Top Cow has released the cover images and solicitation information for titles arriving in January 2011.

TWILIGHT GUARDIAN #1
story TROY HICKMAN
art SIDDHARTH KOTIAN
cover ERIC JONES
JANUARY 12
32 PAGES / FC / LIMITED SERIES
$3.99

The Pilot Season Winner Returns!
The tale of a lone, dedicated hero patrolling her nine block suburban neighborhood captured the imaginations of fans during 2008’s Pilot Season and after heated voting emerged as one of the winning titles.

Now Eisner-nominated creator and writer Troy Hickman (Common Grounds) returns with a four issue limited series, which will delve into Twilight Guardian’s past, her motivations for crime fighting, and even give her an arch-nemesis in the terrifying Dusk Devil! Joining Hickman is talented up-and-coming artist Siddharth Kotian (Eat The Dead). Issue #1 features a beautiful painted cover by Eric Jones (Hack/Slash, Unknown).

ARTIFACTS #6
story RON MARZ
art WHILCE PORTACIO
covers PHIL NOTO, JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER
JANUARY 26
32 PAGES / FC / LIMITED SERIES
$3.99

The Battle Begins in Earnest!
The mysterious villain’s plans continue to unfold with deadly precision as Witchblade, The Darkness, Angelus, Tom Judge, and Magdalena are drawn into a conflict with the heroes of Cyberforce. But even as friends become foes, Aphrodite IV arrives with murderous intentions. Can an opponent who doesn’t tire or even feel pain be defeated?

From Top Cow Universe architect Ron Marz (Witchblade, Magdalena) and legendary artist Whilce Portacio (The Darkness, Uncanny X-Men) comes an event series, which will literally shake the Top Cow Universe to its foundation. Featuring a gorgeous cover by Phil Noto (Pilot Season: 7 Days From Hell, Jonah Hex) as well as a variant cover featuring Aphrodite IV by John Tyler Christopher (Witchblade).

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

ARTIFACTS #2 NEW YORK COMIC-CON VARIANT COVER
story RON MARZ
art MICHAEL BROUSSARD
cover STJEPAN SEJIC
32 PAGES / FC / CONVENTION EXCLUSIVE
$10.00

Get this haunting convention variant cover by Witchblade artist Stjepan Sejic, previously available exclusively at New York Comic-Con. Quantities are limited, allocations may occur.

WITCHBLADE #145
story RON MARZ
art & cover STJEPAN SEJIC
JANUARY 26
32 PAGES / FC / ON-GOING SERIES
$3.99

”Boogey Man” Part 1 of 2!
Sara Pezzini has investigated countless bizarre crimes, but her latest case may be the most shocking yet! Pezzini and her detective partner have encountered monsters and demons before, but these latest supernatural terrors seem to be born from the imagination of an innocent child.

WITCHBLADE #138 NEW YORK COMIC-CON VARIANT COVER
story RON MARZ
art & cover STJEPAN SEJIC
32 PAGES / FC / CONVENTION EXCLUSIVE
$10.00

Get this convention variant cover by series artist Stjepan Sejic showing Sara Pezzini on the job, previously available exclusively at New York Comic-Con. Quantities are limited, allocations may occur.

ANGELUS VOLUME 1 TRADE PAPERBACK
story RON MARZ
art & cover STJEPAN SEJIC
JANUARY 5
160 PAGES / FC / TRADE PAPERBACK
$14.99

A New Heroine Takes Flight!
Danielle Baptiste is trying to find her place in the world, like so many other twenty-somethings. But unlike most girls her age, Dani is also the bearer of one of the primal forces in the Universe – the Angelus! Returning to her hometown of New Orleans with her friend and romantic interest Finch, Dani must not only shoulder the burden she has inherited, she has to survive it! But her ancient enemy, The Darkness, and even her own Angelus warriors have other plans…

Collected in this volume are issues #1-6 of the smash sellout series by the Witchblade creative team of Ron Marz and Stjepan Sejic. Featuring behind-the-scenes sketches, script pages, and cover gallery by Sejic and Eric Basaldua.

“Stjepan Sejic… uses his brush to create almost fine art paintings for each page…” – Crave Online

“This is definitely a must-read, so drop everything and run and pick it up.” – Geeks of Doom

“…an interesting storyline but also some killer art.” – Geekweek

“…this is a book to have an eye on.” – Best Shots @Newsarama

ARTIFACTS #2 ARMAGEDDON EXPO VARIANT COVER
story RON MARZ
art MICHAEL BROUSSARD
cover GEORGES JEANTY & JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER
32 PAGES / FC / CONVENTION EXCLUSIVE
$10.00

Buffy artist Georges Jeanty teams with Artifacts cover artist John Tyler Christopher to create this fun “down under” cover, previously available exclusively at Armageddon Expo in Australia and New Zealand. Quantities are limited, allocations may occur.

MAGDALENA VOLUME 1 TRADE PAPERBACK
story RON MARZ
art NELSON BLAKE II
cover RYAN SOOK
JANUARY 19
160 PAGES / FC / TRADE PAPERBACK
$14.99

Legacy of the Magdalena Restored!
The Magdalena has been the official protector and warrior of the Catholic Church for over two thousand years, sworn to defend the Faith with the Spear of Destiny against all manner of supernatural threats. However, Patience, the latest Magdalena, has seen through the hypocrisy of her masters and struck out on her own. When her former mentor comes to her with a mission to destroy the Anti-Christ, will she be able to resist the call?

Collected in this volume are issues #1-6 of the hit series by writer Ron Marz (Witchblade, Artifacts) and the art team of Pilot Season: Murderer, Nelson Blake II, Sal Regla, and Dave McCaig. Featuring behind-the-scenes sketches, script pages, and cover gallery by Ryan Sook (Wednesday Comics)!

“…one absolutely gorgeous read…fast, fluid, and packs a real punch…” – Best Shots @Newsarama

“…provides readers with enough juice to fuel their appetite for more.” – Crave Online

“Marz proves you can take a well-worn story, completely re-tool it and make it your own.” – Geekweek

“The entire team from start to finish works wonderfully together…” (5 out of 5) – Geeks of Doom

MADAME MIRAGE VOLUME 1 TRADE PAPERBACK (NEW PRINTING)
story PAUL DINI
art & cover KENNETH ROCAFORT
JANUARY 12
176 PAGES / FC / TRADE PAPERBACK
$14.99

The Out of Print Series Returns!
Who is this beautiful woman who appears out of the mist? As deadly as she is beautiful, she is cutting a bloody path through the city’s villains, who now wear suits and have “legitimate” businesses. But who is her ultimate prey? And how does this Mirage take form? These and many other questions will be asked along with the most pivotal question of all – Who is Madame Mirage?

Paul Dini (Tower Prep, Zatanna) and Kenneth Rocafort (Velocity) weave a tale of murder, intrigue and revenge in a world of high-tech espionage and treachery. This volume collects the complete first six-issue limited series. Madame Mirage – you’ll never forget her… if you can make her acquaintance and live to tell the tale…

“This book gets better with each issue.” – Best Shots @Newsarama

“The real brilliance of this tale is that, just as the reader decides they know exactly how the story will play out, Dini pulls the rug out from under them.” – IGN

“Pulpish and noir, mystery and intrigue coupled with great art.” – Crimespree Magazine

VELOCITY #2 PROJECT: COMIC-CON VARIANT COVER
story RON MARZ
art & cover KENNETH ROCAFORT
32 PAGES / FC / CONVENTION EXCLUSIVE

Get this convention variant cover by series artist Kenneth Rocafort showing Velocity doing what she does best, previously available exclusively at Project: Comic-Con in St. Louis. Quantities are limited, allocations may occur.

ECHOES #2
story JOSHUA HALE FIALKOV
art & cover RAHSAN EKEDAL
32 PAGES / GRAYSCALE / LIMITED SERIES
$2.99

A Tale of Suspense and Psychological Horror!
Brian Cohn has discovered his recently deceased father may have been a serial killer. As Brian struggles what to do with his father’s legacy and flesh doll trophies, a young girl goes missing in town and when the police come to his door, Brian must question if he is responsible…

From acclaimed author Joshua Hale Fialkov (Tumor, Pilot Season: Alibi) and rising artist Rahsan Ekedal (Creepy) a disturbing story of murder and mystery wrapped in questions of sanity.

via Top Cow

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