Missoula, MT (12/15/2020): Vault Comics is thrilled to announce WITCHBLOOD, a neon-soaked supernatural battle fantasy road trip adventure from writer Matthew Erman (Dark Crystal, Power Rangers), artist Lisa Sterle (Submerged, Modern Witch Tarot), and colorist Gab Contreras (Dead Beats, All We Ever Wanted).
A modern, Wild West road trip about a witch named Yonna cruising the Southwest as a band of bloodthirsty biker vampires, The Hounds of Love, hunt her scattered coven for the source of all magic: witch blood. From the critically acclaimed creators of The Modern Witch Tarot Deck and Long Lost comes WITCHBLOOD, a blend of action, lore, and Americana—perfect for fans of Buffy and American Gods.
“I am so proud and honored to get to announce WITCHBLOOD with my incredible, unbelievable creative partner, Lisa Sterle," said Erman. "It’s been nearly four years since we made our comic debut with Long Lost and it feels like we get to share everything we’ve learned creating stories for comic shelves. It’s a big step away from what we did in Long Lost, but it is still us. Vault and the Wassel Brothers have been championing Lisa and I, and we couldn’t be more proud to work with them on bringing this to life."
"I am so dang excited to share WITCHBLOOD with the world," said Sterle. "After Long Lost, Matt and I didn’t know where our next idea would take us, but the world of WITCHBLOOD is so rich and thrilling and full of life and character that I feel like I could spend years working within it. To be able to share these visions of magic and mayhem, drawing inspiration from tarot, the supernatural, and the stories that we grew up loving, always feels like a dream. I’m not exaggerating when I say, this is my best work yet hands down, and I hope y’all are ready for this wild ride."
WITCHBLOOD #1 hits store shelves in March 2021, and will launch with a Vault Vintage variant cover by Nathan Gooden and Tim Daniel that pays tribute to Bob Larkin's legendary cover to Dazzler #1 (1981) from Marvel Comics.