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TOP COW: July 2010 Solicitations

Official Press Release

Artifacts #1 (of 13)

(W) Ron Marz (A) Michael Broussard   (Cov) Top Cow’s Finest, John Tyler Christopher, Dale Keown

The Event FIVE Years in the Making!

Artifacts Cover AThirteen mystical Artifacts, including the Witchblade, the Darkness and others, guide the fate of the Top Cow Universe. For centuries, it’s been whispered that bringing together all 13 Artifacts would herald mankind’s destruction. But a mysterious figure has been manipulating events, laying plans to put Armageddon into motion. The final phase begins here, with the abduction of Hope, the daughter of Sara Pezzini and Jackie Estacado. What ensues will remake the entirety of the Top Cow Universe, from the Witchblade and the Darkness, to the Angelus, Magdalena, and countless others. Artifacts Cover BArtifacts #1 is the perfect place for faithful readers to see their loyalty pay off, and for new readers to experience the Top Cow Universe.

From Top Cow Universe architect Ron Marz (WitchbladeAngelus) and Top Cow superstar artist Michael Broussard (The Darkness) comes an event series, which will literally shake the Top Cow Universe to its foundation. Featuring a jam piece cover by Broussard, Marc Silvestri, Stjepan Sejic, Sheldon Mitchell, and Nelson Blake II, as well as a variant cover series featuring each of the 13 Artifact bearers by John Tyler Christopher (Witchblade), Artifacts Cover Cand a special first-issue cover by Dale Keown (The Darkness/Pitt).

Also kicking off with issue #1 is the the Top Cow Origins series of backups written by Marz and drawn by a superstar collection of artists. This issue: Witchblade, by Marc Silvestri.

Cover A – Top Cow Jam Cover

Cover B – John Tyler Christopher

Cover C – Dale Keown

Retailer Incentive Covers also available (see order form for details)

Full Color 32 pages $3.99  limited series

Expected Ship Date – July 21st, 2010


Artifacts #1 Collector’s Edition

(W) Ron Marz (A) Michael Broussard (Cov) Top Cow’s Finest

Get this limited edition foil stamped edition of the Top Cow Jam Cover. Quantities are limited to 2000 copies, allocations may occur.

Full Color            32 pages            $10.00            Variant Exclusive


Artifacts #1 Collector’s Edition Signed and Numbered

(W) Ron Marz (A) Michael Broussard (Cov) Top Cow’s Finest

Get this limited edition foil stamped edition of the Top Cow Jam Cover signed by the entire Top Cow studio. Quantities are limited and numbered to 100 copies, allocations may occur.

Full Color            32 pages            $29.99            Signed Exclusive


Artifacts Jam Piece Poster

(A) Marc Silvestri, Michael Broussard, Stjepan Sejic, Nelson Blake II, and Sheldon Mitchell

Get the iconic cover image of the Artifact bearers by Top Cow’s Finest for your office, bedroom, or comic room wall as a 24” x 36” full color poster!

Full Color                        $7.99                        Poster


Broken Trinity: Pandora’s Box #6 (of 6)

(W) Rob Levin & Bryan Edward Hill (A) Alessandro Vitti      (Cov) Tommy Lee Edwards

The ARTIFACTS lead-in series reaches its mind-blowing end!

Broken Trinity 6Pandora’s Box has been unleashed and Elias Legion’s dream of murdering the world appears imminent. Only by accepting their destinies can Finn and Glori stop a force beyond reckoning, but will they have to relinquish free will to do it?

From newcomers Rob Levin (The Darkness: Shadows & Flame) and Bryan Edward Hill (Broken Trinity: Aftermath), and artist Alessandro Vitti (Secret Warriors). Featuring covers by Tommy Lee Edwards (Book of Eli, Turf)!

Full Color 32 pages $3.99  limited series

Expected Ship Date – July 14th, 2010


Broken Trinity: Pandora’s Box #2 Variant Cover

(W) Rob Levin & Bryan Edward Hill (A) Alessandro Vitti      (Cov) Eric Basaldua

Get this limited edition alluring convention variant cover by Eric Basaldua (Witchblade Annual). Quantities are limited, allocations may occur.

Full Color            32 pages            $10.00            Convention Exclusive


Magdalena #3

(W) Ron Marz (A) Nelson Blake II      (Cov) Ryan Sook

The Star of the Forthcoming Feature Film Gets Her Own Series!

Magdalena 3Descended from the bloodline of Christ, Patience is the latest incarnation of the Magdalena. Armed with the Spear of Destiny, she is tasked with destroying any and all evil… even if it takes the form of a little boy. Patience might be able to destroy the boy’s demonic protectors, but can she bring herself to murder a child who could ultimately prove to be innocent?

Full Color 32 pages $3.99  ongoing series

Expected Ship Date – July 7th, 2010


Magdalena 1Magdalena #1 ComiCONN Variant Cover

(W) Ron Marz (A) Nelson Blake II      (Cov) Eric Battle

Get this limited edition convention variant cover by Eric Battle (Tales of the Unexpected), previously available exclusively at ComiCONN. Quantities are limited, allocations may occur.

Full Color            32 pages            $10.00            Convention Exclusive


Witchblade #140

Witchblade 140(W) Ron Marz (A) Stjepan Sejic      (Cov) Stjepan Sejic, TBD

Tiamat, Part 1 of 4!

The Witchblade’s power dates back to the beginning of time. But there have been other powers through the centuries, and some of them have merely Witchblade 140slumbered, awaiting an awakening. Now an ancient goddess arises in New York City, and only Witchblade bearer Sara Pezzini stands against her.  As the pieces move into place for Artifacts, is Sara ready to face a foe that was old when the world was young?

Full Color 32 pages $2.99  ongoing series

Expected Ship Date – July 14th, 2010


The Darkness #84 C2E2 Lance Briggs Variant Cover

Darkness 84(W) Phil Hester (A) Whilce Portacio (Cov) Lance Briggs

Get this limited edition photo convention variant cover featuring Lance Briggs of the Chicago Bears, previously available exclusively at C2E2. Briggs shows off his love of The Darkness by wearing an Iron Fist The Darkness t-shirt. Quantities are limited, allocations may occur.

Full Color            32 pages            $10.00            Convention Exclusive


Velocity #3 (of 4)

(W) Ron Marz (A) Kenneth Rocafort      (Cov) Kenneth Rocafort

The Pilot Season Winner is Back!

Velocity 3Like fast women? Boy, do we have a girl for you. The clock is literally ticking on the life of Carin Taylor, the hero known as Velocity. The fastest girl in the world must race around the globe in an attempt to save her Cyberforce teammates. If Carin can’t beat the clock, she and her friends will succumb to a techno-virus and give Cyberforce’s greatest foe his greatest victory. The issue continues the creative collaboration of writer Ron Marz (Witchblade, Angelus) and artist Kenneth Rocafort (Cyberforce/Hunter-Killer).

Full Color 32 pages $3.99  limited series

Expected Ship Date – July 28th, 2010

Velocity #1 Signed Edition

Velocity 1(W) Ron Marz (A) Kenneth Rocafort      (Cov) Kenneth Rocafort

Get this limited edition issue signed by co-creator Marc Silvestri and writer Ron Marz. Quantities are limited, allocations may occur.

Full Color            32 pages            $19.99            Signed Edition

Midnight Nation Trade Paperback

(W) J. Michael Staczynski (A) Gary Frank (Cov) Gary Frank

New Printing of Perennial Classic!

Midnight Nation TPBMidnight Nation is a thought-provoking story with religious overtones about a police officer in limbo who goes on a cross-country search for his soul but encounters some mighty obstacles along the way. When it first came out in 2000, J. Michael Straczynski’s (Superman, Wonder Woman) provocative storytelling and the fantastic art of Gary Frank (Superman: Secret Origin, Supreme Power) captivated readers with its mix of action, horror and drama built around a message of hope, loyalty and sacrifice.

Full Color 304 pages $24.99  trade paperback

Expected Ship Date – July 28th, 2010

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