Top Cow Productions February Solicits

December Previews for February 2011

THE DARKNESS #100
story PHIL HESTER
art ROMANO MOLENAAR
cover A JEREMY HAUN
cover B TODD McFARLANE
cover C MICHAEL GOLDEN
cover D MICHAEL BROUSSARD & SUNNY GHO


FEBRUARY 15
48 PAGES / FC / M
$4.99


LANDMARK ANNIVERSARY ISSUE!
Just in time for the release of The Darkness II video game from 2K Games and Digital Extremes, Top Cow proudly releases the over-sized 100th issue of one of their flagship characters. Long time writer PHIL HESTER (Wonder Woman, Green Hornet) concludes his epic run on the series with artist ROMANO MOLENAAR (The Darkness II: Confession) as Darkness bearer, Jackie Estacado comes face-to-face with the source of his power and misery – the Darkness itself! And only one of them will walk away…
Featuring covers by such lumineries as TODD McFARLANE (Spawn) and MICHAEL GOLDEN (Haunt) alongside The Darkness artists JEREMY HAUN and MICHAEL BROUSSARD!

Retailer Incentives available. See order form for details!

ARTIFACTS ORIGINS: FIRST BORN TP
story RON MARZ
art STJEPAN SEJIC, LUKE ROSS, STEPHEN SADOWSKI, RICK LEONARDI, & RYAN SOOK
cover STJEPAN SEJIC

FEBRUARY 1
216 PAGES / FC / T+
STANDARD
$19.99

DISCOVER THE SEEDS OF ARTIFACTS!
Top Cow launches the “Origins” line of Artifacts trades with one of the stories that led to the event that forever changed the landscape of the Top Cow Universe! The birth of Sara Pezzini’s daughter Hope reignited the dormant war between the Darkness and the Angelus, set the bearer of the Witchblade on the path to “War of the Witchblades” and set the stage for Artifacts. Find out how in this re-branded and expanded trade collection! Written by Top Cow Universe architect RON MARZ (Witchblade, Magdalena) and featuring art from STJEPAN SEJIC (Artifacts), STEPHEN SADOWSKI (Project Superpowers), LUKE ROSS (Captain America), RICK LEONARDI (Fear Itself) and RYAN SOOK (Magdalena, Wednesday Comics) this collections features the complete First Born event!

Collects ARTIFACTS #1-#3, WITCHBLADE #110-#112 and FIRST BORN: AFTERMATH.

OFFERED AGAIN:
• Broken Trinity Volume 1 TP - $14.99
• Broken Trinity Volume 2 Pandora’s Box TP - $14.99
• First Born/Broken Trinity Deluxe HC - $100.00


PILOT SEASON 2012 TP
story TOP COW’S FINEST
art TOP COW’S FINEST
cover TOP COW’S FINEST


FEBRUARY 29
192 PAGES / FC / T+
STANDARD SIZE
$19.99


THE BIGGEST PILOT SEASON TO DATE!
Top Cow’s annual institution returns with its most ambitious lineup to date and this collection has it all. Every year, Top Cow releases a number of self-contained “pilot issues” featuring brand-new properties and then puts fans in control by having them vote to determine which one series will continue.
This year’s line up features eight competing titles including genres as diverse as survival horror, police procedural, post apocalyptic sci-fi, chase action-adventure, monster horror, and supernatural. Add in creators including established comic industry pros, first time creators, screenwriters, and even a NFL football star and this Pilot Season collection is a must have!

Collects PILOT SEASON: THE TEST #1, PILOT SEASON: CITY OF REFUGE #1, PILOT SEASON: THE BEAUTY #1, PILOT SEASON: FLESHDIGGER #1, PILOT SEASON: MISDIRECTION #1, PILOT SEASON: ANONYMOUS #1, PILOT SEASON: SERAPH #1, and PILOT SEASON: THEORY OF EVERYTHING #1.

OFFERED AGAIN:
• Berserker Volume 1 TP - $14.99
• Echoes HC - $19.99
• Pilot Season 2010 TP - $19.99

ARTIFACTS #16
story RON MARZ
art & cover STJEPAN SEJIC

FEBRUARY 8
32 PAGES / FC / T
$3.99


SEARCH FOR THE ANGELUS, PART 3!
Here’s what we can tell you: Tom Judge and his companion, clairvoyant Tilly Grimes have discovered something is wrong with the world. Their discovery has prompted them to embark on a mission to track down the bearers of the 13 Artifacts. But isn’t that what caused problems the last time? RON MARZ (Magdalena, Shinku) and STJEPAN SEJIC (Angelus) continue the story of the Top Cow Universe in directions that will top everything that has come before!


WITCHBLADE #154
story TIM SEELEY
art DIEGO BERNARD & FRED BENES
cover A JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER
cover B DIEGO BERNARD & FRED BENES

FEBRUARY 22
32 PAGES / FC / T+
$2.99

“UNBALANCED PIECES”, PART 4

Sara Pezzini only wants to repay Cain Jorgonson by rescuing him, but the cult of the mysterious Fleshblade stands firmly in her way. The new creative team of TIM SEELEY (Hack/Slash) and DIEGO BERNARD (The Man With No Name) continue their genre bending run on Witchblade!
Featuring two covers by JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER (Artifacts) and DIEGO BERNARD (The Man With No Name)!