The publisher confirmed that writer Ron Marz and artist Stjepan Sejic will step down as the creative team on Witchblade to continue their work on the title.
Artifacts was initially unveiled as a crossover project, bringing together numerous characters from the Top Cow Universe. The current storyline concludes with issue #13, but a new arc will begin in issue #14.
Marz told Newsarama: "The original story very much concludes with issue #13. We've been making the point that nothing would be the same at the end of the Artifacts storyline, and that's very much true when we get to the end of #13.
"There will be a new status quo in the Top Cow Universe, so we're going to start exploring what's been created."
The scribe went on to say that the decision to continue the series numbering was taken because the firm wanted its readership to "feel like we're playing fair with them". He described issue #14 as a "ground-floor read that tells the audience everything they need to know".
Artifacts #13 is released on October 5.
> Read our interview with Ron Marz