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EXCLUSIVE Image Comics Matteo Scalera Variant Cover Reveal for EDENWOOD #3

Matteo Scalera's art never fails to leave me breathless. So, this yeti is extremely excited to share with you this exclusive variant cover reveal for EDENWOOD #3, courtesy of Image Comics.


In this issue, Rion is put to the test in an environment surrounded by fear and deception. An old friend returns bearing gifts and a mission that could change the course of the war. Entering Edenwood and rescuing his friends from their dark paths is a non-negotiable before he accepts the suicidal mission from the Witch War Council.


 

Wanna know more? Here's the official presser:


Bestselling writer/artist Tony S. Daniel (Nocterra, Batman, Deathstroke) will launch an all-new fantasy series titled Edenwood. This ongoing war-ravaged epic will feature coloring by Marcelo Maiolo (Nocterra) and debut in September from Image Comics.


Edenwood—An eons-long series of multiverse wars between demons and witches has found earth as its latest battleground. The battle pits Necronema, the demonic land which supplanted the Midwest twenty years ago, against Edenwood, the witchcraft controlled area of land that protects the rest of the U.S. In the first story arc of this ongoing series readers are introduced to Rion, a young man born during the apocalyptic events of southern Illinois, who is thrust into the role of hero and leader after killing a Gather, a transient demon with the powers to cross any barrier or dimension.


"Edenwood is a series three years in the making, one that I was beginning to craft right before Scott Snyder and I crossed paths in NYC and fate took me in another direction, co-creating Nocterra with one of comics' finest writers,” said Daniel. “This series represents what I love most about comics: excitement, drama, big action, heroes we can relate to and fall in love with, and villains we’ll love to despise. This series is very high concept—yet its characters remain relatable and grounded in reality—all while we have an epic, large-scale battleground of demonic tanks, floating battleships and demon soldiers pitted against witchcraft-infused weaponry and armored soldiers. And away from all of the violent magic and mayhem between Edenwood and Necronema, we have the 'Open Lands' (the rest of the United States) where just as much evil is happening but in a quiet, deliberate way, to further the demon expansion. All of this is the backdrop for our hero, Rion, and his cast of fun and exciting demon hunters. So to say that I’m excited to be working on this new series would be one of the biggest understatements of my career!”


Summoned by the Witch War Council, Rion must assemble an elite team of demon hunters tasked with infiltrating Necronema with a list of targets to annihilate. The men and women he selects happen to all be the most famous and revered demon hunters of all time, dating back to the 1700s. But Rion has his sights set on a young and powerful witch being held prisoner deep within Necronema. The mission is one of search and destroy… however Rion feels he’s been chosen for more than that.


Edenwood #1 will be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, October 25.


Edenwood #1 will also be available across many digital platforms, including Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, and Google Play


 

From Tony Daniel:

"I am so excited to return to the world of creator owned comics. First, having co-created NOCTERRA with Scott Snyder and now my latest and biggest endeavor by far, EDENWOOD.


There’s been a lot of multiverse stories in comics. But a horror, fantasy comic about a multiverse war between demons and witches? That’s something entirely different.


In EDENWOOD, the interdimensional war between demons and witches has spread to Earth. Twenty years ago, the Midwest was taken over by the demons. Now the demons rule what’s left, which is called Necronema, and they’re at war with Edenwood, the witchcraft-controlled land that acts as a barrier against the war zone and the rest of the United States. Within the magical woods of Edenwood lie many paths to different places, dimensions and times, paths created by witches to dispose of hapless demon soldiers. Only the most skilled demon killers, bestowed with enchanted armor, can navigate the many, seemingly endless paths of Edenwood. This series is very high concept—yet its characters remain relatable and grounded in reality—all while we have an epic, large-scale battleground of demonic tanks, floating battleships and demon soldiers pitted against witchcraft-infused weaponry and armored soldiers.


At the heart of the story is Rion Astor, a teenage street urchin who is lost in the magical forests of Edenwood, while searching for his missing girlfriend, Adelai. Summoned by the Witch War Council, Rion must assemble an elite team of demon hunters tasked with infiltrating Necronema with a list of targets to annihilate. The men and women he selects happen to all be the most famous and revered demon hunters of all time, dating back to the 1700s. But Rion has his sights set on a young and powerful witch being held prisoner deep within Necronema.


Along the way Rion becomes the squire of one of the world’s greatest demon killers. Rion must find his teenage friends and battle demons if he is to find Adelai, and to stay alive long enough to become a great demon killer himself. "


 

You want blurbs? We've got blurbs!


“EDENWOOD is everything I want, I need, and I love in comics. Great characters, huge mythology, and epic storytelling on every level. Part heartfelt coming of age story, part gore-filled, action-packed showdown between demons, witches and badass warriors, this book has some thing for everybody! Tony Daniel has outdone himself!” — Scott Snyder


“Romantic, intriguing and CREEEPY, Edenwood is Daniel at its finest.” —Yanick Paquette


“Tony at his finest! Beautiful art, captivating story and killer storytelling. A must buy.”—Rafael Albuquerque


“Chock full of beautiful art, intriguing characters and curious lore right from the start, this story is Tony Daniel at his best.”—Mahmud Asrar


“Demons! Magic! Action! Adventure! Tony S. Daniel's storytelling at its BEST!” — Szymon Kudranski


“If telling you Tony Daniel’s is creating a book about Demon Hunters doesn’t immediately make you want to buy this book, I don’t know what to tell you. Edenwood leaves you wanting to turn the page faster and faster. Gnarly, exciting, and just a damn good time.” — Sean Gordon Murphy


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