01picon.jpg

Top Cow has sent Major Spoilers the cover images and solicitation information for titles arriving in November 2008.  While Witchblade and The Darkness are always high on the list, this month features Paul Dini’s Jingle Belle, which is the top pick for me.

Jingle-Belle.jpgJingle Belle: Santa Claus Vs. Frankenstein
(W) Paul Dini        (A) Stephanie Gladden    (Cov) Stephanie Gladden, Greg Horn

Paul Dini’s Jingle Belle comes to Top Cow in a special “Halloween collides with Christmas” one-shot written by Dini and drawn by Stephanie Gladden (Powerpuff Girls, Chowder, Hopster’s Tracks). In years past, Santa has triumphed over a variety of enemies including the Devil himself. Now, St. Nick gets ready to face his greatest challenge ever in Jingle Belle: Santa Claus Vs. Frankenstein!
Inspired by Mary Shelley’s original novel (sort of), the story of Frankenstein’s monster takes a new twist when he is found by Jingle in the Arctic wastes and “rehabilitated” to fit in with the elves at Santa’s Workshop. All goes well until an ultra-PC city declares Santa Claus taboo and awakens Frankie’s monstrous side in a misguided attempt to help his friend. It’s up to an ailing Santa and a reluctant Jingle Belle to stop their monstrous “apprentice” before he destroys the town and ruins the reputation of Christmas forever!

Cover A – Stephanie Gladden
Cover B – Greg Horn

Full Color        32 pages        $2.99         one-shot

Cyblade_2.jpgCyblade #2
(W) Joshua Hale Fialkov
(A) Rick Mays
(Cov) Rick Mays

It’s “episode 2” of this Pilot Season winner!
Dominique, a.k.a. Cyblade, is still on the hunt for her former trainer, Stephen Rashell. With her new mentor at Cyberdata determined to turn Dominique into the killer she’s destined to become, the superpowered teenager must make a hard decision from which there is no turning back.

Full Color        32 pages        $2.99        ongoing series

BT_SDCC.jpgBroken Trinity #1 San Diego Comic-Con Exclusive Variant
(W) Ron Marz
(A) Stjepan Sejic, Phil Hester
(Cov) Stjepan Sejic

Featuring a more suggestive cover by the always impressive Stjepan Sejic. Limited to 1,000 copies, allocations may occur.

Full Color    32 pages    $10.00    Convention Exclusive

WB-122.jpgWitchblade #122
(W) Ron Marz
(A) Stjepan Sejic
(Cov) Stjepan Sejic

Sara Pezzini is drawn deeper into Brooklyn’s Ultra Orthodox Jewish enclave, where an unspeakable evil has been unleashed and is slaughtering members of the community. Neither Sara’s detective training, nor the power of the Witchblade, have prepared her for what she’s about to face. Making matters worse, the crimes have attracted the attention of a newspaper reporter who is beginning to piece together the truth about Sara and the Witchblade.

Full Color    32 pages    $2.99        ongoing series

BT_POSTER.jpgBroken Trinity Poster
(ART BY) Dale Keown

The complete triptych image by Dale Keown, featuring the Top Cow Trinity and two new characters, presented in wall-worthy, 24” x 36” glory.

Full Color    24”x36”    $7.99        Poster

DP_3.jpgDragon Prince #3
(W) Ron Marz        (A) Lee Moder      (Cov) Jeff Johnson, Brandon Peterson

Aaron Chiang has learned the truth of his heritage – he’s the last of the dragons, which have been hunted to extinction by a secret society of wizards called the Magi. Only Aaron’s mother stands between him and the Dragon Hunters…but she might very well be far more than she appears. Featuring a variant cover by Brandon Peterson (X-Men: Divided We Stand)!

Cover A – Jeff Johnson
Cover B – Brandon Peterson

Full Color        32 pages        $2.99     limited series

Starfall-SDCC.jpgStarfall Preview and San Diego Comic-Con Exclusive Variant
(W) Randy Queen
(A) Randy Queen

Get a sneak peek at Randy Queen’s upcoming Starfall series, available in both regular and SDCC exclusive covers. Featuring a bonus preview of Paul Jenkins and Dale Keown’s Darkness/Pitt!

B/W-Color    24 pages    $2.99/$5.00        Preview Book/Convention Exclusive

The Darkness: Accursed Vol. 1 Trade Paperback
(W) Phil Hester    (A) Michael Broussard

Now’s your chance to read “Empire,” the first storyline by the new creative team of Phil Hester (Firebreather, Green Arrow) and Michael Broussard (Unholy Union) that marked the shocking return of The Darkness!
Following the events of First Born, Jackie Estacado relocates to the secluded nation of Sierra Muñoz, where he explores new uses of his powers with the help of a shady professor. But Jackie is being manipulated, and when he finally realizes it, not even his Darkness powers may be enough to save him. Death, mayhem, destruction…all that and more are in this Darkness story that will surely become an instant classic.
Featuring an unbelievable introductory price, a compelling story and talented creators, how can you go wrong?
Collects The Darkness Vol. 3 #1-6.

Full Color        144 pages        $4.99        trade paperback

LP-10-ANNIV-TP.jpgLady Pendragon 10th Anniversary Trade Paperback
(W) Matt Hawkins    (A) John Stinsman, Eru    (Cov) Drew Struzan

From its debut as an Image comic book to its inclusion in this year’s Pilot Season, Lady Pendragon has entertained Arthurian enthusiasts and the casual reader alike. To mark the 10th anniversary of the series’ debut in 1998, this commemorative trade paperback collects the original one-shot, issue #0, issues #1-3 and the Pilot Season issue, all in one beautiful, remastered collection with extras like detailed appendices and a cover gallery.

Full Color        144 pages        $14.99        softcover

Wanted T-shirt

Featuring the comic book Wanted logo in bold white letters across the chest and a vertical array of guns on the back. Sizes S – 3XL.

Wanted-T-Shirt.jpg

$19.99        T-shirt

via Top Cow

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.

You can follow him on Twitter @MajorSpoilers and tell him your darkest secrets...

Previous post

Marvel Sneak Peek: Iron Man: Director of SHIELD #33

Next post

Read Brubaker's Daredevil Run for Free

No Comment

You know you have something to say, say it in the comment section