pursuing the occult. Faithless is beautiful, fun, sexy, and wonderfully unexpected.”
Faithless issue #1 is now available in both print & digital for just $3.99:
Faith is a young woman who likes to dabble in the occult. Her friends think it’s cute – and not just a little off-putting, but it’s part of her charm and her warped search for purpose in a world that makes too much sense. But she’s a true believer and knows there is a power within her reach. She’s right, of course. It just took a while for the supernatural, the temptation, the unknowable thing to find her… In short – Faith is bored as hell. And Hell has noticed.
- Editor’s Note: This article was originally posted on 1/15/2019 when the comic was first announced, updated on 3/5/2019 to include an additional cover, quote, and interior panes from the first issue, and update once again on 4/10/2019 to reflect the first issue’s release.