A swig of wine and a drop of blood have a great deal in common in THE WITCHER: CORVO BIANCO.

The press release follows:

Media Release -- Created in collaboration with CD Projekt Red, Dark Horse Comics presents The Witcher: Corvo Bianco, a brand new comic series featuring the U.S. comics debut of Italian comics legend, artist Corrado Mastantuono (Disney Italia, Nick Raider), and written by celebrated Witcher storyteller Bartosz Sztybor (The Witcher: Fading Memories, The Witcher: Wild Animals). Colorist Matteo Vattani (Tex Stella d'Oro, Sharkey the Bounty Hunter) and letterer Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou (The Unlikely Story of Felix and Macabber, All Eight Eyes) complete the series team, with variant cover artwork for issue #1 from acclaimed artists Tonci Zonjic (Skulldigger and Skeleton Boy, Shadowman), Neyef (Bayou Bastardise, Puta Madre), and Jorge Molina (X-Men, Birds of Prey).


For a witcher, the simple life can be hard to come by, and even harder to pass up. When Geralt acquires a taste for a slower pace—good wine, and good company—the routines of a witcher are easily eclipsed. With Yennefer at his side, one might hope that Geralt will truly get to enjoy a taste of the good life. But the stains of history are deep, and with blood and wine, every drop attracts those who want more.

"For all who know Geralt, Corvo Bianco is his endgame," confirmed longtime Witcher writer Bartosz Sztybor. "The end of his journey, one and only place where he can retire – taking a break from killing monsters and trying to figure out how to make his own wine. As a fan of pop–culture and postmodern genre mixing, that setup above sounded like a perfect premise for a western. A western in The Witcher world – that's something that was never done before! So I quickly got excited and thought about getting on board someone who really knows what western is. Corrado Mastantuono is a comic book legend, one of the biggest names of all time, a person that created the most important titles in European comics, including a real western classic – Tex. With him mixing fantasy and western was never easier and more beautiful. Geralt roaming the Continent with a wild bunch of mages, Elves and Dwarves is my homage to Andrzej Sapkowski, Clint Eastwood and Sergio Leone. Just imagine, Yennefer having a duel with another mage and Geralt attacking a stagecoach. Corvo Bianco was his dream, but he needs to fight for it!"

Based on the hit games by CD Projekt Red, Geralt and Yennefer reunite on the page to find out just how dangerous the simple life can be when The Witcher: Corvo Bianco #1 (of 5) arrives in comic shops May 8, 2024. Pre-order at your local comic shop for $3.99.


Praise for The Witcher: Wild Animals:

"A thrilling adventure from Sztybor. The story has some great action throughout and an interesting premise that puts Geralt on the defensive from multiple sides. The plot is immediately engaging and draws in the reader with its immediacy and twists."—The Super Powered Fancast

"Wherever The Witcher: Wild Animals is heading in future chapters, readers may anticipate them without any worry that they're getting anything but the best Witcher story available in comics today."—Comicbook.com