Top Cow Solicitations For April 2009

Top Cow Productions has sent over their solicitations for comics, books and products scheduled to ship in April 2009. Make note that their regular sized books are still priced at $2.99, so if you’re dropping titles from other publishers due to a price increase you might want to consider replacing them with some of the comics below. Just sayin’.

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Broken Trinity: Aftermath
(W) Ron Marz, Bryan Edward Hill (A) Jorge Lucas, Tyler Kirkham (Cov) Tyler Kirkham, Ryan Sook

The quest for the 13 artifacts in the Top Cow Universe continues. Following the events of Broken Trinity come two new characters, two new stories and another chapter in the growing Witchblade saga.
Michael Finnegan wrestles with the power and purpose that comes with the Glacier Stone, and his first test might be saving Darkness wielder Jackie Estacado from himself. Hundreds of miles away, Glorianna Silver suffers from her banishment at the hands of The Angelus, and in order to survive, she will have to embrace the power of the Ember Stone and the destiny it has for her.

Cover A – Tyler Kirkham
Cover B – Ryan Sook

Full Color 32 pages $2.99 one-shot

 

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Black Vault #2 (of 5)
(W) B. Clay Moore (A) Nelson Blake II (Cov) Jeremy Haun

The astronauts aboard the International Space Station are beginning to realize that newcomers to the station might not be who they claim to be, and just might be up to something unimaginable. So when chilling screams start ringing through the ISS, the crew is horrified. Their horror turns to anger when they’re ordered to ignore the screams, and the stage is set for a violent confrontation in space where no one can come to their aid.

Full Color 32 pages $2.99 limited series

 

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Black Vault #1 Signed
(W) B. Clay Moore (A) Nelson Blake II (Cov) Jeremy Haun

Get the groundbreaking first issue signed by artist Nelson Blake II!

Full Color 32 pages $14.99 signed edition

 

 

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Witchblade #126
(W) Ron Marz (A) Stjepan Sejic (Cov) Stjepan Sejic, Tim Seeley

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 rift between wielders Sara Pezzini and Dani Baptiste deepens into all-out hostility. Meanwhile, the mysterious manipulator who has been pulling the strings in Sara and Dani’s lives finally reveals himself, and chaos follows in his wake.

Cover A – Stjepan Sejic
Cover B – Tim Seeley

Full Color 32 pages $2.99 ongoing series

 

Witchblade “Crown Heights” Complete Set
(W) Ron Marz (A) Stjepan Sejic (Cov) Stjepan Sejic, Matt Haley, Kevin Nowlan

This set contains all the issues of the recently completed “Crown Heights” story arc. Collects Witchblade #120-124 – including Cover B for #120 – at a discounted price.

Full Color 32 pages each $12.99 Comic Set (x 6)

 

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Impaler #4
(W) William Harms (A) Matt Timson (Cov) Matt Timson

This fresh, new take on the vampire mythos from International Horror Guild-nominated writer William Harms continues!
Victor learns the price for his miraculous recovery – vampires can no longer kill him. Vlad demands Victor’s eternal servitude as payment. In Washington, D.C., Lt. George Wagner and his men take refuge at the top of the Washington Monument, but things take a turn for the worst when one of Wagner’s own turns on him.

Full Color 32 pages $2.99 ongoing series

 

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Impaler #1 Incentive Cover Signed
(W) William Harms (A) Matt Timson (Cov) Matt Timson

This extremely limited Incentive cover is signed by Impaler creator and writer William Harms. Only 100 copies available.

Full Color 32 pages $19.99 incentive variant

 

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The Darkness: Accursed Vol. 2 Trade Paperback
(W) Phil Hester (A) Jorge Lucas, Michael Broussard, Joe Benitez, Dale Keown, Ryan Sook, Steve Firchow, Lee Carter, Matt Timson, Stjepan Sejic (Cov) Michael Broussard

Weakened and battered after a conflict with The Darkness itself, Jackie Estacado flees Sierra Muñoz and heads back to the States. But the road home is no easy journey as he runs afoul of Mexican witches, wannabe gangsters and even Aphrodite IV! Jackie soon discovers his battle with The Darkness cast his soul into Hell while leaving his body and mind on Earth. Enter The Sovereign, an arch-demon who promises to reunite Jackie’s body and soul, but at a price that may be worse than Hell itself. Plus, witness a possible future ruled by The Darkness run amok in a spectacular story drawn by a list of all-star artists!
Collects The Darkness Vol. 3 #7-10 and the double-sized The Darkness #75 (essentially issue #11 before the Legacy Numbering took effect), plus a cover gallery and behind-the-scenes extras!

“Bold, uncompromising and utterly thrilling. Under the skillful direction of Phil Hester, Michael Broussard and Jorge Lucas, The Darkness has risen to the top of my read pile.” – Robert Kirkman (Walking Dead, Invincible)

Full Color 144 pages $9.99 trade paperback

 

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Pilot Season 2008 Vol. 2 Trade Paperback
(W) Marc Bernardin, Jay Faerber, Joshua Hale Fialkov, Adam Freeman, Matt Hawkins, Jonathan Hickman, Troy Hickman (A) Eru, Jeremy Haun, Jorge Molina, Reza, Afua Richardson, Kenneth Rocafort (Cov) Kenneth Rocafort

Now that the voting is over and that two winners of Pilot Season 2008 have been announced, here’s your chance to take another look at all the candidates in one neat collection!
This star-studded volume features original stories and art by a cool mix of fresh newcomers and seasoned veterans, including Jonathan Hickman (Dark Reign), Jay Faerber (Dynamo 5), Kenneth Rocafort (Astonishing Tales), Marc Bernardin and Adam Freeman (Push), Joshua Hale Fialkov (Cyblade), Jeremy Haun (Chuck) and Jorge Molina (Superman/Batman).
Collects Pilot Season #1 issues of Alibi, The Core, Genius, Lady Pendragon, Twilight Guardian and Urban Myths and features a brand-new cover by Rocafort!

Full Color 144 pages $14.99 trade paperback

 

Witchblade #124 Midtown Comics Exclusive Variant
(W) Ron Marz (A) Stjepan Sejic (Cov) Tyler Kirkham, Stjepan Sejic

This half of this two-part cover by Tyler Kirkham and Stjepan Sejic features Sara Pezzini. Quantities are limited, allocations may occur.

Full Color 32 pages $10.00 Retailer Exclusive
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Witchblade #124 New York Comic Con Exclusive Variant
(W) Ron Marz (A) Stjepan Sejic (Cov) Tyler Kirkham, Stjepan Sejic

This half of this two-part cover by Tyler Kirkham and Stjepan Sejic features Dani Baptiste. Quantities are limited, allocations may occur.

Full Color 32 pages $10.00 Convention Exclusive

 

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(W) Phil Hester (A) Top Cow’s Finest (Cov) Michael Broussard

The only cover of this milestone issue that’s signed by the current Darkness creative team of Phil Hester and Michael Broussard!

Full Color 32 pages $14.99 Signed Variant

 

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(W) Paul Dini (A) Stephanie Gladden (Cov) Greg Horn

Get this sexy variant signed by writer Paul Dini and cover artist Greg Horn! Quantities are limited, allocations may occur.

Full Color 32 pages $14.99 Signed Variant