Wednesday, October 13, 2010
And with Pilot Season: 7 Days From Hell #1 hitting stores next week, Pilot Season 2010 is a wrap!
With five heavy contenders, who will you choose? Which one is worthy of its own series? It's all up to you guys! Our fantastic readers! The polls will open up November 1st.
But in the mean time, check out this exclusive preview of Pilot Season: 7 Days From Hell #1 by Bryan Edward Hill, Rob Levin and Phil Noto.
See the full preview here.
Friday, September 24, 2010
It’s Autumn again. Where did 2010 go, friends? Seriously it seems like only yesterday I was playing video poker at the Hard Rock Café Casino to finish out 2009. I swear it was only minutes ago I was finalizing plans for San Diego Comic-Con and feeling the cold sweat inducing panic of hard printing deadlines rushing headlong at my deer-in-the-headlights expression.
Autumn 2010 means cooler weather (for you poor suckers who live in four seasons), mid-term elections, the return of pumpkin as the flavor-du-jour on everything from your latte to your ice cream, and a new crop of TV pilots hoping for at least one good season in the sun. For us at Top Cow it also means its time for a new crop of Pilot Season comics.
This year we have five different new concepts by five unique creative teams. A mix of season pros and wet-behind-the-ears newcomers fighting for your attention and trying to create something you haven’t seen before. So much of the comics released in recent years have been about nostalgia. I get it. Nostalgia is a warm blanket, a comforting hot cup of cocoa. It reminds us of better, bygone days in troubled times. We know what we’re going to get and what to expect. But I’m here to challenge you take a chance on the new. Stretch past your comfort zone and reach to discover a different genre or an undiscovered creator.
Read more about Pilot Season 2010 from Filip here.
“Velocity” #2 showcases the eponymous heroine’s abilities and problem-solving abilities as she’s left with the task of saving herself and her Cyberforce teammates from a deadly virus in under an hour. It’s a fun, breezy read with gorgeous art.
Read the full review here.
With movies such as Takers, The Town, and The Hurt Locker gaining praise and big box office numbers (the latter took home a Best Picture Oscar), it's no surprise that crime/military dramas would start making a comeback of sorts in comics. In this year's Pilot Season, there is such a book that incorporates that type of story, and it's not too shabby. 39 Minutes tells the story of former military commander John Clayton, who is incarcerated for bogus charges, and his former team that has currently gone rogue and in the middle of a crime spree.
For those of you looking for something without capes, I'd recommend 39 Minutes. While it's not perfect, it's still a hearty read.
Read the full review here.
Our friends over at Guerrilla Geek has the exclusive sneak peek of the Top Cow Holiday Special by Phil Smith and Alina Urusov.
Head on over to Guerrilla Geek to check out the full cover and to read the solicit text.
Source: Guerrilla Geek
What panel did Techland chose for their Panel of the Week? Head on over to Techland to find out.
Have I already mentioned that Ken Rocafort draws one hell of a comic book page? I have? I won't shut the hell up about it? Fair enough. But this two page spread featured thirty two individual background panels while the foreground shot has our hero taking down no less then six hunter killers. It's so good I had to scan the seam and I hate doing that.
Top Cow has given BF an exclusive look at the covers to Witchblade #144, which is the 15th Anniversary issue!
Read more about Witchblade #144 here.
Source: Broken Frontier