[ENGLISH] Top Cow Productions’ re-branding of the Witchblade trade paperback line continues in March 2008 with Witchblade Volume 3 trade paperback. The trade paperback collects Witchblade #93-100 along with Witchblade: Bearers of the Blade, which have never been collected. Witchblade Volume 3 trade paperback is written by Ron Marz (First Born, Green Lantern) and drawn by Mike Choi (X-Men, X-23: Target X) with additional art by Stephen Sadowski (JSA, Superpowers) and Adriana Melo (Ms. Marvel). The trade includes the landmark issue #100, which planted the initial seeds for 2007’s First Born event along with a cover gallery including work by Steve McNiven (Civil War), Terry Dodson (Wonder Woman), Marc Silvestri (X-Men: Messiah CompleX), Cary Nord (Conan The Barbarian), and Joseph Michael Linsner (Dark Ivory). The trade also contains some of the hallmark issues of the Marz and Choi run on Witchblade including the return of fan-favorite foil Ian Nottingham.
“The issues collected in the volume, especially issue #100, really pull together a lot of the threads Mike and I had been weaving since we started on the book. So I think it reads as a culmination of the story Mike and I were telling, but also lays the groundwork for what comes next. So hopefully it works as an ending as well as a beginning,” stated writer, Marz.
Witchblade Volume 3 trade paperback will feature an original cover by Stjepan Sejic and carry an SRP of $14.99. Additional information regarding Witchblade can be found at topcow.com.