Top Cow Productions, Inc. is incredibly proud to announce the first in a series of hotly anticipated variant covers for landmark Marvel Comics issues. As part of a larger partnership with Marvel, which includes a number of crossover one shots such as Darkness/Wolverine and Cyberforce/X-Men being released by Top Cow as well as Top Cow artists working on top Marvel series such as Phoenix: Warsong, Top Cow will be producing a number of extremely limited edition covers of Marvel comics. And like the Michael Turner variants previously released by Aspen Comics, these variant editions will be available exclusively through the Top Cow store (www.topcow.com). With such a limited print run and limited availability these are destined to be incredibly sought after books!
The first cover in this series will be the Tyler Kirkham variant of Phoenix: Warsong #1, the hotly anticipated sequel to the fan-favorite and best-selling X-Men: Phoenix Endsong, written by Greg (Battlestar Galactica) Pak and drawn by Top Cow’s very own rising star Tyler Kirkham! The Phoenix Force returns, but what part do the Stepford Cuckoos play in it all? Plus, with the Phoenix Force back, who will the primal creature tap as its host this time around? It’ll be up to the Astonishing X-Men to quell the Phoenix’s hunger.
“The recent crossover opportunity with Marvel Comics has been an absolutely fantastic opportunity for our talented creators to dip their toes in the Marvel Universe pool and they haven’t disappointed yet. Tyler has been growing by leaps and bounds as an artist and this cover for Phoenix: Warsong is a gorgeous example of that”, remarked Filip Sablik, V-P of Marketing & Sales at Top Cow, “Tyler is the perfect follow up artist to Greg Land’s stellar work on Endsong. I’m thrilled Marvel has given us the opportunity to showcase his talent in this special way and I expect fans will be running not walking to either the Top Cow online store to get their hands on one of these babies.”
About Top Cow
Top Cow was founded in December of 1992 by artist Marc Silvestri who co-founded Image Comics in the same year. Top Cow currently publishes its line of comic books in 21 languages in over 55 different countries. The company has launched 20 franchises (18 original and 2 licensed) in the industry’s Top 10, seven at #1, a feat accomplished by no other publisher in the last two decades. Its flagship franchise Witchblade was TNT’s #1 original film of 2000. Virtually all of Top Cow’s other properties are in development as feature films, live action television, animation or video games. Top Cow has also successfully licensed and merchandised its franchises into toys, statues, clothing, lithographs, puppets, posters, magnets, shot glasses, lighters, lunch pails, wall scrolls, mouse pads, die cast cars, calendars, Christmas ornaments, Halloween masks, trading cards, standees, video games and role playing games.