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HEAVY METAL: 'Chasing The Dragon' #1 is Available Now

 In Chasing the Dragon , New York Times Bestselling writer Denton J. Tipton and acclaimed painter menton3 explore a dark fantasy world ravaged by the rampant abuse of a drug made from the blood of dragons. When two young slaves discover a terrible secret that could change the course of the world, will a meek alchemist’s apprentice and a drug-addled concubine survive long outside their cages? For fans of Game of Thrones and Breaking Bad . CHASING THE DRAGON Writer: Denton J. Tiption  Artist: menton3 Publisher: Heavy Metal Release: Feb. 26, 2021  Order Here

REVIEW: 'Switch' #1 by Stjepan Sejic


★★★★☆ (4/5)

Stjepan Sejic and Top Cow have come up with the best gateway drug into the world of 'Witchblade.' The long-running series centered around the battle between the Darkness and the Angelus with the Witchblade artifact as the regulator has had a complicated history. Luckily, this reimagined new beginning is tailor made for new fans to jump aboard.

Meet Mary, an awkward, shy, UFO-obsessed teen who accidently inherits the powerful device. She becomes the latest in a long line of powerful women who've wielded the Witchblade and their spirits, Una a cave girl who was the first in particular, helps Mary adjust to her newfound abilities. 

Sejic as writer and artist takes this complex mythology and breaks it down to its most essential elements making it accessible and relatively easy to follow. He makes Mary an engaging and unexpected heroine considering the history of 'Witchblade' with supermodel-like protagonists. The high school scenes have a light playful tone with clever layouts that introduce the character perfectly. The fights scenes are some of the best choreographed in recent memory. Sejic is extremely versatile that even the color work is buoyant and rich. 

The teenage Tony Estacado who holds the magic of the Darkness makes an interesting rival of Mary by his circumstances but they share a history that is more complicated. This lays out the contrasting factions in clear terms. 

This younger version of 'Witchblade' reinvigorates the Top Cow staple with new energy and fun characters. 'Switch' takes the sense of wonder from young comic characters like Spider-Man and Ms. Marvel and transcends it to a whole new world that will make the series a must-buy for new and old readers. Sejic's singular voice carries the story with razor-sharp focus and amazing visuals. 

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