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High Praise for Image’s “Tithe”

Posted on April 30, 2015 at 4:11 pm by Tyler Waterman

New Top Cow series garners critical acclaim

“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!” —Robert Kirkman

“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!” —Jim Valentino

Writer Matt Hawkins (THINK TANK, TALES OF HONOR) and artist Rahsan Ekedal’s all-new thriller suspense series—THE TITHE—is a breakout hit, gathering high praise and momentum with issue #2 slated to release on May 20.

In THE TITHE #2, another mega-church is robbed despite the FBI’s surveillance. Tension ratchets up as a member of Samaritan’s “heist” team is killed and the “Robin Hood” act isn’t quite as fun as they originally thought.

THE TITHE #2 continues the high-stakes heist adventure on May 20. Cover A can be ordered with Diamond Code MAR150609. Cover B can be ordered with Diamond Code MAR150610.

Early praise for THE TITHE:

“While the main premise is definitely intriguing, it’s with these characters where the series finds both emotional depth and an interesting intellectual debate.” —IGN

“A strong and approachable story with a fresh flavor.” —Comic Book Resources

“Hawkins and Edekel might’ve just invented a whole new genre of comic-book, ‘The Mega-Church Heist’.” —Multiversity Comics

“This is some great writing paired with some excellent art and definitely worth a look.” —Comicosity

“If politics is your bag, or you have issues with the rise of mega-churchs that have pastors that have annual salaries in the millions, this piece is for you.” —Comix I Read

“I was pleasantly surprised at just how much I enjoyed this issue and the controversial topics it introduces… The creative team does a great job of balancing both sides of the issue by writing a strong main character who I’m looking forward to reading more about.” —Comic Spectrum

“A quality romp into rebellious wilderness that’s bound to turn heads… this comes recommended.” —Unleash the Fanboy

“Good guys! Bad guys! Cool heists! Religion! Overall, its just a damn good story. Looking forward to #2. Well done guys.” —Big Comic Page

“A Robin Hood style comic… surprised me in some great ways.” —Comic Book Therapy

“Matt Hawkins is putting together a nice streak of good books lately and this should be added to the list. Rahsan Ekedal did great work on this issue and certainly looks to have a bright future in the business. The Tithe is a book that deserves a read, the good writing and excellent art will keep you coming back.” —All-Comic


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