Via PR come the word that Witchblade co-creator Christina Z., long MIA from the comics scene, will be writing Virgin’s upcoming Jenna Jameson comic which is not called what you think it is, but instead SHADOW HUNTER. You can read all about it in the jump, but for the moment we’d like to suggest that the first thing Christina do is, during a story conference, buy Jenna a SANDWICH.
If Jenna resists an entire sandwich, Christina could buy a sandwich herself and perhaps offer to share it. Suggested phrases: “This turkey avocado havarti sandwich is really good. Have a bite.”

Virgin Comics and announced today that noted comic book author Christina Z is writing Shadow Hunter, the new Virgin Comics series created by world-famous adult entertainment icon Jenna Jameson. Christina Z is the first woman to be named a “Top 10 Writer” by Wizard Magazine, and best known for her work on the superheroine series Witchblade.

“Forget what you think a superhero should be,” said Z. “This enticing and wicked hero hurts, and sometimes likes to hurt. She is strong but sometimes she allows herself to give in. Clawing, eviscerating, wielding sacred weapons, of the flesh and of the mind, this character is about the creature we sometimes dream of having or being, but are too rational to go there. Come with me, let’s go there together.”

“Christina is awesome,” said Jenna Jameson. “Collaborating with her is a pleasure—and believe me, I know pleasure. We watch the same scary movies, adore the same characters, and we had a great time together at Comic-Con.”

“As a long time admirer of Christina’s work, we are thrilled to be working with her. She’s the perfect fit for this unconventional project that will certainly challenge the female superhero genre,” said Virgin Comics CEO Sharad Devarajan.

“Since the moment we announced our collaboration with Jenna Jameson, we’ve received all sorts of feedback. The industry is wondering how we plan to take Jenna, one of the world’s most provocative icons and personalities, and craft something more than the ultimate T&A comic,” said Gotham Chopra, Chief Creative Officer of Virgin. “Enter Christina Z, who by guarantees that Shadow Hunter will be a must read by anyone who calls themselves a fan of comics. We couldn’t be more excited about having Christina onboard.”

“I’m excited to be creating and revolutionizing a heroine for Virgin Comics who is, first and foremost, a real human being like all of us, but has the power of one of the most fascinating mythologies,” said Z.

The new series will tell the tale of a woman who survives a brush with death, and returns to life only to find herself fighting the legions of hell on earth. Although Shadow Hunter will be provocative, the book will contain no nudity and is intended for mainstream audiences.

A special 25¢ preview of Shadow Hunter goes on sale in December at Virgin Megastores and comic shops everywhere. The first issue in the series begins in January 2008 and a 144 page Shadow Hunter graphic novel is slated for Summer 2008. Additional information, previews and pre-orders of the comic art and books will be available at


  1. “Clawing, eviscerating, wielding sacred weapons, of the flesh and of the mind, this character is about the creature we sometimes dream of having or being, but are too rational to go there.”

    Christina Z: bringing spirituality back to masturbation.

  2. Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeird…. Weird enough that it’s a mainstream comic book with illustrations of a porn star, meaning the porn star has nothing to do with the comics themselves, but why use her image? Second of all, why put a porn star in a comic and then have no nudity? Defeats the point… weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeird…
    It’s like an incredibly stupid ‘Buffy’.

  3. The quesiton of why do a Jenna book without nudity is a valid one, but then consider this: her book, HOW TO MAKE LOVE LIKE A PORN STAR, was a huge seller, and it wasn’t exactly loaded with pictures of her fucking random people. It had some pix, but was basically your standard text autobiography. She seems to have enough of a following that her fanbase will buy what she does, period.

  4. Ye-e-e-es, but that was at least a book about Jenna Jameson, and there’s some curiosity value in a semi-autobiographical Jenna Jameson story. This is just a comic featuring a character who looks a bit like her. Big difference, surely.

  5. Mind you, I’m not making any predictions about the success of the book. Either way it goes, it isn’t the kind of story that I enjoy, no matter who the lead character is modeled after. But I think it stands a decent chance- at her press conference in San Diego, she addressed this topic quite a bit, and I get where she’s coming from. The woman is a media empire unto herself- she even has a line of soap!, so her name and face sells product, whether it’s pornography or not. Will it move, say, DARK TOWER numbers? I wouldn’t even come close to thinking so. But once they have a collection in stores, I think it’ll move some units, and not necessarily to the standard buying demographic.

  6. The “macho” nerdboys love their Jenna Jameson.
    Jesus, it’s pathetic.

    And yes, Seka still rules.
    Jameson is a bonafide skank.

  7. I know I can’t be the first one to think, “Wow, that Greg Horn cover looks more and more flattering all the time.”

    I bet I’m not the first woman to think, “I want to know where Jameson buys her bras.”


  8. “Malus Says:
    08/15/07 at 9:11 pm

    And yes, Seka still rules.
    Jameson is a bonafide skank.”

    how someone differentiates between 2 pornstars is beyond me. are you in the biz? is this a personal or preferential attack?

    I’m just glad that some others finally realize the wide varieties of comics.