Top Cow Titles for December 2008

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Top Cow sent Major Spoilers the cover images and solicitation information for titles arriving in December 2008.

IMP001_COVA.jpgIMP001_COVB.jpgImpaler #1
(W) William Harms (A) Matt Timson (Cov) Matt Timson, Sheldon Mitchell

The terrifying story that began in the Impaler Vol. 1 trade paperback continues with a new ongoing series from Top Cow!

Millions of vampires have descended upon America. In a desperate bid to defeat them, the U.S. military nuked New York City. Unfortunately, it was too little, too late. Humanity’s only chance rests in the hands of vampire hunter Vlad the Impaler and a small band of human survivors.

Don’t miss the next thrilling chapter of the International Horror Guild-nominated story!

Cover A – Matt Timson
Cover B – Sheldon Mitchell

Full Color      32 pages        $2.99       ongoing series

Impaler/Black Vault Preview Book
(W) William Harms, B. Clay Moore          (A) Nick Marinkovich, Nick Postic, Francis Tsai, Nelson Blake II         (Cov) John Paul Leon, Nelson Blake II, Stjepan Sejic

This preview book features early peeks at Impaler and Black Vault, two new series coming from Top Cow in 2009.

Color-B/W       32 pages        $2.99       preview book

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DKLODBROK_COVA.jpgDKLODBROK_COVB.jpgThe Darkness: Lodbrok’s Hand
(W) Phil Hester         (A) Michael Avon Oeming         (Cov) Michael Avon Oeming, Massimo Carnevale

The unique stylings of superstar artist Michael Avon Oeming (Powers, Mice Templar) are a perfect match for a Darkness and Vikings tale!

In a barbaric age lost to history, mad kings sacrifice their subjects to strange gods, dragons fill the sky, witches weave their spells, warriors wade through bloodstained snow, and still The Darkness reigns. Lodbrok’s Hand is Viking mayhem on an epic scale with an intense twist only The Darkness can provide!

Features a jaw-dropping variant cover by Massimo Carnevale (Northlanders, Y: The Last Man).

Cover A – Michael Avon Oeming
Cover B – Massimo Carnevale

Full Color            32 pages            $2.99                        one-shot


Cyblade003_COVA.jpgCyblade003_COVB.jpgCyblade #3
(W) Joshua Hale Fialkov (A) Rick Mays         (Cov) Rick Mays, Stjepan Sejic

Dominique’s hard decision leads to her salvation, but with Cyberdata on her heels, can the Resistance rally themselves fast enough to stand up against an army of SHOC Troops? With a special appearance by one of her future teammates on Cyberforce!

Cover A – Rick Mays
Cover B – Stjepan Sejic

Full Color      32 pages        $2.99       ongoing series

WB123.jpgWitchblade #123
(W) Ron Marz  (A) Stjepan Sejic (Cov) Stjepan Sejic

NYPD Detective Sara Pezzini wields half of the powerful ancient artifact known as the Witchblade. But now she faces a foe that predates even the mystical gauntlet, confronting a deadly horror that has descended upon Brooklyn’s Ultra Orthodox Jewish community. Could the biblical Angel of Death truly have been unleashed?

Meanwhile, the bearer of the other half of the Witchblade, Dani Baptiste, suspects one of her dance students is far more than she seems.

Full Color      32 pages        $2.99       ongoing series

Witchblade #118 Marc Silvestri San Diego Comic-Con Variant
(W) Ron Marz          (A) Stjepan Sejic         (Cov) Marc Silvestri

Iconic Witchblade as only Marc Silvestri can do, this San Diego exclusive will stop you in your tracks!

Full Color            32 pages            $10.00            convention exclusive

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DP004_COVA.jpgDP004_COVB.jpgDragon Prince #4
(W) Ron Marz  (A) Lee Moder           (Cov) Jeff Johnson, Ryan Sook

Imprisoned in a dungeon high up in the Himalaya Mountains, Aaron Chiang comes face to face with the father he always believed was dead – the Dragon King. Can father and son manage to escape from their imprisonment…or will one have to sacrifice his own life to save that of the other? The modern fantasy by Ron Marz and Lee Moder roars to its pulse-pounding climax!

Featuring a special variant cover by Ryan Sook (Countdown)!

Cover A – Jeff Johnson
Cover B – Ryan Sook

Full Color      32 pages        $2.99       limited series

RSCompendiumMock.jpgRising Stars Compendium Hardcover
(W) J. Michael Straczynski, Fiona Avery (A) Brent Anderson, Keu Cha, David Finch, Karl Moline

When Rising Stars first debuted in 1999, people hailed its fresh take on the superhero mythos, grounding the fantastic in reality. The groundbreaking series by acclaimed writer J. Michael Straczynski (Babylon 5, Thor) spawned three spin-off mini-series and has influenced successful TV shows like The 4400 and Heroes.

Now, for the first time ever, every issue of Rising Stars, from the #0 to the last issue of the last mini-series, is collected into one comprehensive deluxe hardcover.

Collects Rising Stars #1-24, #0 issue, #½ issue, Prelude issue, Rising Stars: Bright, Rising Stars: Voices of the Dead and Rising Stars: Untouchable.

Full Color      1,008 pages     $99.99      hardcover

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