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Top Cow announces Destiny Gate

Top Cow Productions, Inc. is partnering with EP1T0ME Studios, Inc. to co-produce and to publish Destiny Gate, a new horror, noir thriller series.

Destiny Gate is an action-packed, immersive series based on the game concept by Paul Limon and being penned by Ryan Cady, illustrated by Christian DiBari and colored by Simon Gough.

Life, for the most part, is the product of the decisions you make. For some, a “wrong” decision or two (or more) leads to crossroads on the other side of the Destiny Gate. Do you fight for a chance to survive and to start anew, or do you succumb to your inner demons and end it all for you and, worse, yours? In this opening tale, we meet Mitchell Slate at the height of the Great Depression. Down on his luck and heading home to a disappointed and desperate family, Mitchell’s train ride veers off the rails and transforms into a macabre and darkly fantastical journey into his own fragile soul.

Destiny Gate #1 Cover A by Christian DiBari and Simon Gough, and Cover B by Rahsan Ekedal, will be in comic shops on October 11th, 2023.

Witchblade Complete Collection Vol. 3 comes to Kickstarter with a new Witchblade #1 Preview Edition

Witchblade Complete Collection Vol. 3

Top Cow Productions, Inc. is heading to Kickstarter for the Witchblade Complete Collection Vol. 3. Fans can pre-register that fans can now pre-register for its launch which will take place on Wednesday, February 1st at 7AM EST. The Kickstarter features a new limited collectible hardcover of iconic series and a backer only preview edition of the new Witchblade #1 by writer Marguerite Bennett, artist Francesca Ciregia, and colorist Bryan Valenza, and new cover by Top Cow founder and Witchblade co-creator Marc Silvestri unveiling the new Witchblade gauntlet

This Complete Witchblade Hardcover Volume 3 is a limited edition reprint of the iconic series featuring art by Randy Green, Keu Cha, Brian Ching, Francis Manapul with the main story by Paul Jenkins and collects Witchblade #37-57, Destiny’s Child #1-3, and Witchblade/Lady Death.

This Volume 3 hardcover will have an exclusive Kickstarter dust jacket and every copy will include a limited edition bookplate signed by Marc Silvestri.

For the fans who have been searching for Volume 1 and Volume 2, Top Cow announces that they will make new printed editions available via a special tier.

Also, Top Cow has confirmed that the original Witchblade wielder, Sara Pezzini, will return in a new series debuting in 2024 which will be resurrected with a special Kickststarter Witchblade #1 Preview Edition. Through this Kickstarter’s backer kit, this special edition will give fans a preview of what’s to come!

Kickstarter backers will also have their names featured in the #1 Preview Edition’s Thank You section.

Marc Silvestri’s Soldier Stories cover revealed!

Top Cow is giving veterans a platform to share their experiences in the service through sequential storytelling with a new anthology Soldier Stories, coming this November 9th, 2022. With the release less than a month away, Top Cow has revealed the Cover B variant by artist Marc Silvestri.

The anthology will feature an excerpt by the late Denny O’Neil, writer and editor of many marvel and DC Comics, including The Amazing Spider-man and Green Lantern/Green Arrow.

Soldier Stories features four compelling tales of military conflict, all written by veterans who served from the Vietnam era to Afghanistan. These first-person accounts of real-life warfare have been reimagined across a variety of genres from sci-fi to horror to personal memoir. What’s it like to wait out a chemical attack? How does it feel to abandon your allies? In a world of push-button warfare, has killing gotten too easy? How do you go on when the war is over but the struggle is not?These are personal stories, compelling stories, stories that will haunt and surprise you. Because every soldier has a story.

  • “Terps” by Brian Anthony and John Bivens
  • “Game Over” by Jalysa Conway, Annapaola Martello, and K. Michael Russell
  • “All Clear” by Megan Ferrell Burke, Arturo Lauria, and Kelly Fitzpatrick
  • “The Great Man” by Rev. William J. Bellamy, Cecilia Lo Valvo, and Ryan Cody
Soldier Stories Marc Silvestri

GlobalComix partners with Top Cow to launch PDF Downloads and Bundles

GlobalComix is helping to celebrate 30 years of Top Cow as its inaugural publisher in partnership for the launch of GlobalComix PDF Downloads and Bundles for digital collectors. 

With GlobalComix PDF Downloads and Bundles, readers can purchase, collect, and permanently archive high-quality digital comics PDFs for offline viewing on any device and preferred app, regardless of publication deletion or paywall, through direct and unique PDF generation and download. Advanced search filters also allow discovery of new titles that direct support of each creator and publisher, as well as simple checkout selection for individual titles and bundles at a single set price and one-time payment. A searchable list page displays all purchased comics along with links to access a downloadable PDF.

Top Cow is known for titles such as Cyberforce, The Darkness, Witchblade, Tithe, Postal, Sunstone, Fine Print, and Punderworld. Their vast catalog is the first to drop on GlobalComix for digital downloads, making for the perfect partnership in GlobalComix’s continued mission to share comics with everyone, everywhere—now whenever, wherever, and forever.

For creators and publishers, content owners can set their own fixed prices and run direct sales of their digital library, with the same industry-leading revenue share percentage from subscriptions for their direct sales. Capabilities include editing and managing all settings including prices for each book, assigning discounts on a per-book basis, and toggling specific sales for individual titles, with a set creation of automatic discounts assigned to individual books or custom bundles of books.

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Review: Metal Society #1

Metal Society #1

In the future humanity has been wiped out. Their excess and lack of caring for the planet has destroyed them. Robots have risen in their place to rule and care for the planet. But, even robots have work they don’t want to do. So, humans have been grown to perform the labor the robots no longer feel like doing. But, enslaved individuals strive for freedom. Metal Society #1 pits two warriors, a human and a robot, in an MMA-style battle to prove… something. That part’s not totally clear but the comic’s overall themes and focus is.

Zack Kaplan takes us into another sci-fi world using its setting to explore our own society. Fear of replacement by tools, yearning for freedom, choice, it’s all here in a first issue that’s packed with a lot to chew on and debate about. The comic is both breezy entertainment and dense debate at the same time. It’s rather impressive in that way.

As a fan of MMA, I’m super excited to see the actual fight to come but the first issue is a lot of setup introducing us to the world, the conflict, and the combatants. It does a solid job of building it all up delivering an easy to understand cause and a simple and different outlet to see that play out in. I finished the issue and immediately wanted to read more.

The art by Guilherme Balbi with color by Marco Lesko and lettering by Troy Peteri is fantastic. There’s a futuristic dystopian aspect about it that doesn’t feel depressing. The comic is definitely the future but it doesn’t deliver a neon skyline like so many. Instead, it’s foreign and familiar at the same time. And that futurescape is mixed with the grounded reality of the humans which reminded me a lot of the shanty town in John Carpenter’s They Live. The clash between worlds is clear and interesting and it too adds some depth to the debate and challenges the reader to reflect on our own world and reality.

Metal Society #1 is a hell of a start. It does what good sci-fi does, entertain and also explore our own world. But that exploration is even more interesting in that it takes on so much to reflect upon and forcing the reader to think and chew on their own. Wear a mouth guard, this looks like it’s going to be one hell of a read and fight to come.

Story: Zack Kaplan Art: Guilherme Balbi
Color: Marco Lesko Letterer: Troy Peteri
Story: 8.5 Art: 8.5 Overall: 8.5 Recommendation: Buy

Image Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

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Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

Twig #1

Wednesdays (and Tuesdays) are new comic book day! Each week hundreds of comics are released, and that can be pretty daunting to go over and choose what to buy. That’s where we come in

Each week our contributors choose what they can’t wait to read this week or just sounds interesting. In other words, this is what we’re looking forward to and think you should be taking a look at!

Find out what folks think below, and what comics you should be looking out for this week.

Archer & Armstrong Forever #1 (Valiant) – If you’ve ever read a comic with these two, you know why we’re excited. In this series Armstrong loses his immortality and Archer refuses to let him go gentle into that good night.

Dogs of London #1 (AfterShock) – Former gang members who thought they escaped their troubled past are about to be haunted by that past. The Dogs have awoken, and they seek more than mere revenge.

Flashpoint Beyond #1 (DC Comics) – The zero issue was a bit mixed but we’re intrigued to see where this all goes and how far it’ll go as we return to the world of Flashpoint!

Metal Society #1 (Image Comics/Top Cow) – Humans and robots clash and who will reign supreme will be determined when they square off MMA-style!

Quests Aside #1 (Vault Comics) – The King plans to shut down the bar Quests Aside and the retired adventurer Barrow must figure out a way to save it!

Spider-Man 2099 Exodus Alpha #1 (Marvel) – No more time travel for Miguel O’Hara. He’s back in his time and must deal with a cataclysmic clash that creates a new Garden of Eden in the American Wastelands.

Starward #1 (Heavy Metal) – Stephanie Cohen’s life is all going according to plan. The only problem is…the plan isn’t hers! On the eve of her twentieth birthday she gets a gift unlike any she could possibly expect.

Task Force Z #7 (DC Comics) – New recruits for Task Force Z? The series has been a lot of fun mixing the concept of the Suicide Squad with zombies! It shouldn’t work but it totally does!

Twig #1 (Image Comics) – It’s a tale of of hope, heartache, and determination to overcome insurmountable odds! in what’s described as a “Bone-esque” quest from Skottie Young and Kyle Strahm!

Image and Top Cow Unveil the Metal Society Trailer

On Wednesday, May 4, humans and robots will rumble for survival and supremacy as Image Comics and Top Cow fan favorite creator Zack Kaplan returns with his new series, Metal Society, with art by Guilherme Balbi, colors by Marco Lesko, and letters by Troy Peteri.

Watch this new trailer of Metal Society to get a sneak peek as to what to expect from this Blade Runner meets Rocky sci-fi sci-fi action series that will be the talk of 2022:

Welcome to Metal Society where Every Human Deserves a Fighting Chance

In a future world of robots, extinct humans have been brought back to life—but will they earn their place in society, or will have to fight for it? The forthcoming Image Comics and Top Cow sci-fi mini series—Metal Society by Zack Kaplan, Guilherme Balbi, Marco Lesko, and Troy Peteri—explores just that with a side of MMA-Style sport fights. 

In Metal Society, the creators take readers on an inverted future, where evolved robots resurrect humans for manual labor. But, a tribalistic cultural clash breaks out, causing a fearless human fighter and a frustrated, displaced robot to square off in a public fight of epic stakes. 

See if the human or robot will reign supreme in Metal Society when it lands in comic shops on Wednesday, May 5.

Top Cow’s Talent Search 2022 Announced

Top Cow is in search of new talent again. Top Cow’s Talent Search has discovered some of today’s top comic book talent such as Tini Howard, Issac Goodhart, and Stephanie Phillips. As the publisher celebrates its 30th Anniversaryit hopes to launch a few comic book creators’ careers!

Marc SilvestriCyberforce co-writer, Image Comics co-founder, and Top Cow founder, and President/Coo Matt Hawkins are searching for entrants who can capture this group of cybernetically enhanced resistance fighters on the run from the monolithic multi-national conglomerate Cyberdata that created them in this talent search.

For full information, click on the resources! Top Cow’s Talent Search ends on November 30th, 2022. 

Top Cow Talent Search 2022
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