MARVEL BREWS UP SOME WITCHES
Marvel editor Lysa Hawkins* has confirmed a new ongoing series coming from her office, and it looks like it will be one of those titles promised featuring strong female leads.
Entitled Witches, the October-debuting** series will be written by former Catwoman writer Browyn Carlton and penciled by industry vet Mike Deodato. "Who are the Witches?" asked Hawkins rhetorically… "Why they`re the Magical Marvel Universe`s equivalent to Charlie`s Angels, with Doc Strange as Charlie. More specifically they are: Satana - Satan`s daughter and a succubus! Jennifer Kale - young sorceress and friend of the Man-Thing! And, last but not least, Topaz – Jack Russell (Werewolf by Night's) ex-squeeze and an empath too boot! "These lovely ladies get it together to fight the (magical) forces of evil!"
Doctor Strange's role is described by Hawkins as "very Charlie-like", but he won't be a detached voice emanating from a circa-1978 intercom, he will have "on-panel" time. "Not every issue, but enough of a presence that we still remember he`s around," said the editor, who said the book could be described as a "brilliant blend" of both a dark and moody magical-based series, and the fun, frothy, tongue-in-cheek style of the recent Charlie's Angels movie.
Finally, asked if this series would be one of Bill Jemas' infamous "bad girls for fanboys" series, Hawkins responded, "No, this book is for the girls as well as the guys. However, my ladies sure aren't hard on the eye."
* Lysa has moved on to a job @ DC. The new Editor is Axel Alonso.
** the series has been delayed. Official word when I get it! Look for it around Summer 2002!
More still? SEE CHARACTER STUDIES of
Lilith , from Ghost Rider vol. 2, Lilith, Dracula's Daughter, and with a demon, Andy Kale and his "Devil Inside" ,
all courtesy of Mike Deodato Jr.!
colors when applicable by Hermes of Glass House Graphics!
MORE TO COME!
courtesy Marvel.com and the ever-wonderful Mike Deodato!