…because it’s sold out! Surely it happened because we gave it such a positive review in a recent episode of Funnybooks. Congrats to Ron Marz and Top Cow – this book definitely deserves to be a hit. Plus, I hear that it’s ongoing now, not just a mini series. Good news for all.
MAGDALENA #1 SOLD OUT
Magdalena #2 In Stores on June 9th
LOS ANGELES, Calif., May 25, 2010 – Top Cow Productions, Inc. proudly announced today that the first issue of the Magdalena series has sold out at the distributor level, and the Magdalena #2 will arrive in stores on June 9th.
Written by Ron Marz (Witchblade, Magdalena) and featuring the art team from Pilot Season: Murderer, Nelson Blake II, Sal Regla and Dave McCaig, the Magdalena series follows the Magdalena who has been the official protector and warrior of the Catholic Church for over two thousand years, sworn to defend the Faith with the Spear of Destiny against all manner of supernatural threats. However, Patience, the latest Magdalena, has seen through the hypocrisy of her masters and struck out on her own.
“I’ve been saying that Magdalena was a book that I’ve literally been waiting five years to write. I’m really, really happy that so many people thought it was worth the wait,” Marz said. “Truthfully, as proud of issue #1 as Nelson and I and the rest of the creative team are, it’s just the appetizer for what we’re serving up in this first story arc. I hope everybody comes back for issue #2 and beyond.”
Magdalena #2 finds Patience and her mentor Kristof fighting for their lives as they follow the trail of a demonic cult with a child at its head. Even if she survives the cultists in her way, Patience must decide if the Church is merely luring her back like a lamb to the slaughter. Magdalena #2 features a cover by Ryan Sook (Wednesday Comics).
To support the release of issue #2, Top Cow will also be making Magdalena #1 available for purchase through their digital distribution partners online.
“Just at the first glance, it’s clear that the universe of the Magdalena is fast, fluid, and packs a real punch,” said Newsarama.
“This book surprised me more than anything else I’ve read in a long time,” said Comic Vine.
“Ron Marz is the master manipulator of the Top Cow universe with his work including this new series,” said Graphic Policy.
“Nelson Blake II is a magician, and his wand is a pencil,” said Broken Frontier.
Keep an eye out on the site for our interview with Ron Marz later this week!