Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Previews: Top Cow On Tap To Showcase Artifacts and Magdalena
Top Cow is letting the cat out of the bag.
Two new titles are on deck for fans this year, and both look to be monsters.
At C2E2 in Chicago, Ron Marz and Nelson Blake II unleash Magdalena from Top Cow. The story centers on Patience, the current Magdalena and bearer of the Spear of Destiny in the Top Cow Universe. It begins with Patience in a place where she doesn't trust those in charge of the Church. She has to decide if she can work with them to fulfill her role as the Church's protector. Wrapped up in a cover in the vein of The DaVinci Code, this issue later kicks off in stores on April 21st.
Also en route from Top Cow is Artifacts, which is the most ambitious project they've tackled to date. This new project which involves the Top Cow Universe is something comic readers have seen before. To draw comparisons, Crisis on Infinite Earths comes to mind, as does Marvel's Civil War. The 13 issue-series centers on a mysterious villain trying to bring together all 13 mystical artifacts which--when joned--hold the power to destroy or remake the world. At the heart of the story will be Witchblade bearer Sara Pezzini and the Darkness himself, Jackie Estacado. Both are on a frantic search to get back their baby, Hope, who has been abducted by the villain that's in search of the artifacts. The Free Comic Book Day "zero" issue for Artifacts sets the wheels in motion for issue 1, which will later launch this July at the San Diego Comic-Con.