Friday, January 29, 2010

UGO's Mint Condition Exclusive: Top Cow's New Velocity Comic

As announced on's newly relaunched site, Top Cow Productions presents 'Velocity,' a new comic book series being made thanks to four million fans from around the world:

Top Cow, the L.A.-based comics publisher founded by Marc Silvestri, has had an annual tradition called "Pilot Season," where the company releases several one-shot pilot issues and lets fans choose which one they'd want to see as a full series.

Today, we're getting a first look at the winner of the 2007 Pilot Season, Velocity, which got more than four million votes from fans. Based on a character from Marc Silvestri's popular Cyberforce comic series, Velocity will feature the talents of writer Ron Marz (Witchblade, Angelus) and artist Kenneth Rocafort (Cyberforce/Hunter-Killer).

Here's the summary:

Carin Taylor is the fastest woman in the world. At least, she'd better be if she wants to save her own life and the lives of her Cyberforce teammates. When a former Cyberdata scientist -- and test subject -- seeks revenge against the members of Cyberforce, only Velocity can save her friends before the clock literally runs out.

The first issue of the four-issue, limited series goes on sale on May 26th for $3.99.

Here's what writer Ron Marz told UGO about Velocity:

"I've been getting to use the supernatural side of the Top Cow Universe as my playground for a while now, so I jumped at the chance to write one of my favorites from the superhero/tech side. Plus, I've got a thing for redheads. I've also got a thing for Kenneth Rocafort, who I think is one of the brilliant artists working in comics right now. We're going to pay off Velocity's 'Pilot Season' win with a story that's got her literally running for her life, and the lives of her teammates."


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