Starkweather Immortal (2007) comic books
by Anthony, Rodriguez, & McEvoy More than two thousand years ago, a Roman soldier named Cartaphilus struck a prisoner who was to be executed by crucifixion. From that moment, he was cursed by God and fate to walk the earth until Christ's return. Doomed to always bleed, always hurt... and never die. Acclaimed master of science-fiction and fantasy and New York Times bestselling author Piers Anthony delivers his first comic book story to the world of Starkweather and brings the untold history of this mythical Roman soldier to vivid life. In a tale that spans the millennia, Anthony reveals the events that created this fearsome adversary and how Cartaphilus was recruited to the side of the witches in their war against the Templars, creating a perfect entry point into the forthcoming Starkweather: Immortal limited series. Starkweather: Immortal #0 not only marks Piers Anthony's first true comic book work, but it's also the only place where Anthony's original short story 'Cartaphilus' can be read in its entirety. Cover price $4.95.
by David Rodriguez & Patrick McEvoy Today witches are hunted at every turn. The Twelve Great Houses have collapsed under betrayal and infighting; they have abandoned their charges, forsaking the very source of their gifts. They teeter on the brink of extinction and their best chance at survival - a five-year-old boy with enough power to topple mountains - disappeared fifteen years ago. That boy has become a man who doesn't remember what he was. The very spell that was woven to hide him from the world also has hidden his true self, leaving him a directionless disappointment who wants nothing more than to spend his life in wonderful obscurity. It is Alexander Starkweather's destiny to restore the Divine Blood to power and lead them into a new age. But before he can become a witch, he must learn what it means to be a man. Cover price $3.95.
by David Rodriguez & Patrick McEvoy Alexander Starkweather's comfortable world crumbles about him. His long-dormant power has suddenly awakened... with devastating results. Worse, his actions have placed him squarely in the path of a modern-day witch hunt, one that has claimed Alex's grandmother as its first victim. To survive, Alex will have to abandon everything he's known and take his first steps into the dangerous world of the Divine Blood! Cover price $3.95.