ere will be a second and third arc of four issues with separate artistic teams, and the final 13th issue will be "something special,” Sablik said.
The book will feature variant cover incentives, as well as an incentive across the series for a set of exclusive playing cards.
Sablik said he hopes even if readers don’t know about the mythology of the characters, they will buy into the human story behind "Artifacts.” Two of Top Cow’s main characters, the Witchblade and the Darkness, have a daughter named Hope.
"In Issue 1, the main villain, this mysterious villain, is going to kill somebody and kidnap Hope,” Sablik said. "For new readers, we hope the emotional story of two people, a father and a mother, trying to find their only child is going to suck them in and hopefully propel them through the rest of the series.”