Image Comics sent Major Spoilers a sneak peek of titles arriving in stores this week. Take the jump of Aphrodite IX #4, Bounce #4, Chin Music #2, I Love Trouble #6, Mice Templar IV – Legend #6, Revival #13, and Thief of Thieves #16.
Top Cow Productions, Inc. proudly announced today its plans locate new talent to join the world famous Top Cow Studio at this yearâ€™s Comic-Con International, the worldâ€™s biggest and most exciting popular culture convention brought together in the San Diego Convention Center in California from July 23rd-26th.
Aphrodite IX, the sexy cyborg assassin, is getting the 3D treatment for the upcoming feature film.Â Â Platinum Studios, Threshold Entertainment, and Top Cow Productions are teaming up to bring the comic to the silver screen.
Threshold’s Larry Kasanoff and Platinum chairman and CEO Scott Mitchell Rosenberg are producing. Top Cow CEO Marc Silvestri and former Universal Pictures exec Randy Greenberg of the Greenberg Group are execuÂ¬tive producers. Top Cow president Matt Hawkins and Platinum’s Rich Marincic are co-producing.
If this is going to be 3D, I wonder who the target audience is going to be. This could certainly be the Heavy Metal of its time if done in a way to traget the adult male demographic.
Major Spoilers had a few minutes to talk with Matt Hawkins, President and Chief Operating Officer of Top Cow Productions, about the announcement the company was releasing the Darkness: Accursed Volume 1 trade paperback for $4.99.
Major Spoilers: How do you respond to those who say, “I’ve wasted my money when I could have waited for the trade?”
Matt Hawkins: I say, “No you didn’t.”Â You got to read it a lot earlier than everyone else did.Â You got something that has some [lasting] value.Â Â For me, when I get a trade, I often find I’m a year behind…”
Matt had a lot more to say about this incentive program, in our interview.Â If you want to check out the entire conversation Major Spoilers had with Matt Hawkins, be sure to listen to episode #45 of the Major Spoilers Podcast, hitting the Internets near you, next week.
I know, I’m such a tease, aren’t I?
If I knew how to skateboard (my balance on wheels is non-existent) I think one of these skateboard decks would find its way to my collection.
LOS ANGELES, Calif., October 8, 2008 â€“ Top Cow Productions, Inc. and Graphic Image Skateboards are proud to announce new Witchblade and Darkness skateboards are available for purchase starting November 1, 2008. Pre-orders are now being accepted.
These skateboards are available as deck only, complete with trucks and wheels, and are made from seven plies of hard rock maple and feature high-resolution graphics that are nothing short of spectacular. A very limited number of skateboards are available signed by Top Cow Productions founder and CEO Marc Silvestri, who co-created Witchblade and The Darkness.
â€œThe partnership with Top Cow is simply surreal to me,â€ marveled Andrew Brousseau, founder of Graphic Image Skateboards. â€œWhen Image and Top Cow were founded back in 1992, it really revitalized for me the excitement that was once found in visiting the local comic book store. And so in partnering up with Top Cow today to make skateboards, I really feel itâ€™s an incredible opportunity to revitalize the excitement that was once found in buying a new skateboard deck.â€
â€œWeâ€™re absolutely thrilled by this partnership,â€ exclaimed Top Cow President Matt Hawkins. â€œGraphic Image Skateboards produce fine, quality decks and weâ€™re more than happy to lend our characters to their line.â€
Graphic Image Skateboards also has a Savage Dragon deck available, based on the character created by Erik Larsen and published by Image Central, which, along with Todd McFarlane Productions and Top Cow, make up Image Comics.
Check ou the Darkness deck, after the jump.
Top Cow has announced the polls are now open for readers to vote on the company’s new series for next year.
Pilot Season is an annual initiative Top Cow began in 2007 that borrows its concept from the television industry: Six â€œpilotsâ€ are submitted for consideration to be â€œpicked up for a season,â€ except instead of TV executives deciding their fates, itâ€™s the fans who decide by voting online. Last yearâ€™s top two vote getters, Cyblade and Velocity, will debut with new series later this year. Over four million votes were cast last year through a partnership with MySpace Comics.
Take the jump for the list of contenders, and the link to where you can cast your vote.
With Wanted already in theaters, and the next Pilot season well underway, Top Cow had a packed room on Saturday for its panel.
Top Cow has sent Major Spoilers a sneak peek of two of the titles arriving in stores this week. Take the jump for the Magdalena/Daredevil crossover and the second issue of Top Cow’s 2008 Pilot Season featuring Lady Pendragon.
Variety is reporting Platinum Studios, Top Cow Productions, and Arclight Films are teaming up to bring Top Cow’s popular character Witchblade to the big screen. As odd as the team up sounds, here’s how it breaks down:
- Marc Silvestri and Matt Hawkins of Top Cow and Rich Marincle of Platinum Studios will serve as executive producers
- Gary Hamilton and Nigel Odell from Arclight, and Scot Mitchell Rosenberg of Platinum Studios will produce
- The film will more than likely shoot in Australia beginning in September
- According to the article no director, star, or writer have been attached
With hundreds of issues under the belt, and published in 21 languages and 55 countries, and considering the cult nature the Yancy Butler television series has become, this could be one heck of a movie.