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Preview – Broken Trinity: Pandora’s Box #6

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BROKEN TRINITY: PANDORA’S BOX #6 (OF 6)

story ROB LEVIN & BRYAN EDWARD HILL, art ALESSANDRO VITTI, cover TOMMY LEE EDWARDS

32 PAGES, FC, #3.99

The ARTIFACTS lead-in series reaches its mind-blowing end!
Pandora’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 the fanatical madman, 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)!

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Review – Broken Trinity: Pandora’s Box #5


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Broken Trinity Pandoras Box #5The biggest shame of Broken Trinity: Pandora’s Box is that it’s a prequel of sorts for Top Cow’s red hot Artifacts, but due to delays it’s still going on.  It’d be a stronger series if it had kept the schedule it should have.  But, that being said, its poor form to judge a series based on when it comes out, especially one so entertaining.  Written by Bryan Edward Hill and Rob Levin with pencils by Facundo Percio the story focuses on three artifact bearers.  One empowered with fire, one with ice and a third with Pandora’s Box, which I’m still not quite sure what it does.

The ARTIFACTS lead-in series reaches its penultimate issue!

The End of Days has come! When Elias and his Disciples of Adam unleash the dark power of Pandora’s Box, a terrifying villain is let loose upon the Earth. Will Glori and Finn rise to stop Armageddon, or will their compulsion to destroy each other doom millions of innocent lives?

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)!

The issue really is one big giant fight issue with the two pseudo heroes forced to face each other by the bad guy.  That parts all about the art and action.  What’s great though is the ending, completely unexpected and not where I thought it’d go, it’s kept me on my toes to check out what the sixth issue brings.

As a whole this is one of those issues that are hard to judge on their own.  It’s one issue in a six issue series.  Each issue is an important part of the story, and the story would fail without one of those issues.  For people who haven’t been keeping up with the series, you can definitely skip it, but for those who’ve read the previous four, I think you’ll enjoy it.

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Top Cow: February 2011 Solicitations

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Magdalena #7

(W) Ron Marz                  (A) Keu Cha      (Cov) Keu Cha, Nelson Blake II

Artist Keu Cha Returns to Comics!

Patience, the current Magdalena, has managed to follow her faith without bowing down to the hierarchy of the Catholic Church. However, the patience of the power brokers at the Vatican has run out, and they’re conspiring to replace her. But how is a new Magdalena ordained when the previous one is still active?

Classic Top Cow artist Keu Cha (Witchblade, Rising Stars) reunites for a special two-issue arc with series author Ron Marz (Artifacts). Featuring a painted cover by Cha and a striking cover by series artist Nelson Blake II (Pilot Season: Murderer).

Full Color                        32 pages                        $3.99              ongoing series

Expected Ship Date – February 9th, 2010

Magdalena #1 C2E2 Variant Cover Signed Edition

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

Get this stunning wraparound convention variant cover signed by cover and interior artist Nelson Blake II, previously available exclusively at C2E2. Quantities are limited, allocations may occur.

Full Color            32 pages            $19.99            Convention Exclusive

Magdalena Nelson Blake Lithograph Signed & Numbered

(A) Nelson Blake II, Dave McCaig

Get the limited edition cover image of Magdalena by Nelson Blake II & Dave McCaig for your office, bedroom, or comic room wall as a high end signed & numbered 11” x 17” lithograph! Ships in a protective sleeve with a certificate of authenticity. Quantities are limited, allocations may occur.

Full Color                        $29.99                        Lithograph

Artifacts #7 (of 13)

(W) Ron Marz                  (A) Whilce Portacio      (Cov) JP Leon, John Tyler Christopher

The Art of War!

Distracted by the battle with Cyberforce and the android assassin Aphrodite IV, the Artifact Bearers trying to prevent the end of the Top Cow Universe are unaware that, in a distant corner of the world, the war might already be lost. The mysterious 13th Artifact Bearer holds in his hands the power to tip the scales. Has he already been seduced by the villainous architect of the master plan?

From Top Cow Universe architect Ron Marz (Witchblade, Magdalena) and legendary artist Whilce Portacio (The Darkness, Uncanny X-Men) comes an event series, which will literally shake the Top Cow Universe to its foundation. Featuring a gorgeous cover by JP Leon (Winter Men, Earth X) as well as a variant cover featuring Ian Nottingham by John Tyler Christopher (Witchblade).

Each issue will also feature a Top Cow Origin backup written by Marz and drawn by a superstar artist.

Full Color                        32 pages                        $3.99              limited series

Expected Ship Date – February 23rd, 2010

Artifacts #1 San Diego Comic-Con Variant Cover Signed Edition

(W) Ron Marz                  (A) Michael Broussard         (Cov) Michael Broussard

Get this stunning wraparound convention variant cover signed by cover and interior artist Michael Broussard, previously available exclusively at San Diego Comic-Con. Quantities are limited, allocations may occur.

Full Color            32 pages            $19.99            Signed Edition

The Darkness #91
(W) Phil Hester         (A) Sheldon Mitchell                  (Cov) Bane

”Outer Darkness” Part 2 of 6!

The battle between Jackie Estacado and the very source of his power, The Darkness ensues in earnest! Estacado has been lied to, beaten down, and betrayed over and over again over the last few years; but he has also studied, learned, and grown. Will Jackie Estacado take control of his destiny or will he end up another in a long line of pawns for The Darkness?

Full Color             32 pages             $2.99              ongoing series
Expected Ship Date – February 2nd, 2010

Witchblade #139 Michael Gaydos Variant Cover

(W) Ron Marz                  (A) Michael Gaydos         (Cov) Michael Gaydos

Get this surprise variant cover by special guest artist Michael Gaydos (Alias) commemorating the passing of Julie Pezzini, previously available only as a 1-in-10 random variant. Quantities are limited, allocations may occur.

Full Color            32 pages            $10.00            Variant Exclusive

Twilight Guardian #2 (of 4)

(W) Troy Hickman         (A) Siddharth Kotian      (Cov) John Tyler Christopher

The Pilot Season Winner Returns!

Twilight Guardian, the lone defender of her suburban neighborhood, has often longed for contemporaries to share crime-fighting tactics with. When she is invited to a local comic convention to join a league of Real Life Superheroes, Twilight Guardian becomes embroiled in solving a heinous crime that will require their collective talents to solve!

Eisner-nominated creator and writer Troy Hickman (Common Grounds) and talented up-and-coming artist Siddharth Kotian (Eat The Dead) continue the highly anticipated four-issue mini-series. Issue #2 features a classic team cover by John Tyler Christopher (Artifacts, Witchblade).

Full Color                        32 pages                        $3.99              limited series

Expected Ship Date – February 9th, 2010

Broken Trinity Volume 2 Pandora’s Box TP

(W) Bryan Edward Hill, Rob Levin          (A) Alessandro Vitti, Facundo Percio         (Cov) Tommy Lee Edwards

A New Artifact Emerges!

Michael “Finn” Finnegan, bearer of the Glacier Stone, and Glorianna “Glori” Silver, bearer of the Ember Stone, have been told that they are predestined to fight and destroy each other. When a charismatic cult leader named Elias Legion moves to remake the world using a lost Artifact known as Pandora’s Box, will Finn and Glori be able to set aside their differences to combat a larger threat or will fate dictate their inevitable clash?

Collected in this volume are issues #1-6 of the world-spanning, pulse-pounding sequel to Broken Trinity Volume 1. Written by the Pilot Season: 7 Days From Hell team of Bryan Edward Hill and Rob Levin with art by Alessandro Vitti (Secret Warriors) and Facundo Percio (Anna Mercury). Featuring behind-the-scenes sketches, script pages, and cover gallery by Tommy Lee Edwards (Turf).

“…grand action and.. a visual treat…” – Broken Frontier

“…religious zealots, ninja, mystical creatures, and a high body count, so what else could you ask for?” – Comic Attack

“The ‘two enemies somewhat united by a shared enemy’ angle isn’t new… But it is the execution here that makes the difference.” – Best Shots @Newsarama

Full Color                        160 pages                        $19.99              trade paperback

Expected Ship Date – February 16th, 2010

Broken Trinity Reader Set

(W) Ron Marz, Phil Hester                  (A) Stjepan Sejic, Top Cow’s Finest                  (Cov) Top Cow’s Finest

Your last chance to get a complete set of the original single-issue comics that introduced Finn and Glori at a bargain price! Set includes Broken Trinity #1-3, Broken Trinity: The Darkness #1, Broken Trinity: Angelus #1, Broken Trinity: Witchblade #1, and Broken Trinity: Aftermath #1. Quantities are limited, allocations may occur.

Full Color            32 pages            $14.99            Set (x7 Comics)

Echoes #3 (of 5)

(W) Joshua Hale Fialkov         (A) Rahsan Ekedal      (Cov) Rahsan Ekedal

A Tale of Suspense and Psychological Horror!

Detective Robert Neville has been helpful to Brian Cohn, who is finding himself a potential suspect in a missing child case. But when the opportunity presents itself to shift the suspicion to another person will Brian be able to do it? Particularly since he suspects that he may be a serial killer like his father?

From acclaimed author Joshua Hale Fialkov (Tumor, Pilot Season: Alibi) and rising star artist Rahsan Ekedal (Creepy) a disturbing story of murder and mystery wrapped in questions of sanity.

Grayscale                        32 pages                        $2.99              limited series

Expected Ship Date – February 23rd, 2010

Review – Broken Trinity: Pandora’s Box #4


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Broken Trinity: Pandora's Box #4 COVA_stampedBroken Trinity: Pandora’s Box #4 is an interesting series.  I feel like this is something that should of wrapped up a bit before the recent start of Top Cow‘s event Artifacts.  This series leads into that, and there’s some cool things here when it comes to characters and always the action is entertaining.  While Artifacts leans a bit towards the emotional, this leans a bit towards the action.

The ARTIFACTS lead-in heats up!
The quest to locate and claim Pandora’s Box forces Finn and Glori to face the full depth of Elias’ depravity, while the legacies of the Ember Stone and Glacier Stone draw them into brutal conflict with each other.

From newcomers Rob Levin (Pilot Season: 7 Days From Hell, The Darkness: Shadows & Flame) and Bryan Edward Hill (Pilot Season: 7 Days From Hell, Broken Trinity: Aftermath), and artist Facundo Percio (Anna Mercury). Featuring covers by Tommy Lee Edwards (Book of Eli, Turf)!

The most interesting part of this story wasn’t so much the action, but the discussion.  We have a man who’s been given enormous power doubting his destiny and contemplating giving it away to someone he thinks can do better.  That dynamic and discussion is interesting.  I’d love to see a series who’s entire plot is around this.

The point of this series is simple and laid out at Baltimore Comic Con.  It can be enjoyed on it’s own, but along with Artifacts it creates a richer and deeper experience.

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Broken Trinity: Pandora’s Box #4

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BROKEN TRINITY: PANDORA’S BOX #4

(W) Rob Levin & Bryan Edward Hill   (A) Facundo Percio   (Cov) Tommy Lee Edwards

The ARTIFACTS lead-in heats up!
The quest to locate and claim Pandora’s Box forces Finn and Glori to face the full depth of Elias’ depravity, while the legacies of the Ember Stone and Glacier Stone draw them into brutal conflict with each other.

From newcomers Rob Levin (Pilot Season: 7 Days From Hell, The Darkness: Shadows & Flame) and Bryan Edward Hill (Pilot Season: 7 Days From Hell, Broken Trinity: Aftermath), and artist Facundo Percio (Anna Mercury). Featuring covers by Tommy Lee Edwards (Book of Eli, Turf)!

32 Pages   Full Color   Limited Series   $3.99

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Review – Broken Trinity: Pandora’s Box #3


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Broken Trinity: Pandora's Box #3 COVA_stampedHmm, I’m a bit mixed on Broken Trinity: Pandora’s Box #3Top Cow has shown in other series how you can have a great mix of action, character development and amazing art all in one package.  In this comic we get the action and the art, but the character development seems to be missing.  It’s not that I disliked this issue, it’s a big summer blockbuster.  The problem is, I’ve seen what they do in other series, and that great character aspect is missing here.

The ARTIFACTS lead-in heats up!
Elias and the Disciples of Eden are drawing closer and closer to Pandora’s Box, one of the 13 Artifacts, threatening to remake the world in their mad vision. Meanwhile Finn and Glori, the bearers of the Glacier and Ember Stones, race around the globe to beat the Disciples and each other to the same goal.

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 (1985, Turf)!

The comic is entertaining.  This is a Michael Bay movie in comic form, and some times that’s ok.  But with it tied in so well with Artifacts, it feels like I need a bit more.  That latter series very much has that great mix that this issue seems to have missed.

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Preview – Broken Trinity: Pandora’s Box #3

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Broken Trinity: Pandora’s Box #3 (of 6)

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

The ARTIFACTS lead-in heats up!
Elias and the Disciples of Eden are drawing closer and closer to Pandora’s Box, one of the 13 Artifacts, threatening to remake the world in their mad vision. Meanwhile Finn and Glori, the bearers of the Glacier and Ember Stones, race around the globe to beat the Disciples and each other to the same goal.

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 (1985, Turf)!

Full Color        32 pages        $3.99      limited series

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Preview – Broken Trinity: Pandora’s Box #2

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BROKEN TRINITY: PANDORA’S BOX #2

written by ROB LEVIN & BRYAN EDWARD HILL
art by ALESSANDRO VITTI
cover by TOMMY LEE EDWARDS
32 PAGES/FC $3.99

A Cold War Heats Up!
Finn and Glori, the bearers of the Glacier and Ember Stones, have discovered that a mysterious cult is after Pandora’s Box, one of the 13 Artifacts. Will they be able to not kill each other long enough to prevent the Disciples of Eden from destroying the world? Or will they revert to their destined roles?

From newcomers ROB LEVIN (The Darkness: Butcher) and BRYAN EDWARD HILL (Broken Trinity: Aftermath) and artist ALESSANDRO VITTI (Secret Warriors).

Featuring covers by TOMMY LEE EDWARDS (1985, Wolverine)!

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