Right about now, the Top Cow panel has wrapped, and we have a rundown of the announcements made.

  • The publisher announced that Aphrodite IX was getting an ongoing series with the team of Matt Hawkins and Stjepan Sejic.  The new arc will launch with issue #6.
  • The Minotaur Press line is getting a new ongoing title called A Voice in the Dark by Larime Taylor.

If you aren’t familiar with Larime Taylor, he is a cartoonist who writes and illustrates comics with his mouth. Born with Arthrogryposis, a birth defect that leaves him with his joints in locked positions and little-to-no use of his arms and legs, he’s been drawing with his mouth since he was little.

A Voice in the Dark launches in November.

story / art / cover LARIME TAYLOR
It’s been 72 days since Zoey killed someone. With her recent move to college, Zoey is eager to start a fresh chapter of her life – one where she can control her dark urges they way she had before. But when she becomes the host of a late night campus radio show, Zoey must confront if she has given a voice to something far more troubled than her anonymous callers.

  • SEPTEMBER MOURNING MTV – new art, project moving forward
  • CYBER FORCE – Series continuing with the team of Marc Silvestri and Marco Turini. Kickstarter learning experience. Seems to have worked, Cyber Force is now Top Cow’s best selling paid book with issue #6.
  • DARKNESS/MADEFIRE – The Darkness will be prominently featured in Madefire’s next phase motion comic book launch.
  • DARKNESS/NEW REGENCY/MANDEVILLE/SKETCH FILMS – Top Cow is developing a feature film of the Darkness with David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman of Mandeville Film/TV (The Fighter, The Muppets, Monk), Len Wiseman’s Sketch Films (Underworld, Sleepy Hollow). The BIG announcement is that the Witchblade will be included in this version.
  • WITCHBLADE – 170 new arc (October 2013), Ron Marz and Laura Braga. Ramping up for issue #200. Silvestri self-homage covers.
  • TALES OF HONOR – See attached Talking Points document. Matt Hawkins writing in conjunction with Evergreen Films and David Weber (novelist). Artist TBD. Three year commitment. January 2014 launch date.
  • RAVINE – 2nd printing of V1 printing now, V2 in August, V3 in February 2014. Ron Marz and Stjepan Sejic’s creator owned series continues its series of original graphic novels.
  • UNTITLED NEW SILVESTRI PROJECT – Launching next year as part of FCBD. May 2014, FCBD book will be a self-contained original “intro” but the issue #1 will also launch in May two weeks after FCBD.
  • CONTROL – New Minotaur Press mini-series by Matt Hawkins and Colleen Doran. A “eugenics conspiracy” told from the perspective of the geneticist who inadvertently caused it. Spring 2014 launch.
  • WILDFIRE – New Minotaur Press/Studio Wowio mini-series. Written by Matt Hawkins painted art by Linda Sejic. Planned Summer 2014 launch.
  • 2013 TALENT HUNT – Winners from 2012 are being published as Artifacts 33,34 and 35 (art included). 2013 details being released as 4 winners of one shot Tales of storylines chronicling the story of one of the 13 artifact bearers. Contest runs 9/1-12/31 same as last year.
  • THINK TANK – Ongoing Minotaur Press series by Matt Hawkins and Rahsan Ekedal. News announcement that Top Cow is working with the Mark Gordon Company (Source Code, Saving Private Ryan) to develop Think Tank as a feature film.

It’s a long list of announcements, and it doesn’t look like Top Cow will be slowing down anytime soon.

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