Top Cow Comics for October 2010

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Top Cow sent Major Spoilers the cover images and solicitation information for titles arriving in October 2010.


PILOT SEASON: CROSSHAIR #1
story JEFF KATZ
art ALLAN JEFFERSON
cover MARC SILVESTRI
OCTOBER 6
32 PAGES / FC / PILOT ISSUE
$3.99

Pilot Season Begins Anew as a 6 Week Event in 2010!
After settling into the life of loving husband and devoted father in the suburbs, a former assassin for the CIA learns he’s been brainwashed to kill the President of the United States. To his horror, Justin Weller has discovered that in less than 48 hours something or someone will trigger his suppressed program and send him into deadly and irreversible action. Weller must discover his triggering mechanism and uncover who is behind the conspiracy that will pitch the world into chaos.

Created and co-written by Top Cow founder Marc Silvestri (X-Men/Dark Avengers: Utopia) and co-writer Jeff Katz (Booster Gold) with art by Allan Jefferson (War Machine), Crosshair introduces a new kind of action comic.

PILOT SEASON: THE ASSET #1
story FILIP SABLIK
art DAVID MARQUEZ
cover JENNY FRISON
OCTOBER 13
32 PAGES / FC / PILOT ISSUE
$3.99

Pilot Season Begins Anew as a 6 Week Event in 2010!
Finding that someone special in the modern age isn’t easy; but online dating sites promise matches based on multi-faceted personality profiles. So what happens when you meet the woman of your dreams but she turns out to be more than what she seems? Madeline would be the perfect girlfriend if it wasn’t for the fact that she’s trying to get Doug killed.

Created and written by Top Cow Publisher Filip Sablik (Black Diamond) and debuting up-and-coming artist David Marquez (Syndrome) along with a cover by Jenny Frison (Angel), The Asset redefines the femme fatale for the digital age.

PILOT SEASON: 7 DAYS FROM HELL #1
story BRYAN EDWARD HILL & ROB LEVIN
art & cover BRIAN STELFREEZE
OCTOBER 20
32 PAGES / FC / PILOT ISSUE
$3.99

Pilot Season Begins Anew as a 6 Week Event in 2010!
Ex-pat turned mercenary John Bishop is mortally wounded, but spared from Hell by a renegade demon seeking redemption. The price of John’s salvation? He’s reborn as the demon’s personal assassin and charged with ridding humanity of our worst criminals, sadists, and murderers…with a seven-day deadline for each kill.

Redemption can take a lifetime. John Bishop only has 7 days.

Created and co-written by the team behind Broken Trinity: Pandora’s Box, Bryan Edward Hill and Rob Levin, with jaw dropping art from industry legend Brian Stelfreeze (Wednesday Comics).

PILOT SEASON: MIDWAY EARTH #1
story MARC SILVESTRI & DAVID WOHL
art STJEPAN SEJIC
cover MARC SILVESTRI & STJEPAN SEJIC
OCTOBER 27
32 PAGES / FC / PILOT ISSUE
$3.99

Pilot Season Begins Anew as a 6 Week Event in 2010!
Our home planet is the strategic prize in a brutal war between two alien races. As the crucial midway point between them, the one that wins our world will win a conflict that has raged for thousands of years.

The earth is burning and the fate of mankind rests in the hands of a shattered man and a mysterious girl from a distant galaxy. Haunted by the loss of a choice made, Michael Clark tries to save a world caught in the crossfire of an intergalactic war. An entire race will depend on a single decision he must make¬ – a decision that will see him sacrifice everything he holds dear and forever change the world we know.

Created and co-written by Marc Silvestri (X-Men/Dark Avengers: Utopia) and David Wohl (Executive Assistant Iris) with art by Stjepan Sejic (Witchblade), Midway Earth re-imagines the alien invasion story in a way never seen before.

ARTIFACTS #4
story RON MARZ
art MICHAEL BROUSSARD
cover MICHAEL BROUSSARD, JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER
OCTOBER 20
32 PAGES / FC / LIMITED SERIES
$3.99

The first chapter of Top Cow’s biggest event concludes!
Artifact bearers from around the globe including Sara Pezzini, bearer of the Witchblade; Jackie Estacado, bearer of The Darkness; Dani Baptiste, bearer of The Angelus; the Magdalena, bearer of the Spear of Destiny; Tom Judge, bearer of the Rapture; and many others have found themselves pulled into an ancient struggle ignited by the kidnapping of Hope Pezzini. And now, the architect of this fateful orchestration is revealed!

From Top Cow Universe architect Ron Marz (Witchblade, Angelus) and Top Cow superstar artist Michael Broussard (The Darkness) comes an event series that will literally shake the Top Cow Universe to its foundation. Featuring a gorgeous cover by series artist Michael Broussard as well as a variant cover 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.

THE DARKNESS: FOUR HORSEMEN #3
story DAVID HINE

art & cover JEFF WAMESTER
OCTOBER 13
32 PAGES / FC / LIMITED SERIES
$3.99

The Darkest Tale of The Darkness Yet!
For the first time in many, many years, Jackie Estacado, bearer of The Darkness, finds himself fearing for his life. The Demon Riders have taken over Ginsberg and aim to destroy Estacado. Meanwhile, two mysterious beings close in on the town and the countdown to extinction begins!

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

WITCHBLADE #142
story RON MARZ
art & cover STJEPAN SEJIC
OCTOBER 6
32 PAGES / FC / ONGOING SERIES
$2.99

Tiamat, Part 3 of 4!
Still reeling from the events of Artifacts, Sara succumbs to the mythic power of the Babylonian God-Queen Tiamat. With the Balance out of the way, will Tiamat remake New York in her image?

VELOCITY #1 SUPERCON ROCAFORT SKETCH VARIANT COVER
story RON MARZ
art & cover KENNETH ROCAFORT
32 PAGES / FC / CONVENTION EXCLUSIVE
$10.00

Get this sketch convention variant cover by series artist Kenneth Rocafort, previously available exclusively at Florida Supercon. Quantities are limited, allocations may occur.

TOP COW FIRST LOOK VOLUME 1 TRADE PAPERBACK
story CHRISTOS GAGE, MARC BERNARDIN, ADAM FREEMAN, JASON RUBIN, B. CLAY MORE, JOSHUA HALE FIALKOV, JOHN MAHONEY & FILIP SABLIK
art JORGE LUCAS, AFUA RICHARDSON, TYLER KIRKHAM, NELSON BLAKE II & THOMAS NACHLIK
cover TOP COW’S FINEST
OCTOBER 6
160 PAGES / FC / TRADE PAPERBACK
$4.99

Six New #1 Issues for only Five Bucks!
In an unparalleled publishing initiative, Top Cow proudly presents a collection of six never-before-seen first issues of upcoming series bound in a single collection. Sunset by Christos Gage (Avengers Academy) and Jorge Lucas (The Darkness) tells the tale of an old Vegas enforcer on a quest for revenge in his twilight years. The Pilot Season 2008 winning team of Marc Bernardin & Adam Freeman (The Authority) and Afua Richardson (Cyblade) returns with Genius—a story of a young African-American military genius taking over LA’s gangs. Jason Rubin (The Iron Saint) and Tyler Kirkham (Green Lantern Corps) unveil the supernatural murder-mystery Mysterious Ways. B. Clay Moore (Hawaiian Dick) and Nelson Blake II (Magdalena) take you deep into space horror with Black Vault. And reintroducing Top Cow’s Minotaur imprint come two dark series: Joshua Hale Fialkov & Rahsan Ekedal’s (The Cleaners) generational serial killer Echoes, and Last Mortal, a supernatural noir adventure from Filip Sablik, John Mahoney, and Thomas Nachlik.

REST VOLUME 1 TRADE PAPERBACK
story MARK POWERS
art SHAWN MCMANUS, MARCO CASTIELLO
cover PHIL JIMENEZ
OCTOBER 27
144 PAGES / FC / TRADE PAPERBACK
$14.99

The Rest Story Completed!
The long awaited collection produced by Heroes star Milo Ventimiglia and DiVide Pictures with story by Mike O’Sullivan arrives! John Barrett is a man going nowhere. In his late 20′s, he’s stuck in a dead-end job with no friends and no future. When his best friend from college mysteriously resurfaces with news of a new wonder drug that replaces sleep, John falls into a conspiracy that threatens to change the course of human history! Written by Mark Powers (GI Joe), art by Shawn McManus (Sandman) and Marco Castiello (Witchblade) and covers by the industry’s hottest talents including Tim Sale (Heroes), Phil Jimenez (Amazing Spider-man) and others.

This volume collects Rest #1-5 along with a cover gallery, behind-the-scenes commentary and sketches, and much more!

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