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Top Cow has sent us the cover images and solicitation information for titles shipping in October 2007. Among the goodies this month, we find another installment of Pilot Season, and several Witchblade titles.

What is Pilot Season 2007?

Pilot (noun):
television show produced and filmed or taped as a sample of a proposed series.

This Fall, Top Cow is launching 6 Pilot Issues starring fan favorite characters currently without a series. After all 6 issues have been released, fans will be able to VOTE online and pick 2 characters to get greenlit for their own all-new series in 2008. It’s up to you!

Angelus_01_Cov.jpgThe Angelus: Pilot Season #1
(W) Ian Edington
(A) Stjepan Sejic
(Cov) Stjepan Sejic

Spinning directly out of the events of FIRST BORN! Following their encounter with the Witchblade and her child, the Angelus and Celestine have become more than the sum of their parts. Celestine has long sought after piece of mind and for the first time the Angelus questions if she’s more than simply a weapon of righteous wrath?

But writer Ian Edington (2000 AD, WARHAMMER: 40,000) and FIRST BORN artist Stjepan Sejic (WITCHBLADE) show this is just the calm before the storm as Celestine confronts a past she never knew!

Full Color 32 pages $2.99 pilot issue

The Angelus: Pilot Season #1 CGC Graded Edition
(W) Ian Edington
(A) Stjepan Sejic
(Cov) Stjepan Sejic

For the diehard member of the Herd, looking to capture a pristine copy of the First Born spawned Pilot Season issue for their collection.

CGC Graded 9.8 – $69.99

Necromancer_01_Cov.jpgThe Necromancer: Pilot Season #1
(W) Joshua Ortega
(A) Jonboy Meyers
(Cov) Francis Manapul

After the tragic and haunting events of THE NECROMANCER BOOK I: SOMETHING IN THE WAY, Abby van Alstine revisits her past, learns more about her strange connection to the Dark Age demon Mali, and encounters a monstrous creature that threatens to consumer her with its sickly evil. Original series writer Joshua Ortega (FRANK FRAZETTA’S DEATH DEALER, STAR WARS) returns to his Harvey nominated co-creation alongside cover artist Francis Manapul (WITCHBLADE, IRON & THE MAIDEN) with interior art by breakout talent Jonboy Meyers (DANGER GIRL, NINJA SCROLL), and a surprise ending that will have fans clamoring for more Necromancer!

Full Color 32 pages $2.99 pilot issue

The Necromancer: Pilot Season #1 CGC Graded Edition
(W) Joshua Ortega
(A) Jonboy Meyers
(Cov) Francis Manapul

For the diehard member of the Herd, looking to capture a pristine copy of Top Cow’s resident mage’s Pilot Season issue for their collection.

CGC Graded 9.8 – $69.99

WB112_Cov.jpgWitchblade #112
(W) Ron Marz
(P) Rick Leonardi
(I) Kevin Nowlan
(Cov) Mike Mayhew

FIRST BORN tie-in issue! A new life has entered the world … but that life, as well as the world, might be in more than danger than ever before. Following the shocking events of FIRST BORN #3, who will protect Sara’s Pezzini’s baby from agents of the warring Darkness and Angelus? Is rookie Witchblade bearer Dani Baptiste anywhere near ready for the job?
FIRST BORN architect Ron Marz (ION, SAMURAI: HEAVEN AND EARTH) is joined in the final of three very special FIRST BORN tie-in issues by the veteran art team of Rick Leonardi (JLA, SUPERMAN RETURNS), Kevin Nowlan (BATMAN: BLACK & WHITE, SUPERMAN v. ALIENS) and cover artist Mike Mayhew (VAMPIRELLA, THE PULSE).

Full Color 32 pages $2.99 continuing series

Takeru_09_Cov.jpgWitchblade Takeru Manga #9
(W) Yasuko Kobayashi
(A) Kazasa Sumita
(C) Blond
(Cov) Sumita

Takeru and Kuo learn more about the origin of the Witchblade and the return of demons to the world of man. But what is the US military’s interest in the Witchblade? Originally serialized in Japan’s popular magazine, CHAMPION RED and written by WITCHBLADE ANIME head writer, Yasuko Kobayashi.
And now every issue of WITCHBLADE TAKERU MANGA is over-sized with 38 pages of story and art leading up to the stunning conclusion in issue #12!

Full Color 40 pages $3.99 continuing series

WBCOMP2_cover_mockup.jpgWitchblade Compendium Volume 2 Trade Paperback
(W) Ron Marz, Paul Jenkins, Geoff Johns, David Wohl, & Chuck Austen
(A) Mike Choi, Chris Bachalo, Francis Manapul, Keu Cha, Steve Sadowski & more!

The Compendium format continues by popular demand! This volume collects WITCHBLADE #51-100, bringing the reader up to date with the WITCHBLADE saga for around a dollar an issue! With stories by Wizard Top Ten writers & artists and the beginning of the Ron Marz era of WITCHBLADE this is must have for WITCHBLADE fans. Plus get the true origin of the WITCHBLADE and see the moment Sara Pezzini realized she was pregnant.
Featuring bonus behind the scenes material and a cover gallery with art by Marc Silvestri, Greg Land, Terry Dodson, Chris Bachalo, Francis Manapul, Cary Nord and more!

Full Color 1280 pages $59.99

WBCOMPD01_cover.jpgWitchblade Volume 1 Compendium Limited Edition Hard Cover
(W) David Wohl, Christina Z, & Paul Jenkins
(A) Michael Turner, Randy Green, Keu Cha & more!

Just in time for the holiday season! Collecting WITCHBLADE #1-50, WITCHBLADE COMPENDIUM VOLUME 1 takes readers back to the very beginning to see how the Witchblade chose Sara and threw her into the chaotic world of the supernatural. Get the first appearances of Sara Pezzini, Ian Nottingham, Kenneth Irons and Jackie Estacado in one handy tome!

Now available for the first time in a limited edition hard cover edition! Featuring bonus behind the scenes material and a cover gallery with art by Michael Turner, Marc Silvestri and many more! Limited to initial printing, allocations may occur.

Full Color 1280 pages $99.99

DKCOMPD01_cover.jpgThe Darkness Compendium Volume 1 Trade Paperback (New Printing!)
(W) Garth Ennis, Paul Jenkins
(A) Marc Silvestri, Joe Benitez

A massive third printing! THE DARKNESS COMPENDIUM VOLUME 1 collects issue #1-#40 plus the complete run of the TALES OF THE DARKNESS series collected into one soft cover volume. See how The Darkness first manifested itself in bearer mafia hitman Jackie Estacado and made his world even darker than ever before!

Full Color 1280 pages $59.99

Witchblade Compendium Volume 1 Trade Paperback (New Printing!)
(W) David Wohl, Christina Z, & Paul Jenkins
(A) Michael Turner, Randy Green, Keu Cha & more!

A massive third printing! Collecting WITCHBLADE #1-50, WITCHBLADE COMPENDIUM VOLUME 1 takes readers back to the very beginning to see how the Witchblade chose Sara and threw her into the chaotic world of the supernatural.

Full Color 1280 pages $59.99

Witchblade Takeru Manga #5 Wizard World Philadelphia Exclusive Variant
(W) Yasuko Kobayashi
(A) Kazasa Sumita
(C) Blond
(Cov) Eric Basaldua

The fifth issue of the ground breaking manga WITCHBLADE TAKERU MANGA is available as a limited edition Top Cow exclusive variant cover by superstar Eric Basaldua. Limited to 1000 copies, allocations may occur.

Full Color 32 pages $10.00 continuing series

The Darkness Levels Complete Cover Set
(W) Paul Jenkins & David Wohl
(A) Snygg, Sejic, Kirkham, Basaldua, Blaine, & Choi

For the ultimate fan of THE DARKNESS, comes the ultimate companion to the video game. Every cover for THE DARKNESS LEVELS 0-5, a total of 14 comics. Limited to 200 sets, allocations may occur.

Full Color 32 pages each $25.00 complete set

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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