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Top Cow Announces Pilot Season: Murderer #1

Posted by Sarah LeBoeuf On October - 15 - 2009


It’s that time of year again: Top Cow has announced that Pilot Season is about to begin. Murderer #1, brought to you by Robert Kirkman and Marc Silvestri, will be in comic shops next month. You can see the cover and read the full press release below.


LOS ANGELES, Calif., October 14th, 2009 – Top Cow Productions, Inc. proudly announced today that Pilot Season 2009 will kick of with Pilot Season: Murderer #1.  Due to arrive in comic books stores across the country on November 18, 2009, Pilot Season: Murderer #1 is 32 pages of moral torment in a character study spuriously conjured from the minds of Image Comics partners Robert Kirkman (The Walking Dead, Invincible) and Top Cow founder Marc Silvestri (X-Men/Dark Avengers: Utopia, The Darkness).

Kirkman writes the story of Jason Sparks, a man cursed to spend every waking moment being bombarded by the thoughts of strangers around him.  Every dirty little secret and every hidden desire screams out at him in a cacophony of voices in his head.  The only way to silent these voices, the only thing that buys Jason a moment of respite… is murder.  Up and coming artist Nelson Blake II (The Darkness, Broken Trinity: Witchblade) performs the artistic duties to flesh out the story of a man trying to use his powers for good.  Pilot Season: Murderer #1 features a cover by co-creator Marc Silvestri and colorist Sunny Gho of IFS.

Pilot Season: Murderer #1 is priced at $2.99 as part of Top Cow’s ongoing initiative to maintain their price point at $2.99 throughout 2009 for all of their regular comic books. It is the first of five new concepts created by Kirkman and Silvestri especially for Pilot Season 2009.

Pilot Season has been an annual Top Cow tradition since 2007 that give fans the power to choose the next two Top Cow series based on a selection of one-shot Pilot Season “pilot” issues through online voting.  The inaugural Pilot Season initiative garnered more than four million votes from fans across the globe.

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