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CA – Top Cow Spreads Holiday Cheer


Eric Basaldua, Michael Broussard, Sheldon Mitchell, Nelson Blake II, Rick Basaldua, Rick Loverd, Joshua Hale Fialkov

LOS ANGELES, Calif., December 8, 2009 – Top Cow Productions, Inc. proudly announced today that they, along with a number of Los Angeles-based comic book publishers, will be participating in Golden Apple’s All-Star Holiday Spectacular celebrating Golden Apple’s 30th anniversary.  The event, co-hosted by Comic Book Resources, takes place this Saturday, December 12th, 2009, from 11am – 5pm.  Fans are encouraged to stop by for creator signings, free giveaways, huge sales, and pick up the Angelus #1 event-exclusive variant.  Admission is free.

Among the artists appearing at Golden Apple All-Star Spectacular will be pencillers Eric Basaldua (Witchblade Annual, Hunter-Killer), Michael Broussard (The Darkness), Sheldon Mitchell (Trinity: Blood on the Sands, Witchblade Annual), and Nelson Blake II (Pilot Season: Murderer, The Darkness); inker Rick Basaldua (Witchblade Annual) and writers Rick Loverd (Berserker) and Joshua Hale Fialkov (Alibi, Cyblade)                 

The publisher will be offering an exclusive Golden Apple Exclusive variant cover to Angelus #1 for the event by Eric Basaldua. The variant will be available for $10 for attendees and is limited in quantity. In addition, Top Cow will have numerous bargain-priced comics including “dollar boxes” and free giveaway comics, bookmarks, and posters.

Golden Apple is located at 7018 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90038. For more information, please visit www.goldenapplecomics.com.

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.

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