David Mack Covers "Witchblade Takeru Manga"

Official Press Release

Top Cow is pleased to announce that superstar cover artist and painter David Mack (Kabuki: Alchemy, Daredevil) will provide three new original cover pieces for Witchblade Takeru Manga.

Mack, best known for his creator owned title Kabuki, is one of the industry's most coveted cover artists. Top Cow is proud to work with an artist of his caliber to enhance the high quality presentation of Witchblade Takeru Manga for the American audience. Originally serialized in Japan's popular magazine, Champion Red and written by Witchblade Anime head writer, Yasuko Kobayashi, Witchblade Takeru Manga follows the story of young school girl Takeru as she struggles with and against the "Demon Claw" – the mysterious Witchblade. Takeru must come to grips with the mysterious gauntlet which haunts her dreams and she must do it quickly in order to combat the black monks and the demons which invade her monastery threatening to kill her and her love Kuo. Original series artist Kazasa Sumita also provides an original cover for each issue of Witchblade Takeru Manga.

"Each one of these covers has been more fun than the last for me. I was intrigued when asked to do it, because series artist Sumita-San gave his own covers such a striking look.," commented David Mack, "I enjoyed jumping off from the style of the Japanese artist, and being respectful to Sumita-San's spirit, but I was also very much encouraged to bring my own sensibilities and mixture of media to the look of the covers."

"There are very few artists working today who can do something with a style that is completely outside the mainstream while still operating within it. David Mack is one of those select few, and we were thrilled that he was willing to lend his unique vision to Takeru's story." echoed Rob Levin, Vice President of Editorial.

Witchblade Takeru Manga #5-7 are 32 page full color comics in a continuing series with a suggested retail price of $3.99. Additional information regarding Witchblade Takeru Manga can be found at www.topcow.com.

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