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Top Cow’s December 2009 Solicitations

Posted by Sarah LeBoeuf On September - 26 - 2009


Top Cow is going to end the year with some gorgeous cover art and exciting storylines. Check out the publisher’s December 2009 solicitations to prepare yourself for what’s coming.


Angelus #1 (of 6)
(W) Ron Marz (A) Stjepan Sejic      (Cov) Stjepan Sejic

Taking flight from the pages of “War of the Witchblades”!

Danielle Baptiste returns home to New Orleans to come to grips with her new role as the Angelus, the human bearer of the primal force of Light. To complicate matters she must sort out her undefined relationship with Finch while maintaining control of the Angelus host, some of whom covet her power.

Full Color 32 pages $2.99  limited series

Expected Ship Date – December 2nd, 2009


The Darkness/Darkchylde/Witchblade: Kingdom of Pain One Shot
(W) Randy Queen (A) Randy Queen & Sarah Queen (Cov) Randy Queen & Sarah Queen

The Return of Randy Queen’s Darkchylde!

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 psychic 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!
Also includes a bonus 8 page never-before-seen preview of Starfall, the highly anticipated sci-fi horror title from Randy and Sarah Queen!

Full Color 48 pages $4.99  one shot

Expected Ship Date – December 23rd, 2009


Berserker #6
(W) Rick Loverd (A) Jeremy Haun (Cov) Dale Keown, Jeremy Haun

The first story arc of the brutal new series produced by Heroes star Milo Ventimiglia and DiVide Pictures concludes this month!

The battle you’ve been waiting for is here as Farris and Aaron collide in a brutal all out brawl, which threatens to bring Asgaard to rubble. If you thought things were bloody before, wait until you get your hands on this issue!
Featuring variant covers by series artist Jeremy Haun (Battle for the Cowl: Arkham Asylum) and Dale Keown (The Darkness/Pitt).

Cover A – Dale Keown
Cover B – Jeremy Haun

Full Color 32 pages $2.99  ongoing series

Expected Ship Date – January 6th, 2009

Recommended for Mature Readers

Berserker#1 Keown “Rage” Edition Signed Edition
(W) Rick Loverd (A) Jeremy Haun (Cov) Dale Keown

Get this limited edition variant cover previously available only at Golden Apple and Collector’s Paradise by Dale Keown. Signed by Rick Loverd, Jeremy Haun, Russ Cundiff, and Milo Ventimiglia. Quantities are limited, allocations may occur.

Full Color            32 pages            $29.99            Retailer Exclusive


The Darkness #82
“The Hunting Party” Part 1 (of 2)
(W) Phil Hester (A) Michael Broussard (Cov) Tom Feister

Jackie Estacado and his gang of highly specialized criminals are on a quest to destroy all of The Sovereign’s remaining vessels. Their hunt takes them to a seemingly impossible target – Fort Knox. Can The Darkness break into the unbreakable?

Featuring a brand new cover by Tom Feister (Ex Machina, Green Lantern/Sinestro Corps Secret Files).

Full Color 32 pages $2.99  ongoing series

Expected Ship Date – December 16th, 2009


Pilot Season: Demonic #1
(W) Robert Kirkman (A) Joe Benitez      (Cov) Marc Silvestri

From the creative minds of Image partners Robert Kirkman & Marc Silvestri!

The demon is in his head.  The demon makes him strong.  The demon gets angry when he doesn’t kill.  Scott Graves is possessed and he will do anything the demon asks as long as it promises not to make him kill his wife and daughter.  Scott stalks in the night as Demonic, a vigilante known for savagely slaughtering the wicked.  He asks himself, how long can he continue living this way and what if the demon isn’t real?

Full Color 32 pages $2.99  pilot issue

Expected Ship Date – December 16th, 2009


Tracker #2 (of 5)
(W) Jonathan Lincoln (A) Francis Tsai (Cov) Francis Tsai

The first property from Top Cow and Heroes and Villains Entertainment is here!

Alex O’Roark, the FBI’s top tracker, is on a crash course through Hell.  He’s been infected with the werewolf virus.  The FBI is suspicious.  His partner, Jezebel Kendall, is falling for him.  His fiancé, Tory Reyes, is worried sick.  And, he must keep his horrific secret from everyone as he hunts down Herod, the world’s most dangerous serial killer.  Why?  Herod has answers.  He’s the werewolf who infected Alex!

Full Color            32 pages            $2.99                        limited series

Expected Ship Date – December 23rd, 2009


Witchblade #133
(W) Ron Marz (A) Stjepan Sejic      (Cov) Sejic, Jeffrey Spokes

NY Police Detective Sara Pezzini, the current bearer of the Witchblade, and Patrick Gleason have a horrifying turn to their romantic New England weekend when they discover a group of missing children held captive by massive troll!

Featuring a cover by series artist Sejic and a variant cover by illustrator Jeffrey Spokes (Broken Trinity, Galveston)!

Cover A – Stjepan Sejic

Cover B – Jeffrey Spokes

Full Color 32 pages $2.99  ongoing series

Expected Ship Date – December 9th, 2009


Witchblade #129 Christopher Chicago Variant Cover
(W) Ron Marz                  (A) Stjepan Sejic         (Cov) John Tyler Christopher

Get this limited edition variant cover by illustrator John Tyler Christopher done for the Chicago Comic-Con. Quantities are limited, allocations may occur.

Full Color            32 pages            $10.00            Convention Exclusive


Witchblade Volume 8 Trade Paperback
“War of the Witchblades”

(W) Ron Marz (A) Stjepan Sejic (Cov) Stjepan Sejic

The biggest storyline in Witchblade to date is finally collected!

Don’t miss your opportunity to find out what all the excitement was about. Sara Pezzini gives in to the dark side of the Witchblade and only Dani Baptiste can bring her back into balance. And with an ambitious Angelus Lieutenant and an Angelus force without a host circling, neither Sara nor Dani may survive the battle.
Collects Witchblade #125-130 including the bonus story “Augury” from issue #125.

Full Color 176 pages $14.99  trade paperback

Expected Ship Date – December 9th, 2009

Top Cow’s Best of: Michael Turner Trade Paperback (New Printing)
(W) David Wohl, Christina Z., Michael Turner, John Ney Rieber                  (A) Michael Turner         (Cov) Michael Turner

This edition showcases the artistic superstar’s early works, which both established some of Top Cow’s flagship characters as well as his own legendary career. Includes nine full issues, including Witchblade and Tomb Raider, as well as rarely seen trading card images, posters, pinups, and variant cover images.

Full Color            240 pages            $24.99            trade paperback

Expected Ship Date – December 23rd, 2009

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