Fans of The Tithe, rejoice! Image Comics will be releasing a trade paperback of the thriller suspense series. Written by Matt Hawkins (Think Tank, Tales of Honor), with art by Rahsan Ekedal (Think Tank), The Tithe Vol. 1 will collect the first four issues of the Top Cow series. The story is a heist tale that centers on mega-churches being robbed for millions of dollars by a crusader hacker group known as Samaritan. They give the money to causes that they deem worthy, but their modern day "Robin Hood" ways are being pursued by two FBI agents. While the agents admire their efforts, they are determined to stop the thieves before things get out of control.
Robert Kirkman shared his thoughts on the series:
Wait, this comic is about a group that robs from mega-churches and gives the money to charity? That's cool as hell! This comic is really great!"
Jim Valentino added:
The Tithe's aim is true—targeting the hypocrisy born of naivete. As such it will piss off a lot of people. My only regret is that I didn't write it. Well, done, Mr. Hawkins!"
I absolutely love that the story is described as a modern day Robin Hood, because that's the first thing I thought of when I read the description. What a fun, interesting, unique, title. I've never had the pleasure of reading an issue, so I will be looking forward to the trade as much as you are! The Tithe Vol. 1 hits comic book stores on August 26th.
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