Thursday, November 19, 2009


Top Cow has released their solicits for February 2010

Broken Trinity: Pandora’s Box #1 (of 6)
(W) Rob Levin & Bryan Edward Hill (A) Alessandro Vitti (Cov) Tommy Lee Edwards

The Road to ARTIFACTS Begins Here!
Finn and Glori, the bearers of the Glacier and Ember Stones, first introduced in Broken Trinity, return this month in a pulse-pounding, world-spanning adventure series. When a fanatic cult embarks on a quest to remake the world with the mythical Pandora’s Box, Finn and Glori’s individual goals of gathering the 13 Artifacts is kicked into overdrive.
From newcomers Rob Levin (The Darkness: Butcher) and Bryan Edward Hill (Broken Trinity: Aftermath) and artist Alessandro Vitti (Secret Warriors). Featuring covers by Tommy Lee Edwards (1985)!

Full Color 32 pages $3.99 limited series

Expected Ship Date – February 17th, 2010

Angelus #3 (of 6)
(W) Ron Marz (A) Stjepan Sejic (Cov) Stjepan Sejic

Guest Starring the Darkness!
Since the beginning of time, the Angelus has been diametrically opposed to the Darkness. But will Danielle Baptiste, the newest bearer of the Angelus, be able to choose her own path when confronted by sometimes ally Jackie Estacado, bearer of the Darkness?

Full Color 32 pages $2.99 limited series

Expected Ship Date – February 10th, 2010

The Darkness #83
(W) Phil Hester (A) Michael Broussard (Cov) Dennis Calero

“The Hunting Party”, Part 2 of 2!
Jackie Estacado, the current bearer of the Darkness, often takes advantage of the fact that his enemies don’t know the extent of his powers or his weakness to light. Captured by an old enemy Jackie will have to rely on his wits alone to survive. Meanwhile, Jackie’s crew must deal with the Sovereign without their powerful boss to back them up!
Featuring a cover by Dennis Calero (X-Men Noir, Dark Tower).

Full Color 32 pages $2.99 ongoing series

Expected Ship Date – February 17th, 2010

Pilot Season: Stellar #1
(W) Robert Kirkman (A) Bernard Chang (Cov) Marc Silvestri

From the creative minds of Image partners Robert Kirkman & Marc Silvestri!
Stellar is one of five genetically-enhanced super-humans created by the government of Earth. The process used on her has made her toxic to other humans and drove the other four volunteers insane. Banished from Earth, Stellar now roams the cosmos trying to use her powers for good, haunted by the fact that she can never return home – and all to aware that her fellow super-humans are out there, eager to strike at any moment.

Full Color 32 pages $2.99 pilot issue

Expected Ship Date – February 24th, 2010

Pilot Season: Murderer #1 Signed Edition
(W) Robert Kirkman (A) Nelson Blake II (Cov) Marc Silvestri

Get this limited edition issue signed by co-creator/cover artist Marc Silvestri and artist Nelson Blake II. Quantities are limited, allocations may occur.

Full Color 32 pages $19.99 Signed Edition

Tracker #4 (of 5)
(W) Jonathan Lincoln (A) Francis Tsai (Cov) Francis Tsai

The first property from Top Cow and Heroes and Villains Entertainment is here!
FBI tracker Alex O'Roark and his partner Jezebel Kendal become more and more desperate to capture serial killer Herod and resort to using a young boy afflicted with lycanthropy as bait. Will the risky gambit come back to bite them?

Full Color 32 pages $2.99 limited series

Expected Ship Date – February 24th, 2010

Witchblade #135
(W) Ron Marz (A) Stjepan Sejic (Cov) Sejic, Darick Robertson

“Pantheon” Part 2 of 3, Guest-starring Aphrodite IV!
The android assassin Aphrodite IV is back in town, and Sara’s confrontation with the cold-blooded killer will force her to face her own actions during “War of the Witchblades.”
Featuring a cover by series artist Sejic and a variant cover by Darick Robertson (The Boys)!

Cover A – Stjepan Sejic
Cover B – Darick Robertson

Full Color 32 pages $2.99 ongoing series

Expected Ship Date – February 3rd, 2010

Witchblade #132 Green Virginia Comicon Variant Cover
(W) Ron Marz (A) Stjepan Sejic (Cov) Randy Green

Get this limited edition holiday-themed variant cover by classic Witchblade artist Randy Green created for the Virginia Comicon. Quantities are limited, allocations may occur.

Full Color 32 pages $10.00 Convention Exclusive

Cyberforce/Hunter-Killer Volume 1 Trade Paperback
(W) Mark Waid (A) Kenneth Rocafort (Cov) Kenneth Rocafort

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 Jett.
Collects Cyberforce/Hunter-Killer #1-5 along with character profiles, and a cover gallery including art from Stjepan Sejic, Mike Choi, Joe Benitez, Whilce Portacio, and Brandon Peterson.

Full Color 176 pages $14.99 trade paperback

Expected Ship Date – February 10th, 2010

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Movie News: Sam Worthington to produce and star in The Last Days of American Crime

Radical Publishing is excited to announce that Sam Worthington (Clash of the Titans and James Cameron’s Avatar) has signed on as both star and producer for the film adaptation of The Last Days of American Crime, based off of Radical Publishing’s comic book series, The Last Days of American Crime, created and written by critically acclaimed author Rick Remender (Punisher, Fear Agent).

Sam Worthington will be a producer along with producing partner, Michael Schwarz, and Radical’s president and publisher, Barry Levine. Rick Remender will be the executive producer/screenwriter for the film and Radical’s Executive Vice President, Jesse Berger, will executive produce.

The Last Days of American Crime is set in the not-too-distant future, as a final response to terrorism and crime, the U.S. government plans in secret to broadcast a signal making it impossible for anyone to knowingly commit unlawful acts. To keep this from the public, the government creates a distraction, installing a new currency system using digital charge cards. Graham Bricke, a petty criminal never quite able to hit the big score, intends to steal one of the charging stations, skip the country and live off unlimited funds for the rest of his life. But the media has leaked news of the anti-crime signal one week before it was to go live... and now Graham and his team have just a few days to turn the heist of the century into the last crime in American history.

“I had met Sam’s producing partner, Michael Schwarz, at the recent San Diego Comic-Con, who loved the concept for The Last Days of American Crime” said Radical Publishing’s President and Publisher, Barry Levine. “I figured that since Sam had done three tentpole movies back-to-back with Terminator Salvation, Avatar and Clash of the Titans, that he would want the more character driven role of Kevin Cash, the sociopathic partner to Graham Bricke. Michael had set up a meeting between Sam, CAA agents Kimberly Hodgert and Jon Levin along with myself to discuss Last Days. During the two hour meeting, we hit it off and Sam had committed to both star and produce.”
Rick Remender commented with “Sam is the perfect guy for this. He's a scene stealer, made up in equal parts charm and intelligence. Seeing him play violent sociopath safe cracker Kevin Cash will be a treat all the world will enjoy”

Readers can preview the first 15 pages of The Last Days of American Crime on Radical Publishing’s MySpace page at

The Last Days of American Crime #1 appeared in the October 2009 issue of Diamond Previews and features two separate covers, one by Alex Maleev (DCD# OCT091056) and another by series artist Greg Tocchini (DCD# OCT091057).

The Last Days of American Crime #2 appears in the December 2009 issue of Diamond Previews and features two separate covers, one by Alex Maleev (DCD# DEC090978) and another by series artist Greg Tocchini (DCD# DEC090979).


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Robert Kirkman, Erik Larsen, Rob Liefeld, Whilce Portacio, Marc Silvestri, Todd McFarlane and Jim Valentino unite for a one-time-only live event, only on Newsarama!

In celebration of IMAGE UNITED's highly anticipated debut on Wednesday, November 25th, every single creator including Image founders Rob Liefeld, Jim Valentino, Erik Larsen, Marc Silvestri, Todd McFarlane and Whilce Portacio along Image partner Robert Kirkman, will unite for a one time only online chat event on Tuesday, November 24th at 7pm to 8:30pm EST.
"Since IMAGE UNITED's announcement we've received a tremendous amount of requests for appearances of all creators involved in stores and conventions all across the planet," Image Comics Publisher Eric Stephenson said. "By teaming up with Newsarama for this once-in-a-lifetime event, we're bringing every creator directly to the readers. This is our thank you for the massive support the Image Comics fan base has already given the project."

On Tuesday evening, November 24th at 7pm EST, the night before issue #1 goes on sale, Newsarama will welcome all seven creators in a 90-minute online interview/chat hosted by Vaneta Rogers, writer of Newsarama's recent Image United Weekly interviews, and every single comic book fan from around the world are invited to attend. McFarlane, Liefeld, Silvestri, Valentino, Larsen, Portacio, and Kirkman will all be there live & together in the same virtual room, to answer your questions and ours about Image Comics' past, present, and future, and of course IMAGE UNITED.

The IMAGE UNITED live event, a 90-minute virtual panel, will begin on Newsarama November 24th, 2009 at 7pm EST. For further details on how to attend this historic online event, please stay tuned to Newsarama.


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Comic News: Hercules: The Knives of Kush #4

Radical comics has release a preview of Hercules: The Knives of Kush #4, on sale November 25.

28 pages, FC, $2.99

The electrifying battle you’ve been waiting for! Hercules, son of the Thunder God, Zeus, versus Khadis, Lord of Lightning! When Autolycus and Iolaus return from a vital reconnaissance mission, King Seti rallies his troops for an all-out assault on Amenmessu’s forces. While the Egyptian King gathers his army, Hercules and his companions continue their search for the traitor within the palace walls. But when the thunder and lighting rain down upon the battlefield, Hercules must summon the strength of his father and defeat the Lord of Lightning – no matter what the cost.
Featuring covers by Clint Langley and J.P. Targete.

Diamond Code – Langley cover: AUG091037
Diamond Code – Targete cover: AUG091038


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Toy News: Toy2R x Apex @ Designer Con 11/21/09 - Booth #30

Toy2R and Apex Trading Company join forces to lauch the USA debut of several new releases during Designer Con in Pasadena on November 21st.

Both of Kozik's reimagining of the classic Toy2R Toyer figures will be available - the 11" Toyer Z and 11" Toyer Enemy Figures. Apex will also be offering their exclusive version of Kozik's 6" Glow in the Dark Potamus figure.

Qee highlights include the availability of the 8" Emon Burton Qee Bear by Ian Christy, the 8" Adventure Quest Deady Qee by Voltaire as well as the 2.5" and 8" Reservoir Dog Qees.

Other available exclusives include Apex's 2.5" Paper Cut Qee Bear - Blue Edition as well as a very limited quantity of the 2.5" Black Nickel Edition of the Real Metal Qee produced by Fully Visual. This is the first time this version has been made available and quantities are limited!

Apex will be holding a Raffle as well as a Treasure hunt - so be sure to drop by Booth #30 for your chance to win some cool prizes!

Many other surprises to come!! Don't Miss Out!

Come say hey to the Qee Crew during Designer Con - held November 21st at the Pasadena Convention Center!


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BOOM! Studios is proud to announce that Mandalay Pictures has optioned the film rights to action-thriller series UNTHINKABLE!

“Our partners at Mandalay are the best in the business,” says BOOM! Studios CEO Ross Richie. “Cathy Schulman won the Oscar for CRASH and Peter Guber’s a legend in the business. We couldn’t be happier!”

UNTHINKABLE is created and written by Mark Sable (GROUNDED, FEARLESS) and with sensational art by Julian Totino Tedesco (THE REMNANT). The five-issue series to be collected in trade paperback soon, centers around best-selling author Alan Ripley, recruited just after 9/11 to join a government think tank of America’s most imaginative minds to think of nightmare scenarios and crippling terrorist attacks on U.S soil. Years after the think tank is disbanded, attacks Ripley envisioned begin to happen and only he can stop whoever is behind the destruction.

Other BOOM! titles that have been optioned include, TALENT, TAG and 2 GUNS by Universal, NORTH WIND by Davis Entertainment, and STATION by CBS Films.


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Comic News: The TRANSFORMERS #1 Sells Out

Second printing of new ongoing TRANSFORMERS comics available December 2nd

The new TRANSFORMERS comics era has begun! After just one day in stores, The TRANSFORMERS #1 is already sold out through Diamond, and IDW Publishing will rush its inaugural ongoing comic to a second printing. Under license from Hasbro, Inc., the second printing of The TRANSFORMERS #1 will be available in comic stores on December 2nd, featuring a new cover by series artist Don Figueroa.

The first ongoing TRANSFORMERS comic series in five years, The TRANSFORMERS is a must-read for old and new fans. The TRANSFORMERS #1 starts the series off with two huge events – the death of IRONHIDE and subsequent resignation of OPTIMUS PRIME, the heroic leader of the AUTOBOTS.

“Launching an ongoing series based on a world-wide franchise like Hasbro’s TRANSFORMERS brand is not something we take lightly,” said Andy Schmidt, IDW’s TRANSFORMERS editor. “We know we have to make every issue count so that our readers are getting a great read every time and that our retailer partners are assured that they’ve got a product they can sell month after month. And this second printing is evidence that Mike and Don have succeeded at delivering exactly that.”

The TRANSFORMERS is helmed by Mike Costa (G.I.JOE: COBRA) with art and covers by returning, artistic dynamo Don Figueroa. The ongoing series is also the launching point for two new miniseries, TRANSFORMERS: BUMBLEBEE and TRANSFORMERS: Last Stand of the WRECKERS, debuting in December and January, respectively.

The TRANSFORMERS #1 (second printing, 32 pages, $3.99) will be available on December 2nd. Diamond order code #OCT09 8086.


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