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Top Cow Full May 2009 Previews

Written by: Joey Esposito, Special to CC2K

ImageTop Cow Publishing has released their full solicitations for new products arriving in May of 2009. Click inside to see what you'll be buying in a few months!

ImageFusion: Cyberforce/Hunter-Killer/Avengers/Thunderbolts #1 (of 3)

(W) Dan Abnett & Andy Lanning (A) Tyler Kirkham (Cov) Mike Choi & Sonia Oback

The mother of all Top Cow/Marvel crossovers debuts in May! Top Cow’s two covert tech teams collide with Marvel’s Initiative enforcers, the Mighty Avengers and the Thunderbolts.

When a rapid and unregistered Ripclaw starts tearing through a small Northeast town, the Mighty Avengers move in to stop him. When the feral hero escapes, they’re drawn into an inevitable conflict with Cyberforce. A crossover event too massive to be contained in a single issue brought to you by the writing team of Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning (Guardians of the Galaxy, Nova) and Top Cow favorite artist Tyler Kirkham (Ultimate Fantastic Four, Broken Trinity: Aftermath).

Full Color 32 pages $2.99 limited series

Top Cow Crossover Set

Catch up on past Top Cow/Marvel encounters with this bargain priced set! This set includes Witchblade/Punisher, Cyberforce/X-Men, and Magdalena/Daredevil and includes Witchblade/Devi as a bonus!

Full Color 32 pages each $9.99 comic set (x 4)

ImageThe 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

The Darkness #75 Complete Cover Set

(W) Phil Hester (A) Top Cow’s Finest (Cov) Michael Broussard, Dale Keown, Stjepan Sejic, Lee Bermejo

This set contains all four regular covers for the over-sized The Darkness #75.

Full Color 48 pages each $14.99 comic set (x 4)

ImageWitchblade #127

(W) Ron Marz (A) Stjepan Sejic (Cov) Stjepan Sejic, Karl Waller

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.

Cover A – Stjepan Sejic

Cover B – Karl Waller

Full Color 32 pages $2.99 ongoing series

Witchblade #125 Signed

(W) Ron Marz (A) Stjepan Sejic (Cov) Stjepan Sejic

Get the pivotal anniversary issue signed by writer, Ron Marz!

Full Color 40 pages $14.99 signed edition

ImageBroken Trinity Trade Paperback

(W) Ron Marz (A) Stjepan Sejic, Phil Hester (Cov) Stjepan Sejic

Collecting all six issues of 2008’s blockbuster storyline, Broken Trinity, plus a cover gallery. In the tradition of such universe shaking stories as First Born, Broken Trinity upsets the status quo of the Top Cow Universe as one of the three principal characters in the never-ending battle between Light and Dark—Witchblade, The Darkness and The Angelus—dies, never to return. In addition, new characters enter the fray, setting the stage for a new ongoing series to debut later in 2009!

Full Color 176 pages $14.99 trade paperback






ImageWitchblade: Origins Vol. 3 Trade Paperback

(W) David Wohl, Christina Z. (A) Michael Turner, Randy Green, Jason Pearson (Cov) Michael Turner

With Witchblade now well over 100 issues, here’s your chance to go back to the very beginning to rediscover the classic origins of the mystical gauntlet and the start of a long, storied history with its current wielder, NYPD Detective Sara Pezzini.

This brand-new trade paperback collects Witchblade issues #18-25 and features stunning artwork and a cover gallery by superstar penciler Michael Turner (Superman/Batman, Fathom), Randy Green (X-Men/Tomb Raider), and Jason Pearson (Body Bags).   In addition this collection also includes the first ever, major inter-company cross over event "Family Ties" including 2 issues of The Darkness.

This trade paperback is a must-have for any collection.

Full Color ??? pages $17.99 trade paperback







ImageThe Darkness #75 New York Comic Con Exclusive Variant

(W) Phil Hester (A) Various (Cov) Michael Broussard

This extremely limited sketch cover by Michael Broussard was available only at New York Comic Con. Quantities are limited, allocations may occur.

Full Color 32 pages $10.00 Convention Exclusive








ImageDragon Prince #4 New York Comic Con Exclusive Variant

(W) Ron Marz (A) Lee Moder (Cov) David Petersen

Get this evocative variant cover by David Petersen (Mouse Guard). Quantities are limited, allocations may occur.

Full Color 32 pages $10.00 Convention Exclusive








ImageBerserker #0 New York Comic Con Cover Exclusive Variant

(W) Rick Loverd (A) Jeremy Haun (Cov) Dale Keown

Get this “Rage Edition” variant cover by master artist Dale Keown (The Darkness/Pitt). Quantities are limited, allocations may occur.

Full Color 32 pages $10.00 Convention Exclusive







ImageTop Cow Video Game Set

Love your heroes in comics and on the screen? Catch up on these classic comic video game adaptations including – City of Heroes Vol. 1 TP, Dark Sector #0, Darkness Levels TP, and Tomb Raider: Arabian Nights. Quantities are limited, allocations may occur.

Full Color $24.99 Set (x 2 Trades, x 2 Comics)