Image Comics Signings and Panel Schedules for SDCC 2010

Press Release

You’ll find something exciting during Comic-Con International 2010 with Image Comics, booth #2729, whether you’re looking for your favorite Image creators, exclusive announcements or convention exclusives!

CREATORS

You’ll find a surplus of Image creators on hand at booth #2729. The stupendous talents joining Image include GLEN BRUNSWICK, KODY CHAMBERLAIN, KIERON GILLEN, BRYAN JL GLASS, ROB GUILLORY, PHIL HESTER, GREG HORN, JASON HOWARD, ANDY KUHN, ERIK LARSEN, JOHN LAYMAN, ROB LIEFELD, DAVID MACK, DEREK MCCULLOCH, JAMIE MCKELVIE, MINK, RYAN OTTLEY, PAOLO PARENTE, CLIFF RATHBURN, JIMMIE ROBINSON, STEPHEN SCOTT, KRIS SIMON, BEN TEMPLESMITH, JIM VALENTINO and CORY WALKER. WE’LL ALSO HAVE SIGNINGS WITH JANE WIEDLIN, BILL MORRISON, JONATHAN ROSS, TOMMY LEE EDWARDS, TIM SEELEY, JOE KELLY, KEN NIIMURA, NICK SPENCER and more!

Robert Kirkman will also join Image Comics at booth #2729, bringing all new THE WALKING DEAD t-shirts, books and more. Visit The Walking Dead section of the booth for exclusive merchandise and signings!

CONVENTION EXCLUSIVES

Comic-Con is all about exclusives, from announcements to variant editions, and Image Comics will have an assortment of convention exclusive variants! You’ll find the convention variant of LADY ROBOTIKA #1, with an all-new cover by JIM SILKE, at the Shadowline table. You’ll also be able to pick up the convention variant of CHEW #12, featuring a five-color cover of Poyo, and SWEETS #1 from the creators themselves!

Finally, you can get the Comic-Con variant of THE WALKING DEAD #75 — featuring the first full-color Walking Dead story and photos of the cast of the upcoming AMC show — from various retailers and at the Diamond booth, #2401.

PANELS

THURSDAY, July 22, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.

SPOTLIGHT ON ROBERT KIRKMAN (Room 5AB)

He examines survival among THE WALKING DEAD. He makes superheroes relatable in INVINCIBLE. He made lycanthropy dramatic in THE ASTOUNDING WOLF-MAN. Join Image Comics for an in-depth discussion and Q&A with writing juggernaut Robert Kirkman. Moderated by Sina Grace.

FRIDAY, July 23, 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.

THE IMAGE COMICS SHOW (Room 3)

Join Image Comics for a slew of exclusive announcements about upcoming projects, updates about ongoing projects, and a Q&A session with some of Image Comics’ best writers. Don’t miss your chance to find out about what we’re up to before anyone else does, get exclusive give-aways, and ask questions of your favorite creators! Panelists include Marc Guggenheim (RESURRECTION, WEB OF SPIDER-MAN), Joe Kelly (I KILL GIANTS), Robert Kirkman (THE WALKING DEAD, INVINCIBLE), John Layman (CHEW), Ben McCool (CHOKER, MEMOIR), and Nick Spencer (EXISTENCE, MORNING GLORIES).

SATURDAY, July 24, 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.

PARTNERS IN IMAGE COMICS (Room 9)

Image Comics partners Robert Kirkman (THE WALKING DEAD, INVINCIBLE), Erik Larsen (SAVAGE DRAGON), Todd McFarlane (SPAWN), Marc Silvestri (WITCHBLADE), and Jim Valentino (SHADOWHAWK) get together for a boisterous discussion of all things Image Comics. Join the Image partners as they talk about ongoing and future projects, and become part of the discussion during a Q&A session.

SIGNINGS

You’ll find many of your favorite Image creators at booth #2729 throughout the convention. In addition to the creators who will have tables with us, we’ll have the following signings. We’ll be scheduling more signings throughout the week, so please check at the booth for updates.

WEDNESDAY, July 21

6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Ivan Brandon (VIKING)

6:00 – 9:00 p.m. Jim Valentino and Kristen Simon (FRACTURED FABLES)*

7:00 – 8:00 p.m. Robert Kirkman (INVINCIBLE, HAUNT, THE WALKING DEAD)**

THURSDAY, July 22

9:30 – 12:00 a.m. Jim Valentino and Kristen Simon (FRACTURED FABLES)*

12:00 – 1:00 p.m. John Layman and Rob Guillory (CHEW)

12:00 – 1:30 p.m. Nick Spencer (EXISTENCE, SHUDDERTOWN, MORNING GLORIES)*

1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Jonathan Ross and Tommy Lee Edwards (TURF)

1:30 – 3:00 p.m. Jimmie Robinson (BOMB QUEEN, T. RUNT!)*

2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Joe Casey and Chris Burnham (OFFICER DOWNE)

3:00 – 4:00 p.m. FRACTURED FABLES: Camilla D’Errico, Phil Hester, Derek McCulloch, Bill Morrison, Ted McKeever, Anthony Peruzzo, Ben Templesmith, Doug TenNapel

4:00 – 5:00 p.m. Jim Valentino, Tone Rodriguez, Dan Wickline (SHADOWHAWK)

5:00 – 6:00 p.m. Brandon Seifert and Lukas Ketner (WITCH DOCTOR)**

5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Jim Valentino and Kristen Simon (FRACTURED FABLES)*

FRIDAY, July 23

9:30 – 11:00 a.m. Jim Valentino and Kristen Simon (FRACTURED FABLES)*

10:00 – 11:00 a.m. Ben Templesmith and Ben McCool (CHOKER)

11:00 – 12:00 p.m. Jane Wiedlin, Bill Morrison, Jim Silke (LADY ROBOTIKA)

12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Joe Kelly and Ken Niimura (I KILL GIANTS)

12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Jeff Mariotte (FADE TO BLACK)*

1:00 – 2:00 p.m. THE WALKING DEAD: Robert Kirkman, Frank Darabont, and cast members from the upcoming AMC television series**

2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Jonathan Ross and Tommy Lee Edwards (TURF)

2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Gabriel Hardman and Corinna Bechko (HEATHENTOWN)*

3:00 – 4:00 p.m. Ted McKeever (META 4)*

4:00 – 5:00 p.m. Robert Kirkman and Todd McFarlane (HAUNT)**

4:00 – 5:00 p.m. Jane Wiedlin, Bill Morrison, Jim Silke (LADY ROBOTIKA)

5:00 – 6:00 p.m. Tim Seeley (HACK/SLASH)

5:00 – 6:00 p.m. Nick Spencer (EXISTENCE, SHUDDERTOWN, MORNING GLORIES)*

5:00 – 6:00 p.m. Robert Kirkman (INVINCIBLE, HAUNT, THE WALKING DEAD)**

6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Jim Valentino and Kristen Simon (FRACTURED FABLES)*

SATURDAY, July 24

9:30 – 11:00 a.m. Jim Valentino and Kristen Simon (FRACTURED FABLES)*

10:00 – 11:00 a.m. Joe Kelly and Ken Niimura (I KILL GIANTS)

11:00 – 12:30 p.m. Ziggy Marley, Jim Mahfood, Joe Casey (MARIJUANAMAN)

12:00 – 2:00 p.m. Robert Kirkman (INVINCIBLE, HAUNT, THE WALKING DEAD)**

12:30 – 1:30 p.m. FRACTURED FABLES: Brian Haberlin, Royden Lepp, Larry Marder, Whilce Portacio, Nick Spencer, Shannon Wheeler, Jill Thompson, Josh Williamson

2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Jeff Mariotte (FADE TO BLACK)*

3:00 – 4:00 p.m. Jane Wiedlin, Bill Morrison, Jim Silke (LADY ROBOTIKA)

4:00 – 5:00 p.m. IMAGE PARTNERS: Robert Kirkman, Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri, Jim Valentino

5:00 – 6:00 p.m. Jimmie Robinson (BOMB QUEEN, T. RUNT!)*

6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Jim Valentino, Tone Rodriguez, Dan Wickline (SHADOWHAWK)

SUNDAY, July 25

9:30 – 11:00 a.m. Jim Valentino and Kristen Simon (FRACTURED FABLES)

10:00 – 11:00 a.m. David Hine (THE BULLETPROOF COFFIN, STRANGE EMBRACE)

12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Jimmie Robinson (BOMB QUEEN, T. RUNT!)*

1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Kristen Simon (ALL GIRL COMICS, FRACTURED FABLES)*

1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard (THE WALKING DEAD)**

2:00 – 3:00 p.m. David Hine (THE BULLETPROOF COFFIN, STRANGE EMBRACE)

2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Jim Valentino and Kristen Simon (FRACTURED FABLES)*

3:00 – 4:00 p.m. Tim Seeley (HACK/SLASH)

3:00 – 4:00 p.m. Nick Spencer (EXISTENCE, SHUDDERTOWN, MORNING GLORIES)*

4:00 – 5:00 p.m. Jim Valentino and Kristen Simon (FRACTURED FABLES)*

(*Shadowline signings; **The Walking Dead signings)

PARTIES

THURSDAY, July 22

THE CBLDF COMIC-CON WELCOME PARTY

Sponsored by Image Comics, in association with SeenAllOver.com, Soulcraft Comics and IHEARTCOMIX! Festivities include THE WALKING DEAD Live Art Stage, featuring the book’s co-creator Charlie Adlard and models presented by Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School! PSYCHENAUT, multimedia sound and vision by Paul Pope! DJ set by Franki Chan of IHEARTCOMIX! Plus, a photo booth provided by seenallover.com! All this, and a CBLDF auction preview gallery, featuring ETNIES/SEEN custom designed sneakers, the TFAW art auction, and a gift bag for the first 300 contributors! Come dressed in your zombie finest and party down! Free for CBLDF Members, $10 to $20 suggested donation for non-members. The Westgate Hotel is at 1055 2nd Ave in downtown San Diego. RSVP on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/#!/event.php?eid4933566541001

SATURDAY, July 24

SCENES OF A GRAPHIC NATURE

Presented by Nerd City and sponsored by Image Comics and TFAW. This open party features live art by Jim Mahfood, Mike Huddleston, Scott Morse, King Gum AKA Dave Crosland, Jason Shawn Alexander, and more! Includes DJ sets by Major Taylor and Red Sonya, PLUS a performance by San Diego rockers The Burning of Rome. SCENES kicks off at the Soda Bar at 3614 El Cajon Blvd. $15 door. Presale tickets are available for $12 at http://tickets.frontgatetickets.com/choose.php?c=amp;lidE223&eidR134

Come celebrate Comic-Con International 2010 with Image Comics by visiting us at booth #2729, joining us at our panels and partying with us in San Diego!

Image Comics is a comic book and graphic novel publisher founded in 1992 by a collective of best-selling artists. Image has since gone on to become one of the largest comics publishers in the United States. Image currently has five partners: Robert Kirkman, Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri and Jim Valentino. It consists of five major houses: Todd McFarlane Productions, Top Cow Productions, Shadowline, Skybound, and Image Central. Image publishes comics and graphic novels in nearly every genre, sub-genre, and style imaginable. It offers science fiction, romance, horror, crime fiction, historical fiction, humor and more by the finest artists and writers working in the medium today. For more information, visit www.imagecomics.com.

Top Cow Signings, Exclusives, and More for SDCC 2010

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TOP COW REVEALS COMIC-CON INTERNATIONAL 2010 SIGNING SCHEDULE

LOS ANGELES, Calif., July 19, 2010 – Comic-Con International in San Diego is days away and Top Cow Productions, Inc. is excited you’ll be spending time with us. Below are several creators who are just as thrilled that you’ll be making a stop at the Top Cow Booth #2629:

Thursday, July 22

10:00 – 11:00am: William Harms, Thomas Nachlik

11:00 – 12:00pm: Nelson Blake II, Sheldon Mitchell, Rick Basaldua

11:30 – 12:30pm: Ale Garza

12:00 – 1:30pm: Ron Marz, Kenneth Rocafort

12:30 – 1:30pm: Rob Levin, Bryan Edward Hill

1:30 – 3:00pm: Michael Broussard, Ryan Winn, Troy Peteri

2:00 – 3:00pm: Phil Hester

5:00 – 6:00pm: Rick Basaldua, Richard Fairgray, Eric Basaldua

5:30 – 6:30pm: Joshua Hale Fialkov

6:00 – 7:00pm: Sheldon Mitchell, Paolo Pantalena

Friday, July 23

10:00 – 11:00am: Rob Levin, Bryan Edward Hill, David Hine, Jeff Wamester

11:00 – 12:00pm: Kenneth Rocafort, Marc Bernardin, Adam Freeman, Richard Fairgray

12:00 – 1:00pm: Sheldon Mitchell, Troy Peteri, Joe Weems

12:00 – 1:30pm: Phil Hester

1:00 – 2:30pm: Marc Silvestri, Michael Broussard, Emily Lazar

1:30 – 2:30pm: Ron Marz

2:30 – 3:30pm: Milo Ventimiglia, Russ Cundiff, Rick Loverd, Jeremy Haun

4:30 – 5:30pm: Jason Rubin, Sal Regla, Josh Hale Fialkov, Rahsan Ekedal

5:30 – 6:30pm: David Marquez, William Harms, Thomas Nachlik, Jonathan Lincoln

Saturday, July 24

10:00 – 11:00am: David Hine, Jeff Wamester, Rick Basaldua, Paolo Pantalena

11:00 – 12:00pm: Kenneth Rocafort

11:30 – 1:00pm: Ron Marz, Michael Broussard, Troy Peteri

12:00 – 1:00pm: Rick Loverd, Jeremy Haun

1:00 – 2:00pm: Thomas Nachlik, William Harms, Jonathan Lincoln

2:00 – 3:00pm: Richard Fairgray, Rahsan Ekedal, Randy Queen, Sarah Queen

3:00 – 4:00pm: Marc Bernardin, Adam Freeman

3:00 – 4:30pm: Sheldon Mitchell, Eric Basaldua

4:00 – 5:00pm: Ale Garza, Troy Peteri

4:30 – 5:30pm: Jason Rubin, Sal Regla, Joe Weems

5:00 – 6:30pm: Marc Silvestri, Emily Lazar

5:30 – 6:30pm: Rob Levin, Bryan Edward Hill

Sunday, July 25

10:00 – 11:00am: Marc Bernardin, Adam Freeman, Rick Basaldua

11:00 – 12:00pm: David Marquez, Thomas Nachlik

12:00 – 1:00pm: Rob Levin, Bryan Edward Hill, Rick Loverd, Jeremy Haun

1:00 – 2:00pm: David Hine, Jeff Wamester, Eric Basaldua, Ale Garza

2:00 – 3:00pm: Richard Fairgray, Joshua Hale Fialkov, Paolo Pantalena

3:00 – 4:00pm: Sheldon Mitchell, Rick Basaldua

4:00 – 5:00pm: Kenneth Rocafort, Michael Broussard

PLEASE NOTE: All dates/times are subject to change. Sketch tickets will be available at the beginning of each day of the show. Sketch tickets are limited one per fan per day. Fans must be present at the appointed signing time to redeem their sketch ticket. Not all artists appearing at the Top Cow booth will offer free sketches and fans should inquire at the booth on the morning they plan to get a sketch for availability.

Be sure to check out the Top Cow “We Create” Multimedia panel on Saturday, July 24 at 1:30-2:30pm in Room 9 as well.

TOP COW UNVEILS 2010 SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON EXCLUSIVES

LOS ANGELES, Calif., July 14, 2010 – Top Cow Productions, Inc. is proud to announce their exclusive offerings at this year’s Comic-Con International in San Diego, which includes an exclusive wraparound cover variant to the publisher’s most ambitious project-to-date, Artifacts.

Attendees of the convention have a chance to grab the following exclusives at the Top Cow booth #2629:

ARTIFACTS #1 WRAPAROUND SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON VARIANT
Exclusive SDCC variant cover art by Michael Broussard and Sunny Gho of IFS
(W) Ron Marz   (A) Michael Broussard   (I) Rick Basaldua, Sal Regla   (C) Sunny Gho of IFS
Price: $10

Thirteen mystical Artifacts, including the Witchblade, the Darkness and others, guide the fate of the Top Cow Universe. For centuries, it’s been whispered that bringing together all 13 Artifacts would herald mankind’s destruction. But a mysterious figure has been manipulating events, laying plans to put Armageddon into motion. The final phase begins here, with the abduction of Hope, the daughter of Sara Pezzini and Jackie Estacado. What ensues will remake the entirety of the Top Cow Universe, from the Witchblade and the Darkness, to the Angelus, Magdalena, and countless others. Artifacts #1 is the perfect place for faithful readers to see their loyalty pay off, and for new readers to experience the Top Cow Universe. And this exquisite variant cover is the perfect way to commemorate a trip to Comic-Con International.

VELOCITY #1 SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON VARIANT
Exclusive SDCC variant cover art by Kenneth Rocafort
(W) Ron Marz   (A) Kenneth Rocafort   (C) Sunny Gho of IFS
Price: $10

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. Bringing together writer Ron Marz (Witchblade, Angelus) and artist Kenneth Rocafort (Cyberforce/Hunter-Killer) for the first time. This fun-filled variant cover conveys Carin’s own sense of whimsy and snappy wit; and like Velocity herself, these covers will soon be gone!

DARKNESS/DARKCHYLDE: KINGDOM PAIN WRAPAROUND SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON VARIANT
Exclusive SDCC variant cover art by Randy Queen and Sarah Queen
(W) Randy Queen  (A) Randy Queen and Sarah Queen
Price: $15

A new armor for Jackie Estacado, the bearer of The Darkness, and a new beginning for Ariel Chylde, the girl who can become creatures from her nightmares! Jackie intercepts a physic plea for help, and frees Ariel from a self imposed, seven-year exile. But what happens when these fan favorite monster makers encounter a new threat that can create anything? Find out this Christmas, when things get dark! Guest starring Witchblade! Created especially for Comic-Con International, Randy and Sarah Queen present this stunning wraparound cover with a virgin front cover showcasing The Darkness and Darkchylde.

PROMO:  Attendees can purchase all 3 single-issue SDCC variant covers for the price of $30 (save $5).

CYBERFORCE/HUNTER-KILLER VOLUME 1 SDCC LIMITED EDITION HARDCOVER
Exclusive SDCC variant cover art by Kenneth Rocafort
(W) Mark Waid   (A) Kenneth Rocafort    (C) Sunny Gho of IFS
Limited to 250 copies
Retail Value: $30

Two of Top Cow’s top teams return! Fan favorite writer Mark Waid (Irredeemable, Amazing Spider-Man) and artist Kenneth Rocafort (Madame Mirage) weave a tale of conspiracy, high-octane action, and next-gen technology in a crossover with consequences. The members of Cyberforce and the Hunter-Killer squad must team up to stop Cyberdata and Morningstar from taking control of the world’s information networks with the Jettâ„¢. Don’t miss the opportunity to pick up this extremely limited hard cover edition and get it signed by both Waid and Rocafort!

BERSERKER VOLUME 1 SDCC LIMITED EDITION HARDCOVER
Exclusive SDCC variant cover art by Jeremy Haun
(W) Rick Loverd  (A) Jeremy Haun    (I) Haun, John Lucas  (C) Dave McCaig
Limited to 250 copies
Retail Value: $30

Produced by 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? Don’t miss the opportunity to pick up this extremely limited hard cover edition and get it signed by the entire creative team!

Fans who are unable to attend the show can still purchase the exclusives at a later date online at www.thetopcowstore.com, while supplies last, starting in September.  However, there is a limited number of each item, so fans are encouraged to visit the Top Cow booth #2629 early to purchase their SDCC exclusives.

BE AMONG THE FIRST TO START THE ARTIFACTS JOURNEY

TOP COW AT COMIC-CON INTERNATIONAL 2010

LOS ANGELES, Calif., July 12, 2010 – Top Cow Productions, Inc.’s race to Artifacts will include a stop at this year’s Comic-Con International in San Diego, California, the world’s biggest and most exciting popular convention, from July 22nd – 25th.

Top Cow will once again storm into the convention and set up shop at booth #2629.  Among the goods to prepare attendees of CCI 2010 for the race to Artifacts will be exclusives, preview books, free goodies, variant comics and trade paperbacks, including free copies of Artifacts #0 as well as other comics, posters and bookmarks (while supplies last).

Attendees are invited to join Marc Silvestri (Dark Avengers/Uncanny X-Men: Utopia), President Matt Hawkins, and Publisher Filip Sablik for an exciting and lively multimedia presentation about Top Cow’s plans for 2010 and 2011 in comics, film, television and much more. Be the first to hear announcements and updates on film projects including Witchblade, Magdalena, Alibi, Wanted, and The A-Team. Plus announcements on new comic projects with creators including Ron Marz (Artifacts), Jeff Katz (American Original, Freddy vs. Jason), Phil Hester (The Darkness) plus surprise guest directors, screenwriters, producers and more!  The panel will be featured in room 9 from 1:30-2:30pm under the title Top Cow: “We Create” Multimedia, on Saturday, July 24th.

The schedule for signings as well as portfolio reviews at Top Cow booth #2629 will be released at a later date and will be available online at www.topcow.com as well as at the booth at the start of each day.

Joining the Top Cow team at booth #2629 will be Marc Silvestri, Ron Marz (Artifacts), Phil Hester (The Darkness), Michael Broussard (Artifacts), Kenneth Rocafort (Velocity), Jeremy Haun (Berserker), Eric Basaldua (Witchblade Annual), William Harms (Impaler), Rob Levin (Broken Trinity: Pandora’s Box), Bryan Edward Hill (Broken Trinity: Pandora’s Box), Nelson Blake II (Magdalena), Marc Bernardin (Genius), Adam Freeman (Genius), Jeff Wamester (The Darkness: Four Horsemen), David Hine (The Darkness: Four Horsemen), Jason Rubin (The Iron Saint), Joshua Ortega (Necromancer), Rick Loverd (Berserker), Sheldon Mitchell (The Darkness), Rahsan Ekedal (The Crazies, Echoes), Joshua Hale Fialkov (The Crazies, Echoes), Randy Queen (The Darkness/Darkchylde: Kingdom Pain), Sarah Queen (The Darkness/Darkchylde: Kingdom Pain), Jonathan Lincoln (Tracker), Rick Basaldua (The Darkness) and several other surprise guests.

Fans should note that because of anticipated crowding issues; artists appearing at the Top Cow booth will only be able to do a limited amount of free sketches per sitting.  Sketch tickets will be available at the beginning of each day of the show.  Sketch tickets are limited one per fan per day.  Fans must be present at the appointed signing time to redeem their sketch ticket.  Not all artists appearing at the Top Cow booth will offer free sketches and fans should inquire at the booth on the morning they plan to get a sketch for availability.

Also at the Top Cow booth #2629, the publisher will offer several items exclusive to Comic-Con International including three convention variant cover comic exclusives, two limited edition hardcovers, and an unannounced bargain-priced anthology book.

Fans who stop by the booth will be among the first to grab a copy of the debut issue to mega-event series, Artifacts by Marz and Broussard. Artifacts promises to be Top Cow’s most ambitious series to date and will weave together story lines from a number of Top Cow titles, including Witchblade, The Darkness, Angelus and Broken Trinity: Pandora’s Box.  It has been known for some time that thirteen mystical Artifacts guide the fate of the Top Cow Universe.  For centuries, it’s been whispered that bringing together all 13 artifacts would bring upon mankind’s destruction.  The series will begin with a mysterious figure who seeks to put Armageddon into motion.  Artifacts #1 will arrive in stores on Wednesday, July 28th.

For up-to-date information on Top Cow’s plans at Comic-Con International in San Diego, please visit www.topcow.com or follow us on Twitter (@TopCow).

About Top Cow Productions Inc.

Top Cow Productions, Inc. (www.topcow.com), a Los Angeles-based entertainment company, was founded in December of 1992 by artist Marc Silvestri, who also co-founded Image Comics earlier that same year. Top Cow currently publishes its line of comic books in 21 languages in over 55 different countries. The company has launched 20 franchises (18 original and two licensed) in the industry’s Top 10, seven at #1, a feat accomplished by no other publisher in the last two decades. Its flagship franchise, WITCHBLADE, was TNT’s #1 original film of 2000 and the subsequent TV series was released on DVD on July 29, 2008. A feature film, co-produced by Platinum Studios, Inc. and Arclight Films, is slated to begin production in Australia with director Michael Rymer. WITCHBLADE is also the first American property to be fully adapted in Japan as an original anime and manga by Studio GONZO in 2006. Top Cow’s other flagship property, THE DARKNESS, was developed into a major next-generation video game release by Starbreeze and 2K Games and achieved platinum sales status. WANTED, an Eisner-nominated miniseries published by Top Cow from 2003-2005, is now a major motion picture from Universal Pictures starring Angelina Jolie, James McAvoy and Morgan Freeman. Virtually all of Top Cow’s other properties are in development as feature films, live-action television, animation or video games. Top Cow has also successfully licensed and merchandised its franchises into toys, statues, clothing, lithographs, puppets, posters, magnets, shot glasses, lighters, lunch pails, wall scrolls, mouse pads, die-cast cars, calendars, Christmas ornaments, Halloween masks, trading cards, standees, video games and roleplaying games.

Get Radical at SDCC 2010 with Sam Worthington and Lots More

Via Radical Publishing:

The 2010 Radical Publishing Comic-Con Signing Schedule

The below takes place at the Radical Booth #3735!

Thursday, July 22nd
10:30 A.M. to 11:30 A.M.
Rick Remender (The Last Days of American Crime)
Peter Milligan (After Dark)
Arvid Nelson (Oblivion)

12:30 P.M. to 1:30 P.M.
Jimmy Palmiotti (Time Bomb)
David Hine (Ryder on the Storm, FVZA)
Nick Percival (Legends)

2:00 P.M. to 3:00 P.M.
Radical Publishing Panel
(Click here for panel details)

5:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M.
Special EARP: SAINTS FOR SINNERS signing
Creator, co-writer Matt Cirulnick
Co-writer M. Zachary Sherman
Artist Kyushik Shin

Friday, July 23rd
11:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M.

Jimmy Palmiotti (Time Bomb)
David Hine (Ryder on the Storm, FVZA)
Arvid Nelson (Oblivion)

3:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M.
Peter Milligan (After Dark)
Rick Remender (The Last Days of American Crime)
Keith Arem (Call of Duty series, Radical’s upcoming Exile)
Jimmy Palmiotti (Time Bomb)
Paul Gulacy (Time Bomb)

Saturday, July 24th
11:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M.

Special AFTER DARK signing
Co-creator Antoine Fuqua
(Director of Training Day and Brooklyn’s Finest)
Co-creator Wesley Snipes (Blade)
Writer Peter Milligan

1:00 P.M. to 2:00 P.M.
Special OBLIVION signing
Creator Joseph Kosinski (Director of Tron: Legacy)
Writer Arvid Nelson

3:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M.
Special THE LAST DAYS OF AMERICAN CRIME signing
Producer and star Sam Worthington
(Avatar, Clash of the Titans)
Creator and Writer Rick Remender.

Special Damaged & Patriots signing
Creators Michael Schwarz and
John Schwarz (Full Clip Productions).

Sunday, July 25th
11:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M.

David Hine (Ryder on the Storm, FVZA)
Nick Percival (Legends)
Jimmy Palmiotti (Time Bomb)
Paul Gulacy (Time Bomb)

Artist Portfolio Reviews
Radical Publishing Art Director Jeremy Berger will be reviewing artist portfolios in the Portfolio Review Room located inside the Sales Pavilion everyday from 10:30 A.M. to 11:30 A.M.

* All guests subject to availability

Radical Publishing Announces SDCC Plans

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In its grand return to San Diego Comic-Con International, Radical Publishing is holding nothing back with its largest booth space ever. The new 30×30 island space, with it’s large overhanging sign and the beautiful Radical Girls on hand at booth #3735, will feature many of the top names in the comic book and entertainment industry including Gene and Nick Simmons, Jim Steranko, Arthur Suydam, Darren Bousman, Steve Niles, David Hine and Rick Remender. Fans who visit the brand new Radical booth will have the chance to discover Radical’s diverse and varied library of titles, including the launch of Radical’s first title to implement the Bigger Books! Bigger Value! format, Incarnate #1, created, written and illustrated by Nick Simmons. Also debuting at this year’s Comic-Con is a first look at the special bronze Cholly & Flytrap figurine, sculpted by its creator Arthur Suydam (Marvel Zombies).

Available for FREE at the Radical booth #3735 will be Radical Publishing’s San Diego Comic-Con 2009 preview book, containing a look at upcoming projects by creators Joseph Kosinski (director of Disney’s upcoming TRON sequel, TRON 2.0), Rich Wilkes (XXX franchise) Darren Bousman (Saw franchise), Antoine Fuqua (Training Day), John Heffernan (Snakes on a Plane), Arthur Suydam (Marvel Zombies), Jimmy Palmiotti (Jonah Hex), and many more. Also FREE at the Radical booth will be two special preview books for The Last Days of American Crime from Rick Remender and FVZA: Federal Vampire and Zombie Agency from David Hine.

In addition Radical will present a special Creators Panel on Friday, July 24 in Room 4 from 12:00 P.M. to 1:00 P.M. Hosted by Ain’t It Cool News’ very own Harry Knowles with guests Jim Steranko, Arthur Suydam, Steve Niles, Jimmy Palmiotti, David Hine, Rick Remender, Nick Simmons, Mark Long, Nick Sagan, M. Zachary Sherman, Sam Sarkar and Steve Pugh. During the panel, fans will hear a number of exclusive announcements about upcoming Radical projects and new initiatives for the company.

“Radical Publishing really got its start at the San Diego Comic-Con, so it feels like we’re coming home,” said Radical President and Publisher Barry Levine. “In the past year, we’ve followed through on our promise to bring fans compelling stories with gorgeous artwork. This year, the bar we’ve set since our inception is being raised even higher with projects and announcements that you won’t want to miss. It’s been a great year for Radical so far and we can’t wait to celebrate our return to Comic-Con International.”

San Diego Comic-Con International 2009 is open to the fans from July 23rd to 26th at the San Diego Convention Center. The full line-up of Radical Publishing events can be found below.

SIGNINGS & EVENTS, RADICAL PUBLISHING BOOTH #3735

Visit the Radical Publishing booth throughout the convention for special announcements and creator signings.

THURSDAY, JULY 23

From 11:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M.

* ARTHUR SUYDAM will be signing copies of CHOLLY & FLYTRAP: CENTER CITY, HERCULES: THE THRACIAN WARS #5, CITY OF DUST: A PHILIP KHROME STORY #1, SHRAPNEL: ARISTEIA RISING #2, and the SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON 2009 PREVIEW BOOK.
* RICK REMENDER will be signing copies of THE LAST DAYS OF AMERICAN CRIME PREVIEW BOOK and the SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON 2009 PREVIEW BOOK.
* CLINT LANGLEY will be signing copies of CITY OF DUST, HERCULES: THE KNIVES OF KUSH, HERCULES: THE THRACIAN WARS, SHRAPNEL: ARISTEIA RISING #1 and the SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON 2009 PREVIEW BOOK.
* SAM SARKAR will be signing copies of CALIBER: FIRST CANON OF JUSTICE and the SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON 2009 PREVIEW BOOK.

From 1:00 P.M. to 2:00 P.M.

* DAVID HINE will be signing copies of the FVZA: FEDERAL VAMPIRE AND ZOMBIE AGENCY PREVIEW BOOK and the SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON 2009 PREVIEW BOOK.
* STEVE PUGH will be signing copies of HOTWIRE: REQUIEM FOR THE DEAD.
* SAM SARKAR will be signing copies of CALIBER: FIRST CANON OF JUSTICE and the SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON 2009 PREVIEW BOOK.

From 3:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M.

* GENE and NICK SIMMONS will be signing copies of INCARNATE #1.
* NAM KIM will be signing copies of INCARNATE #1.

From 5:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M.
SHRAPNEL SIGNING

* MARK LONG (Shrapnel co-creator) will be signing copies of SHRAPNEL: ARISTEIA RISING and the SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON 2009 PREVIEW BOOK.
* NICK SAGAN (Shrapnel co-creator) will be signing copies of SHRAPNEL: ARISTEIA RISING and the SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON 2009 PREVIEW BOOK.
* M. ZACHARY SHERMAN (Shrapnel: Aristeia Rising writer) will be signing copies of SHRAPNEL: ARISTEIA RISING and the SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON 2009 PREVIEW BOOK.
* TAE YOUNG CHOI (Shrapnel cover artist) will be signing copies of SHRAPNEL: ARISTEIA RISING and the SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON 2009 PREVIEW BOOK.

FRIDAY, JULY 24

From 10:30 A.M to 11:30 P.M.

* RICK REMENDER will be signing copies of THE LAST DAYS OF AMERICAN CRIME PREVIEW BOOK and the SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON 2009 PREVIEW BOOK.
* SAM SARKAR will be signing copies of CALIBER: FIRST CANON OF JUSTICE and the SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON 2009 PREVIEW BOOK.
* M. ZACHARY SHERMAN will be signing copies of SHRAPNEL: ARISTEIA RISING and the SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON 2009 PREVIEW BOOK.

From 12:00 P.M. to 1:00 P.M.

* The Radical Publishing Creators Panel in Room 4 hosted by AICN’s Harry Knowles

From 2:00 P.M. to 3:00 P.M.

* GENE and NICK SIMMONS will be signing copies of INCARNATE #1.

From 4:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M.

* JIM STERANKO will be signing copies of HERCULES: THE KNIVES OF KUSH, HERCULES: THE THRACIAN WARS and the SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON 2009 PREVIEW BOOK.
* ARTHUR SUYDAM will be signing copies of CHOLLY & FLYTRAP: CENTER CITY, HERCULES: THE KNIVES OF KUSH #1 CONVENTION COVER, CITY OF DUST: A PHILIP KHROME STORY #1, SHRAPNEL: ARISTEIA RISING #2, and the SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON 2009 PREVIEW BOOK.
* STEVE NILES will be signing copies of CITY OF DUST: A PHILIP KHROME STORY.

From 5:30 P.M. to 6:30 P.M.

* DAVID HINE will be signing copies of the FVZA: FEDERAL VAMPIRE AND ZOMBIE AGENCY PREVIEW BOOK and the SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON 2009 PREVIEW BOOK.
* CLINT LANGLEY will be signing copies of CITY OF DUST, HERCULES: THE KNIVES OF KUSH, HERCULES: THE THRACIAN WARS, SHRAPNEL: ARISTEIA RISING #1 and the SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON 2009 PREVIEW BOOK.
* STEVE PUGH will be signing copies of HOTWIRE: REQUIEM FOR THE DEAD.

SATURDAY, JULY 25

From 11:00 P.M. to 12:00 P.M.

* JIM STERANKO will be signing copies of HERCULES: THE KNIVES OF KUSH, HERCULES: THE THRACIAN WARS and the SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON 2009 PREVIEW BOOK.
* ARTHUR SUYDAM will be signing copies of CHOLLY & FLYTRAP: CENTER CITY, HERCULES: THE KNIVES OF KUSH #1 CONVENTION COVER, CITY OF DUST: A PHILIP KHROME STORY #1, SHRAPNEL: ARISTEIA RISING #2, and the SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON 2009 PREVIEW BOOK.

From 1:00 P.M. to 2:00 P.M.

* GENE and NICK SIMMONS will be signing copies of INCARNATE #1.

From 3:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M.

* DARREN BOUSMAN will be signing the ABATTOIR POSTER copies of the SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON 2009 PREVIEW BOOK.
* STEVE NILES will be signing copies of CITY OF DUST: A PHILIP KHROME STORY.
* RICK REMENDER will be signing copies of THE LAST DAYS OF AMERICAN CRIME PREVIEW BOOK and the SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON 2009 PREVIEW BOOK.
* TAE YOUNG CHOI will be signing copies of will be signing copies of the ABATTOIR POSTER, SHRAPNEL: ARISTEIA RISING and the SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON 2009 PREVIEW BOOK.

From 5:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M.

* JIMMY PALMIOTTI will be signing copies of the SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON 2009 PREVIEW BOOK.
* DAVID HINE will be signing copies of the FVZA: FEDERAL VAMPIRE AND ZOMBIE AGENCY PREVIEW BOOK and the SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON 2009 PREVIEW BOOK.
* CLINT LANGLEY will be signing copies of CITY OF DUST, HERCULES: THE KNIVES OF KUSH, HERCULES: THE THRACIAN WARS, SHRAPNEL: ARISTEIA RISING #1 and the SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON 2009 PREVIEW BOOK.

SUNDAY, JULY 26

From 11:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M.

* DAVID HINE will be signing copies of the FVZA: FEDERAL VAMPIRE AND ZOMBIE AGENCY PREVIEW BOOK and the SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON 2009 PREVIEW BOOK.
* RICK REMENDER will be signing copies of THE LAST DAYS OF AMERICAN CRIME PREVIEW BOOK and the SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON 2009 PREVIEW BOOK.
* DOUG SIROIS will be signing copies of HERCULES: THE KNIVES OF KUSH.

From 12:30 P.M. to 1:30 P.M.
SHRAPNEL SIGNING

* MARK LONG (Shrapnel co-creator) will be signing copies of SHRAPNEL: ARISTEIA RISING and the SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON 2009 PREVIEW BOOK.
* NICK SAGAN (Shrapnel co-creator) will be signing copies of SHRAPNEL: ARISTEIA RISING and the SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON 2009 PREVIEW BOOK.
* M. ZACHARY SHERMAN (Shrapnel: Aristeia Rising writer) will be signing copies of SHRAPNEL: ARISTEIA RISING and the SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON 2009 PREVIEW BOOK.
* TAE YOUNG CHOI (Shrapnel cover artist) will be signing copies of SHRAPNEL: ARISTEIA RISING and the SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON 2009 PREVIEW BOOK.

About Radical Publishing

Radical Publishing is founded by Barry Levine (producer for Hercules, Caliber, Freedom Formula and executive producer for the in-development Rex Mundi movie for Warner Bros., written by Jim Uhls and starring Johnny Depp) and his protégé Jesse Berger (executive producer for Hercules, Caliber and Freedom Formula).

For their quality and excellence in 2008, retailers voted Radical Publishing the Gem Award for “Best New Publisher of the Year” from Diamond Comic Distributors. Radical brings the best writing, storytelling and fully painted cover and interior art to the global comic book market, from prominent international talents such as Yoshitaka Amano, John Bolton, Luis Royo, Jim Steranko, Steve Pugh, Warren Ellis, Arthur Suydam, Steve Niles, Jimmy Palmiotti, Flint Dille, Marko Djurdjevic, Ian Edginton, David Hine, Rick Remender, Joseph Kosinski, Nick Percival, Steve Moore, Sam Sarkar, Stjepan Sejic, Dave Wilkins, Tomm Coker, Clayton Crain, Bill Sienkiewicz, Nick Sagan, Clint Langley, Nick Simmons, Patrick Reilly, Weta Workshop, Zombie Studios and many more.

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