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Even though it had a busy weekend at the New York Comic Con, Top Cow dropped off a couple Sneak Peeks of upcoming titles including Witchblade #104, the Unusual Suspects graphic novel, and a look at the cover for The Art of The Darkness.

The Art of The Darkness
The final cover features the Marc Silvestri Wizard magazine cover with new digital paints by Croatian painting sensation Stjepan Sejic. The cover also features a striking design which will be accented by an embossed logo. Additionally, fans will receive an added value with a hefty 100 pound paper stock to ensure the highest quality presentation for each art piece featured within. Featuring selected published and unpublished works by such artistic luminaries as Silvestri, Dale Keown, Michael Turner, Whilce Portacio, Joe Benetiz, Keu Cha, Eric “Ebas” Basaldua, and Sejic, along with interviews and commentaries by Darkness creators, this prestige art book is sure to be a prized item for years to come. The Art of The Darkness will total 96 pages of full color and carries a suggested retail price of $14.99.

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Witchblade #104
(W) Ron Marz
(P) Adriana Melo
(I) Mariah Benes

Everything has changed! In the aftermath of last issue’s stunning turn of events, Sara Pezzini has surrendered the Witchblade to a new bearer, Danielle Baptiste. But Dani might not even survive her first experience with the mystical artifact, as she learns that possessing the Witchblade and controlling it are two very different things. As for Sara, what chance does she have to live a normal life again?

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Full Color 32 pages $2.99 ongoing series

Unusual Suspects original graphic novel
100 pages of ALL-NEW fun benefits The Hero Initiative!

(W) Dan Wickline
(Art) Ben Templesmith, Tone Rodriguez, Nat Jones, Chris Moreno and MORE!
(Cov) Mike Mayhew and Dean White

From the demented mind of writer Dan Wickline (30 Days of Night) comes…the Unusual Suspects! See the imagination of a writer run amok as he rolls out story after hilarious story in a dizzying array of genres with an all-star cast of artists! A whopping 16 short stories include art by such fan-faves as Nat Jones (Spawn), Ben Templesmith (Fell), Tone Rodriguez (Violent Messiahs), Chris Moreno (Sidekick), and many more!

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b/w 100 pages $12.99 original graphic novel

The Author

Stephen Schleicher

Stephen Schleicher

Stephen Schleicher began his career writing for the Digital Media Online community of sites, including Digital Producer and Creative Mac covering all aspects of the digital content creation industry. He then moved on to consumer technology, and began the Coolness Roundup podcast. A writing fool, Stephen has freelanced for Sci-Fi Channel's Technology Blog, and Gizmodo. Still longing for the good ol' days, Stephen launched Major Spoilers in July 2006, because he is a glutton for punishment.

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2 Comments

  1. Gabrielle
    April 10, 2007 at 4:06 am — Reply

    OH MAN! I’M A HUG FAN GIRL OF THE DARKNESS. AND THE NEWS OF AN ART BOOK IS SO AWESOME!!! THANK YOU ARTISTS YOU GUYS ARE THE BOMB!!! >.

  2. wieser_d
    August 23, 2007 at 5:34 pm — Reply

    Artbook’s cool!
    a good investment
    very good quality
    many sketches and finals
    last phew pages are full of “all” covers of The Darkness (just small, but some of them are fit to one page in the middle of the artbook)!!!
    take a look on this -> http://wizarduniverse.stores.yahoo.net/may062748.html
    …nice book too ^^

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