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Top Cow Announces Participating Retailers for April’s “Let Us Win YOU Over” Promotion

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Official Press Release

Top Cow Productions, Inc. revealed today the names of the participating retailers in their “Let Us Win YOU Over” initiative for April and the program would continue the second part of their “War of the Witchblades” storyline – Witchblade #126.
The “Let Us Win YOU Over” initiative is a yearlong campaign by Top Cow Productions to give out free copies of its regular comics to potential fans in the U.S. and Canada through participating comic book stores. Each month, a different set of stores, each month a different free comic. The stores vary by geography and demographics. Top Cow has partnered with ComicsPRO to bring this promotion to fans and all of February’s retailers are members of ComicsPRO.
Witchblade #126 continues the six-part “War of the Witchblades” storyline, which promises to shake the status quo of Witchblade to its foundation. Since the events of First Born, Detective Sara Pezzini and dancer Danielle Baptiste have shared the mystical gauntlet, the Witchblade; but recently cracks have appeared in their relationship. The cracks widen in issue #126 pointing an inevitable battle. Regular writer Ron Marz writes the story with art by ongoing artist Stjepan Sejic. The issue will be in comic shops on Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009 and normally retails for $2.99.
“It’s not a coincidence that we decided to run Let Us Win YOU Over in conjunction with one of our best stories in Witchblade to date,” said Filip Sablik, Publisher of Top Cow. “The second chapter of “War of the Witchblades” digs deeper into the roots of Sara and Dani’s conflict and serves as another great jumping on point for new readers.”

“We are very excited to be a part of this Top Cow promotion,” commented Anna Warren, owner of Illusive Comics & Games of Santa Clara, CA, “Readers love free samples as a generous way to get a taste of a series they might not have otherwise picked up.  And the promotion Top Cow has been doing is a great help to comic book stores, getting new comic book fans into stores. ”

“Top Cow has really listened to retailers and is doing what it takes to fully market Indie titles to the average comic book reader,” added Warren.

A list of the participating retailers during the month of April (listed alphabetically by state) is included below. Additional information can be found at the official online home of the “Let Us Win YOU Over” initiative – www.topcow.com/freecomics. Customers who currently purchase Witchblade at the stores below will be able to purchase an extremely limited “All Beef” Edition (limited to just the stores listed below) at the regular cover price. Fans are encouraged to contact the retailer they wish to visit for specific details:

Collector’s Edition

3217 John F. Kennedy Blvd

North Little Rock, AR 72116

501-791-4222

www.thewildstars.com

Atomic Comics

4537 E Cactus Rd

Phoenix, AZ 85032

602-923-0733

www.atomiccomics.com

A-1 Comics

5361 Auburn Blvd

Sacramento, CA 95841

916-331-9203

www.a-1comics.com

Alakazam Comics

4237 Campus Drive Ste B162

Irvine, CA 92612

949-854-3744

www.alakazamcomics.com

Illusive Comics & Games

2725 El Camino Real Ste #105

Santa Clara, CA 95051

408-985-7481

www.illusivecomics.com

Njoy Comics & Games

8415 Reseda Blvd #4

Northridge, CA 91324

818-709-0599

www.njoy.us

Happy Harbor Comics

10326-81 Ave

Edmonton, AB Canada T6E 1X2

780-439-8277

www.happyharborcomics.com

Happy Harbor Comics

4920-50 St

Lloydminster, SK Canada S9V 0P5

306-825-6987

www.happyharborcomics.com

Redd Skull Comics & CDs

720A Edmonton Trail NE

Calgary, AB Canada T2E 3J4

403-230-2716

www.reddskull.com

Captain Blue Hen Comics

280 E Main St Ste 101

Newark, DE 19711

302-737-3434

www.captainbluehen.com

Twilight Gaming & Comics

3760 Green Mount Crossing Dr

Shiloh, IL 62269

618-622-0085

www.twilightcomics.com

BuyMeToys.com

6327 A University Commons

South Bend, IN 46635

574-271-8697

www.buymetoys.com

BSI Comics

3030 Severn Ave Ste 8

Metaire, LA 70002

504-885-5250

www.bsicomics.com

Hub Comics

19 Bow St

Somerville, MA 02143

617-721-0992

www.hubcomics.com

Modern Myths

34 Bridge St #4

Northampton, MA 01060

413-582-6973

www.modern-myths.com

Third Eye Comics

15 Old Solomons Island Rd Ste 102

Annapolis, MD 21401

410-897-0322

www.thirdeyecomics.com

Clem’s Collectibles

212 S Washington Square

Lansing, MI 48933

517-485-2369

www.clemscollectibles.com

Rook’s Comics & Games

2622 W Main St Ste C

Bozeman, MT 59718

406-556-2153

www.rookscomicsandgames.com

The Record Store

6299 Route 9 North

Howell, NJ 07731

732-905-9056

www.therecordstorenj.com

Midtown Comics (Grand Central)

46-30 21st St

Long Island City, NY 11101

1-800-411-3341

www.midtowncomics.com

Comics & Paperback Plus

40 E Main St

Ephrata, PA 17522

717-733-0418

www.comicsandpaperbackplus.com

New Dimension Comics

20550 Route 19-Piazza Plaza

Cranberry Twp, PA 16066

724-776-0433

www.ndcomics.com

Dewayne’s World Comics & Games

459 E Sullivan St

Kingsport, TN 37660

423-247-8997

www.dewaynes-world.com

Lone Star Comics-Arlington

1215 South Cooper

Arlington, TX 76010

817-265-0491

www.lonestarcomics.com

Comic Evolution

1114 B River Road

Puyallup, WA 98371

253-770-6464

www.comic-evolution.com