THE INFINITE #1 – GEM OF THE MONTH story ROBERT KIRKMAN art / covers ROB LIEFELD 1:25 incentive cover ROB LIEFELD 1:50 incentive cover ROB LIEFELD & TODD McFARLANE Blank sketch variant cover also available. SEE ORDER FORM FOR MORE DETAILS! AUGUST 3 32 PAGES / FC / T $2.99
Freedom fighter Bowen has lost everything in the war against The Infinite. His only hope is to travel back in time to prevent their world domination before it starts! Bowen can’t do this alone, he must turn to the only ally he knows he can trust: HIMSELF. Now a man in his 40s, damaged by the horrors of war, must team up with his younger, reckless and optimistic 20-year-old self in order to SAVE THE WORLD!
THE INFINITE #1 DELUXE EDITION story ROBERT KIRKMAN art / cover ROB LIEFELD AUGUST 3 48 PAGES / FC / T $5.99
This Deluxe Edition of THE INFINITE #1 is the complete first issue plus mountains of behind-the-scenes sketches and illustrations by ROB LIEFELD and piles of notes and script pages by ROBERT KIRKMAN. Much like your favorite extras-filled DVDs, this version will give you a glimpse behind the curtain to see all the usually unseen work that goes into the creation of a comic book.
SEVERED #1 story SCOTT SNYDER & SCOTT TUFT art / cover ATTILA FUTAKI AUGUST 3 32 PAGES / FC / M $2.99
“NOTHING WASTED,” Part One
1916. A man haunts the roads; a man with sharp teeth and a hunger for flesh. When 12-year-old Jack Garron runs away from home, he’ll see how quickly the American Dream becomes a nightmare. Be there at the beginning of the series that everyone will be talking about!
From Eisner-nominated writer SCOTT SNYDER (American Vampire, Detective Comics), SCOTT TUFT and ATTILA FUTAKI (NYT Best-Selling-Artist: Percy Jackson) comes the most terrifying horror series of 2011–SEVERED.
BOMB QUEEN VII #1 (of 4) story JIMMIE ROBINSON art / cover JIMMIE ROBINSON AUGUST 24 32 PAGES / FC / M $3.50
Forget what you know about Bomb Queen. 100 years in the future, the world has become a utopian paradise. Governments and religion are at peace, but that tranquility is threatened when Bomb Queen is unleashed out of her slumber, however her return won’t come easy when she learns the truth about the new world.
A whole new series as shock follows shock for our favorite sovereign. And wait until you see who’s joining the cast!
EPOCH #1 (of 5) story KEVIN McCARTHY art PAOLO PANTALENA & JORGE FARES cover PAOLO PANTALENA & PAOLO BARBIERI AUGUST 3 32 PAGES / FC / M $3.99
THE GREATEST TOURNAMENT THE WORLD HAS NEVER SEEN BEGINS ANEW!
Top Cow Productions and Heroes and Villains Entertainment proudly present a dark and intensely kinetic tale from writer KEVIN McCARTHY (Red Sonja, The Amazing Adventures of the Escapist) and newcomer PAOLO PANTALENA (What If?: House of M, War of Kings: Darkhawk). Jonah Bishop is an NYPD detective assigned to a mysterious murder case that threatens to rip the reality he knows and plunge him into the shadow world of his heritage–the Supernatural. Jonah’s quest will drop him deep in the middle of a conspiracy that threatens to tear apart the very fabric of society.
THE VAULT #1 (of 3) story SAM SARKAR art GARRIE GASTONNY color SAKTI YUWONO cover BAGUS HUTOMO JULY 27 32 PAGES / FC / T $3.50
A small team of treasure hunters struggles to excavate a dangerous and legendary treasure pit before a massive storm hits Sable Island, the “Graveyard of the North Atlantic”. Equipped with all the latest technology, the scientists believe they are prepared against all of nature’s fury, but nothing can prepare them for what they are about to unleash from The Vault.
From the team that brought you CALIBER and the artist of SUPERGOD.
’68: HARDSHIP (ONE-SHOT) story MARK KIDWELL art JEFF ZORNOW & JAY FOTOS cover A JEFF ZORNOW & JAY FOTOS cover B NAT JONES & JAY FOTOS
AUGUST 24 32 PAGES / FC / T+ $3.99
In February of 1968, Teddy Calhoun came home from Vietnam and brought a piece of the war back with him. Through a prism of battle fatigue and schizophrenia, his vision of Nebraska has changed into a threatening landscape of violence and enemy occupation. Now, Teddy will do whatever he must to protect his family from the murderous approach of “Charlie” and an army of the risen, hungry dead.
’68 Hardship is a journey into a psychological realm of hallucination, violence and undead horror. Written by MARK KIDWELL, with monstrous artwork by JEFF ZORNOW and JAY FOTOS, this one-shot is a direct tie-in with the regular ongoing ’68 series, extending the world of Vietnam/Zombie horror to America’s heartland and your own backyard.
HORROR BOOK TP
DEADLANDS: DEATH WAS SILENT (ONE-SHOT) story RON MARZ art & cover BART SEARS AUGUST 17 32 PAGES / FC / T $2.99
Visionary Comics and Pinnacle Entertainment present the third one-shot of the weird Western world of DEADLANDS! A silent bounty hunter rides into a remote town, but the town holds dark secrets that may turn the hunter into the hunted. Superstars RON MARZ and BART SEARS team for a weird Western tale unlike any other!
MORNING GLORIES YEARBOOK 2011 story NICK SPENCER art RODIN ESQUEJO & JOE EISMA cover RODIN ESQUEJO AUGUST 31 32 PGS / FC / M $2.99
A look back at our first year at the academy, with a sequential recap by MORNING GLORIES cover artist RODIN ESQUEJO! And loaded up with extras like character bios, sketches, designs, script excerpts, and more!
SAVAGE DRAGON #175 story ERIK LARSEN art / cover ERIK LARSEN AUGUST 31 48 PAGES / FC / T+ $4.99
SAVAGE DRAGON IS BACK!
Or is he? Special 48-page anniversary issue! A certain green-skinned, fin-headed freak finds himself aboard a spaceship headed for parts unknown and has to begin making sense of his new life and the new reality which surrounds him. Meanwhile on Earth, Malcolm Dragon faces his greatest challenge yet: the omnipotent OverLord! And waiting in the wings–an alien invasion! Plus: Vanguard faces… Universo?
SAVAGE DRAGON: BACK IN BLUE TP SAVAGE DRAGON: IDENTITY CRISIS TP SAVAGE DRAGON: DRAGON WAR TP SAVAGE DRAGON: EMPEROR DRAGON TP
VESCELL #1 story ENRIQUE CARRION art / cover JOHN UPCHURCH AUGUST 31 32 PAGES / FC / M $2.99
The International Company known as Vescell specializes in what is commonly known as “Vtrans”, the transferring of a person’s mind and spirit from one body into another. Former Icarus City Detective, Mauricio “Moo” Barrino is now Vescell’s best agent, handling the most high profile and dangerous cases. In the seedy world of a high end corporate espionage, where mysticism and guns clash, and money is tainted with sin, Agent Mauricio Barrino fights against the demons of fate while trying to reach the heaven of his destiny. Be prepared for the bar-raising, sci-fi noir epic that is VESCELL.
THE DARKNESS: ACCURSED, VOL. 5 TP story PHIL HESTER & JOSHUA HALE FIALKOV art SHELDON MITCHELL, ROMANO MOLENAAR & MATT TIMSON cover MICHAEL BROUSSARD & STEVE FIRCHOW AUGUST 31 144 PAGES / FC / T STANDARD SIZE $16.99
Jackie Estacado, the current bearer of The Darkness, was blackmailed and lied to by a devil calling himself The Sovereign. Now free from The Sovereign’s grip, Jackie has assembled a motley crew of criminals with one goal – destroy every last one of The Sovereign’s reliquaries! His quest will pit him against a former Russian mob boss turned art collector, a mute mystic, countless of The Sovereign’s statues, and even traitors within his midst! Concluding the second year of writer PHIL HESTER’S (Firebreather, Wonder Woman) epic run and featuring art by SHELDON MITCHELL (Pilot Season: Stealth) and ROMANO MOLENAAR (The Darkness II: Confession), and a special stand-alone “Tale of The Darkness” issue set in the Wild West by JOSHUA HALE FIALKOV (Tumor, Echoes) and MATT TIMSON (Impaler, Popgun).
Collects THE DARKNESS #85-89.
THE DARKNESS: ACCURSED, VOL. 1 TP THE DARKNESS: ACCURSED, VOL. 2 TP THE DARKNESS: ACCURSED, VOL. 3 TP THE DARKNESS: ACCURSED, VOL. 4 TP
HACK/SLASH, VOL. 9: TORTURE PRONE TP story TIM SEELEY art DANIEL LEISTER & JETHRO MORALES cover TIM SEELEY AUGUST 10 160 PAGES / FC / T+ $16.99
The hit new ongoing series from Image is collected! In a dark future ruled by the Murder Messiah, street witch Liberty Lochs is on a mission to change the past. Meanwhile, horror heroes Cassie Hack & Vlad must contend with an obsessive serial killer, and a duo of slashers they thought they’d already put down. This epic collection sets the staus quo for Cass & Vlad’s new adventures.
HALCYON TP story MARC GUGGENHEIM & TARA BUTTERS art & cover RYAN BODENHEIM & MARK ENGLERT AUGUST 17 132 PAGES / FC / T
What happens when the neverending battle for truth and justice…ends? With crime and violence nonexistent, and the human race seemingly neutered of all aggressive tendencies, the superheroes of HALCYON appear to have completed their mission. But one member of the team isn’t pleased with this new development, and will stop at nothing to uncover the catalyst for this global phenomenon. Including never-before-seen extras and behind-the-scenes artwork!
Collects HALCYON #1-5
INVINCIBLE COMPENDIUM, VOL. 1 TP story ROBERT KIRKMAN art CORY WALKER & RYAN OTTLEY cover RYAN OTTLEY AUGUST 3 1024 PAGES / FC / T
Introducing the first nine volumes of the greatest superhero comic in the universe, collected into one massive paperback edition!
Collects INVINCIBLE #1-47
THE WALKING DEAD COMPENDIUM, VOL. 1 TP
MALINKY ROBOT: COLLECTED STORIES & OTHER BITS TP story SONNY LIEW art / cover SONNY LIEW AUGUST 3 128 PAGES / FC / E $16.99
Street urchins Atari and Oliver are out to steal bicycles, watch Giant Robot movies and spend some Large Denominational Bills! MALINKY ROBOT collects five tales by Eisner-nominated artist SONNY LIEW (MY FAITH IN FRANKIE, WONDERLAND, SENSE & SENSIBILITY) featuring stinky fish, philosopher-labourers and summer rain.
A recipient of the Xeric Award, the Utopiales SF Festival’s Best SF Album award and featured in the acclaimed FLIGHT anthologies, MALINKY ROBOT blends dystopian sci-fi and indie sensibilities into a uniquely charming, off-kilter world.
Plus pinups by MIKE ALLRED, ROGER LANDGRIDGE, SKOTTIE YOUNG and more!
MORNING GLORIES, VOL. 2 TP story NICK SPENCER art JOE EISMA cover RODIN ESQUEJO AUGUST 10 168 PGS / FC / M $12.99
Collecting the second story arc of the smash series in one volume. Learn (some) of the secrets in the Glories’ lives as we delve into their pasts and see how it affects their present. Each chapter focuses on a different Glory while maintaining the narrative and moving the mystery forward. Collects MORNING GLORIES #7-12
MORNING GLORIES, VOL. 1 TP EXISTENCE 2.0/3.0 TP
PHERONE TP story VIKTOR KALVACHEV, PATRICK BAGGATTA & JIM SINK art / cover VIKTOR KALVACHEV AUGUST 3 104 PAGES / FC / OVERSIZED / M $14.99
NOW AVAILABLE IN SOFTCOVER!
Following Eve, a dangerously seductive woman on the edge of her sanity, PHERONE weaves a dark storyline filled with espionage, mystery and suspense. Armed with a killer body and a killer’s mind, the femme fatale must hunt down clues to rediscover her own troubled past, bringing violence and danger to anyone who crosses her path.
PHERONE HC BLUE ESTATE #1 (CURRENT PRINTING) SWEETS: A NEW ORLEANS CRIME STORY story, art & cover KODY CHAMBERLAIN AUGUST 24 120 PAGES / FC / M $14.99
A spree killer terrorizes New Orleans days before Hurricane Katrina makes landfall. Detective Curt Delatte just buried his only daughter, he’s in no condition to work. But when the bodies pile up, he masks his grief and joins the hunt through the bowels of the Big Easy. It won’t be long until his city, and his evidence, gets washed away.
Collects SWEETS #1-5
DIGITAL ART TUTORIALS By Brian Haberlin AUGUST 10 Format: PC/Mac CD-ROM $29.99 EACH $99.99 FOR SET
EACH CD CONTAINS APPROXIMATELY 2 HOURS OF VIDEO TUTORIALS WITH ALL PROJECT FILES NEEDED TO FOLLOW ALONG WITH THE TUTORIALS
1) Advanced Digital Inking Vol. 1
Learn how to digitally ink and take all your black and white artwork to the next level! 160 minutes spanning 13 lessons delve into Photoshop’s treasure trove of features that not only enhance comic applications, but make possible countless creative pen and ink opportunities rarely seen before. If you’re serious about your black and white artwork, this one is a must. [Some lessons require Photoshop CS5]
2) Photoshop Tips and Tricks Vol. 1
Learn to create textures, effects, and master the mysterious “Art History Tool”.
Watch Brian Haberlin, as he walks you step-by-step from pencil sketch to fully rendered digital work of art. With all tools, palettes and custom brushes (including settings) open for your inspection, the techniques of digital painting are made accessible to everyone… in real time. A must for those interested in concept art and speed painting techniques.
3) Beginning Digital Coloring Vol. 1
Watch step by step as Photoshop artist, Brian Haberlin, takes you through the basics of computer coloring. We start with a very basic coloring style then build to a more complex one. Showing how to flat and color with the Gradient tool along the way to learning more complex rendering. Recommended for those that are just starting out coloring or even Photoshop first timers.
4) Grunge/Pop Style Vol. 1
Learn how to stylize your art! From the scratchy, vigorous energy of paint splashes to the pop-artsy use of repeating geometric patterns. Watch and learn as world renown Photoshop artist, Brian Haberlin, takes you step-by-step through three separate works each using a variety of techniques that have helped define an entire artistic movement…all in real time.
50 GIRLS 50 #3 (of 4) story FRANK CHO & DOUG MURRAY art AXEL MEDELLIN cover FRANK CHO AUGUST 3 32 PAGES / FC / T+ $2.99
The penultimate chapter of FRANK CHO(X-Men: Schism) and DOUG MURRAY’s (The ‘Nam) galaxy-spanning sci-fi epic has arrived! With the ESS Savannah now further from Earth than ever before, the crew is faced with the fact they may have to make a new home elsewhere. Will their new planet’s natives welcome them with open arms?
No. Not even close.
ALL NIGHTER #3 (of 5) story DAVID HAHN art / cover DAVID HAHN AUGUST 17 32 PAGES / BW / T $2.99
“STEALING BOYFRIENDS,” Part Three
Though Donna and Jim are an item, Kit can’t suppress her romantic urges and attempts to secretly rekindle her romantic relationship with Jim. Martha and Kit form an unexpected friendship with each other that reveals some of Martha’s more obsessive qualities.
ARTIFACTS #12 (of 13) story RON MARZ art JEREMY HAUN & SUNNY GHO cover A GREG HORN cover B JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER AUGUST 31 32 PAGES / FC / T+ $3.99
THE PENULTIMATE ISSUE!
This is it! We arrived at the climax of the most universe-shattering event series in Top Cow history! We can’t tell you anything more! The final showdown you’ve been waiting for is here!
PLUS: Each issue will also feature an Artifacts: Origin story written by RON MARZ and drawn by a guest superstar artist.
• Artifacts #7 – Top Cow Store Exclusive Variant Cover by Paolo Pantalena – $10.00
AVENGELYNE #2 story ROB LIEFELD & MARK POULTON art OWEN GIENI cover A ROB LIEFELD cover B OWEN GIENI AUGUST 17 32 PAGES / FC / T+ $2.99
“DEVIL IN THE FLESH,” Part Two
In his search for a new apprentice, the Red Dragon has taken control of Avengelyne’s body forcing her essence into Heaven Starr. Meanwhile, Torment targets the New Church of the People. Plus, the return of Passover!
BLUE ESTATE #5 story VIKTOR KALVACHEV & ANDREW OSBORNE art VIKTOR KALVACHEV, TOBY CYPRESS & NATHAN FOX cover VIKTOR KALVACHEV AUGUST 10 32 PAGES / FC / M $2.99
“THE MONEY SHOT”
A private investigator’s surveillance photos miss the big picture when Hollywood starlet Rachel Maddox is forced to gamble for her brother’s life! Let your freak flag fly as hippies, mobsters and garden gnomes collide in part five of this fast, funny, 100% cool new series! Visit www.BlueEstateComic.com for more info.
‘BREED III #4 (of 6) story JIM STARLIN art / cover JIM STARLIN AUGUST 10 32 PAGES / FC / M $2.99
Everyone goes shopping, Ray beats a small boy with a stick and
an arms shipment doesn’t arrive exactly as planned. A very typical
day for a ‘Breed.
BUTCHER BAKER, THE RIGHTEOUS MAKER #6 story JOE CASEY art / cover MIKE HUDDLESTON AUGUST 31 32 PAGES / FC / M $2.99
Think we’ve pushed the envelope in this series so far? Well, this issue goes all the way! Learn the hidden secret of Jihad Jones! Discover Butcher Baker’s happy place! And Arnie B. Willard is still in hot pursuit! Do you need to read this comicbook? Absolutely!
LET IT ALL HANG OUT WITH YOUR FAVORITE RIGHTEOUS MAKER!
CHEW #21 story JOHN LAYMAN art / cover ROB GUILLORY AUGUST 17 32 PAGES / FC / M $2.99
“BASEBALL, HOT DOGS AND APPLE PIE,” Part One
Mike Applebee’s good day, Tony Chu’s first day and John Colby’s last day. An issue of beginning and endings, as we head into the fifth story arc of the multi-Eisner award nominated series about cops, crooks, cooks, cannibals, clairvoyants and… meter maids?
THE DARKNESS #95 story PHIL HESTER art SHELDON MITCHELL cover BANE AUGUST 31 32 PAGES / FC / M $2.99
“OUTER DARKNESS,” Part Six
The Darkness declares all out war against its most rebellious bearer, Jackie Estacado! With a small group of loyal allies, Jackie must face down an army of doppelgangers, a scorned woman from his past, and the very source of his own power.
DRUMS #4 story EL TORRES art ABE HERNANDO & FRAN GAMBOA cover RAUL ALLEN AUGUST 24 32 PAGES / FC / T+ $2.99
The hurricane is driving people from Santa Rosa, but FBI Agent
Irons is still working on the “Death Ritual” case. In the flooded
streets, where dead bodies are walking, expecting something, Irons
will learn to his horror the truth beyond the case.
ELEPHANTMEN #35 story RICHARD STARKINGS art / cover BOO COOK AUGUST 17 40 PAGES / FC / M $3.99
“THE DRUM AT THE GATE OF THUNDER”
The sequel to WAR TOYS concludes as Yvette tracks down Hip, Ebony and Horn to exact her revenge.
GLADSTONE’S SCHOOL FOR WORLD CONQUERORS #4 story MARK ANDREW SMITH art / cover ARMAND VILLAVERT AUGUST 3 32 PAGES / FC / E $2.99
The Skull Brothers battle an army of ancient Egyptian monsters while cupid’s arrow strikes Mummy Girl and Kid Nefarious! And what secrets do comic books featuring the parents of our supervillains-in-training reveal about Gladstone’s past? After this shocking discovery nothing will ever be the same.
GRAVEYARD OF EMPIRES #3 story MARK SABLE art / cover PAUL AZACETA AUGUST 31 32 PAGES / FC / M $2.99
War-torn Afghanistan: The absolute WORST place for the dead to come back to life. In the final issue of the first story arc, the decimated band of Marines and Taliban make their last stand and discover the REAL power behind the undead uprising. 32 pages of story– NO ADS!
GREEN WAKE #5 story KURTIS J. WIEBE art & cover RILEY ROSSMO AUGUST 3 32 PAGES / FC / M $3.50
The deadly finale brings all the exposed threads together and Green Wake’s secrets are revealed. Morley must face his own demons to find Babylon, and vile monsters stalk his every step to keep him from his final destination: Home.
NOW AN ONGOING SERIES!
HACK/SLASH #7 story TIM SEELEY art DANIEL LEISTER cover A DANIEL LEISTER & RACHELLE ROSENBERG cover B EMILY STONE AUGUST 10 32 PAGES/ FC / T+ $3.50
“FAME MONSTER,” Part Two
It’s not easy being a pampered, useless celebrity. Cassie and Vlad must protect an American idol from his insane fans, a bloodthirsty killer, and horrific entities intent on enslaving humanity. Blood, skin and paparazzi rule in “FAME MONSTER”.
THE INTREPIDS #6 story KURTIS J. WIEBE art / cover SCOTT KOWALCHUK AUGUST 3 32 PAGES / FC / T $2.99
“CYBORGS, BABOONS AND BEARS! OH, MY!”
The action packed finale that will have you high-fiving and fist-pumping in public places. With the true villain revealed, the Intrepids must face their darkest fears and most powerful enemy. A full-scale epic brawl for the fate of humanity. Enter the cyber-bears!
INVINCIBLE #85 story ROBERT KIRKMAN art / cover CORY WALKER AUGUST 17 32 PAGES / FC / T $2.99
CORY WALKER RETURNS TO INVINCIBLE!
In this special two-issue story-arc: Invincible’s mother and father return to the planet Talescria in the aftermath of The Viltrumite War! Omni-Man and Young Omni-Man reunite and fight space crime together! All the while, a new threat is emerging… one that could bring an end to all life on Earth!
THE LAST MORTAL #4 (of 4) story JOHN MAHONEY & FILIP SABLIK art / cover THOMAS NACHLIK AUGUST 24 32 PAGES / BW / M $3.99
“REGICIDE,” Part Four
The finale of the hard-hitting supernatural noir series from Minotaur Press is here. Alec King, the suicidal immortal, has been beat down, stabbed, and shot so many times he’s beginning to lose count. But finally, the man responsible for his best friend’s death is in his sights. The question remains– will Alec be able to make the hard decision for the first time in his miserable life?
THE LI’L DEPRESSED BOY #6 story S. STEVEN STRUBLE art SINA GRACE cover CHARLIE ADLARD AUGUST 10 32 PAGES / FC / T $2.99
“JAIL GUITAR DOORS”
Drew Blood has been arrested, leaving LDB stranded by the side of the road with no clue where he is or how to get home. All he can think is: What would Snake do? Featuring a cover by CHARLIE ADLARD, award winning artist of THE WALKING DEAD and all around nice guy.
MARKSMAN #2 (of 6) script DAVID BAXTER art JAVIER ARANDA, GARRY LEACH & JESSICA KHOLINNE cover TOMM COKER AUGUST 24 32 PAGES / FC / T $2.99
In the midst of blood shed, a Trojan horse stands revealed. This betrayal may change the stakes of this violent game. Drake and the Marksmen face a desperate shootout with the Lone Star Rangers, but was the catalyst a soldier’s arrogance, or a well-played move?
MORIARTY #4 story DANIEL COREY art / cover ANTHONY DIECIDUE AUGUST 3 32 PAGES / FC / T $2.99
“THE DARK CHAMBER,” Part Four
“The Dark Chamber” comes to a climax in this installment, which sees Professor Moriarty finally confronting Tartarus in an epic battle that will change his destiny and decide the fate of London and the world.
MYSTERIOUS WAYS #2 (of 6) story JASON RUBIN art / cover TYLER KIRKHAM AUGUST 10 32 PAGES / FC / M $3.99
THIS KILLER JUST SAVED YOUR LIFE…
Sam is a nightmare he cannot wake up from. Pursued by the cops and Feds for a series of murders he doesn’t remember committing, Sam is in desperate need of sanctuary. Will a mad, blind priest lead him to salvation? Video game industry titan JASON RUBIN (The Iron Saint, Crash Bandicoot) teams with TYLER KIRKHAM (Green Lantern Corps) to bring a dark, action-packed supernatural thriller that will have you questioning everything you believe.
NETHERWORLD #5 (of 5) story BRYAN EDWARD HILL & ROB LEVIN art / cover TONY SHASTEEN & DAVE McCAIG AUGUST 17 32 PAGES / FC / M $3.99
We ARE all lost!
It comes down to this. Either Ray gets Madeline on the train out of the city, or we will all be lost… forever. But first, he has to get through Cyrus Kane.
RED SPIKE #4 (of 5) story JEFF CAHN art MARK TEXEIRA, SALVADOR NAVARRO & IFANSYAH NOOR cover MARK TEXEIRA AUGUST 10 32 PAGES / FC / T $2.99
Where does one draw the line in the sand? How do we define the moment when once unwavering trust is called into question? As Matt and Greg battle it out on the Lincoln Memorial, harsh truths are revealed on the Project Red Spike base.
THE RED WING #2 (of 4) story JONATHAN HICKMAN art / cover NICK PITARRA & RACHELLE ROSENBERG AUGUST 10 32 PAGES / FC / T $3.50
“LEARNING TO FALL”
Lost in time — deep in enemy history — the Captain of the First Wing must find a way home so that he can begin the space-time program that will one day save his future.
Join us for the second jaw-dropping issue of THE RED WING by award winning writer JONATHAN HICKMAN and possibly the best new talent of the year, NICK PITARRA.
REED GUNTHER #3 story SHANE HOUGHTON art / cover CHRIS HOUGHTON AUGUST 10 32 PAGES / FC / E $2.99
“REED GUNTHER IN TRAINS, REIGNS, AND PAINS!”
Reed Gunther and his best bear buddy Sterling are separated when the legendary steel-driving man, John Henry, returns from the dead while the sneaky Mr. Picks escapes to the East Coast with the mysterious monster-creating Idol.
SAMURAI’S BLOOD #3 (of 6) story OWEN WISEMAN art NAM KIM, MATTHEW DALTON & JESSICA KHOLINNE cover JO CHEN AUGUST 17 32 PAGES / FC / T $2.99
There are four ascending levels of suffering in the world and Mayuko is about to learn them all. With Katashi floating unconscious down the river, Mayuko is left to fend for herself against the vile Mistresses Kimori and Yamayuna, as they attempt to break her spirit and make her one of their oiron girls. But just as quickly–as the faintest glimmer of freedom appears—so, too, does it fade away. Innocence must pay the terrible price.
SCREAMLAND #3 story HAROLD SIPE & CHRISTOPHER SEBELA art LEE LESLIE cover HECTOR CASANOVA AUGUST 3 32 PAGES / FC / T+ $2.99
“DEATH OF THE PARTY,” Part Three
Monster-Fight-A-Go-Go! The hunt for Invisible Man’s killer continues through the bars and booths of FantasyScapeCon. Wolfman Carl and the Midnight Slasher finally face off with knives and claws, while TV’s former interstellar engineer Travis uncovers the truth behind alien menace The Mass.
SHINKU #3 story RON MARZ art / cover LEE MODER, MATTHEW WAITE & MICHAEL ATIYEH AUGUST 10 32 PAGES / FC / M $2.99
“THRONE OF BLOOD,” Part Three
The key to destroying the vampire plague is almost within Shinku’s grasp. But can she keep her new ally, Davis, alive long enough to actually use it? Blood splatters as RON MARZ & LEE MODER’s martial arts and horror mash-up continues!
SKULLKICKERS #10 story JIM ZUB art EDWIN HUANG & MISTY COATS cover SAEJIN OH AUGUST 31 32 PAGES / FC / T $2.99
“FIVE FUNERALS AND A BUCKET OF BLOOD,” Part Four
This issue has it all: A cover, printed pages, comic panels in
sequential order and staples! You heard that right– staples! Okay, now that we’re past that stuff–does anyone read this info? Do you? Let us know at www.skullkickers.com. PS: We now have more issues than BATTLE CHASERS.
SPAWN #210 story WILL CARLTON art SZYMON KUDRANSKI & TODD MCFARLANE cover SZYMON KUDRANSKI AUGUST 3 32 PAGES / FC / T+ $2.99
“Q&A,” Part Four
Spawn’s latest act of mercy has violent, and unforeseen, consequences, as the K7 lashes out at Jim, bringing to light a question key to Jim’s future: Does the world’s newest Hellspawn control his newfound powers, or do the powers control him? Meanwhile, Twitch attempts to help Detective Rowand understand the dark forces at play in the world.
SUPER DINOSAUR #5 story ROBERT KIRKMAN art / cover JASON HOWARD AUGUST 24 32 PAGES / FC / E $2.99
The Mega-Raptor’s rampage continues! Derek Dynamo and Super Dinosaur face their biggest and mostly fearsome threat, yet–as Max Maximus’ master plan finally unfolds! This is the big one folks, after this issue… nothing will ever be the same!
THE WALKING DEAD #88 story ROBERT KIRKMAN art / cover CHARLIE ADLARD & CLIFF RATHBURN AUGUST 10 32 PAGES / BW / M $2.99
Every day, it becomes a little bit easier.
THE WALKING DEAD WEEKLY #31 story ROBERT KIRKMAN art / cover CHARLIE ADLARD & CLIFF RATHBURN AUGUST 3 32 PAGES / BW $2.99
THE WALKING DEAD WEEKLY #32 story ROBERT KIRKMAN art / cover CHARLIE ADLARD & CLIFF RATHBURN AUGUST 10 32 PAGES / BW $2.99
THE WALKING DEAD WEEKLY #33 story ROBERT KIRKMAN art / cover CHARLIE ADLARD & CLIFF RATHBURN AUGUST 17 32 PAGES / BW / M $2.99
THE WALKING DEAD WEEKLY #34 story ROBERT KIRKMAN art / cover CHARLIE ADLARD & CLIFF RATHBURN AUGUST 24 32 PAGES / BW / M $2.99
Safe for now… but for HOW LONG… and at what cost?
THE WALKING DEAD WEEKLY #35 story ROBERT KIRKMAN art / cover CHARLIE ADLARD & CLIFF RATHBURN AUGUST 31 32 PAGES / BW / M $2.99
The threat level rises.
WITCH DOCTOR #3 (of 4) story BRANDON SEIFERT art / cover LUKAS KETNER AUGUST 17 32 PAGES / FC / M $2.99
It’s Dr. Morrow’s biggest case yet: “The Patient From The Black Lagoon!” What’s the secret of the Deep Ones? How do they fit in with the Relapse, the Extinction Event that’s c oming for humankind? And why are Morrow and his medical staff at each other’s throats?
“Basically, I’m jealous. Bastards!”— Ben Templesmith
I’ll just cut to the chase when it comes to Top Cow First Look, this is a must buy. Six fantastic stories for $4.99. Less than $1 an issue, this is a no brainer. So, where do I begin with each tale, I guess it’s easiest to take them one at a time and just praise each of them in their own little way with a modified review.
Genius is written by Marc Bernardin and Adam Freeman with art by Troy Peteri. Someone’s united all of the gangs in Los Angeles. One cop believes this person exists and the LAPD is dealing with a very bright individual. But would anyone believe that leader is a woman? The story is original, the art is great and I wanted more and more. This kick ass story starts off this steal. Rating: 9
Sunset, takes on a man who has a mysterious past. Written by Christos Gage and the art by Jorge Lucas, this is a mix of Dirty Harry or Gran Torino. A revenge tale with a lot of ass kicking. The entire issue is a build, and ends just as it’s getting good. Great story, and great art. Rating: 9
Mysterious Waysis the weakest of the bunch, but still really good. Written by Jason Rubin with pencils by Tyler Kirkham and inks by Sal Regla is the story of a gruesome murder and some spiritual things behind it. My biggest issue with this story is it’s a bit choppy and part just don’t make sense. Still the art is tight, and it’s entertaining. Rating: 8
Black Vault is something I didn’t see coming. To say why it’s so good is to reveal the twist at the end. This story written by B. Clay Moore and art by Nelson Blake II takes place on the International Space Station and involves a very mysterious crew who arrive with a cargo that’s not quite what it seems. This has tons of potential and I want to see where it goes. Rating: 9.5
The final two entries are from Minotaur Press who are being picked up by Top Cow.
Echoes by the brilliant Joshua Hale Fialkov with art by Rashan Ekedal is so beyond twisted and so freaking good. This a psycological thriller along with the likes of Silence of the Lambs. You know where this is going, and the pacing and build up are perfect. I love the black and white art (it’s a perfect fit) and can’t imagine what comes next. This is so good I hope folks are seriously taking a look at it for the big or small screen. Rating: 10
The final story of the bunch is Last Mortal, written by John Mahoney and Filip Sablik with art by Thomas Nachlik. A very interesting tale that doesn’t reveal what’s going on until the very last panel. It’s one story that crosses over into something totally different. Again this is a black and white comic, which works for it. A very creative and engaging beginning that sucks you right in. Rating: 9
LOS ANGELES, Calif., September 2, 2010 – Top Cow Productions, Inc. proudly announced today that the publisher will be releasing six new #1 issues in the upcoming Top Cow First Look Volume 1 trade paperback. Scheduled to be in stores October 6, 2010, the Top Cow First Look is a new publishing initiative that will allow readers to sample new titles from six dramatically different creative teams in a single collection at a reasonable price point.
For readers new to Top Cow, the Top Cow First Look trade will provide an exclusive “first look” at the publisher’s latest creation in the crime noir, suspense, urban action, space horror, supernatural mystery and revenge genres. The follow titles are collected in the first volume:
One of the winners of the 2008 Top Cow Pilot Season, Marc Bernardin, Adam Freeman and Afua Richardson present the first issue in their upcoming miniseries, Genius centers on the story of a young African-American military genius taking over Los Angeles’ gangs.
Written by Christos Gage (Avengers Academy) with by the art team of Jorge Lucas (The Darkness) and Felix Serrano, Sunset tells the tale of an old Vegas enforcer on a quest for revenge in his twilight years.
Writer Jason Rubin (The Iron Saint), penciler Tyler Kirkham (Green Lantern Corps), inker Sal Regla and colorist Arif Prianto of IFS, unveils the supernatural murder-mystery Mysterious Ways.
B. Clay Moore, Nelson Blake II and Dave McCaig take you deep into space horror with Black Vault.
Kicking off the newly relaunched Minotaur Press line, Joshua Hale Fialkov and Rahsan Ekedal bring you a haunting generational serial killer tale with Echoes.
Written by John Mahoney and Top Cow publisher Filip Sablik with art by Thomas Nachlik present you a supernatural noir adventure about a small time criminal who discovers he cannot die with Last Mortal.
TOP COW ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR COMIC-CON INTERNATIONAL 2010
Pilot Season 2010:
Pilot Season 2010 will begin anew as a 6-week event debut in the fall. The 6-week schedule is a new element to this year’s Pilot Season competition. Additionally, the promotion will return to include 6 different creative teams after 2009’s event where all the properties were co-created by Robert Kirkman and Marc Silvestri. Top Cow will be debuting the contestants for the 2010 competition at Comic-International with a Pilot Season 2010 Declassified preview book.
Created by Matt Hawkins and written by screenwriter Brad Ingelsby with art by Thomas Nachlik with a cover by Bagus Hutomo of IFS, Pilot Season: Forever #1 focuses on a pharmaceutical company, Longevity, and their development of a drug that extends human life and counters the debilitating effects of aging almost indefinitely.
Created and written by William Harms and debuting art from Jerry Landon with a cover by Rafael Albuquerque, Pilot Season: 39 Minutes #1 turns a heist story on its head when a bank robber’s only solution to getaway from a surrounded bank full of customers and employees is to kill everyone in town.
Created and co-written by Marc Silvestri and co-writer Jeff Katz with art by Allan Jefferson, Pilot Season: Crosshair #1 centers on former assassin for the CIA, Justin Weller, who just settled into the life of a loving husband and devoted father in the suburbs, coping with the discovery that he has been brainwashed to kill the President of the United States.
Created and written by Filip Sablk and debuting art from David Marquez with a cover by Jenny Frison, Pilot Season: The Asset #1 redefines the femme fatale for the digital age when you’re matched with the woman of your dreams; the same woman who’s trying to get you killed.
Created and co-written by the team behind Broken Trinity: Pandora’s Box, Bryan Edward Hill and Rob Levin, with jaw dropping art from industry legend Brian Stelfreeze, Pilot Season: 7 Days from Hell #1 finds ex-pat turned mercenary John Bishop mortally wounded, but spared from Hell by a renegade demon seeking redemption.
Created and co-written by Marc Silvestri and David Wohl with art from Stjepan Sejic, Pilot Season: Midway Earth #1 sees our home planet as the strategic prize in a brutal war between two alien races.
Top Cow Bible Addendum:
Hot on the heels of the Top Cow Bible, which debuted at Comic-Con International 2009, Top Cow will debut the Top Cow Bible Addendum #1 at Comic-Con International 2010. The 32 page, prestige format comic will feature over 25 brand-new properties spotlighted and introduced to the world for the first time. This collection will include upcoming contestants in Pilot Season 2010 as well as new properties debuting as series from Top Cow and Minotaur Press in 2010 and 2011. Each property will include a summary and brand new key art and showcase Top Cow’s motto of “We Create…” Additionally, the back of the Top Cow Bible Addendum #1 will contain several pages of “In Development” properties, which will tease upcoming projects.
Pitt Comics and Reprints:
Top Cow proudly announces that it has acquired the rights to Pitt, the seminal character created by legendary artist Dale Keown. Keown has long considered himself part of the Top Cow family and this deal solidifies his ongoing relationship and commitment to the Cow. As part if this, Top Cow will collect previously published Pitt comics in trade paperbacks (which have never been collected before) as well as produce new Pitt comics and merchandise. Future Pitt comics will feature covers by Keown and be co-written and art directed by the creator.
Minotaur Press Revival:
Top Cow proudly announces the return of the Minotaur Press imprint to their line. The imprint is best known for releasing such series as Obergeist by Tony Harris and Dan Jolley and Felon by Greg Rucka. The return of the imprint is part of Top Cow’s efforts to create three distinct, clear lines of comics. These lines will include Top Cow Universe, which encompasses series such as Witchblade The Darkness, and Artifacts, that take place in the shared Top Cow Universe; Top Cow Productions, which will include stand alone color series such as Mysterious Ways, Sunset, and Rest; and lastly, Minotaur Press, which will act a home for more independent styled series. The first series to launch under the revived Minotaur Press will be Echoes created and written by Joshua Hale Fialkov (Tumor, Alibi) with toned art by Rahsan Ekedal. The series follows a man, who discovers his dead father may have been a serial killer and when new bodies begin to surface he’s left to wonder if he has inherited his father’s tendencies. The second series planned for release under the Minotaur Press line is Last Mortal. Last Mortal is co-created and written by Top Cow Publisher Filip Sablik (Pilot Season: Asset) and newcomer John Mahoney and co-created and drawn by Thomas Nachlik (Pilot Season: Forever). That series tells the story of a small time criminal who discovers after trying to kill himself that he is immortal.
Video game industry legend Jason Rubin makes his triumphant return to comics with a brand new series entitled Mysterious Ways. Best known for creating Crash Bandicoot and Jak and Daxter, Rubin made his initial splash in comics with The Iron Saint (originally published under the title Iron and the Maiden). The Iron Saint makes its collected trade debut at Comic-Con International along with a special sneak peek of Mysterious Ways #1 as part of the Top Cow First Look trade paperback. Mysterious Ways features art by Green Lantern Corps artist Tyler Kirkham, inker Sal Regla, and colorist Arif Prianto of IFS. The series follows the story of washed up ex-cop Sam, who has slid into a pit of despair and drinking his life away after killing his corrupt partner. When a serial killer begins killing innocent women around town, the police suspect Sam. As Sam races to clear his name he discovers that the Lord works in very Mysterious Ways indeed. Mysterious Ways is slated for release in late 2010/early 2011.
Top Cow Productions and DiVide Pictures are proud to announce the return of fan favorite property Rest. Originally published by Devil’s Due Publishing, Rest chronicles the adventures of John, a man who becomes one of the first human test subjects for a drug, which removes the need for sleep. Imagine what you could do if you had an extra eight hours every day and always felt awake and refreshed. The dream soon becomes a nightmare as John discovers that he may not be the first subject and the drug may have unforeseen side effects. Three issues of Rest, issues #0, #1, and #2, have been released previously. Top Cow and DiVide will be utilizing a unique publishing plan to relaunch Rest. Issues #3-5, which complete the series, will be released exclusively digitally in single-issue form, along with making issues #0-2 available digitally. The issues will be released leading up to the release of the trade paperback in October at New York Comic-Con. More details will be forthcoming on specifics for the digital release plan.