Published on November 19th, 2021 | by Alex Novus
The Devil Returns in Brian Azzarello and Maria Llovet’s Hit Series FAITHLESS
BOOM! Studios today announced that the critically acclaimed team of New York Times bestselling writer Brian Azzarello (Batman: Damned), acclaimed artist Maria Llovet (Luna, Heartbeat), and letterer AndWorld Design will reunite for the third and final act in the world of the sensational erotic series, FAITHLESS, with a brand new six-issue sequel series, as Faith mysteriously reappears on the art scene with a hidden secret that spells disaster and damnation for everyone in this explosive end to the cult hit series.
Nine months after her mysterious disappearance, Faith suddenly drops back onto the map. While the art world debates whether her absence was a masterpiece of performance art or just a publicity stunt, Faith retreats to Louis’s studio to recover from her journey into the unknown. But soon her best friend Ginny begins to realize that something is very much amiss with Faith. Where was she for nine months? And why does Faith suddenly seem so obsessed with Ginny’s son Jacob?
FAITHLESS III #1 features main cover art by series artist Maria Llovet, an incentive variant cover by Jenny Frison (Wonder Woman), and the first in a series of erotic variant connecting covers by acclaimed artist Kris Anka (Spider-Man) that will be polybagged and not publicly previewed due to sexually explicit material. Each erotic variant cover will be limited to its initial print run and will not be reprinted or collected in any subsequent formats. All issues of FAITHLESS III will continue this variant cover program with similar content, limited release, and packaging.
Brian Azzarello is the Harvey and Eisner Award-winning co-creator (with artist Eduardo Risso) of 100 Bullets and Moonshine. The New York Times bestselling author’s work for DC Comics includes the titles Hellblazer, Superman, Joker, Luthor, Before Watchmen, Wonder Woman, and Dark Knight III with Frank Miller. Most recently he and artist Lee Bermejo launched DC’s groundbreaking Mature Readers imprint Black Label with the controversial and critically acclaimed Batman: Damned.
“I can’t tell you how happy I am to be working with Maria again, while being all melancholy at the same time,” said Azzarello. “I’m sorry for what we’re about to do to you, Faith. This is the end, beautiful friend.”
Maria Llovet is a multidisciplinary artist from Barcelona, who has published four graphic novels, including Heartbeat with BOOM! Studios, There’s Nothing There, and Loud. Luna, an original five-issue series which Llovet created, was published by BOOM! Studios earlier this year. Her illustration has been characterized by a great cinematographic influence in its visual narrative, with sex and death as central themes permeating her work.
“I’m thrilled that we’re back with FAITHLESS III, I’m so proud of being part of this already iconic series. Many readers have reached out to me saying they’re highly anticipating this final arc. I think they won’t be disappointed!” said Llovet.
FAITHLESS III is the newest release from BOOM! Studios’ eponymous imprint, home to critically acclaimed original series, including BRZRKR by Keanu Reeves, Matt Kindt, and Ron Garney; Something is Killing the Children by James Tynion IV and Werther Dell’Edera; Once & Future by Kieron Gillen and Dan Mora; We Only Find Them When They’re Dead by Al Ewing and Simone Di Meo; Seven Secrets by Tom Taylor and Daniele Di Nicuolo; Dark Blood by Latoya Morgan and Moises Hidalgo; Eat the Rich by Sarah Gailey and Pius Bak; Maw by Jude Doyle and A.L Kaplan, and Regarding the Matter of Oswald’s Body by Christopher Cantwell and Luca Casalanguida. The imprint also publishes popular licensed properties, including Dune: House Atreides from Brian Herbert, Kevin J. Anderson, and Dev Pramanik; Mighty Morphin and Power Rangers from Ryan Parrott, Marco Renna, and Francesco Mortarino; and Magic from Jed McKay and Ig Guara.
“Exploring Faith’s descent into a dangerously seductive underworld where magic, sex, and fine art meet has been a wild and gratifying ride,” said Sierra Hahn, Executive Editor, BOOM! Studios. “FAITHLESS III culminates with everything we all set out to do from the start. We’re playing in a world that’s sex positive, passionate, and—like the best of horror—a little dangerous, too. Faith’s self-discovery continues and she will titillate, surprise, and impress readers right up until the very end.”
Print copies of FAITHLESS III will be available for sale in February 2022 at local comic book shops (use comicshoplocator.com to find the nearest one) or at the BOOM! Studios webstore. Digital copies can be purchased from content providers, including comiXology, iBooks, Google Play, and Kindle.