THE TITHE answers fans' prayers with collected trade paperback

June 25, 2015

"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 (THINK TANK) team up for all-new thriller suspense series in THE TITHE, VOL. 1, hitting stores this September. It collects issues #1-4 of the breakout hit Top Cow series.

THE TITHE, VOL. 1 is a heist story unlike any before. Mega-churches are being robbed for millions of dollars by a crusader hacker group known as Samaritan who is giving the money to causes they deem more worthy. This modern day “Robin Hood” is being pursued by two FBI agents who actually admire their quarry but want to stop the theft before it escalates.

THE TITHE, VOL. 1 (ISBN: 978-1-63215-324-1) hits comic book stores on August 26 and bookstores on September 8, and will be available for $14.99. It can be ordered by retailers from Diamond Book Distributors with Diamond Code JUN150588.

Select 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

“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