This July Harvey Award winning superstar Mirka Andolfo (Unnatural, Mercy, and Sweet Paprika) and fan-favorite artist Laura Braga (Harley Quinn, Future State: the Next Batman, and Witchblade) team-up for Purr Evil, a new six issue mini-series. This new Image Comics series will also be produced by Arancia Studio, the Italian creative studio which worked on Andolfo’s bestselling Image Comics titles. Joining Andolfo and Braga on Purr Evil are colorist Bryan Valenza and letterer Fabio Amelia.
Purr Evil is teased to be The Last of Us meets Hit-Girl and Léon: The Professional, exploring an unusual mother-daughter relationship, seasoned with horror and urban fantasy elements. The teaser for the series states:
Purr Evil tells the story of Rita, a young mother forced by the mistakes of her dark past to become a ruthless, cold-blooded killer, in order to defend her daughter Deb from the endless evil that looms over her. In a world on the brink of doom, the unconditional love between mother and daughter must overcome every barrier and every misunderstanding alongside blood, sweat, tears, and a tremendous lot of malevolent kittens.
“I’m very excited to see this new comic come to life,” said Adolfo. “And, even more to have my friend Laura with me to work on such a great and fulfilling project, as well as Bryan Valenza, our colorist, Fabio Amelia, our letterer, and the whole team at Arancia Studio! I can’t wait to find out what the fans think of our new madness, and I’m enormously grateful to Image Comics and the other international partners for believing in our crazy project. We are sure fans will love it, too!”
The main cover for Purr Evil #1 will be done by Laura Braga. Additionally, several variant covers for Purr Evil #1 will be available by Mirka Andolfo, Peach Momoko, and Maika Sozo. You can check out a preview of Braga’s cover and interior below:
Along with its release by Image Comics on July 26th, Purr Evil will be released simultaneously in Italy (Star Comics), France and Belgium (Dupuis), and Spain, Argentina, and Chile (Moztros). Purr Evil #1 will also be available across many digital platforms including Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, and Google Play.