Brian Azzarello & Maria Llovet Get Provocative in This Exclusive Faithless Preview

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Brian Azzarello & Maria Llovet Get Provocative in This Exclusive <i>Faithless</i> Preview

Brian Azzarello is one of comics’ premiere provocateurs—just ask Batman’s bat-pole. His long-running work alongside Eduardo Risso on Vertigo’s 100 Bullets established Azzarello as a foundational voice in modern crime comics, and subsequent series like the New 52-era Wonder Woman and the Image Comics werewolf hit Moonshine prove that his range doesn’t begin and end with gritty noir. Barcelona-based artist Maria Llovet is a much newer name to American readers, although her bold, often explicit work on books like There’s Nothing There and Loud has made a fast impression on Western audiences. Beginning next month, Azzarello and Llovet will team up for one of publisher BOOM! Studios’ riskiest, most incendiary titles to date: Faithless.

“Brian and Maria have created a compelling look at a young woman at the center of self-discovery and all the missteps that can come with that…like pursuing the occult,” BOOM! Studios Executive Editro Sierra Hahn said in a statement. “Faithless is beautiful, fun, sexy and wonderfully unexpected.”

Featuring main covers by Eisner Award-winning artist Paul Pope, Faithless marks Azzarello’s debut work for BOOM! Studios, and one of the publisher’s first sexually explicit series. Mingling self-discovery, sex, love and occultism, Faithless follows Faith, a bored young woman who dabbles in black magic—and catches the attention of some very dangerous infernal forces. Paste readers can check out an exclusive extended preview of the five-issue mini-series, but be warned: unlike prior peeks at Faithless, Llovet’s pages below are uncensored. We’ve also got the debut of Lee Bermejo’s variant cover for the first issue. Faithless #1 hits comic stores and digital retailers April 10th, 2019.

NSFW Pages Follow Below

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Faithless #1 Cover Art by Paul Pope

Faithless #1
Writer: Brian Azzarello
Artist: Maria Llovet
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Release Date: April 10, 2019
Faith. Sex. The Devil.

Faith likes to dabble with magic. Her friends think it’s cute-and not just a little off-putting, but it’s part of her charm and her warped search for purpose in a world that makes too much sense. But she’s a true believer and knows there is a power within her reach. She’s right, of course. It just took a while for that magic, that temptation, that unknowable thing to find her…

In short—Faith is bored as hell. And Hell has noticed.

New York Times bestselling writer Brian Azzarello (100 Bullets , Batman: Damned) and artist Maria Llovet (Loud) with Eisner Award winning artist Paul Pope on covers coalesce in a story of self-exploration, eroticism, and maybe even love.

Again, NSFW Pages Below—Don’t Say We Didn’t Warn You

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Faithless #1 Interior Art by Maria Llovet

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Faithless #1 Interior Art by Maria Llovet

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Faithless #1 Interior Art by Maria Llovet

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Faithless #1 Interior Art by Maria Llovet

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Faithless #1 Interior Art by Maria Llovet

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Faithless #1 Interior Art by Maria Llovet

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Faithless #1 Interior Art by Maria Llovet

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Faithless #1 Variant Cover Art by Lee Bermejo

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