Wednesday, May 26, 2010
CBR: Experience "Rapture" on the Road to "Artifacts"
Hell hath no fury like a man of god scorned - a man like Tom Judge, wielder of the Rapture.
Judge is one of the Top Cow Universe's elite Artifact-bearers, a group consisting of Sara Pezzini (Witchblade), Jackie Estacado (The Darkness) and Danielle Baptiste (The Angelus). But there's a major distinction between Judge and the aforementioned bearers - unlike these Earth-dwellers, Judge's current place of residence is the depths of Hell. Of course, that's not to say that he won't have an important role to play when the time comes for "Artifacts," the 13-issue series written by Ron Marz and illustrated by a team of artists including Michael Broussard. CBR News spoke with Marz and Top Cow Publisher Filip Sablik to learn more about Judge and his role in "Artifacts."
"Tom Judge is a defrocked priest, and like a lot of the other characters in the Top Cow Universe, he's somebody with a lot of shades of grey," Marz told CBR of Judge. "He's very much a fallen man and also a guy who paid the ultimate price for his sins and got sent straight to Hell - which is where he currently resides."
Read more about Tom Judge and the Rapture here.