In the altered realms of BATTLEWORLD, Angela and Sera are WITCH HUNTERS, the scourges of King James’ England, 1602. In a land beset by magic and monstrosity, they seek a new and seductive evil-not witchbreed, but deal-making FAUSTIANS, who bargain with ancient creatures for unnatural power!
Notes on This Title
“The world of 1602 is fairly simple to represent: we’re in turn-of-the-17th-century London, amidst the height of cultural revolution known as the Renaissance, and our stories are driven by the conflicts and intrigue one would typically associate with a Shakespearean play (and the language tends to match Shakespeare’s Early Modern English as well). One of the core conflicts is the burgeoning population of Witchbreed, the 1602 counterpart for mutants.
In 1602: Witch Hunter Angela, Marguerite Bennett and Kieron Gillen return to this world of Witchbreed and King James and faux-Shakespearean heightened language and taverns and poets. Here, Angela and Serah hunt Witchbreed (hence the title) as well as a new form of evil known as the Faustians.” (Source: Talking Comics)