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TUESDAY, JULY 27, 2010

TOP COW PRODUCTIONS FOR OCTOBER

PILOT SEASON: CROSSHAIR #1

Written by Jeff Katz, art by Allen Jefferson, cover by Marc Silvestri.

After settling into the life of loving husband and devoted father in the suburbs, a former assassin for the CIA learns he's been brainwashed to kill the President of the United States. To his horror, Justin Weller has discovered that in less than 48 hours something or someone will trigger his suppressed program and send him into deadly and irreversible action. Weller must discover his triggering mechanism and uncover who is behind the conspiracy that will pitch the world into chaos.

32 pages, $3.99, in stores on Oct. 6.

PILOT SEASON: THE ASSET #1

Written by Filip Sablik, art by David Marquez, cover by Jenny Frison.

Finding that someone special in the modern age isn't easy; but online dating sites promise matches based on multi-faceted personality profiles. So what happens when you meet the woman of your dreams but she turns out to be more than what she seems? Madeline would be the perfect girlfriend if it wasn't for the fact that she's trying to get Doug killed.

32 pages, $3.99, in stores on Oct. 13.

PILOT SEASON: 7 DAYS FROM HELL #1

Written by Bryan Edward Hill and Rob Levin, art and cover by Brian Stelfreeze.

Ex-pat turned mercenary John Bishop is mortally wounded, but spared from Hell by a renegade demon seeking redemption. The price of John's salvation? He's reborn as the demon's personal assassin and charged with ridding humanity of our worst criminals, sadists, and murderers...with a seven-day deadline for each kill.

Redemption can take a lifetime. John Bishop only has 7 days.

32 pages, $3.99, in stores on Oct. 20.

PILOT SEASON: MIDWAY EARTH #1

Written by Marc Silvestri and David Wohl, art by Stjepan Sejic, cover by Silvestri and Sejic.

Our home planet is the strategic prize in a brutal war between two alien races. As the crucial midway point between them, the one that wins our world will win a conflict that has raged for thousands of years.

The earth is burning and the fate of mankind rests in the hands of a shattered man and a mysterious girl from a distant galaxy. Haunted by the loss of a choice made, Michael Clark tries to save a world caught in the crossfire of an intergalactic war. An entire race will depend on a single decision he must make – a decision that will see him sacrifice everything he holds dear and forever change the world we know.

32 pages, $3.99, in stores on Oct. 27.

ARTIFACTS #4

Written by Ron Marz, art by Michael Broussard, covers by Broussard and John Tyler Christopher.

The first chapter of Top Cow's biggest event concludes! Artifact bearers from around the globe including Sara Pezzini, bearer of the Witchblade; Jackie Estacado, bearer of The Darkness; Dani Baptiste, bearer of The Angelus; the Magdalena, bearer of the Spear of Destiny; Tom Judge, bearer of the Rapture; and many others have found themselves pulled into an ancient struggle ignited by the kidnapping of Hope Pezzini. And now, the architect of this fateful orchestration is revealed!

32 pages, $3.99, in stores on Oct. 20.

THE DARKNESS: FOUR HORSEMEN #3

For the first time in many, many years, Jackie Estacado, bearer of The Darkness, finds himself fearing for his life. The Demon Riders have taken over Ginsberg and aim to destroy Estacado. Meanwhile, two mysterious beings close in on the town and the countdown to extinction begins!

32 pages, $3.99, in stores on Oct. 13

WITCHBLADE #142

Written by Ron Marz, art and cover by Stjepan Sejic.

"Tiamat," Part 3 of 4! Still reeling from the events of Artifacts, Sara succumbs to the mythic power of the Babylonian God-Queen Tiamat. With the Balance out of the way, will Tiamat remake New York in her image?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Oct. 6.

TOP COW FIRST LOOK VOLUME 1 TRADE PAPERBACK

Written by Christos Gage, Marc Bernardin, Adam Freeman, Jason Rubin, B. Clay More, Joshua Hale Fialkov, John Mahoney and Filip Sablik, art by Jorge Lucas, Afua Richardson, Tyler Kirkham, Nelson Blake Ii and Thomas Nachlik.

In an unparalleled publishing initiative, Top Cow presents a collection of six never-before-seen first issues of upcoming series bound in a single collection. Sunset by Christos Gage (Avengers Academy) and Jorge Lucas (The Darkness) tells the tale of an old Vegas enforcer on a quest for revenge in his twilight years. The Pilot Season 2008 winning team of Marc Bernardin & Adam Freeman (The Authority) and Afua Richardson (Cyblade) returns with Genius—a story of a young African-American military genius taking over LA's gangs. Jason Rubin (The Iron Saint) and Tyler Kirkham (Green Lantern Corps) unveil the supernatural murder-mystery Mysterious Ways. B. Clay Moore (Hawaiian Dick) and Nelson Blake II (Magdalena) take you deep into space horror with Black Vault. And reintroducing Top Cow's Minotaur imprint come two dark series: Joshua Hale Fialkov & Rahsan Ekedal's (The Cleaners) generational serial killer Echoes, and Last Mortal, a supernatural noir adventure from Filip Sablik, John Mahoney, and Thomas Nachlik.

160 pages, $4.99, in stores on Oct. 6.

REST VOLUME 1 TRADE PAPERBACK

Written by Mark Powers, art by Shawn McManus and Marco Catiello, cover by Phil Jimenez.

The Rest story completed! The long awaited collection produced by Heroes star Milo Ventimiglia and DiVide Pictures with story by Mike O'Sullivan arrives! John Barrett is a man going nowhere. In his late 20's, he's stuck in a dead-end job with no friends and no future. When his best friend from college mysteriously resurfaces with news of a new wonder drug that replaces sleep, John falls into a conspiracy that threatens to change the course of human history!

This volume collects Rest #1-5 along with a cover gallery, behind-the-scenes commentary and sketches, and much more!

144 pages, $14.99, in stores on Oct. 27.



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