If you’re a fan of horror comics or just good comics in general, then you’ll like this. Courtesy of our friends at Top Cow, starting today we will serialize the first issue of Echoes by writer Joshua Hale Fialkov and artist Rahsan Ekedal. In addition, each page will include creator commentary from Fialkov.
You can check it out at http://robot6.comicbookresources.com/echoescomic. The cover and first page with commentary on both are up now, with new pages arriving every day.
And of course, if you decide you’d prefer to read it in print, a second printing of Echoes #1, as well as Echoes #2, can be found in stores now. The third issue arrives Feb. 23. For more information, visit http://www.echoesthecomic.com or follow on Twitter @echoescomic. We’ll have an interview with Fialkov a little later this afternoon, and you can check out the official press release after the jump.
ECHOES DAILY DOSE OF HORROR
Top Cow and CBR Present Echoes Daily, Including Creator Commentary
BERKELEY, CA Feb. 7, 2011 – In anticipation of the third issue of ECHOES, a disturbing horror noir by writer Joshua Hale Fialkov and artist Rahsan Ekedal, Comic Book Resources and Robot 6 will be releasing one page per day of ECHOES #1 alongside fresh new creator commentary by Fialkov.This 5 issue miniseries published by Minotaur Press, an imprint of Top Cow, and Image Comics has been described by USA Today as having, “honest-to-goodness creepiness” at its heart.
Jonah Weiland of Comic Book Resources stated, “I’m very pleased Top Cow has allowed CBR & ROBOT 6 this opportunity to serialize the first issue of ECHOES online. ECHOES is an engaging and creepy story, the kind that sticks in your head well after you’ve read it. It’s an example of the incredible creativity that exists in the comics medium that deserves greater exposure and we’re happy to do our part.”
Fialkov also looks forward to this opportunity to provide some of the real behind the scenes story of ECHOES to the fans. He added, “As a comics creator working outside the mainstream, I’ve had to fight for every reader. Getting a chance to show off all of that hard work to the huge audience of CBR is thrilling beyond words. It’s a sign of support that every creator dreams of. ”
Monday, February 7th, 2011, readers will not only get an opportunity to enjoy ECHOES #1 for free, but will also get an opportunity to go behind the scenes each day with Fialkov at http://robot6.comicbookresources.com/echoescomic/ to explore the team’s creative process, including behind the scene details, alongside each of Ekedal’s expertly illustrated grayscale pages.
ECHOES #3 (DEC100530), a 32-page black and white horror comic for $3.99 will be in stores on February 23, 2011. Both Echoes #1 2nd Printing and Echoes #2 are both available for immediate reorder. For more information, visit http://www.echoesthecomic.com or follow on Twitter @echoescomic.
ABOUT COMIC BOOK RESOURCES
Comic Book Resources (http://www.comicbookresources.com), online since 1996 and located in Los Angeles, CA, is the leading comic book destination site, with daily news, commentary by industry professionals and the most active comics community online. Comic Book Resources is visited by over 4 million visitors (Google Analytics) every month.
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. 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.