Los Angeles-based Heroes and Villains Entertainment (“HVE”) has formed a multi-platform partnership with Top Cow Productions, Inc. (“Top Cow”) to create and to co-finance a series of original comic books and graphic novels. The first title to debut is TRACKER, created and written by scribe Jonathan Lincoln with art by Marvel Comics/Top Cow-artist and Society of Illustrators Award-winner Francis Tsai. TRACKER tells the story of Alex O’Roarke, an FBI agent tracking a bloodthirsty serial killer, whose mission takes a sinister turn when his quarry turns out to be a werewolf.
A preview edition of TRACKER will be available at the Top Cow booth (#2629) at this year’s Comic-Con International in San Diego (July 23-26).
Top Cow Productions and HVE are repped by attorney Harris Miller. Lincoln is repped by UTA and The Pitt Group.
About Heroes and Villains Entertainment:
Heroes and Villains Entertainment (HVE) was founded by partners Markus Goerg, formerly of Prospect Pictures, Dick Hillenbrand of Hillenbrand Capital Partners, and Mikhail Nayfeld, formerly of Mandate Pictures.
HVE is a full-service management and production company representing writers and directors, and specializing in the creation of entertainment brands for film, TV, video games, comic books, and the Internet. Backed by private equity, HVE has as diverse slate of feature film, television, and comic book projects in development.
About Top Cow Productions, Inc:
Top Cow Productions, Inc. www.topcow.com, a Los Angeles-based entertainment company, was founded in December of 1992 by artist Marc Silvestri, who also co-founded Image Comics earlier that same year. Top Cow publishes its comic books and graphic novels in over 55 countries. Top Cow has launched 20 franchises in the industryâ€™s Top 10â€”with seven at #1â€”a feat accomplished by no other publisher in the last two decades. Top Cow, in addition to publishing its own lines, also packages special-event comics for industry leader Marvel comics. Top Cow’s fan-favorite WITCHBLADE series was TNTâ€™s #1 original film of 2000 and is available, along with the subsequent TV series on DVD. A feature-film adaptation of the comics is slated to begin production with director Michael Rymer (Battlestar Galactica) attached. Top Cowâ€™s THE DARKNESS was developed into a major next-generation video game release that shot immediately to platinum. WANTED, also published by Top Cow, was a smash major motion picture from Universal Pictures. Virtually all of Top Cowâ€™s other properties are in development as feature films, television productions, and/or video games. Top Cow has also successfully licensed and merchandised its numerous of its properties as toys, clothing, posters, calendars, ornaments, masks, trading cards, games, and other items. Top Cow has other partnership and development agreements with numerous Hollywood and gaming stars, directors, and production companies.