Sunday, September 30, 2007
“This” refers to the current incarnation of the comic book series Darkness, a horror title from Top Cow Productions. The preceding issues did not receive kudos in an earlier Suspended Animation review READ MORE.
Friday, September 28, 2007
Last week saw the release of Witchblade: Anime Volume 1 DVD nationwide. Entertainment Weekly took a look at the first volume and gave it a solid B+ review.. We’ll take that from one the leading entertainment magazines in the nation! You can find out more about it on the official site CLICK HERE.
Thursday, September 27, 2007
Pilot Season now consists of five self-contained pilot issues starring Ripclaw, Cyblade, Velocity, The Necromancer, and The Angelus. Aphrodite IX, originally slated to be the final book in November, has been pulled from the line up by the publisher. The publisher has future plans for the property but stated it will not appear in this year’s Pilot Season promotion. Fans can sign up at www.myspace.com/pilotseason to receive regular updates and in December will be able to vote on their favorite Pilot Season property. The top two vote getters will receive their own series in 2008. Ripclaw Pilot Season #1 and Cyblade Pilot Season #1 are currently in stores.
“The decision to cancel Aphrodite IX Pilot Season was a tough one,” explained Matt Hawkins, President of Top Cow, “The issue wasn’t coming together in a way that would work for Pilot Season. We didn’t want to risk delaying the voting process for Pilot Season or releasing a pilot issue we weren’t completely happy with, so the responsible thing to do was to remove it from the promotion. Fans haven’t seen the last of Aphrodite IX though.”
Additional information regarding Pilot Season can be found at the official website - http://www.myspace.com/pilotseason.
Wednesday, September 26, 2007
The Darkness: First Look will feature an eight page preview of the first issue of the ongoing series along with additional behind-the-scenes material from writer Phil Hester (Green Arrow, Deep Sleeper) and artist Michael Broussard (Unholy Union). Hot on the heels of the stunning events of Top Cow’s summer event First Born, Jackie Estacado has fled his old life and has established himself in a new locale with a new look and some shadowy new allies. Die hard fans of The Darkness are sure to enjoy this evolution of Top Cow’s anti-hero and new fans coming onboard from the hit video game from 2K and Starbreeze will find it a reader friendly jumping on point. And with both Hester and Broussard committed to the title for the foreseeable future, readers are assured a consistent and high quality new series.
The Darkness: First Look will be in stores in mid-November and carry a cover price of 99 cents.
“I feel like I know huge secret and can't wait to let everyone in on it. Michael's art is a revelation and I believe the story will satisfy faithful Darkness fans while staking out new territory for the character,” commented writer Phil Hester, “We're going all out to make the book scarier, smarter, sexier and weirder. I won't go as far as telling retailers to build on to their stores to accommodate the hordes of new readers, but I guarantee that The Darkness #1 will deliver.”
“This new Darkness series is ridiculously good,” added Filip Sablik, Vice President of Marketing and Sales for Top Cow, “I’d go so far as to say if you don’t like what Phil and Michael do on this book, you might not like comics.”
Tuesday, September 25, 2007
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Friday, September 21, 2007
Thursday, September 20, 2007
(W) Ron Marz (A) Stjepan Sejic (Cov) Dale Keown, Stjepan Sejic
First Born goes into overdrive as the delicate truce between the forces of Dark and Light breaks down and Sara Pezzini and Patrick Gleason are caught in the middle! The Darkness and the Angelus throw down in the ultimate melee and the true nature of Sara's pregnancy is revealed. Writer Ron Marz (Ion, Samurai: Heaven & Earth) and digital painter Stjepan Sejic (The Darkness: Level 1, Witchblade) deliver the second arc of Top Cow's epic three issue series that sets the stage for the next incredible year!
FIRST BORN #2 features covers by Dale Keown and series artist Stjepan Sejic.
Cover A) Dale Keown
Cover B) Stjepan Sejic
Full Color 32 pages $2.99 Limited Series
Due in store: October 3rd CLICK HERE
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
(W) Joshua Hale Fialkov (A)Rick Mays (Cov) Rick Mays
Now available with an exclusive variant cover found only on the Top Cow Store!
Cyblade - she's training to be an elite super-spy and assassin, but who is she working for? A cerebral action thriller in the vein of ALIAS and LA FEMME NIKITA, this is a whole new portrayal of CYBERFORCE’S electromagnetic warrior. Written by Harvey Award Winner Joshua Hale Fialkov (ELK’S RUN, PUNKS: THE COMIC) with stunning art by Rick Mays (KABUKI, ZATANNA), the true origin of Cyblade begins here.
Full Color 32 pages
Cyblade Pilot Season #1 Top Cow Store Edition CLICK HERE
Cyblade Pilot Season #1 CLICK HERE
Witchblade Takeru Manga #8
The second jaw-dropping chapter of WITCHBLADE TAKERU MANGA launches here! Takeru has survived her first battle, but will she survive her union with the Witchblade itself? Originally serialized in Japan's popular magazine, Champion Red and written by Witchblade Anime head writer, Yasuko Kobayashi, this issue also features an alternate cover by Top Cow star Tyler Kirkham (New Avengers/Transformers, Pheonix Warsong).
Cover A) Kazasa Sumita
Cover B) Tyler Kirkham
Full Color 32 pages $3.99 continuing series
Witchblade Takeru Manga #8 Kirkham Cover CLICK HERE
WitchbladeTakeru Manga #8 Sumita Cover CLICK HERE
(W) Yasuko Kobayashi (A) Kazasa Sumita (C) Blond (Cov) Sumita, Kirkham
or view it here thanks to IGN
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
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Wednesday, September 12, 2007
Callers to the live show with a question for the guests will receive an exclusive Witchblade Anime DVD thanks to FUNimation Entertainment! Be a part of the action by dialing (817) 257-7631 this Wednesday, September 12th, at 2:00 Eastern / 1:00 Central.
Last Sunday’s live conversation with Mark Millar and Bryan Hitch, as well as hundreds of hours of past episodes are up now at the official Fanboy Radio website - http://www.fanboyradio.com and the show streams episodes from http://www.myspace.com/fanboyra
Fanboy Radio is a live comedy radio show about the world of comic books and pop culture hosted by Scott Hinze and Oliver Tull. The hour of interviews, humor and information airs from the KTCU studios in Fort Worth, Texas on KTCU 88.7 FM - The Choice, online via internet - KTCU streaming audio and is syndicated in Canada. Fanboy Radio is made possible by FUNimation Entertainment and their DVD releases of Witchblade, DragonBall Z: Season 3 & Full Metal Alchemist and Fort Worth comic book retailer, Y2Komics.
Witchblade is in bloody fiery battle with a demonic monster. Even as she pulls a sword from her own body just above her groin we see the blood spraying out. READ MORE
Comics publisher Top Cow has brought something new into the comics field, borrowing a bit from television but executing it in comic form.
Monday, September 10, 2007
It follows the same logic that Top Cow used when it signed artist Stjepan Sejic as the regular artist on Witchblade through issue #150. The publisher has now signed artist Michael Broussard to a three year contract which will see him as the regular artist on the new The Darkness series coming in December (written by Phil Hester). READ MORE