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  • CA – Teen Titans Signing

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    Artist Kenneth Rocafort appears at Illusive Comics on Wednesday February 18, 2015 at 3:00 PM to sign TEEN TITANS!

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    Illusive Comics and Games
    2725 El Camino Real, Suite 105, Santa Clara, CA 95051
    408-985-7481

    Las Vegas Comic Expo 2013 to Show It’s Chic to be Geek in Vegas

    Las Vegas Comic Expo

    Press Release:

    CHIC TO BE GEEK IN LAS VEGAS

    (Las Vegas) – – The 2nd  annual Las Vegas Comic Expo (www.lasvegascomicexpo.com), a family-friendly event, will return to the Riviera Casino & Hotel on the World Famous Las Vegas Strip located at 2901 Las Vegas Boulevard South in Las Vegas on September 28-29, 2013.

    Las Vegas Comic Expo will again unite the comic book and pop-culture community’s huge and diverse audience of fans, creators and retailers together in one of the most renowned and unforgettable cities in the U.S.

    Charles Lee, organizer of Las Vegas Comic Expo, has proclaimed that “Las Vegas has widely been known as an ideal destination for conventions, and since last year, Vegas has proven to be a city capable of holding comic book and pop culture themed convention events.”

    Las Vegas Comic Expo will again feature artist demonstrations, panel discussions and the always entertaining cosplay costume contest.   Likewise, there will be vendors, artists, and writers in the exhibitor halls for fans to obtain autographs, art, toys, comic books, statues, and other rare collectibles.  Not limited to comic books, this is a pop culture event similar to the ones held in other major cities such as New York, Seattle, Chicago, Boston, Orlando, Los Angeles, and San Diego, where the hip to be square celebrate its chic to be geek.

    Fan boys and girls of entertainment like Star Wars, Star Trek, Hunger Games, True Blood, Game of Thrones, Harry Potter, Twilight, Walking Dead, and Dr. Who will converge in Las Vegas for an entertaining event.

    Exclusive collector items will be available at Las Vegas Comic Expo.  This is just the icing on the cake for a comic-book and pop culture convention that will welcome thousands of attendees to the Riviera Hotel located right on the strip at 2901 Las Vegas Boulevard South in Las Vegas, just minutes away from the Las Vegas airport.

    This affordable and fun convention will feature a wide variety of family-friendly and pop-culture must-see happenings including:

    • Comic Artist Alley featuring a multitude of beloved comic book creators from around the World including Mark Brooks, Joe Benitez, Jim Cheung, Whilce Portacio, Gerry Conway, Brian Pulido, Jaime and Gilbert Hernandez (the Hernandez brothers), Stephane Roux, Ryan Sook, Dean Yeagle, Carlo Pagulayan, Ale Garza, Agnes Garbowska, Brian Buccellato, Kenneth Rocafort, Philip Tan, Nei Ruffino, Eric Basaldua (EBAS), Joe Benitez, Glen Brunswick, Joel Gomez, Marat Mychaels, Jorge Molina, Stephen Segovia, Jay Anacleto, Brian Haberlin, Cat Staggs, and lots more.
    • Media guests: Kristin Bauer (True Blood), Sylvester McCoy (Dr. Who, The Hobbit), Lou Ferrigno (The Incredible Hulk, Celebrity Apprentice) and more to come….
    • Gaming, including HeroClix, Magic, and other popular trading card games.
      • Cosplay.  Tons of people dressing up as their favorite comic book/sci-fi/fantasy/anime characters, with the climax being a Saturday night costume contest and a Sunday afternoon children’s costume contest.
      • Panel discussions, autograph signings and meet & greet opportunities with your favorite guests.
      • Sunday Fun Day (Kid’s Day) events.

    The show welcomes all audiences including those seeking a family-friendly environment.  And for people looking to experience the legendary Las Vegas nightlife, it’s just a short walk away to restaurants, live entertainment and gambling.

    “We hope to continue to provide a fun, vibrant atmosphere that brings together the people who love and drive the thriving community of comics – the fans, the retailers and the professional creators – for a unique entertainment experience that will bring them back year after year,” said Charles Lee, organizer for the Las Vegas Comic Expo.

    EVENT INFO:

    WHAT:           Las Vegas Comic Expo (A Comic Book, Entertainment & Pop Culture Convention)

    WHERE:         Riviera Casino & Hotel

    2901 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Las Vegas, NV 89109 (800) 634-3420

    WHEN:           Saturday – September 28, 2013 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM

    Sunday – September 29, 2013  10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

    WHO:              Open to all ages.  A family friendly event

    COST:            $25 Daily Admission                $45 Weekend Pass

    Discounts for advance ticket purchase, prepaid ticket holders allowed early entry Children 8 years and under free with paid adult ticket (limit 2 children per paid adult).

     

    Confirmed Celebrity guests include…

    Kristin Bauer (True Blood) Sylvester McCoy (Dr. Who, The Hobbit)

    Lou Ferrigno (The Incredible Hulk, Celebrity Apprentice)

    Kristin Bauer

    McCoy

     

    To purchase tickets or access a complete guest list, program guide, and exhibitor information, please go to www.lasvegascomicexpo.com.  Check the website often for updates and new guests.

    Top Cow at Project: Comic Con 2

    September 19, 2010 by  
    Filed under Comic Books, Convention News

    Press Release:

    PUBLISHER MAKES FIRST APPEARANCE AT ST. LOUIS SHOW WITH SPECIAL GUESTS, GIVEAWAYS AND SHOW EXCLUSIVE

    TOP COW AT PROJECT: COMIC CON 2

    LOS ANGELES, Calif., September 15, 2010 – Top Cow Productions, Inc. proudly announced today that they will be making their debut appearance at Project: Comic Con 2 in Maryland Heights, MO, this weekend, September 18-19, 2010 at the Maryland Heights Centre.

    Top Cow Publisher Filip Sablik will be joined by writer Phil Hester (The Darkness) and Bryan Edward Hill (Broken Trinity: Pandora’s Box, Pilot Season: 7 Days from Hell) along with artists Kenneth Rocafort (Cyberforce/Hunter-Killer, Velocity) and Jeremy Haun (Berserker) at the show. Hester, Hill, Rocafort, Haun and Sablik (Pilot Season: The Asset, Last Mortal) will be on hand for signings both days at the Top Cow booth. In addition, Sablik will be available throughout the show for portfolio reviews for aspiring artists.

    The publisher will be offering an exclusive Project: Comic Con 2 variant cover to Velocity #2 for the event by Rocafort.

    Also available at the Top Cow booth are free preview books and fantastic savings on trade paperbacks and convention variant covers. Fans interested in sketches from the artists should stop by at the beginning of each day to acquire a sketch ticket.

    For more information on Top Cow Productions, Inc. and Project: Comic Con, please visit www.topcow.com and www.projectcomiccon.com, respectively.

    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. 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.

    Top Cow Brings Top Talent to Baltimore Comic-Con 2010

    Press Release:

    Baltimore, Maryland – July 30, 2010 – Top Cow Productions is excited to be returning to the Baltimore Comic-Con in 2010 for its 11th annual show.  A recurring exhibitor at the annual comic book event, the premiere publisher will be bringing some of their star writers and artists, as well as an exciting show exclusive.

    Stop by the Top Cow booth to meet Angelus, Artifacts, Magdalena, Velocity, and Witchblade writer Ron Marz, Artifacts and The Darkness artist Michael Broussard, Velocity and Cyberforce/Hunter-Killer artist Kenneth Rocafort, and upcoming Pilot Season:  The Asset writer and Top Cow Productions Publisher Filip Sablik.

    “Baltimore Comic-Con is my hometown show and one of my personal favorites to exhibit at each year,” stated Top Cow Productions publisher Filip Sablik. “This year, we’re thrilled to be coming back to Baltimore with the Artifacts team of Ron Marz and Michael Broussard as well as artist of Velocity, Kenneth Rocafort. The Baltimore fans know how to treat creators right and so these guys were all too eager to make a return appearance!”

    Top Cow will also be offering an exclusive Velocity #1 variant by Michael Broussard with interiors by Kenneth Rocafort at the show as well.

    In addition to Top Cow Productions, publishers exhibiting in 2010 include Archaia Comics, Adhouse Books Boom! Studios, Dark Horse Comics, IDW, Image Comics, and Top Shelf Comix.

    Our guests include: Dave Aikins (SpongeBob Squarepants), Mike and Laura Allred (Madman), Sergio Aragones (Groo), Ivan Brandon (Nemesis:  The Imposters), Tom Brevoort (Executive Editor, Marvel Comics), Jim Calafiore (Secret Six), Eric Canete (New Avengers:  Luke Cage), Bernard Chang (Prince of Persia), Howard Chaykin (Black Kiss), Sean Chen (Nova), Cliff Chiang (Greendale), Mark Chiarello (Editor, DC Comics), Frank Cho (Ultimate Comics New Ultimates), Mike Choi (X-Force), Steve Conley (Star Trek Omnibus: The Original Series), Amanda Conner (Power Girl), Shane Davis (Superman:  Earth One), Dan DiDio – Sunday only (The Outsiders, Co-Publisher, DC Comics), Francesco Francavilla (The Green Hornet:  Year One), Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez (Wednesday Comics), Ron Garney (Wolverine:  Weapon X), Sterling Gates (Supergirl), Bryan J.L. Glass (Mice Templar), Michael Golden (Marvel 1602:  Spider-Man), Cully Hamner (Detective Comics), Dean Haspiel (ACT-I-VATE), Jonathan Hickman (Fantastic Four), Greg Horn (Green Lantern), Adam Hughes (Wonder Woman), Jamal Igle (Supergirl), Georges Jeanty (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), Van Jensen (Pinocchio:  Vampire Slayer), Geoff Johns – Sunday only (Blackest Night, Chief Creative Officer, DC Comics), J.G. Jones (DC Universe Legacies), Denis Kitchen (Oddly Compelling Art of Denis Kitchen), Barry Kitson (Iron Man 2 Prequel), Rich Koslowski (BB Wolf and the 3 LPs), Greg LaRocque (The Exiled), Erik Larsen (Savage Dragon), Norman Lee (New Mutants), Steve Lieber (Underground), Joe Linsner (Dawn:  Not To Touch The Earth), Luna Brothers (The Sword), David Mack (Kabuki), Clay Mann (X-Men Legacy), Laura Martin (Girl Comics), Ron Marz (Witchblade), Todd McFarlane – Saturday only (Spawn), Mark McKenna (Banana Tail), Mike McKone (Avengers Academy), Bob McLeod (New Mutants Forever), Pop Mhan (Ender’s Game: Mazer In Prison), Terry Moore (Echo, SiP), Mark Morales (Siege), Chris Moreno (Toy Story), Sean Murphy (Joe the Barbarian), Steve Niles (30 Days of Night), Phil Noto (Avengers:  The Origin), Ryan Ottley (Invincible), Jimmy Palmiotti (Jonah Hex), Jeff Parker (Thunderbolts), Lauren Perry (Blank-ees), David Petersen (Mouse Guard), Brandon Peterson (Ultimate Extinction), Chris Pitzer (Publisher, Adhouse Books), Paul Pope (Wednesday Comics), Eric Powell (The Goon), Jack Purcell (Gotham City Sirens), Mike Raicht (The Stuff of Legend), Tom Raney (Black Widow:  Deadly Origin), Chris Roberson (I, Zombi), James Robinson (Justice League of America), Budd Root (Cavewoman), Don Rosa (Uncle Scrooge), Craig Rousseau (Marvel Her-Oes), Stephane Roux (Zatanna), Jim Rugg (Afrodisiac), Tim Sale courtesy of Hero Initiative (Captain America White), Ian Sattler (Editor, DC Comics), Stuart Sayger (Bram Stoker’s Death Ship), Bob Schreck (Jurassic Park), Jim Shooter (Magnus, Robot Fighter), Louise Simonson (X-Factor Forever), Walter Simonson (Thor), Andy Smith (WildC.A.T.S.), John K. Snyder III (The A-Team:  Shotgun Wedding), Allison Sohn (Star Wars sketchcard artist), Jim Starlin (Dreadstar), Brian Stelfreeze (The Authority:  The Lost Year), Paul D. Storrie (Twilight Crusade:  Gabriel), Karl Story (Zatanna), Billy Tan (Shadowland), Ben Templesmith sponsored by Laughing Ogre Comics (Choker), Mark Texeira (X-Men:  Origins), Herb Trimpe (Incredible Hulk), Timothy Truman (Conan the Cimmerian), Billy Tucci (Shi), Dexter Vines (Ultimate Avengers), Neil Vokes (Superman Adventures), Doug Wagner (World of Warcraft:  Horde), Matt Wagner (The Green Hornet:  Year One), Mark Waid (Irredeemable, Chief Creative Officer, Boom! Studios), Marv Wolfman (New Teen Titans), John Workman (Heavy Metal), Bernie Wrightson (Swamp Thing), Kelly Yates (Doctor Who: 2010 Annual), and Chrissie Zullo (Cinderella:  From Fabletown With Love).

    Regretfully, Al Feldstein will be unable to join us due to illness, but looks forward to returning next year!

    In coming weeks, look for more announcements from the Baltimore Comic-Con. We are looking forward to highlighting our guests, the Harvey Awards, industry exclusives, and programming. The latest developments can always be found at our website, Twitter, Facebook, MySpace, and ComicSpace pages.

    This year’s Baltimore Comic-Con will be held August 28-29, 2010. Convention hours are Saturday 10 AM to 6 PM and Sunday 10 AM to 5 PM. The ceremony and banquet for the Harvey Awards will be held Saturday night, August 28th.

    About The Baltimore Comic-Con
    The Baltimore Comic-Con is celebrating its 11th year of bringing the comic book industry to the Baltimore and Washington D.C. area.  With a guest list unequaled in the industry, the Baltimore Comic-Con will be held August 28-29, 2010.  For more information, please visit www.baltimorecomiccon.com.

    About The Harvey Awards
    The Harvey Awards are one of the comic book industry’s oldest and most respected awards.  With a history of over 20 years, the last 5 in conjunction with the Baltimore Comic-Con, the Harveys recognize outstanding achievements in over 20 categories.  They are the only industry awards nominated and selected by the full body of comic book professionals.  For more information, please visit www.harveyawards.org.

    Top Cow Signings, Exclusives, and More for SDCC 2010

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    Press Release:

    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.

    Top Cow Announces Comic-Con International Plans

    TOP COW AT SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON 2009

    HUGE ANNOUNCEMENTS AND THE PREMIERE OF NEW TOP COW BOOKS

    LOS ANGELES, Calif., July 20th, 2009 – Top Cow Productions, Inc. proudly announced today its plans for this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, the world’s biggest and most exciting popular culture convention brought together in the San Diego Convention Center in California from July 23rd-26th.

    Top Cow will set up in booth #2629 and barrels into the convention with exclusives, preview books and free goodies to augment their headlining announcements, including free copies of Berserker #0, the Cyberforce/Hunter-Killer First Look, tons of Top Cow bookmarks, and lots more (while supplies last).

    Fans are invited to join Marc Silvestri (Dark Avengers/Uncanny X-Men: Utopia), Matt Hawkins (President of Top Cow) and Filip Sablik (Publisher of Top Cow) as they hit you with a hurricane of exciting news and announcements from comics, film, television, anime, and much more! Joining them will be Milo Ventimiglia (Heroes, Berserker), Robert Kirkman (The Walking Dead, Invincible), along with a multitude of media and comic special guests! Don’t miss major announcements regarding the Witchblade feature film, The Magdalena feature film, and The Darkness video game! The panel will be featured in room 7AB from 4:30pm-5:30pm under the title, Top Cow: Comics & Multi-Media, on Saturday, July 25th. Fans wanting to get in on the Berserker signing with Milo Ventimiglia, Russ Cundiff, and Rick Loverd will need to attend the Top Cow panel in order to secure a free ticket. The signing will take place at the Top Cow booth immediately following the panel.

    Top Cow has an exciting and varied list of creators signing which include fan favorites like Marc Silvestri, Ron Marz (Witchblade), Phil Hester (The Darkness), Stjepan Sejic (Witchblade), Michael Broussard (The Darkness), and Eric Basaldua (Witchblade Annual). Making his first Comic-Con appearance will be Kenneth Rocafort (Cyberforce/Hunter-Killer). Top Cow will also host a special signing with wrestling legend “Stone Cold” Steve Austin, who will be on hand Friday from 1:00pm-2:00pm to promote and sign free posters promoting his new film, Damage. Fans will need to obtain a free ticket for the Austin signing, which will be available at the Top Cow booth on Wednesday night, throughout the day Thursday, and Friday morning (while supplies last). A complete signing schedule follows (please check the booth daily for updates as the schedule is subject to change without notice):

    Wednesday
    6PM-7PM Witchblade
    Eric Basaldua
    Stjepan Sejic
    7PM-8PM Top Cow All Stars
    Michael Broussard
    Joshua Hale Fialkov
    Nelson Blake II

    Thursday
    9:45-10:45 Zero G
    Alex Zamm
    Jason Badower
    11:00-12:00 Witchblade
    Stjepan Sejic
    Rick Basaldua
    12:00-1:00 Pilot Season
    Joshua Hale Fialkov
    Marc Bernardin
    Adam Freeman
    1:00-2:00 Darkness
    Michael Broussard
    Phil Hester
    Rob Levin
    2:00-3:00 Darkness / Cyberforce/Hunter-Killer
    Nelson Blake II
    Kenneth Rocafort
    Mark Waid (at the Boom! Studios booth)
    Troy Peteri
    3:00-5:00 Witchblade
    Stjepan Sejic
    Ron Marz
    Eric Basaldua
    5:00-6:00 Top Cow In-House Artists
    Nelson Blake II
    Rick Basaldua
    Sheldon Mitchell

    Friday
    9:45-10:45 Big Trouble in Little China
    Jason Badower
    Evan Bleiweiss
    11:00-12:00 Darkness
    Phil Hester
    Michael Broussard
    Frazer Irving
    12:00-1:00 Cyberforce/ Hunter Killer
    Kenneth Rocafort
    Mark Waid (at 12:30 PM; at the Boom! Studios booth)
    Marc Silvestri
    1:00-2:00 Stone Cold Steve Austin “Damage” signing (ticket required)
    2:00-3:00 Pilot Season
    Joshua Hale Fialkov
    Marc Bernardin
    Adam Freeman
    3:00-4:00 Witchblade
    Ron Marz
    Stjepan Sejic
    Eric Basaldua
    Troy Peteri
    4:00-5:00 Tracker/Berserker
    Jonathan Lincoln
    Francis Tsai
    Rick Loverd
    5:00-6:00 Witchblade
    Nelson Blake II
    Paul Jenkins
    Rick Basaldua

    Saturday
    10:00-11:30 Image United (at the Image Booth)
    Marc Silvestri
    10:00-11:00 Beneath the Darkness
    Paul Jenkins
    Sheldon Mitchell
    11:00-12:00 Pilot Season
    Joshua Hale Fialkov
    Marc Bernardin
    Adam Freeman
    12:00-1:00 Top Cow In-House Artists
    Eric Basaldua
    Neslon Blake II
    Sheldon Mitchell
    1:00-2:00 Witchblade
    Ron Marz
    Stjepan Sejic
    Marc Silvestri
    1:00-2:00 Photoshoot with Witchblade Through the Ages
    2:00-3:00 Darkness
    Marc Silvestri
    Phil Hester
    Michael Broussard
    3:00-4:00 Cyberforce/Hunter-Killer
    Kenneth Rocafort
    Mark Waid (signing at Boom! Studios)
    Eric Basaldua
    4:00-5:00 Tracker
    Jonathan Lincoln
    Francis Tsai
    Troy Peteri
    5:00-5:40 Witchblade
    Eric Basaldua
    Rick Basaldua
    5:45-7:00 Berserker (ticket required)
    Milo Ventimiglia
    Russ Cundliff
    Rick Loverd

    Sunday
    11:00-12:00 Darkness
    Michael Broussard
    Nelson Blake II
    Rob Levin
    12:00-1:00 Cyberforce/Hunter-Killer/Witchblade
    Stjepan Sejic
    Kenneth Rocafort
    Troy Peteri
    1:00-2:00 Top Cow In-House Artists
    Eric Basaldua
    Rick Basaldua
    Shedon Mitchell

    Also at the Top Cow booth, the publisher will offer several items exclusive to San-Diego Comic-Con. This includes a San Diego Comic-Con exclusive cover to Witchblade #128 featuring the artwork of Stjepan Sejic and an exclusive variant cover homage to Frank Frazetta by Kenneth Rocafort to Cyberforce/Hunter-Killer #1. Alongside these comic variant covers, the Top Cow Booth (#2629) will be selling Comic-Con exclusives of The Top Cow Bible softcover and The Art of Top Cow hard cover (books premiering at the San Diego Comic-Con Top Cow Booth). Top Cow will also debut a special First Look issue for a new series entitled Tracker, produced in conjunction with Heroes and Villains Entertainment.

    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.
    *SCHEDULE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE

    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.