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After teasing the comic for the past three months on his DeviantART page, Witchblade and Aphrodite IX artist Stjepan Šejić has revealed his creator-owned Death Vigil will debut in July from, perhaps unsurprisingly, Top Cow Productions.
“You know I had to go with my Top Cow gang,” wrote Šejić, who’s also been busy preparing for the print release of Sunstone, the erotic comedy he created with his wife Linda Luksic-Šejić.
Although Šejić hasn’t provided an overview Death Vigil’s story, he has posted a significant portion of the first issue of the fantasy adventure, which he promises will clock in at 45 pages. They reveal a tale involving a “secret war,” a Grim Reaper named Bernadette, her pickaxe-carrying companion Sam, necromancers, zombie Vikings and Lovecraftian monsters.
Death Vigil is planned as a monthly series; Šejić said he’ll have four issues completed by the July launch.