Sunday, May 31, 2009

Indie Street Radio reviews Rising Stars Compendium

This GIANT-SIZED compendium explores the history of the Rising Stars… from unexpected birth to untimely collapse. With everything going on in this 1000+ page Bible, it’s amazing how quickly you’ll polish it off; these stories are entirely badass.


EXCLUSIVE: Luke Ross' Witchblade #128 Cover

Top Cow has provided CBR with an exclusive first look at Luke Ross' variant cover for "Witchblade" #128. Written by Ron Marz with art by Stjepan Sejic, this issue's cover is an homage to "Crisis on Infinite Earths" #7. The implications of that - especially when paired with the end of "Witchblade" #127 -- are pretty clear.


Thursday, May 28, 2009

Filip Sablik: “Can’t Hardly Wait”

So what’d you do this weekend?

One night this past weekend, the wife and I invited some friends over for some Chinese takeout and to watch “Can’t Hardly Wait”. The crew included fellow comic pros Archaia Studio Press’ Mel Caylo, freelance writer and editor Rob Levin, and artist Nelson Blake II. “Can’t Hardly Wait” is a seminal high school flick from the 1990s. If you haven’t had a chance to check it out, I highly recommend it.


Hollywood North Reporter: The Art Of Top Cow- July 2009

Top Cow Productions, Inc. will release The Art of Top Cow, a massive 320 page hard cover coffee table book, July 2009, celebrating the artwork of Top Cow CEO/founder Marc Silvestri and alumni of the Top Cow Artist 'Pit'.


GEN reviews The Darkness #77

Once again, Phil Hester and Michael Broussard deliver the goods in style. Lately the Sovereign—who promised to return Jackie Estacado’s soul from hell if he crosses off names in his little black book—has the Darkness bearer running on morally unstable errands, to say the least. But when a mysterious man called the Foreigner and a lustrous woman donning a red ribbon make their presences known, Jackie’s world turns upside down.


Broken Frontier reviews Impaler #3

Impaler is a revelation in a pool of imitators. Bram Stoker gave pop culture a great gift with his classic novel Dracula and William Harms and Matt Timson are running with it and making it all theirs. Whatever films, or books, or comics, or TV series aren’t inspired by the fanged creatures of night are equally smitten by the current zombie craze. Vampires have always been deadlier though, and far more charismatic. They easily fit into any genre, but Harms and Timson know what has made them hang in the shadows of popular entertainment for all these decades, or centuries. What the duo have done is create a perfect film in waiting. I can see David Fincher directing this with great aplomb.


Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Quarter Bin reviews The Darkness #77

So, where were we? When we left Jackie in The Darkness #76 back in March, he was still on his “damned if you do, damned if you don’t” mission to get his soul back from the Sovereign by doing unspeakable errands for him. Since it had been awhile, I consulted my review of the last issue, where I made this point:

“He isn’t ruthless and cold; he hates taking lives. How is it possible that he can feel this way without a soul?”


The Q: Changing Technology, Changing Comics

For this month's "The Q," we asked a variety of people in the industry about the future of comic books in the face of new technology.

The question:

What is your opinion of new comic book technology, such as e-comics, webcomics and motion comics, and what challenges and opportunities do you think they offer to the comics industry?

Filip Sablik (Publisher, Top Cow Productions): These new formats offer comics some really interesting possibilities to get our content out to potential readers who aren't currently going into comic shops. Webcomics have proven they can be successful and profitable for single cartoonists, but I've yet to see a company utilize them as anything other than a promotional tool. The metrics don't seem to be there yet to support larger infrastructures using webcomics as a source of revenue.


Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Top Cow's Sablik Talks Cyberforce/Hunter-Killer

Top Cow took advantage of this year's Free Comic Book Day offering to reintroduce two of its most popular teams and preview a major miniseries coming this summer. “Cyberforce/Hunter-Killer,” written by Mark Waid and illustrated by Kenneth Rocafort, begins in July with the first of five issues. The original “Cyberforce” series was one of Image Comics’ first titles, published originally under the Homage banner before moving to Top Cow upon the studio’s founding. The book featured a team of cybernetically enhanced mutants fighting against the organization responsible for their bionic modifications.


Comic Book Resources reviews Impaler #3

When I began reading issue #1 of this series, I thought, "wow, this is great -- William Harms just jumps right into this insane story without any exposition at all." I didn't realize that this was the second volume of a series that had begun a couple of years back at Image Comics. I didn't realize that Harms had provided the exposition elsewhere. I just thought he hit the ground sprinting in issue #1 and didn't care who he baffled as long as he kept the momentum going.

For me, speaking as someone who completely missed volume 1, I loved the opening to volume 2. Things were blowing up. Monsters were attacking. Some guy was dying and some other guy -- was that Dracula? -- was all Obi-Wan Kenobi action. Issue #2 came with a "Previously…" page to fill in some details, but by the end of issue #1 I had it mostly figured out, and I never felt like I was being told what was happening. It was all show, all the time.


Silvestri, Others Profiled in The Art of Top Cow

The Art of Top Cow, a 320-page hardcover coffee table book scheduled to be released in July 2009, will showcase the work of Top Cow founder Marc Silvestri and various alumni in the 16 years since the studio’s founding. Included are artists Michael Turner, Dave Finch, Joe Benitez, Eric Basaldua, Dale Keown, Stjepan Sejic, and others.


Despite No-Shows, Many Comics, Graphic Novels at BEA

This year's BEA will be much changed affair, and with fewer attendees, fewer galleys and reduced booth space for many giant publishers, but graphic novel publishers will still be there. In many ways graphic novels—an exotic newcomer at Book Expos seven or eight years ago—are now mainstream. For instance, graphic novels will be spotlighted on both buzz panels, and comics creators will be speaking on the author's stage and in several separate panels not focused on graphic novels.


Image/Top Cow Signing Schedule for BEA

Going to BookExpo America this weekend? I am, and I’m looking forward to walking away with a lot of free books. (Just being honest here.) I’m also looking forward to seeing some of the comic publishers present there and meeting both Robert Kirkman and Frank Cho from Image.
Image was kind enough to send us their full signing schedule:

Noon–2:00 p.m.: Ron Marz, signing copies of Witchblade, Vol. 1
2:00–4:00 p.m.: Chris Giarrusso, signing copies of G-Man: Learning to Fly, Vol. 1


Monday, May 25, 2009

Best Shots @ Newsarama Reviews Witchblade #127

Conflict is inevitable. Here we have a continuing installment of the ongoing saga "War of the Witchblades." Last we learned, aspiring dancer Dani Baptiste (daughter of Sara's police captain) has the light half, while Sara Pezzini wields the dark half, possessed by an entity known as Tau'ma (pronounced TOWW-MA). The issue opens up with a man praying to God for help, however Sabine (one of the Angelus) shows up and toys with the man's faith, for mere amusement no less. She is quickly informed that Sara is alone and without the "aid" of Tau'ma. So Sabine and her cronies fly out looking for Sara.


Comic Book Resources reviews Rising Stars Compendium

Ten years ago, the buzz surrounding “Rising Stars” was great as comparisons to “Watchmen” were made, Neil Gaiman wrote a glowing piece about it in the promotional zero issue, and expectations were high. J. Michael Straczynski was writing an epic story in the vein of “Babylon 5” about 113 children who were affected by a mysterious comet while in utero, and gained special powers as a result. These ‘Specials’ grew up separate from the rest of society and some went on to greatness, some fell hard, but most just wanted normal lives. It look promising, but saddled with flashy art that couldn’t deliver the subtle storytelling Straczynski required and beginning a pattern of hopelessly late shipping, “Rising Stars” soon became a bit of a joke, something that had people asking, “That’s still being published?” and it ended mostly unnoticed -— but, now, the entire story is collected in one package along with the three tie-in mini-series, tipping the scales at 1000 pages.


Comic Box reviews The Darkness #77 (in French)

Maintenant qu’il est bien installé (et on espère pour longtemps) au poste de scénariste sur la série Darkness, Phil Hester peut se permettre de mettre en un épisode ce que d’autres auraient mis en deux. Comprenez que sans perdre de temps il oppose le protagoniste principal avec une sorte de démon fait de sable dans un passage rendu intense par une technique simple : l’emploi d’un monologue interne, propre à cet adversaire, sur sa manière de voir Estacado et sur ce qu’il attend de lui. Le gimmick scénaristique est suffisamment fort pour qu’on se dise que l’auteur s’est trouvé un angle qui va occuper tout l’épisode ? Et bien non. D’abord Hester nous montre une nouvelle fois que Jackie règle les conflits à sa manière et fait des choix qui feraient reculer la plupart de ses congénères. Ensuite intervient comme une cassure, une rupture qui fait très vite le personnage est forcé d’évoluer. Mais dans quel sens et qui doit-il croire ? A certains égards on pourrait croire qu’Hester revient un peu en arrière par rapport à certaines choses qui se sont produites depuis l’année dernière mais en un sens il a changé Jackie et lui a donné une profondeur qu’on lui avait rarement vu. De toutes les manières on sent qu’un clash est proche…


Comic Box reviews Impaler #3 (in French)

Le problème avec les récits à tendance post-apocalyptique, c’est que bien souvent ils se concentrent sur “l’après” en faisant l’impasse sur les événements qui ont amené le grand changement. Regardez des œuvresme “28 days later” ou Walking Dead et vous verrez qu’en général le héros se réveille comme Cendrillon, le monde ayant changé pendant qu’il était dans les vaps. Même un “I Am A Legend” commence largement après les faits et nous gratifie qu’avec parcimonie de quelques flashbacks. Dans Impaler au contraire le scénariste William Harms n’évite pas cette période “entre deux” où les populations commencent, vaguement incrédules, à réaliser ce qui se passe. Pendant ce temps, sur le terrain, les G.I. voient les pertes augmenter tandis que l’infection progresse.


Friday, May 22, 2009

Kenneth Rocafort on Cyberforce/Hunter-Killer

You might not know it yet, but artist Kenneth Rocafort is going to be Top Cow Productions' next big breakout star. That's what Top Cow Publisher Filip Sablik and many others in the company believe, anyway

The Puerto Rico-based artist has been making waves as one of Top Cow's most reliable illustrators, as evidenced by his previous work on Mark Waid’s "Hunter-Killer," Paul Dini's "Madame Mirage" and Jonathan Hickman’s "The Core," one of last summer's Pilot Season books. Those projects paved the way for Rocafort's latest and biggest job to date as the artist on "Cyberforce/Hunter-Killer," Top Cow's major summer release. The book, written by Mark Waid, is a hard-earned reward for an artist that has received great praise within Top Cow.


Weekly Comic Book Review reviews Witchblade #127

Thanks to both the artwork and the writing, the fight between Dani and Sara plays out really well in Witchblade #127. Ron Marz’s “fight” dialogue is effective and Stjepan Sejic’s work (especially the “Dark Witchblade” design/powers) makes the battle between the Witchblade bearers something to remember. I must also point out that the limited use of dialogue keeps the focus on the visual storytelling, the use of color, and the rather impressive panel layout which, this case, is a good thing.


Thursday, May 21, 2009

Fanboy Review reviews Witchblade #127

We have reached the halfway point of the War of the Witchblades and I have to say this is shaping up to be one hell of a ride. It must be the current writing style of comics, but this arc almost feels like it should be longer. This type of event usually lasts eight or ten issues, but Marz is doing it in six, and I like it. I almost forgot what it was like to get your money’s worth for a comic. Dense story matched with great art for the low price of $2.99. Hard to beat that.


Comic Addiction interviews Ron Marz

This episode Corwin and Chris are joined by Witchblade writer - Ron Marz.



Witchblade #127 Comic Review

When I said that the “War of the Witchblades” arc might be a good place to start reading Witchblade, I was wrong.

It’s a great place to start reading Witchblade.

Now that we’re in the third issue of the arc, things are really starting to come together.


Top Cow's Sablik Turns to Retail

As part of the promotion for the current Top Cow Productions crossover with Marvel Comics, Fusion #1, Top Cow’s Publisher, Filip Sablik, spent Wednesday, May 13, 2009 working the register at Collector’s Paradise in Winnetka, CA. The popular location for new comic books and other character items is owned by Edward Greenberg.


Wednesday, May 20, 2009

The Foreigner Comes to The Darkness

Some pros to wielding the chaotic supernatural power known as the Darkness: ownership of insanely powerful mystical body armor; command of a man-eating and filthy-mouthed Darkling army; and mastery over several of Earth's physical properties.

Some cons: you can't get women pregnant on pain of death; people are constantly trying to use you towards their endgame; did we mention that whole pregnancy on pain of death deal?


Exclusive Top Cow Preview - 'The Darkness #77'

We round out a busy preview day with an exclusive first look preview at Top Cow's The Darkness #77...
The Darkness #77
(W) Phil Hester (A) Michael Broussard (Cov) Frazer Irving
Jackie’s face-off against his deadliest foe yet continues as the Legacy numbering of The Darkness goes into full effect, taking into account every issue ever published, regardless of volume.
An ageless beauty with red ribbon in her hair and her silent enforcer are determined to wipe out another Darkness bearer. Can Jackie break the curse? Meanwhile the mysterious Foreigner reveals new information to Jackie, which shakes him to his core.

Full Color 32 pages $2.99 ongoing series


Top Cow's "Hunter/Killer" In Stores on July 22

Top Cow Productions, Inc. proudly announced today the crossover of Cyberforce and Hunter-Killer. Slated for a July 2009 release, Cyberforce/Hunter-Killer #1 is the first in a six issue limited series that pits each team against the other in a conflict. The event follows hot on the heels of the recent events of Fusion, which crossed Cyberforce and Hunter-Killer against Marvel Comics' Avengers and Thunderbolts.


Exclusive Preview at CBR: Impaler #3

Vampires are overwhelming America, state by state, and the only chance of survival lies at the hands of an ancient hero!

Lt. George Wagner arrives in Washington, D.C., hoping to find reinforcements. Instead, he discovers the nation’s capital has been abandoned, its citizens headed west, away from the approaching vampires. In New Jersey, Victor and Vlad are attacked by the unlikeliest of enemies – Vlad’s brother, Mircea, who was long thought dead but is out for revenge!


Former ‘Witchblade’ Actress Yancy Butler Reveals Details Of Her ‘Kick-Ass’ Role

Years ago the original Witchblade, Sarah Pezzini, made the transition from mystical (and half-naked) armored warrior to civilian mom. Now, it seems, acting is imitating comics with the former star of TNT’s “Witchblade” television series Yancy Butler taking on a more matronly role in the movie adaptation of Mark Millar and John Romita Jr.’s “Kick-Ass.”


Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Graze Anatomy: Sketches from Your Publisher

I stayed up too late last night, so today I feel like a zombie. "Grrrr... argh..."
In the meantime, enjoy this sketch. For the most part it was just me playing around with a new Copic marker.

Quarter Bin reviews Witchblade #127

Sara and Dani, the two bearers of the Witchblade, used to be as close as sisters. However, a deep rift has fractured their friendship, perhaps irreparably. This wouldn’t be so serious if not for the fact that the Witchblade is needed to keep the balance between the Darkness and the Angelus. It seems that Sara is being possessed, or at least influenced, by the dark side of the Witchblade, because she’s been going bitchcakes in the last couple of issues. Meanwhile, inspired by the light side, Dani is working with the mysterious Curator to put a stop to the upset in balance at any cost. Things are going to get ugly.


Broken Frontier reviews Witchblade #127

Seeing superheroes turn evil has always made most fans either wince or roll their eyes. From Hal Jordan becoming Parallax to Wolverine becoming a feral creature to a whole host of spandex clad ‘heroes’ in the 90s, almost every comic character has turned from good to bad, or vice versa. And it’s usually greeted with the same amount of hostility and despair that found Hulk Hogan when he started wearing black and acting nasty.


Monday, May 18, 2009

Comicvine reviews Witchblade #127

We are now halfway through the six part, "War Of The Witchblades." Who will win this "war"? I did think it was a bit of a stretch at first that Sara and Dani would be fighting each other but it does make sense now. It's also about time that we start seeing the repercussions of the Witchblade being split. Will or can things ever be the same between Sara and Dani? With Ron Marz writing, I've learned that pretty much anything can go.


Ecape from Tomorrow reviews Witchblade Annual

I've been looking forward to this title for what seems like forever. By the same token, I've been blogging about it with preview artwork for about two months that there was always a danger that it would disappoint me - thankfully, it didn't.

As I've reported before the Annual contains two self-contained stories. The main feature - 'If Looks Could Kill' - runs to 20 story pages whilst the backup - 'Ned' - runs to 8 story pa
ges. Throw in three pages of Top Cow Moos (news) and at $3.99 I think pretty good value.


Friday, May 15, 2009

EXCLUSIVE: Kenneth Rocafort's Cyberforce/ Hunter-Killer #2

Top Cow has provided CBR with an exclusive first look at Kenneth Rocafort's cover artwork for "Cyberforce/Hunter-Killer" #2. Written by Mark Waid with art by Rocafort and a variant cover by Stjepan Sejic, this issue goes on sale August 19 in finer comics stores everywhere.


Comic Box reviews Witchblade #127 (in French)

Les forces de l’Angelus attendent leur heure depuis plusieurs mois en comptant les points. Les deux Witchblades ne sont décidément plus amies et chacune d’entre elles est convaincue (à tort ou à raison) d’être la seule en droit de pouvoir récupérer. Alors Dani, la Witchblade blonde, a l’idée “idéale” d’essayer de passer arranger les choses à l’amiable. Et ensuite ? C’est le drame, forcément, ne le cachons pas… Le déroulement de cet épisode surprend car en dehors d’une scène d’introduction qui remet le pouvoir de l’Angelus dans son contexte religieux, le reste se déroule pratiquement dans une unité de lieu, donnant à un moment l’impression qu’on avance peu. Ce n’est cependant qu’une impression car d’abord Ron Marz continue d’utiliser le temps qui lui est donné pour faire ressentir tout le relief de la déchirure entre les deux personnages. Et ensuite, le scénariste transforme la situation en l’espace de quelques cases. Non, décidément, ces deux-là ne partiront pas en vacances ensemble. En tout cas pas ce soir.


Review: Witchblade #126

Witchblade 126 starts to explain a bunch of the questions that began in Witchblade 125. Why does the Angelus force want to kill Sara? Who is the mysterious guy who seems to be connected to the Darkness, and to Sara? As it turns out, when the Witchblade spit, it had to split along the same axis it was created to balance: darkness and light. Sara in issue 126 reveals just how far toward the Darkness she has fallen, while Dani realizes she has to take the Witchblade away from Sara for balance to be restored (and so that Sara doesn’t destroy herself and everyone she cares about).


Advance Image Solicits, August 2009

Image Comics has provided CBR with a first look at cover artwork and solicitation information for brand new titles debuting in August 2009. The full August solicitations will be released on CBR later this week.


Tuesday Top Cow gave our readers a first look at the cover to this summer's The Darkness/Pitt #1, and today the publisher sends along a first look at the cover to The Darkness #79, featuring the return of artst Jorge Lucas.


Mark Waid on Cyberforce/Hunter-Killer

When writer Mark Waid returns to his Hunter-Killer series this summer, he'll be relaunching the Cyberforce characters that Top Cow fans know so well.

"It's a combination of wanting to get back on board with the Hunter-Killer characters, but also getting a chance to work hand-in-hand with Top Cow to develop the Cyberforce characters to give them the sort of purpose and direction they've sort of been lacking for the last couple of years," Waid said of the series, which was previewed in a Free Comic Book Day issue.


Action Figure News reviews Witchblade #127

In this issue, Sara's odd behavior shifts violently from forgetful outings to full blown war as the dark side of the Witchblade takes hold. Can Dani rejoin the ancient weapon and make all right in the world or will she be consumed as well, taking Hope; the child embodiment of The Darkness; with them? Maybe the angels have something to say about it as well.


Scoop reviews Fusion #1

What happens when you combine The Avengers and The Thunderbolts from Marvel with CyberForce and Hunter-Killer from Top Cow Productions? The answer, courtesy of writers Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning and artist Tyler Kirkham, is Fusion, a mini-series with a massive cast.


Comic Book Review: Fusion #1

Marvel’s Thunderbolts and Avengers and Top Cow’s Cyberforce and Hunter-Killer teams cross paths in the brand new, three-part crossover, Fusion. Whether you’re new to either alliance or familiar to all four hero groups , the debut issue makes jumping into the action a smooth transition. Sit back and enjoy.


Thursday, May 14, 2009

Comic Book Jesus reviews Fusion #1

It’s been a while since the comics biz had had a good x-over. In the 90s we couldn’t get enough of them. Batman teamed up with everyone. Spider-Man teamed up with everyone. Punisher and Archie teamed up with each other.

Now the concept is back. In grand fashion. Two teams from Marvel and two teams from Top Cow in the same book is a great way to start. Of course, Top Cow artists have been doing cover and interior work for the House of Ideas recently, so this is no big stretch. Fusion debuts spectacularly, with plenty of cool costumes and powers to please any fan of superheroes. This issue primarily focuses on the Mighty Avengers and Ripclaw, but with two more issues to come, the balance should be restored.


EXCUSIVE: Witchblade #127 Preview on CBR

The momentous “War of the Witchblades” story arc continues!

Events have been building to this storyline for two years, and by the time it’s all over, everyone the Witchblade touches will be changed forever. The hostility between Sara Pezzini and Dani Baptiste spills over into an all out battle and Sara’s partner, Patrick Gleason, may be the one to pay the price. Meanwhile, the Curator confronts the mysterious manipulator pulling the strings.


Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Filip Sablik Signing This Wednesday, Promotes Fusion #1, Checks Out Your Doodles

The Top Cow Productions/Marvel Comics crossover comic Fusion arrives this week, and Top Cow publisher Filip Sablik is going to promote the event by signing copies at Collector’s Paradise in Winnetka, CA.

From the press release:

The publisher is teaming with the popular Los Angeles area retailer to hand sell copies of the three issue limited series directly to fans. Beginning at 11am on Wednesday, May 13th, Sablik will act as a regular sales associate, ringing up customers, making recommendations, and following store owner Edward Greenberg’s every order. Additionally, the publisher will offer portfolio reviews to aspiring artists visiting the store.


FIRST LOOK - 'The Darkness/Pitt #1'

Top Cow has provided Newsarama readers with a first look at the cover to this summer's The Darkness/Pitt #1, the first issue of a 3-issue limited series by Paul Jenkins and Pitt creator Dale Keown...


Top Cow Releases May's "Let Us Win You Over" Participants, Preview Art

Top Cow Productions, Inc. revealed today the names of the participating retailers in their “Let Us Win YOU Over” initiative for May and the next free issue in the program - The Darkness #77.

The “Let Us Win YOU Over” initiative is a yearlong campaign by Top Cow Productions to give out free copies of its regular comics to potential fans in the U.S. and Canada through participating comic book stores. Each month, a different set of stores, each month a different free comic. The stores vary by geography and demographics. Top Cow has partnered with ComicsPRO to bring this promotion to fans and the majority of May’s retailers are members of ComicsPRO.


Tuesday, May 12, 2009

EXCLUSIVE: Stjepan Sejic's Darkness/Pitt #1 Cover

Top Cow Productions has provided CBR with an exclusive first look at Stjepan Sejic's variant cover of "The Darkness/Pitt" #1. Written by Paul Jenkins with art by Dale Keown, this issue (the first of three) goes on sale August 26. When you're done checking out this exciting preview, don't forget to visit CBR's Image Comics forum to discuss "The Darkness/Pitt" with fellow readers.


Read Cyberforce/Hunter-Killer First Look in its entirity on MySpace Comic Books

Exclusively on MySpace Comic Books, read the entire Free Comic Book Day offering from Top Cow - Cyberforce/Hunter-Killer First Look!

Graze Anatomy: Sketches from Your Publisher

Here's a sketch from Free Comic Book Day of Wolverine facing off with Sabertooth.

If you have some time this Wednesday and live in the LA area, I encourage you to come out and see me at Collector's Paradise in Winnetka, CA. I'll be working the counter, my first time working retail at a comic shop and promoting the release of Fusion #1. I'll also be giving portfolio reviews and signing for anyone who wants my worthless John Hancock. Stop on in!

This is Sketch #057.

Top Cow Publisher Demoted To Working Retail

As part of the promotion for the Top Cow Productions, Inc. and Marvel Comics crossover, Fusion #1, Publisher Filip Sablik will spend this Wednesday, May 13th behind the counter at Collector’s Paradise in Winnetka, CA. The publisher is teaming with the popular Los Angeles area retailer to hand sell copies of the three issue limited series directly to fans. Beginning at 11am on Wednesday, May 13th, Sablik will act as a regular sales associate, ringing up customers, making recommendations, and following store owner Edward Greenberg’s every order. Additionally, the publisher will offer portfolio reviews to aspiring artists visiting the store.


EXCLUSIVE: First Look at Top Cow's "Berserker" #1

Top Cow has provided CBR News with an exclusive first look at inked artwork from Milo Ventimigia's "Berserker" #1, by Rick Loverd and Jeremy Haun.
A brutal new series produced by Heroes star Milo Ventimiglia and DiVide Pictures!

The lives of Aaron and Farris, two young and completely different men, are turned upside down when they discover an animalistic and uncontrollable rage living inside them. Meanwhile, two mysterious organizations seek them out for their newfound strength and power for their own purposes.But what good is strength and power when you can't tell friend from foe?

From Friday Night Lights screenwriter Rick Loverd and artist Jeremy Haun (Chuck, Leading Man) comes a raw, bloody series in the spirit of Wanted! Featuring variant covers by series artist Jeremy Haun and Dale Keown (The Darkness/Pitt).