Top Cow Productions is partnering with EP1T0ME to co-produce and to publish a slate of EP1T0ME comic books and graphic novels, including EP1T0ME’s debut comic book, St. Mercy.
EP1T0ME, founded by Richard Leibowitz in January 2020, develops, produces, and co-publishes primarily single-player, story-driven, single/several session, PC/Console games; its slate includes an even split between license-based and original games; it struck a deal with Top Cow to establish original properties and to market games.
St. Mercy, penned by John Zuur Platten and illustrated by Atilio Rojo, is a tale of vengeful retribution; it pits the Incan Empire against the American West and features two strong, determined young women, both of whom have no choice but to defy authority as they succumb to their destiny.
Writer John Zuur Platten teams up with artist Atilio Rojo for the upcoming action-packed revenge tale, St. Mercy. This all-new, four-issue miniseries kicks off this August from Image Comics and Top Cow.
A tale of vengeful retribution, St. Mercy pits the Incan Empire against the American West—and features two strong, determined young women who must defy authority and ultimately embrace their destiny. Mercedes Oro is one of the surviving descendants of the Incans who has been charged with protecting a cache of cursed gold used in their child sacrifice rituals.
But when an outlaw tries to steal the gold for his band of thieves, he unknowingly sets events in motion that will unleash an angry god who is willing to travel through the centuries to have what he desires.
St. Mercy #1 (Diamond Code JUN210074) will be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, August 25.
(W) Kevin Cuffe, Simon Birks, Carlos Giffoni, Joseph A. Michael, Mark Schmidt, Octavio Karbank, Christopher Preece, Austin Allen Hamblin, Omar Spahi, Frank Martin (A) Alberto Jiménez Alburquerque, Donny Tran, Eva Cabrera, Livio Ramondelli, Balazs Valyogos, Andrea Mutti, Atilio Rojo, Christian Dibari
Genetic manipulation, paradox, alternative histories, and much more are included in this 128-page anthology of hard science fiction and genre stories! From some of the best up-and-coming talent in comics comes a mind-bending look at what makes us human.
(W) Bryan Hill, Matt Hawkins (A) Atilio Rojo (CA) Raffaele Ienco
As the members of Cyber Force put aside their differences and learn to use their strengths to combat their personal demons, they’re forced to choose between serving the master that created them or being independent-and thus becoming targets of the world.
Morgan Stryker convinces Ripclaw to join Cyber Force, but the organization that created him wants Ripclaw dead. Stryker makes a choice that will turn Cyber Force into fugitives or murderers-or something much, much worse.
It’s the brutal man-machine hybrid Leviathan vs. Cyber Force as Morgan, Ripclaw, Velocity, and Aphrodite face off to save the fate of a country caught in the center of The New War for Technology. Who will own the future?
Ripclaw and Stryker have put aside their differences… for now, but the Tech-Cartels have them both in their sights. Stryker and Ripclaw make a plan to free Columbia from their grip while Aphrodite and Velocity protect a brilliant doctor who’s wanted dead by the cartels… and has technological secrets of her own.
NEW STORY ARC! With the world still reeling from the sudden blackout of all networked technology, Stryker, Aphrodite, and Velocity are sent to find a deadly bounty hunter that could help them bring order to the chaos… but this bounty hunter has a secret that might stop CYBER FORCE before it starts.
Writer: Bryan Hill & Matt Hawkins
Artist / Cover: Atilio Rojo
Letterer: Troy Peteri
Morgan Stryker doesn’t want his daughter fighting alongside him. He doesn’t trust the android named Aphrodite that has the power to kill him…but he’ll need them both if he’s to stand in the face of Killjoy and a soldier from the future…who wants to keep our future from ever taking place.