Faithless #1
Cover to ‘Faithless’ #1. Art by Paul Pope/BOOM! Studios

Written by Brian Azzarello.
Art by Maria Llovet.
Cover A by Paul Pope.
Cover B by Maria Llovet.

We told you Maria Llovet was going to be getting up to no damn good in 2019. Now she’s expanding her talents towards Faithless, an original new series that serves as “an erotic depiction of faith, sex, and the devil, in the tradition of the Divine Comedy.” It comes courtesy of BOOM! Studios this April.

Faithless is in keeping with BOOM! Studios’ expansive reach into more adult-oriented content, and as such, they’ve wrangled a writer who’s no stranger to totems and taboo. Brian Azzarello joins Llovet in a series that’s so, um, “adult”, that BOOM! has only censored pages for us to share.

We’ll let Brian describe Faithless the only way he knows how—the Azzarello way:

“FAITHLESS is a black pearl born over a shared platter of oysters on a summer night in Los Angeles. It’s amazing what those briny jewels can spark,” Azzarello said in the official press release. “Maria’s work inspires me, and what Sierra [Hahn, Executive Editor] is pulling together I find exciting. I think what we’re doing here, our total approach, is pretty unique in comics. The last thing I ever want to do is repeat myself. Well, these are beautiful, dark, uncharted waters.”

Llovet echoed Azzarello’s enthusiasm for Faithless. “I’m thrilled to be part of this team and this project. Brian created a cool bunch of characters who I loved instantly—it feels as if the script was made to measure because it touches many subjects and themes I’ve loved exploring in my career.”

For more on Faithless, make sure to keep an eye on for updates in the near future. Faithless #1 hits stores April 10.

$3.99 | M | APRIL 10

From BOOM! Studios: BOOM! Studios today announced FAITHLESS #1, from New York Times bestselling writer Brian Azzarello (Batman: Damned) and artist Maria Llovet (Loud), with Eisner Award-winning artist Paul Pope on covers in an unforgettable story of self-exploration, eroticism, and…maybe even love.

Arriving in stores April 10th, 2019, FAITHLESS introduces readers to Faith, a young woman who likes to dabble in the occult. 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 the supernatural, the temptation, the unknowable thing to find her . . .

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

FAITHLESS #1 features an erotic variant cover by superstar Tula Lotay (Supreme: Blue Rose), that will be polybagged and not publicly previewed due to sexually explicit material. Subsequent issues of FAITHLESS will continue this variant cover program with similar content and packaging.