Written by: Joey Esposito, Special to CC2K
Top Cow has released its full November 2008 solicitations, the complete list of releases for the month – click inside to read!
Jingle Belle: Santa Claus Vs. Frankenstein
(W) Paul Dini (A) Stephanie Gladden (Cov) Stephanie Gladden, Greg Horn
Paul Dini’s Jingle Belle comes to Top Cow in a special “Halloween collides with Christmas” one-shot written by Dini and drawn by Stephanie Gladden (Powerpuff Girls, Chowder, Hopster’s Tracks).
In years past, Santa has triumphed over a variety of enemies including the Devil himself. Now, St. Nick gets ready to face his greatest challenge ever in Jingle Belle: Santa Claus Vs. Frankenstein!
Inspired by Mary Shelley’s original novel (sort of), the story of Frankenstein’s monster takes a new twist when he is found by Jingle in the Arctic wastes and “rehabilitated” to fit in with the elves at Santa’s Workshop. All goes well until an ultra-PC city declares Santa Claus taboo and awakens Frankie’s monstrous side in a misguided attempt to help his friend. It’s up to an ailing Santa and a reluctant Jingle Belle to stop their monstrous “apprentice” before he destroys the town and ruins the reputation of Christmas forever!
Cover A – Stephanie Gladden
Cover B – Greg Horn
Full Color 32 pages $2.99 one-shot
(W) Joshua Hale Fialkov (A) Rick Mays (Cov) Rick Mays
It’s “episode 2” of this Pilot Season winner!
Dominique, a.k.a. Cyblade, is still on the hunt for her former trainer, Stephen Rashell. With her new mentor at Cyberdata determined to turn Dominique into the killer she's destined to become, the superpowered teenager must make a hard decision from which there is no turning back.
Full Color 32 pages $2.99 ongoing series
Broken Trinity #1 San Diego Comic-Con Exclusive Variant
(W) Ron Marz (A) Stjepan Sejic, Phil Hester (Cov) Stjepan Sejic
Featuring a more suggestive cover by the always impressive Stjepan Sejic. Limited to 1,000 copies, allocations may occur.
Full Color 32 pages $10.00 Convention Exclusive
(W) Ron Marz (A) Stjepan Sejic (Cov) Stjepan Sejic
Sara Pezzini is drawn deeper into Brooklyn’s Ultra Orthodox Jewish enclave, where an unspeakable evil has been unleashed and is slaughtering members of the community. Neither Sara’s detective training, nor the power of the Witchblade, have prepared her for what she’s about to face. Making matters worse, the crimes have attracted the attention of a newspaper reporter who is beginning to piece together the truth about Sara and the Witchblade.
Full Color 32 pages $2.99 ongoing series
Broken Trinity Poster
(ART BY) Dale Keown
The complete triptych image by Dale Keown, featuring the Top Cow Trinity and two new characters, presented in wall-worthy, 24” x 36” glory.
Full Color 24”x36” $7.99 Poster
Dragon Prince #3
(W) Ron Marz (A) Lee Moder (Cov) Jeff Johnson, Brandon Peterson
Aaron Chiang has learned the truth of his heritage – he’s the last of the dragons, which have been hunted to extinction by a secret society of wizards called the Magi. Only Aaron’s mother stands between him and the Dragon Hunters…but she might very well be far more than she appears.
Featuring a variant cover by Brandon Peterson (X-Men: Divided We Stand)!
Cover A – Jeff Johnson
Cover B – Brandon Peterson
Full Color 32 pages $2.99 limited series
Starfall Preview and San Diego Comic-Con Exclusive Variant
(W) Randy Queen (A) Randy Queen, Sarah Oates
Get a sneak peek at Randy Queen’s upcoming Starfall series, available in both regular and SDCC exclusive covers. Featuring a bonus preview of Paul Jenkins and Dale Keown’s Darkness/Pitt!
B/W- Color 24 pages $2.99/$5.00 Preview Book/Convention Exclusive
The Darkness: Accursed Vol. 1 Trade Paperback
(W) Phil Hester (A) Michael Broussard
Now’s your chance to read “Empire,” the first storyline by the new creative team of Phil Hester (Firebreather, Green Arrow) and Michael Broussard (Unholy Union) that marked the shocking return of The Darkness!
Following the events of First Born, Jackie Estacado relocates to the secluded nation of Sierra Muñoz, where he explores new uses of his powers with the help of a shady professor. But Jackie is being manipulated, and when he finally realizes it, not even his Darkness powers may be enough to save him. Death, mayhem, destruction…all that and more are in this Darkness story that will surely become an instant classic.
Featuring an unbelievable introductory price, a compelling story and talented creators, how can you go wrong?
Collects The Darkness Vol. 3 #1-6.
Full Color 144 pages $4.99 trade paperback
Lady Pendragon 10th Anniversary Trade Paperback
(W) Matt Hawkins (A) John Stinsman, Eru (Cov) Drew Struzan
From its debut as an Image comic book to its inclusion in this year’s Pilot Season, Lady Pendragon has entertained Arthurian enthusiasts and the casual reader alike. To mark the 10th anniversary of the series’ debut in 1998, this commemorative trade paperback collects the original one-shot, issue #0, issues #1-3 and the Pilot Season issue, all in one beautiful, remastered collection with extras like detailed appendices and a cover gallery.
Full Color 144 pages $14.99 softcover
Featuring the comic book Wanted logo in bold white letters across the chest and a vertical array of guns on the back. Sizes S – 3XL.