Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Whatever Comics Reviews Top Cow Comics! Talks Comicon SanDiego!

Geeks of Doom Review Unholy Union!

"There’s something big going on in the Top Cow universe. So big, in fact, that the Marvel universe had to get involved. Unholy Union kicks off the big First Born summer event over at The Cow. "

Seth Green & Hugh Sterbakov's Freshmen II Gets Collected for San Diego!

Second Jam Packed Trade Debuts at Comicon in Special Fan Pack!

Top Cow Productions is injecting Comic-con International: San Diego with some additional star power with an appearance by actor and RobotChicken co-creator Seth Green and writer Hugh Sterbakov co-creators of Top Cow's Freshmen.

Freshmen II Fundamentals of Fear Trade Paperback will be debuting exclusively at Comic-Con on July 26th-29th along with an exclusive new Freese College Beavers t-shirt and an exclusive mini-lithograph. The trade paperback and t-shirt will be available separately or in an exclusive Comic-Con fan pack with the mini-lithograph. Both Green and Sterbakov will appear at the Top Cow Panel on Friday evening at 5:30pm in Room 1AB and make an exclusive signing appearance at the Top Cow booth (#2329) on Saturday from 2pm-4pm.

Freshmen II: Fundamentals of Fear Trade Paperback collects the second mini-series chronicling the experiences of a group of college outcasts banded together by the ironic powers they acquired in the Science Building of Freese College. Each member of the Freshmen developed a power based on what they were thinking about the moment the Ax-Cell-Erator exploded. In the second semester of their freshmen year, the group learns the true meaning of fear at the hands of the mysterious Mr. Fiddlesticks while struggling with their powers and secrets that threaten to tear the group apart. With art by Will Conrad (Serenity, Red Sonja) and Jorge Correa (Pirates Of The Caribbean , Stargate: SG-1) and featuring a cover gallery with art by Eric Basaldua ( The Darkness Level 3), Phil Hester (Green Arrow), Scott Benefiel (Witchblade), Randy Green (Emma Frost), and Rodolfo Migliari this trade is a must have for any Freshman fan.

"It's an amazing experience getting to make this book, and we're so excited by the response so far. I'm really looking forward to sharing the next chapter of our kids lives with you all- hope you enjoy it as much as we have," added co-creator Seth Green.

The Freshmen II: Fundamentals of Fear Trade Paperback is a 160 page full-color trade paperback with a suggested retail price of $16.99. Additional information regarding Freshmen can be found at and

Monday, July 23, 2007

San Diego 2008 Signing Schedule!

Top Cow Productions revealed today their signing schedule and programming plans for Comic-Con International: San Diego 2008. The publisher is pleased to feature a bevy of top notch talent including founder Marc Silvestri, actor and producer Seth Green, Wizard Top Ten Artist Mike Choi, First Born architect Ron Marz and Croatian painting sensation Stjepan Sejic on his first US signing tour.

Top Cow will be running special promotions throughout Comic-Con including daily raffles, a different comic giveaway every day, and on Saturday from 1pm to 3pm, fans will have the opportunity to literally "Buy The Shirt Off The Top Cow Cowgirl".

Top Cow also announced a panel on Friday at 5:30pm in room 1AB, which will include special guests Seth Green and Hugh Sterbakov from Freshmen and Ron Marz and Stjepan Sejic of First Born join Marc Silvestri, Top Cow President Matt Hawkins, and Vice President of Editorial Rob Levin to discuss Top Cow's biggest events for 2007. The panel will also feature major announcements regarding Top Cow's merchandising plans, Witchblade, and other key Top Cow properties along with a surprise guest or two. And every attendee will have the opportunity to win a top secret grand prize and will receive a limited edition mini-lithograph just for coming to the panel. Top Cow will also be involved in The Darkness video game panel with Union and 2K on Saturday at 3pm in room 8. Also appearing throughout the convention for Top Cow will be Paul Jenkins promoting his work for Top Cow and along with partner Rob Prior promoting their film Tatua with free t-shirts, temporary tattoos, and other opportunities for fans to win fabulous prizes.

Wednesday, July 25th 2007

6pm-9pm Stjepan Sejic (First Born, Witchblade)
6pm-9pm Michael Broussard (Unholy Union, The Darkness)
6pm-9pm Eric Basaldua (The Darkness Level 3, Hunter-Killer)
6pm-9pm Rick Basaldua (The Darkness Level 3)

Thursday, July 26th 2007

10am-12pm Michael Broussard (Unholy Union, The Darkness)
10am-12pm Stjepan Sejic (Witchblade, First Born)
10am-12pm Ron Marz (Witchblade, First Born)
12pm-2pm David Wohl (The Darkness Levels)
2pm-4pm Eric Basaldua (The Darkness Level 3, Hunter-Killer)
2pm-4pm Rick Basaldua (The Darkness Level 3)
4pm-6pm Joshua Ortega (The Necromancer, Frank Frazetta's Death Dealer)
4pm-6pm JonBoy Meyers (The Necromancer, Ninja Scroll)
4pm-6pm Patrick Blaine (The Darkness Level 4)

Friday, July 27th 2007

10am-12pm Patrick Blaine (The Darkness Level 4)
10am-12pm David Wohl (The Darkness Levels)
10am-12pm Blond (Freshmen II, Witchblade Takeru Manga)
12pm-2pm Mike Choi (X-23: Target X, The Darkness Level 5)
12pm-2pm Sonia Oback ( X-23: Target X, The Darkness Level 5)
12pm-2pm Michael Broussard (Unholy Union, The Darkness)
12pm-2pm Phil Hester (The Darkness, Irredeemable Ant Man)
2pm-3pm Paul Dini (Madame Mirage)
2pm-4pm Ron Marz (Witchblade, First Born)
2pm-4pm Stjepan Sejic (First Born, Witchblade)
2pm-4pm Marc Silvestri (Civil War: The Initiative, Hunter-Killer)
4pm-6pm Joshua Ortega (The Necromancer, Frank Frazetta's Death Dealer)
4pm-6pm JonBoy Meyers (The Necromancer, Ninja Scroll)
4pm-6pm Eric Basaldua (The Darkness Level 3, Hunter-Killer)
4pm-6pm Rick Basaldua (The Darkness Level 3)
5:30pm-6:30pm TOP COW PANEL - Room 1AB

Saturday, July 28th 2007

9am-11am Jon Landry (City of Heroes)
9am-11am Stjepan Sejic (First Born, Witchblade)
11am-1pm Ron Marz (Witchblade, First Born)
11am-1pm Keu Cha (Witchblade, The Darkness)
12pm-2pm Joshua Ortega (The Necromancer, Frank Frazetta's Death Dealer)
12pm-1pm JonBoy Meyers (The Necromancer, Ninja Scroll)
12pm-3pm Marc Silvestri (Civil War: The Initiative, Hunter-Killer)
2pm-4pm Seth Green & Hugh Sterbakov (Freshmen)
2pm-4pm Blond (Freshmen II, Witchblade Takeru Manga)
3pm-4pm THE DARKNESS PANEL - Room 8
3pm-5pm Mike Choi (X-23: Target X, The Darkness Level 5)
3pm-5pm Sonia Oback ( X-23: Target X, The Darkness Level 5)
4pm-6pm Eric Basaldua (The Darkness Level 3, Hunter-Killer)
5pm-7pm Rick Basaldua (The Darkness Level 3)
5pm-7pm Michael Broussard (Unholy Union, The Darkness)

Sunday, July 29th 2007

10am-12pm Patrick Blaine (The Darkness Level 4)
12pm-2pm Stjepan Sejic (First Born, Witchblade)
2pm-4pm Michael Broussard (Unholy Union, The Darkness)
2pm-4pm Ron Marz (Witchblade, First Born)
2pm-4pm Jon Landry (City of Heroes)

Pop & Superheroics Meet in Velocity Pilot Season #1!

Top Cow Productions proudly announces the third of six “pilot issues” as Velocity: Pilot Season #1. Pilot Season 2007 is a series of six self-contained one-shot specials, each featuring a different established Top Cow character currently without a regular series. After all six issues are released fans will be given the opportunity to vote online to determine which two characters receive a series in 2008.

“We're trying to bring a different flavor to Top Cow and Velocity is the perfect character for it. Working with Maguire is always a blast and we hope that all the Velocity/Cyberforce fans get a kick out of what we've done. Rock the vote!” explained writer Joe Casey.

"Joe Casey is a writer who is constantly reinventing his approach to the medium of comics so he was a natural choice for a new take on Velocity," commented Filip Sablik, VP of Marketing & Sales for Top Cow. "And Kevin Maguire’s mastery of facial expressions only sweetens the pot for fans. Casey and Maguire jammin’ pop and superheroics, just another way we’re rockin’ the boat with Pilot Season."
Velocity Pilot Season #1 is a 32 page full color comic with a suggested retail price of $2.99.

EGM Reviews Darkness Video Game!

Friday, July 20, 2007

Blond, Jorge Lucas, and Sami Basri Interviewed At "Jazma Online"!

Jazma Online interviewed some of the Hottest stars at The Cow...Check it out!


"So we're cracking up our presence at the show to 11! We've had a great year already in 2007 and at San Diego we aim to turn so many heads there'll be an epidemic case of whiplash."


"Well, The Darkness, developed by Starbreeze Studios (Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay), is an incredibly entertaining single player FPS experience on the Xbox 360."

Thursday, July 19, 2007

GameLemons Summary Reviews Of The Darkness Video Game!


"One of the most impressive looking titles so far on Xbox 360..."

Hot Lineup For October Solicitations!


The Angelus: Pilot Season #1 Ian Edington/Stjepan Sejic $2.99
The Necromancer: Pilot Season #1 Ortega/Meyers/Manapul $2.99
Witchblade #112 Marz/Leonardi/Nowlan/Mayhew $2.99
Witchblade Takeru Manga #9 Kobayashi/ Sumita $3.99
Witchblade Compendium 2 TPB Marz/Jenkins/Choi/Manapul/Ching $59.99
Witchblade Compendium 1 HC Wohl/Silvestri/Turner /Green/Cha $99.99
Witchblade Compendium 1 TPB Wohl/Jenkins/Turner/Green/Cha $59.99
The Darkness Compendium 1 TPB Ennis/Silvestri/Wohl/Benetiz $59.99
Witchblade Takeru WWPA Ed #5 Kobayashi/Sumita/Basaldua $10.00
The Darkness Levels Cover Set Top Cow's Finest $25.00

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Wednesday, July 18, 2007


Happy 30th Anniversary Lone Star Comics!


Comic Vine Reviews Witchblade #109 ***4 1/2 Stars!!!***

Dani Baptiste faces her deadliest test to date as Celestine brings her full madness to bear on the newest wielder of the Witchblade. Dani will need the full power of the Witchblade in order to survive... but can she control it once she unleashes it?
Meanwhile, the birth of Sara Pezzini's baby draws ever closer, as the story hurtles toward the summer's epic First Born crossover event.

Witchblade Takeru Manga #6 In Stores Now!

(W) Yasuko Kobayashi (A) Kazasa Sumita (C) Blond (Cov) Sumita, Mack
The battle between the demon Kira and Takeru rages on in this issue! With Kuo trapped by Kira, Takeru is distracted. Will Takeru be able to turn the tide of the fight to ensure her and Kuo's survival? And how much of herself will she need to give over to the Witchblade to do so? Originally serialized in Japan's popular magazine, Champion Red and written by Witchblade Anime head writer, Yasuko Kobayashi, this issue also features a second beautiful alternate cover by artist David Mack (Kabuki: Alchemy, Daredevil).
Cover A) Kazasa SumitaCover B) David Mack
Full Color 32 pages $3.99 continuing series

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Darkness Level 5 In Stores Today!

(W) Paul Jenkins and David Wohl (P) Mike Choi (C) Sonia Oback (Cov) Keown, Choi
The Darkness Level series comes to a thundering conclusion! In this finale issue, Jackie accepts his birthright and the true power of The Darkness is revealed. Don't miss the climactic battle between Jackie and his Uncle Paulie. Paulie murdered the woman Jackie loved and now Jackie is back to exact revenge as only the bearer of The Darkness can!

Tuesday, July 17, 2007 Reviews Unholy Union and Darkness Level 5!


215 Review Darkness Video Game!

"2K Games, Starbreeze have really murdered it with this one. Amazing graphics coupled with a creative storyline make this one of the best FPS I've played in a while. "

Pilot Season Continues With Action & Thrills in Cyblade!


Hot on the heels of August's Ripclaw: Pilot Season #1 by Eisner nominee Jason Aaron (Scalped, The Other Side) and Jorge Lucas (Incredible Hulk, Annihiliation: Ronan), Cyblade: Pilot Season #1 takes readers into a cerebral action thriller by Harvey Award winner Joshua Hale Fialkov (Elk's Run, Punks: The Comic) and kinetic artist Rick Mays (Kabuki, Zatana). In this latest Pilot Season special, Fialkov and Mays explore the true origin of elite super-spy and Cyberforce's electromagnetic assassin, Cyblade.

PCBN Reviews First Born #1

"Do not miss it!"

Play Magazine reviews Witchblade Anime!


Click here to read the review!

Tim Janson reviews Necromancer Vol 1 TP on Comic World News

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Top Cow Announces San Diego Comic-Con and Wizard World Chicago Exclusives!


Publisher Offers Variant Covers, Exclusive Apparel, & Statue!

"There's no doubt San Diego is the biggest show of the year," said Vice President of Marketing and Sales, Filip Sablik, "So we're cracking up our presence at the show to 11! We've had a great year already in 2007 and at San Diego we aim to turn so many heads there'll be an epidemic case of whiplash."

Sunday, July 15, 2007

Gamers With Jobs Reviews Darkness Video Game!

"The Darkness’ delves into the demonic..."


Take5 Reviews The Darkness!

Contra Costa Times Reviews The Darkness Video Game


"And in a certain sense, the quality of "The Darkness" the game redeems a whole genre that has been mired for months in half-steps and failures."

Exclaim! Reviews The Darkness Video Game


"The Darkness is a great game that even fans disenchanted with the FPS genre will succumb to."

iFMagazine Video Game Review: 'THE DARKNESS'


"An awesome comic book adaptation with a strong storyline, amazing graphics and fun gameplay."

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Friday, July 13, 2007

"It knocked me off my ass, and I want MORE!!!"


Check out Hero Spy's Review of FIRST BORN!

Newsrama Previews "Unholy Union"


Unholy Union

(W) Ron Marz (P) Michael Broussard (Cov) Marc SilvestriThe biggest Top Cow/Marvel crossover yet crashes into stores in June! Bringing together The Darkness and Witchblade along with no less than three Marvel superstars, this crossover is going to bring the house down!

Darkness ranked #2 by Blockbuster among New Game Rentals


It looks like Bockbuster loves the Darkness Video Game as much as we do!

A Sneak Peak Of This Summer's Most Anticipated Event: FIRST BORN

Take a look at the smokin' hot art in CBR's Preview of First Born!

Wednesday, July 11, 2007 Reviews Freshman II #6 And Witchblade #108 On Podcast!

EARTH-2.NET Reviews The Smokin' Hot Witchblade #108 and Seth Green's Freshman II #6.

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The Darkness Makes An Appearance At This Year's E3

Check out The Darkness at this year's E3!

Escapist Reviews Darkness Video Game!

"The Darkness includes countless clever, cool touches."

Everwood's Chris Pratt added to cast of Wanted!

Chris Pratt added to the cast of Wanted!

Freshmen II #6

Freshmen II #6
"Fundamentals of Fear x153: The Enemy Within" pt. 6
(W) Hugh Sterbakov (P) Will Conrad (Col) Blond (Cov) Conrad, Migliari
The team is torn apart by jealousy, and the distraction is just enough to allow a new, deadly threat to rise from the ashes of a fallen enemy. The result will be catastrophic—nothing will ever be the same again (really!) as the non-stop "Fundamentals of Fear" careens toward its jaw-dropping conclusion. We're serious! In fact, tape your jaw up before you even pick this book up, or we won't be responsible!

Co-created by the self-deprecating Seth Green and written by the star of BUFFY, AUSTIN POWERS, ROBOT CHICKEN and Seth's dreams, Hugh Sterbakov!
Cover A) Will Conrad
Cover B) Rodolfo Migliari (Part 6 of a six-part cover)
Full Color 32 pages $3.99 continuing series

Witchblade #108

Witchblade #108
(W) Ron Marz (A) Sami Basri (Cov) Chris Bachalo
Dani returns to New York from her surreal adventures in New Orleans and immediately seeks out Sara Pezzini, the previous bearer of the Witchblade. Meanwhile Sara has her own problems to deal with as her pregnancy begins to show and she must come clean with her commanding officer about the situation. Things get even more complicated when a foe previously thought dead returns to exact her revenge on Sara!
Full Color 32 pages $2.99

Madame Mirage 2nd Printing

Madame Mirage 2nd printing PR (run full text and link to CBR, plus the new cover)