The last of the 2008 Pilot Season books hit stores this week, and Top Cow has sent Major Spoilers a sneak peek of Pilot Season: The Core.

Pilot Season: The Core #1
(W) Jonathan Hickman        (A) Kenneth Rocafort           (Cov) Jonathan Hickman

The Core is the center of the known universe where ancient and well-established species have created powerful empires, federations and cooperatives. The Core is also the most dangerous place in existence, and younger races are not welcomed warmly. When the first human is appointed to an extraterrestrial Special Forces unit, the soldier must first earn the respect of his peers as he fights for the recognition of his species.

The writing of critically acclaimed scribe Jonathan Hickman (Nightly News, Pax Romana) and the distinct stylings of Madame Mirage artist Kenneth Rocafort combine for this unique Pilot Season book!

Full Color      32 pages        $3.99       Pilot Issue


via Top Cow


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  1. you know what, i don’t like where this is going. pilot season? come on, this is not a tv show, this is a comic book. they are not even trying to hide the fact that they did this book in the hope of it being made into tv or movie. this is getting ridiculous and out of hands.

    yes, there are a lot of great comic book movies this year, and a couple of decent tv show, but doing a comic just to put it on tv, come on. even Kick-Ass is already being made into a movie, and the first storyline is not even over yet. for god’s sake, there’s only 3 issues out, and i think they’re begining to shoot soon.

    i don’t mind a good comic book movie, in fact i’m the first in line each time, but give them time to grow.

    am i alone in this?

  2. It’s called Pilot Season because they’re only producing the first issue of the book. Then fans vote on their favorite Pilot Season book. The book that gets the most votes will be made into an ongoing title. It’s got nothing to do with television.

  3. i know the concept, and it’s not a bad one, but i has everything to do with TV, that’s where it come from.

  4. The name and concept came from TV. Top Cow is simply applying the same idea to comic book production. They did not, as you say, only produce this book in the hope of it being made into tv or movie. They produced it in the hope of it becoming an ongoing comic.

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