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PS_Lady_Pendragon.jpgPilot Season: Lady Pendragon #1
(W) Matt Hawkins (A) ERU (Cov) Drew Struzan

A tale spanning two eras: In the present day a circle of stones is discovered on Mars featuring a cache of encased Latin scrolls and an elegant sword. Jennifer Drake was famed for turning her vivid dreams into best selling historical fiction. Now experts translate the scrolls and find they match passages from her novels. In the Dark Ages, following the death of King Arthur and his Knights, Guinevere took Excalibur and attempted to use it to prevent a Saxon invasion and heal the fractured land. Two stories intertwine, one of a fractious past and the end of magic, the other of a hopeful present and its return.
Featuring a beautiful painted cover by Star Wars and Indiana Jones movie poster artist Drew Struzan!

Full Color 32 pages $3.99 pilot issue

PS_Twilight_Guardian.jpgPilot Season: Twilight Guardian #1
(W) Troy Hickman
(A) Reza
(Cov) Hendry Prasetyo

She’s the hero who could be you! Eisner-nominee Troy Hickman (Common Grounds) brings you more of his unique view of the superhero genre, with stunning artwork by Reza. Enter the world of the Twilight Guardian and the nine-block area she patrols each night, a world of everyday intrigue, brown and gree gargantuas, marital aids, and yes, donut shops. Superheroics meets slice-of-life as you’ve never seen before!

Full Color 32 pages $3.99 pilot issue

Darkness_5_Keown.jpgDarkness_5_Sejic.jpgThe Darkness #5
(W) Phil Hester
(P) Michael Broussard
(I) Ryan Winn
(Col) Matt Milla
(Cov) Dale Keown, Stjepan Sejic

Jackie Estacado is taken prisoner by the rebels and the true villain in Jackie’s new life is revealed as “EMPIRE” rumbles towards its climactic conclusion! Writer Phil Hester (SUPERMAN: CONFIDENTIAL, GREEN ARROW) and rising star Michael Broussard (UNHOLY UNION) continue their re-defining run on THE DARKNESS.

Cover A – Dale Keown
Cover B – Stjepan Sejic

Full Color 32 pages $2.99 ongoing series

WB118_cvr_web.jpgWitchblade #118
(W) Ron Marz
(A) Stjepan Sejic
(Cov) Stjepan Sejic

More than any other man, Kenneth Irons was the ultimate adversary for Witchblade wielder Sara Pezzini. But even though Irons is dead and buried, his reach may stretch beyond the grave. Sara’s past comes back to haunt both her and Dani, as the creative team of Ron Marz (GREEN LANTERN, SAMURAI: HEAVEN AND EARTH) and Stjepan Sejic (FIRST BORN) race toward the climax of their first storyline.

Full Color 32 pages $2.99 continuing series

WB_Vol4_TPB_web.jpgWitchblade Volume 4 Trade Paperback
(W) Ron Marz
(A) Adriana Melo, Stjepan Sejic, & Sami Basri
(Cov) Stjepan Sejic

Following the stunning revelation of her mysterious pregnancy, NYPD Sara Pezzini decides to abdicate the Witchblade to a new bearer. Ron Marz (FIRST BORN) and artists Adriana Melo (MS. MARVEL), Stjepan Sejic (ANGELUS), and Sami Basri (JLA CLASSIFIED) introduce young dancer Danielle Baptiste and change the face of WITCHBLADE forever! All wrapped up in a brand new painted cover by Sejic!
Collects WITCHBLADE #101-109.

Full Color 226 pages $17.99 trade paperback

Witchblade Origins Volume 1 Trade Paperback
(W) David Wohl. Christina Z. (A) Michael Turner (Cov) Michael Turner

Return to the classic issues which made WITCHBLADE Top Cow’s flagship title! Writers David Wohl (DARK SECTOR ZERO, BROTHERS IN ARMS) and Christina Z. (JENNA JAMESON’S SHADOW HUNTER) and top ten artist Michael Turner (JLA) introduce Sara Pezzini, Kenneth Irons, Ian Nottingham, and of course the mystical gauntlet – The Witchblade – to the world!
Collects WITCHBLADE #1-8.

Full Color 226 pages $14.99 trade paperback

The Darkness #2 WonderCon Exclusive Variant
(W) Phil Hester (A) Michael Broussard (Cov) Tyler Kirkham

The stunning hard to find second issue cover by Tyler Kirkham (ULTIMATE FANTASTIC FOUR). Limited to 1000 copies, allocations may occur.

Full Color 32 pages $10.00 Convention Exclusive

The Darkness: Levels Reader Set
(W) Paul Jenkins, David Wohl (A) Various (Cov) Various

Don’t miss your chance to read the series inspired by the platinum-selling THE DARKNESS video game! Limited to 75 copies, allocations may occur.

Full Color 32 pages each $10.99 Comic Set (x 6)

Pilot Season Top Cow Store Exclusive Variant Cover Set
(W) Jason Aaron, Joshua Hale Fialkov, Joe Casey, Ian Edginton, Joshua Ortega (A) Jorge Lucas, Rick Mays, Kevin Maguire, Stjepan Sejic, Jonboy Meyers

Previously only available through the Top Cow Store these editions are available for a limited time. Limited to 300 copies, allocations may occur.

Full Color 32 pages each $49.99 Exclusive Set (x 5)

Top Cow Summer Reading Set

Get a grab bag of 10 awesome Top Cow comics in this mystery pack and kick off your summer right! Plus get at least 1 limited edition variant cover in each pack!

Full Color 32 pages each $10.99 Comic Set (x 10)


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