Top Cow has sent Major Spoilers the cover images and solicitation information for titles shipping in January 2008. Among the titles to look out for; Witchblade, Madame Mirage, and the second issue of the ongoing The Darkness.
Following the stunning events of the spectacular first issue, writer Phil Hester (DEEP SLEEPER, GREEN ARROW) and new talent Michael Broussard (UNHOLY UNION) introduce the sensual and mysterious Eve into the world of The Darkness! And as Jackie takes on the rebels he finds there may be more to them than meets the eye. Will Jackie’s time in paradise be short lived?
Cover A – Dale Keown
Cover B – Stjepan Sejic
Full Color 32 pages $2.99 ongoing series
The Darkness #2 CGC Graded Edition
(W) Phil Hester
(A) Michael Broussard (Cov) Dale Keown, Stjepan Sejic
For the diehard member of the Herd, a selection of pristine slabbed copies of the hard to find second issue.
Keown CGC Graded 9.8 – $69.99
Sejic CGC Graded 9.8 – $69.99
Sara Pezzini and Dani Baptiste both face new challenges, but the question is – which is more difficult raising a newborn or fighting off the latest supernatural threat that is drawn to the Witchblade? With a stunning two-part diptych cover by Mike Choi and Sonia Oback (X-MEN, X-23: TARGET X) and the stage set for the dramatic debut of painter Stjepan Sejic as the new Witchblade ongoing artist next issue, this one is not to be missed!
Cover A – Mike Choi and Sonia Oback
Cover B – Mike Choi and Sonia Oback
Full Color 32 pages $2.99 continuing series
Witchblade #115 Mike Choi Lithograph
(Art by) Mike Choi & Sonia Oback
Available as a limited edition lithograph of 500 pieces reproduced at the highest quality at 11X17 inches! Will ship in a clear protective sleeve with a certificate of authenticity.
Limited Edition Lithograph $29.99
Witchblade/The Darkness First Look
(W) Ron Marz & Phil Hester
(P) Stjepan Sejic & Michael Broussard
(Cov) Stjepan Sejic & Michael Broussard
Don’t miss your chance to get in on the ground floor for these two ground breaking runs! That’s right, Ron Marz and Stjepan Sejic join forces beginning WITCHBLADE #116 to compliment the stellar team of Phil Hester and Michael Broussard on THE DARKNESS. Get a FIRST LOOK at both series here. Two rock solid teams and Top Cow flagship books – something you can count on for years to come!
Full Color 16 pages $0.99 First Look
Witchblade Volume 1 Witch Hunt Trade Paperback
(W) Ron Marz
(A) Mike Choi
(Cov) Stjepan Sejic
“Witch Hunt” the storyline that reinvented Top Cow’s flagship title by industry powerhouse Ron Marz (FIRST BORN, SAMURAI: HEAVEN & EARTH) and Wizard Top Ten artist Mike Choi (X-MEN, X-23: TARGET X) is reprinted in its entirety in this introductory volume.
This collection marks a complete rebranding of the Witchblade trade paperback line in 2008 which collects the Ron Marz era of WITCHBLADE and featuring brand new painted covers by Stjepan Sejic (FIRST BORN, WITCHBLADE). With a reader friendly story, established creators and an unbelievable introductory price, you’re out of excuses!
Collects WITCHBLADE #80-85.
Full Color 144 pages $4.99 trade paperback
Don’t miss the finale of MADAME MIRAGE Season 1! The answers to the questions surrounding Madame Mirage’s motives and her unexpected alliance with the villains of ASI are revealed in this issue. Paul Dini’s latest smash comes to a shocking conclusion here!
Full Color 32 pages $2.99 continuing series
Everything comes to a head as Takeru takes control of her destiny, accepts the Witchblade, and take the fight to the military in this penultimate issue! 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
Witchblade Takeru Manga 1-6 Set
(W) Yasuko Kobayashi
(A) Kazasa Sumita
(Cov) Sumita and Various
Catch up on the mange event of 2007 with this tremendous set. Included are WITCHBLADE TAKERU MANGA #1-6 along with beautiful variant covers. Limited to 100 copies, allocations may occur.
Full Color 32 pages each $15.99 Comic Set (x 8)
Hunter-Killer Volume 1 Trade Paperback
(W) Mark Waid
(A) Marc Silvestri, Eric Basaldua, and Kenneth Rocafort
The wait is over! The powerhouse team of Mark Waid (FLASH) and Marc Silvestri (X-MEN: MESSIAH COMPLEX) bring you superhuman espionage and action at its best! Joining them are artists Eric Basaldua (APHRODITE IX) and Kenneth Rocafort (MADAME MIRAGE). This deluxe trade paperback collects the entire first season of HUNTER-KILLER including issue #0, #1-12, and the HUNTER-KILLER DOSSIER. As an added bonus, fans will get an exclusive look into Marc Silvestri’s sketchbook to see how the series was developed.
Full Color 336 pages $24.99 trade paperback
Madame Mirage #2 Baltimore Comicon Exclusive Variant
(W) Paul Dini
(A) Kenneth Rocafort
(Cov) Kenneth Rocafort
The stunning cover by series artist Kenneth Rocafort of the hard to find second issue. Limited to 1000 copies, allocations may occur.
Full Color 32 pages $10.00 Convention Exclusive
First Born Complete Cover Set
(W) Ron Marz
(A) Stjepan Sejic, Luke Ross, Stephen Sadowski, & Rick Leonardi
(I) Kevin Nowlan
(Cov) Marc Sivestri, Dale Keown, Sejic, Mike Mayhew
Get the complete story from FIRST BORN in one complete set. Included are all the regular covers for FIRST BORN #1-3 and WITCHBLADE #110-112. Limited to 200 copies, allocations may occur.
Full Color 32 pages each $17.99 Comic Set (x 9)
Pilot Season Complete Set
(W) Jason Aaron, Joshua Hale Fialkov, Joe Casey, Ian Edgington, Joshua Ortega
(A) Jorge Lucas, Rick Mays, Kevin Maguire, Stjepan Sejic, Jonboy Meyers
Get all five pilot issues from PILOT SEASON 2007 in one complete set. Included are RIPCLAW, CYBLADE, VELOCITY, THE ANGELUS, and THE NECROMANCER. Vote at www.myspace.com/pilotseason. Limited to 100 copies, allocations may occur.
Full Color 32 pages each $11.99 Comic Set (x 6)
Witchblade “Generations” Wizard World Texas Exclusive T-Shirt
Coinciding with the debut of Witchblade Anime on IFC this month, you can show off your Witchblade pride with this limited edition t-shirt. Limited to 500 copies, allocations may occur.
T-Shirt (SM-XL) $17.99