In The Last Witch #1 by Conor McCreery, V.V. Glass, Natalia Nesterenko, and Jim Campbell, only the young woman Saoirse can stand against the dark magick of the Cailleach and her retinue of devious handmaidens – but can she thwart their plan before the Eater of Worlds is released from the faerie lands and brings the end of all living things? The first issue of the original young adult comic series from the BOOM! Studios imprint BOOM! Box will be available on January 6th, 2021, and The Beat has your exclusive first look right here!
The story begins on the day of an annual festival for the village. After an attack from the Cailleach destroys the village and kills Saoirse’s father, she and Brahm, her younger brother, are left to fend for themselves (along with the assistance of the mysterious Nan). However, Saoirse soon learns that the birthmark on her shoulder, which has always been a source of shame, is actually a witchmark, giving her the ability to resist – and even absorb – dark magick.
Can the mysterious Nan teach Saoirse all she needs to know in order to control her powers and combat the growing threat of the Eater of Worlds?
The Last Witch #1 will be available at your local comic shop and available digitally online beginning on January 6th, 2021, but you can get your first look at the series below, followed by the offical press release from BOOM! Studios below that, should that conjure your interest.
Will you be heading into the deep, spooky woods to get your own copy of The Last Witch #1 when it’s available in January 2021? Let The Beat know in the comment section!
Your First Look at Dark Fantasy Adventure THE LAST WITCH #1 from BOOM! Studios
Discover the Magical Story of a Young Woman Destined to Fight Dark Magic and Save the World in January 2021
LOS ANGELES, CA (December 1, 2020) – BOOM! Studios today revealed a first look at THE LAST WITCH #1, the premiere issue of a brand new original series from writer Conor McCreery (Kill Shakespeare), artist V.V. Glass, colorist Natalia Nesterenko, and letterer Jim Campbell, a young adult fantasy comic book series that shows that the greatest magic of all lies inside of us, available in January 2021.
On the day of an annual festival, young Saoirse’s father and entire village are destroyed by the vengeful Cailleach. Now, on the run with her mysterious Nan and her younger brother Brahm, Saoirse discovers that the blue-black birthmark across her shoulder that has always made her an object of teasing is actually a powerful witchmark, which allows her to resist dark magick…and take it for herself.
Nan must teach Saoirse to control her powers so that she can combat the dreaded Cailleach and her devious handmaidens, before they can release the terrifying Eater of Worlds from the faerie lands — and destroy all living things!
THE LAST WITCH is the latest release from BOOM! Studios’ award-winning BOOM! Box imprint, home to groundbreaking original series such as Lumberjanes by Shannon Watters, Grace Ellis, Brooklyn Allen, and Noelle Stevenson; Giant Days by John Allison, Lissa Treiman, and Max Sarin; Juliet Takes a Breath by Gabby Rivera and Celia Moscote; The Avant-Guards by Carly Usdin and Noah Hayes; Fence by C.S. Pacat and Johanna the Mad; Goldie Vance by Hope Larson and Brittney Williams; and Seen: True Stories of Marginalized Trailblazers.
Print copies of THE LAST WITCH #1 will be available for sale on January 6, 2021 exclusively at local comic book shops (use comicshoplocator.com to find the nearest one) or at the BOOM! Studios webstore. Digital copies can be purchased from content providers, including comiXology, iBooks, Google Play, and Madefire.
For more on THE LAST WITCH and other projects from BOOM! Studios, stay tuned to www.boom-studios.com and follow @boomstudios on Twitter.
ABOUT BOOM! STUDIOS
BOOM! Studios was founded by Ross Richie in 2005 with the singular focus of creating world-class comic book and graphic novel storytelling for all audiences. Through the development of four distinct imprints—BOOM! Studios, BOOM! Box, KaBOOM!, and Archaia—BOOM! has produced award-winning original work, including Lumberjanes, The Woods, Giant Days, Klaus, and Mouse Guard, while also breaking new ground with established licenses such as Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Firefly, WWE, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Cartoon Network, and The Jim Henson Company properties. BOOM! will also bring their original series to life through unique first-look relationships with 20th Century Fox for film and with 20th Television for the small screen. Please visit www.boom-studios.com for more information.