Brian Azzarello and María Llovet return to the world of Faithless this spring, and this time the characters are heading to Italy. Today, The Beat can exclusively announce Faithless II, a six-issue sequel to the bestselling, magical erotica story from BOOM! Studios. Faith and her lovers, Louis (a.k.a. The Devil) and Poppy (his daughter), are heading to Turin, where things are about to get chaotic.
Turin, known as the epicenter of black magic, is also a place of high fashion, art, and literature. Now, Faith is in the center of it all and with that, her own power grows. But any power comes with a price. Faith has only just begun to pay for hers.
“I’m excited to dive back into Faithless with Maria. When we last saw Faith, it appeared she’d gotten all that she’d wished for, but at what cost? Well, since the devil is involved it shouldn’t be too hard to guess the price,” said Azzarello in a statement. “We’re going to take Faith from the heady downtown art scene and move her to Turin, a city steeped in both black and white magic.”
Also in a statement, Llovet said, “It was truly fantastic working with this team on Faith’s initial journey. I’m so glad to be back to these characters and thrilled to plunge deeper into the world of Faithless!”
BOOM! Studios Executive Editor Sierra Hahn added, “Faith’s search for magic in life, in art, and in love is far from over, and delving more deeply into her journey with Brian and Maria is entirely too much fun. More surprises await as we invite you to sink deeper into Faith’s explorations of the ‘taboo’ in Faithless II.”
Faithless II #1 will feature main cover art by Llovet and the first in a series of erotic variant connecting covers by Tula Lotay. The erotic covers will be polybagged and not publicly previewed ahead of release due to sexually explicit material; BOOM! Studios also won’t be reprinting these covers or collecting them — the publisher will only be releasing an initial limited print run.