A non-stop supernatural action adventure bathed in magic, blood, motorcycles, mayhem, vampires, and an unconventional. 1,000 year-old witch named Yonna. MAGIC IS IN THE BLOOD A modern, Wild West road trip about a witch named Yonna cruising the Southwest as a band of bloodthirsty biker vampires, The Hounds of Love, hunt her scattered coven for the source of all magic: witch blood. From the critically acclaimed creators of The Modern Witch Tarot Deck and Long Lost comes Witchblood, a blend of action, lore, and Americana—perfect for fans of Buffy and American Gods.
Erman and Sterle (the Long Lost series) collaborate again on this heart-pounding, neon-drenched Wild West fantasy-adventure, where centuries-old conflicts between vampires, witches, and hex hunters come to a head in small-town Texas. Immortal alchemical witch Yonna and her reluctant allies must stop the vampire group The Hounds of Love from finding Esmerelda Spiritus Mundi, the origin of all magic, and drinking her blood. As the stakes rise higher and the sky turns a bloodstained red, Yonna and her friends attempt an ambitious feat: creating a philosopher's stone. The bonds and banter between the characters and detailed worldbuilding add depth beyond the gimmick of western-styled supernaturals. The art has Kim & Kim vibes and breakneck pacing; colorist Gab Contreras's saturated neon-sunset hues lend even more energy to an already vibrant script. Erman's snappy dialogue ("I am not an afterthought so let me show you what I've got!") is enhanced by clever lettering choices with cutesy labeled sound effects (the backdrops cartoonishly announce their "smolder" and "splish"). Though the fast and furious pitch can get overwhelming, it's addictive reading.