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Image sets 'Step by Bloody Step' fantasy opus for February 2022
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Image sets ‘Step by Bloody Step’ fantasy opus for February 2022

‘Step by Bloody Step’ comes from the minds of Si Spurrier, Matías Bergara, and Matheus Lopes.

Press Release

Image Comics has revealed a new bittersweet fantasy opus is on the way about a nameless child and her giant guardian called Step by Bloody Step (ominous!). Written by Si Spurrier (X-Men), with art by Matías Bergara (Coda), and colors by Matheus Lopes (Supergirl) the miniseries will consist of four double-sized issues and launch February 23rd wherever comics are sold. The French edition–titled Saison de Sang—from Dupuis is slated for June 2022.

“My last collaboration with Matías Bergara, Coda, has picked up awards and nominations everywhere it’s gone. We knew our follow-up had to be even more ambitious. We set our sights on nothing less than a step-change in fantasy comics,” said Spurrier in a statement. “Step By Bloody Step resounds with all the elements I love most—magic, mystery, monstrosity, and the bond between two lost souls—but above all it’s an opportunity for Bergara and Lopes to shatter your senses with peerless storytelling spectacle and raw emotion. Love, after all, transcends any mere language.”

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So what’s Step by Bloody Step about?

An armored giant and a helpless child. Together they cross an astonishing world brimming with beasts, bandits, and—deadliest by far—civilizations. If they stop walking, the earth itself forces them onwards. Why? The child can’t ask. She and her guardian have no words, no memory, nothing—except each other.

Bergara added: “For the first time in my career, I can indulge myself in the very challenging task of telling a story purely through images. And what a story it is. We put all our skill and hearts into it for all of you.”

Image announces 'Step by Bloody Step'

For more on this news, read the official press release below.

PORTLAND, Ore. 11/09/2021 — Grand Prix and multiple Eisner award nominees Si Spurrier (X-Men), Matías Bergara (Coda), and Matheus Lopes (Supergirl) present Step By Bloody Step: a bittersweet fantasy opus about a nameless child and her giant guardian, which is completely text free. A miniseries in four double-sized issues, this watershed moment in modern comics is a co-production between Image and Éditions Dupuis, with the U.S. edition’s #1 issue out from Image in February 2022 and the French edition—to be titled Saison de Sang—from Dupuis slated for June 2022.

Step by Bloody Step is an exquisitely designed story that puts the awe-inspiring artwork front-and-center, showing off what comics are truly capable of and eliminating language barriers in a unique and compelling way.

“My last collaboration with Matías Bergara, Coda, has picked up awards and nominations everywhere it’s gone. We knew our follow-up had to be even more ambitious. We set our sights on nothing less than a step-change in fantasy comics,” said Spurrier. “Step By Bloody Step resounds with all the elements I love most—magic, mystery, monstrosity and the bond between two lost souls—but above all it’s an opportunity for Bergara and Lopes to shatter your senses with peerless storytelling spectacle and raw emotion. Love, after all, transcends any mere language.”

An armored giant and a helpless child. Together they cross an astonishing world brimming with beasts, bandits, and—deadliest by far—civilizations. If they stop walking, the earth itself forces them onwards. Why? The child can’t ask. She and her guardian have no words, no memory, nothing—except each other.

Bergara added: “For the first time in my career, I can indulge myself in the very challenging task of telling a story purely through images. And what a story it is. We put all our skill and hearts into it for all of you.”

Step by Bloody Step #1 will be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, February 23.

Step by Bloody Step #1 will also be available for purchase across many digital platforms, including Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, and Google Play.

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