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Pilot Season: Forever #1

(W) Brad Ingelsby (A) Thomas Nachlik (Cov) Bagus Hutomo

Pilot Season Begins Anew as a 6-Week Event in 2010!

In the not-so-distant future, a pharmaceutical company called Longevity™ has developed a drug which extends human life and counters the debilitating effects of aging almost indefinitely. When a young doctor, who owes his very life to Longevity™, gets his dream job at the company; he soon learns that immortality comes at an unthinkable price.

Created by Top Cow President Matt Hawkins (Lady Pendragon, Pilot Season: Alibi) and written by screenwriter Brad Ingelsby (The Honeyfields) with art by Thomas Nachlik (The Flying Friar), Forever follows in the footsteps of science fiction like the stories of William Gibson and Philip K. Dick.

Full Color 32 pages $3.99 pilot issue

Expected Ship Date – September 22nd, 2010

Pilot Season: 39 Minutes #1

(W) William Harms (A) Jerry Lando (Cov) Rafael Albuquerque

Pilot Season Begins Anew as a 6-Week Event in 2010!

Robbing a bank is easy — it’s the getaway that’s hard. The bank’s surrounded by police officers, alarms are blaring, customers and employees are screaming, and the streets are blocked off. So what’s the solution?

Kill everyone in town.

Created and written by William Harms (Impaler) and debuting up-and-coming artist Jerry Lando along with a cover by Rafael Albuquerque (American Vampire), 39 Minutes turns the heist story on its head.

Full Color 32 pages $3.99 pilot issue

Expected Ship Date – September 29th, 2010

Artifacts #3 (of 13)

(W) Ron Marz (A) Michael Broussard (Cov) Kalman Andrasofszky, John Tyler Christopher

Top Cow’s biggest event gets even bigger!

While Witchblade bearer Sara Pezzini and Darkness host Jackie Estacado form an uneasy alliance to search for their missing daughter, more of the all-powerful Artifacts are brought into play as Magdalena, Tom Judge and the Angelus join forces. But unbeknownst to any of them, the unseen villain is manipulating people and events to bring about the end of the world.

From Top Cow Universe architect Ron Marz (Witchblade, Angelus) and Top Cow superstar artist Michael Broussard (The Darkness) comes an event series, which will literally shake the Top Cow Universe to its foundation. Featuring a gorgeous cover by superstar artist Kalman Andrasofszky (Dazzler, R.E.B.E.L.S.) as well as a variant cover series featuring Tom Judge by John Tyler Christopher (Witchblade).

Each issue will also feature a Top Cow Origin backup written by Marz and drawn by a superstar artist.

Cover A – Kalman Andrasofszky

Cover B – John Tyler Christopher

Retailer Incentive Covers also available (see order form for details)

Full Color 32 pages $3.99 limited series

Expected Ship Date – September 15th, 2010

Velocity #1 Baltimore Comicon Broussard Variant Cover

(W) Ron Marz (A) Kenneth Rocafort (Cov) Michael Broussard

Get this beautiful convention variant cover by Artifacts artist Michael Broussard, previously available exclusively at Baltimore Comic-Con. Quantities are limited, allocations may occur.

Full Color 32 pages $10.00 Convention Exclusive

The Darkness: Four Horsemen #2 (of 4)

(W) David Hine (A) Jeff Wamester (Cov) Jeff Wamester

The Darkest Tale of The Darkness Yet!

Jackie Estacado has arrived in the California desert town of Ginsberg, where Hell has come to Earth. The Demon Riders have brought out the worst in the townspeople and Ginsberg burns. Jackie believes he has faced monsters before, but nothing like this.

From David Hine (Batman: Arkham Asylum) and up-and-coming artist Jeff Wamester (RAZE).

Full Color 32 pages $3.99 limited series

Expected Ship Date – September 1st, 2010

The Darkness #88

(W) Phil Hester (A) Sheldon Mitchell (Cov) Matt Timson

”Regicide”

Enraged by the betrayal in the last issue from within his inner circle, Jackie Estacado moves to end his conflict with The Sovereign once and for all, and close the book on this chapter of his cursed life. Meanwhile, the Judas in Jackie’s crew learns just how much Estacado despises snakes in his midst.

Full Color 32 pages $2.99 ongoing series

Expected Ship Date – September 22nd, 2010

Witchblade #141
(W) Ron Marz (A) Stjepan Sejic (Cov) Stjepan Sejic

Tiamat, Part 2 of 4!

As the events of Artifacts push the world toward Armageddon, another threat appears in the form of Babylonian goddess Tiamat, who seeks vengeance upon current Witchblade bearer, Sara Pezzini, to settle an ancient score. Can Sara possibly stave off two world-threatening events at once?

Full Color 32 pages $2.99 ongoing series
Expected Ship Date – September 8th, 2010

Witchblade #136 Washington DC Comicon JG Jones Sketch Variant Cover

(W) Ron Marz (A) Stjepan Sejic (Cov) JG Jones

Get this extremely limited edition sketch variant cover by master artist JG Jones (Wanted, Final Crisis), previously available exclusively at the Washington DC Comicon. Quantities are limited, allocations may occur.

Full Color 32 pages $20.00 Convention Exclusive

Pilot Season 2009 Trade Paperback

(W) Robert Kirkman (A) Nelson Blake II, Joe Benitez, Sheldon Mitchell, Bernard Chang, & Brian Stelfreeze (Cov) Marc Silvestri

Robert Kirkman and Marc Silvestri Unleash 5 New Concepts!

Image Partners and superstar creators Robert Kirkman (The Walking Dead) and Marc Silvestri (The Darkness) collaborate for the first time by creating five new properties for 2009’s Pilot Season event! The powerhouse team paired with a who’s who list of interior artists, including Nelson Blake II, Joe Benitez, Sheldon Mitchell, Bernard Chang, and Brian Stelfreeze.

This volume collects all five concepts including Murderer, Demonic, Stealth, Stellar and Hardcore along with a cover gallery, behind the scenes sketches, designs, and more!

Full Color 144 pages $14.99 trade paperback

Expected Ship Date – September 22nd, 2010

First Born Volume 1 Trade Paperback (New Printing)

(W) Ron Marz (A) Stjepan Sejic (Cov) Stjepan Sejic

Now with First Born: Aftermath!

Reprinted to coincide with Artifacts; Top Cow’s 2007 event series – First Born. When Sara Pezzini discovered she was with child, she did not know who the father was, or even how she became pregnant. It soon became clear that her unborn child would be pivotal to the Top Cow Universe when the forces of The Darkness and the Angelus moved to take possession of the baby.

This new printing collects First Born #1-3 along with Witchblade #110-112 and for the first time, the collection also includes First Born: Aftermath. Written by Top Cow architect Ron Marz (Artifacts) and Stjepan Sejic (Witchblade) and featuring art by the industry’s finest artistic talent. Also included in the volume is a cover gallery, behind the scenes sketches, designs, and an introduction by Christos Gage!

Full Color 176 pages $14.99 trade paperback

Expected Ship Date – September 8th, 2010

via Top Cow

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