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Independent comic book publisher Image Comics announced today that the first issue of Stjepan Sejic‘s Death Vigil would be coming to comic shops in paperback format on Jily 29th and hiring the broader book store market on August 11th.
The series few rave reviews from around the comic book industry, being hailed by some as Sejic’s best work ever.
The collection comes at a higher-than-usual price point for Image at $24.99, but does include the first right issues as opposed to the typical five or six.
Will you be picking this one up? Let us know in the comments!
[FROM THE OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE]
DEATH VIGIL, VOL. 1 WAGES WAR THIS JULY
The dark fantasy series will be collected into trade paperback
“Death Vigil has won me over for two very simple reasons: the artwork is stunning and the characters are legitimately entertaining.” —Comic Vine
Writer and artist Stjepan Sejic, of the #1 Amazon Bestseller SUNSTONE and current artist on the New York Times bestselling series RAT QUEENS, captivates readers in DEATH VIGIL, a dark fantasy that explores the battle between Good and Evil. The first eight issues of the series will be collected into trade paperback and available this July from Top Cow/Image Comics.
In DEATH VIGIL, VOL. 1, those who are “gifted” are encouraged to join the Death Vigil in their ongoing war against the ever-growing power of the Primordial Enemy. The only catch is that you have to die first. When loner Clara Jenkins becomes a corporeal immortal Death Knight, she obtains reality-altering weaponry in the never-ending battle between good and evil and becomes part of a makeshift family of fellow Death Knights. But a League of Necromancers has aligned themselves with a world-devouring enemy seeks to destroy the vigil above all else…
DEATH VIGIL, VOL. 1 (ISBN: 978-1-63215-278-7) hits comic book stores on July 29, and bookstores on August 11 and will be available for $24.99. It can be ordered by retailers from Diamond Book Distributors with Diamond Code MAR150526.
More praise for DEATH VIGIL:
“The only downside to this book is once you read it, you might find yourself less impressed with everything else out there.” —All-Comic
“If you haven’t read anything by or seen any of Sejic’s work I urge you check this out. The writing is great, the art is beautiful and whilst it is really funny, it is building a really great story with what is sure to be an epic confrontation between the Enemy and the Death Vigil.” —Comic Crusaders
“This is Top Cow’s best series at the moment and it continues to hit on one of my favorite weeks of the month. There are so many great books this week and Death Vigil is definitely included in that statement. If you haven’t checked this series out yet then grab the back issues or purchase the digital issues because you’re missing out.” —Comic Bastards
“Death Vigil should be on many best of lists at the end of the year.” —Multiversity Comics
“Death Vigil continues to be a must read for this fanboy, and if you love fun, quirky tales full of action then it’ll be so for you too. Highly recommended.” —Unleash the Fanboy