The buildup to Top Cow’s Artifacts event only have to wait a bit longer for the first issue to arrive. Until then, the company sent Major Spoilers a sneak peek of the event five years in the making.

Artifacts #1 (of 13)
(W) Ron Marz        (A) Michael Broussard   (Cov) Top Cow’s Finest, John Tyler Christopher, Dale Keown

Thirteen mystical Artifacts, including the Witchblade, the Darkness and others, guide the fate of the Top Cow Universe. For centuries, it’s been whispered that bringing together all 13 Artifacts would herald mankind’s destruction. But a mysterious figure has been manipulating events, laying plans to put Armageddon into motion. The final phase begins here, with the abduction of Hope, the daughter of Sara Pezzini and Jackie Estacado. What ensues will remake the entirety of the Top Cow Universe, from the Witchblade and the Darkness, to the Angelus, Magdalena, and countless others. Artifacts #1 is the perfect place for faithful readers to see their loyalty pay off, and for new readers to experience the Top Cow Universe.

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 jam piece cover by Broussard, Marc Silvestri, Stjepan Sejic, Sheldon Mitchell, and Nelson Blake II, as well as a variant cover series featuring each of the 13 Artifact bearers by John Tyler Christopher (Witchblade), and a special first-issue cover by Dale Keown (The Darkness/Pitt).

Cover A – Top Cow Jam Cover
Cover B – John Tyler Christopher
Cover C – Dale Keown

Full Color        32 pages        $3.99      limited series

via Top Cow


  1. Damascus
    July 1, 2010 at 3:31 am — Reply

    Can’t they just pull a Rising Stars here and just send everyone a letter saying that they won the Champeenship and to come to X location on Y day and then BOOM a lot of pretty guys and dolls (with wings and booger bikinis) together at one point for the biggest Bar-B-Q the world’s ever seen.

  2. Damascus
    July 1, 2010 at 3:34 am — Reply

    I can’t even imagine the size of a bite guard that guy’d need.

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