Now that Lumberjanes has officially coming to an end, it's time to find out what the latest hit series from Boom! Box will be. A new year brings an all new story that could just fill that role. The Last Witch is a young adult comic book story about the magic that lies inside of each and every one of us.
The creative team consists of writer Conor McCreery (Kill Shakespeare), artist V.V. Glass, colorist Natalia Nesterenko, and letterer Jim Campbell. Variant covers will also be provided by Jorge Corona and Peach Momoko. You can see the main cover by Glass above.
Here is the synopsis provided by Boom! Studios: "On the day of an annual festival, young Saoirse's father and entire village are destroyed by the vengeful Cailleach. Now, on the run with her mysterious Nan and her younger brother Brahm, Saoirse discovers that the blue-black birthmark across her shoulder that has always made her an object of teasing is actually a powerful witchmark, which allows her to resist dark magick...and take it for herself.
Nan must teach Saoirse to control her powers so that she can combat the dreaded Cailleach and her devious handmaidens, before they can release the terrifying Eater of Worlds from the faerie lands -- and destroy all living things!"
We'll have some preview pages of the first issue up on our social media pages. It's certainly too early to know if this story will be a hit, but it's hard not to be excited when you see that synopsis and then look at the art. We'll find out in about a month when The Last Witch #1 arrives at local comic book shops and digital retailers on January 6, 2021. Keep checking back for our review.
Photo Credit: Boom! Studios