01 – Suffer A Witch!
A very special WELCOME to artist Omaik Blanco from Mexico, who is pencilling this issue. I LOVE his style, again reminiscent of the old Eerie and Creepy black & white magazines of the 1960s and 1970s which served as an early inspiration for Void “back in the day!” Thanks for doing such a great job, Omaik, and welcome to the Void team!
For those of you wondering, YES, you are still reading Void! This is NOT a different comic. This issue will again push Void in directions you’ve not seen before, give more glimpses into his mysterious past, reveal more about H.A.T.E., expand the interesting relationship building between Georgia and Peter, and reveal the identity of the mysterious “man behind the scenes” in Void’s world. Oh, yes, I almost forgot! This issue also introduces a new villain, the witch Louhi Waterhouse.
For those of you who think that’s a strange name, it’s the actual name of a “witch” convicted and executed for witchcraft in medieval England. What’s this got to do with Deacon Void in the 21st Century? That’s what we will find out in the pages ahead.
As a side note, while I love all my characters (both the noble and the evil), Louhi is very special to me. I’d always envisioned the main villain for this issue to be a witch, but Louhi took on a life of her own (pun sorta intended) once I began writing her story. In monster lore, there are tons of vampires, werewolves, and zombies, but very few witches. Louhi leads the way as we plunge into issue #3 in a mighty way. Initially designed as “just another villain for Void,” she is now, in my opinion, one of his most evil and dangerous ones of all. How do you top a killer ghost and a fire demon? With Louhi Waterhouse, that’s how! Get ready for Void’s most frightening adventure yet. And it all begins here … SUFFER A WITCH!
As Stan Lee might have said in the days of yore, “Prepare for wonderment beyond the understanding of mere mortals!”
Coming 15 December 2011: Louhi’s “judgment” on her accusers!