2020 marks the 25th anniversary of the 1995 debut of Witchblade - the long0running character at the core of one of Top Cow's foremost franchises. And to celebrate, the publisher is putting together a 25th anniversary collection - that even includes portions of spin-off series The Darkness.
"25 years of Witchblade is pretty amazing but it never would have been possible without the love and support of her fans!" said co-creator Marc Silvestri in the collection's announcement. "We at Top Cow are humbled and appreciative beyond words. Let's do another 25!"
The collection, which is taking pre-orders now on Kickstarter, comprises Witchblade #1-19, Darkness #9 & 10, and the Tales of the Witchblade limited series.
The Kickstarter campaign, which will include rewards such as Witchblade t-shirts, totebags, and other merchandise exclusive to the Kickstarter, will be followed by a direct market release. Every hardcover copy of the collection sold through the campaign will be signed by Silvestri.
"I remember when Witchblade first launched twenty-five years ago," added Top Cow President/COO Matt Hawkins. "I was at a rival studio and we were all blown away by the art and story. Many attempted copies, including us, but none really succeeded. Longevity is the testament!"