Top Cow July 2008 Solicitations

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Top Cow July Solicitations

JULY 2008

Broken Trinity #1
(W) Ron Marz  (A) Stjepan Sejic   (Cov) Stjepan Sejic, Luke Ross

In 2007, Top Cow unleashed First Born, hailed by critics as "a quality mini-series,” “required reading” and “an epic adventure." That storyline changed the Top Cow Universe forever. But that was just the beginning.

Broken Trinity brings together the Witchblade, The Darkness and Angelus once more, but this time the stakes are even higher as a new artifact is discovered, forever upsetting the balance of power. By the conclusion of the crossover, a major new player will be introduced into the Top Cow Universe, while at least one established character will be gone forever. The team of Marz and Sejic that dazzled you with First Born and their ongoing adventures on Witchblade is back to change the face of the Top Cow Universe one more time. Also featuring part one of a stunning triptych variant cover by Luke Ross (Indiana Jones, Green Lantern Corps).

Broken Trinity #1 kicks off a three-issue limited series, augmented by three, stand-alone, tie-in issues for Witchblade, The Darkness and Angelus.

Cover A – Stjepan Sejic
Cover B – Luke Ross
Full Color 32 pages $2.99   Limited Series

Pilot Season: The Core #1
(W) Jonathan Hickman (A) Kenneth Rocafort           (Cov) Jonathan Hickman

The Core is the center of the known universe where ancient and well-established species have created powerful empires, federations and cooperatives. The Core is also the most dangerous place in existence, and younger races are not welcomed warmly. When the first human is appointed to an extraterrestrial Special Forces unit, the soldier must first earn the respect of his peers as he fights for the recognition of his species.

The writing of critically acclaimed scribe Jonathan Hickman (Nightly News, Pax Romana) and the distinct stylings of Madame Mirage artist Kenneth Rocafort combine for this unique Pilot Seasonbook!

Full Color 32 pages $3.99   Pilot Issue

Pilot Season: Urban Myths #1
(W) Jay Faerber (A) Jorge Molina (Cov) Jorge Molina

Journey to New Athens — a modern-day world where humans still worship the Greek Gods and the Greek Gods still meddle in the lives of men. In this world, if you think your wife's cheating on you, first you pray to Aphrodite for a way to win her back.  If that doesn't work, you hire Jack Medusa, private eye, to get the goods on film. Son of the infamous Medusa, Jack wears a metal mask to protect the people around him.  He's a social leper but a damn good P.I., and he takes on cases the police won't touch.
From fan-favorite writer Jay Faerber (Dynamo 5, Noble Causes) and fresh newcomer Jorge Molina (Superman/Batman Annual).

This is the last but not least of the Pilot Season 2008 books! Be sure to visit www.topcow.com for details on how to vote on which one of the Pilot Season books is your favorite to get its own series!

Full Color 32 pages $3.99   Pilot Issue

Witchblade #119
(W) Ron Marz  (A) Stjepan Sejic (Cov) Stjepan Sejic, Luke Ross

A mysterious green-haired assassin is running amok in Manhattan, and not even New York City’s Finest can stop her. But there’s one more cop standing in the killer’s path, and she’s armed with more than her department-issue revolver. The Top Cow crossover no one predicted!

Cover A – Stjepan Sejic
Cover B – Luke Ross
Full Color 32 pages $2.99   Ongoing Series

Witchblade Volume 5 Trade Paperback
(W) Ron Marz, Ian Edginton (A) Stjepan Sejic, Stephen Sadowski, Luke Ross, Rick Leonardi, and Sami Basri (Cov) Stjepan Sejic

This volume features last summer’s crossover hit, First Born, its tie-in issues, and several issues dealing with Dani Baptiste and Sara Pezzini’s lives after the universe-altering event. Showcased in this volume are current Witchblade ongoing artist Stjepan Sejic, Stephen Sadowski (JSA, Project: Superpowers), Luke Ross (Indiana Jones), Rick Leonardi (Action Comics), and Sami Basri (JLA: Classified). Plus, this trade paperback features a brand-new painted cover by Sejic!
Collects Witchblade #110-115 and First Born#1-3.

Full Color  226 pages  $17.99  Trade Paperback

The Art of Marc Silvestri Deluxe Hardcover
(A) Marc Silvestri

The spotlight shines on Top Cow founder Marc Silvestri in this very special art collection. Silvestri’s career blossomed during runs on Uncanny X-Men and Wolverine and in the early 1990s, he revolutionized the comics industry when he co-founded Image Comics and created such hit properties as Cyberforce, Witchblade, and The Darkness. This oversized art book showcases some of Silvestri’s favorite, most popular, and most iconic images from his illustrious career.

Full Color 96 pages $29.99   Hardcover

The Darkness: Butcher One-Shot Top Cow Store Exclusive Variant
(W) Rob Levin   (A) Michael Broussard (Cov) Michael Broussard

A stark, pencil cover by The Darkness artist Michael Broussard, punctuated by blood-red drops. Limited to 1,000 copies, allocations may occur.

Full Color 32 pages $10.00 Exclusive Variant



Witchblade/Devi #1 New York Comic-Con Exclusive Variant
(W) Ron Marz  (A) Eric Basaldua  (Cov) Stjepan Sejic

Sejic (Witchblade) has outdone himself with a sexy variant cover to this groundbreaking, crossover book with Virgin Comics. Limited to 1,000 copies, allocations may occur.

Full Color 32 pages $10.00 Convention Exclusive



Witchblade #116 New York Comic-Con Exclusive Variant
(W) Ron Marz   (A) Stjepan Sejic 

Now you can customize the landmark Witchblade issue with this limited, blank sketch edition at one of Top Cow’s many convention stops in 2008. Limited to 2,000 copies, allocations may occur.

Full Color 32 pages $10.00 Convention Exclusive



Witchblade #116 Second Printing
(W) Ron Marz   (A) Stjepan Sejic  (Cov) Stjepan Sejic

The hot, new creative team of Marz and Sejic resulted in an instant sellout and garnered rave reviews. Don’t miss out on this second chance to jump on the hottest title of 2008, featuring a brand-new pencil cover by Sejic!

Full Color 32 pages $2.99  Ongoing Series

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