Publisher Offers Variant Covers, Exclusive Apparel, & Statue!
Official press release
Top Cow Productions is pleased to announce its lineup for exclusives for Comic-Con International: San Diego taking place from July 26th to July 29th and WizardWorld Chicago taking place on August 9th through August 12th. The publisher has a variety of limited edition items available for fans at the premier comic and pop culture shows in the US.
Top Cow will feature three exclusive variant edition comic covers, a fan pack, an exclusive t-shirt, and a full-size statue available for fans attending both shows. Top Cow has chosen to debut its summer event First Born with two special covers, one by digital painter Stjepan Sejic who also makes his first US appearance at Comic-Con and a second cover by hot X-23: Target X artists Mike Choi and Sonia Oback. Both covers will be limited to 1000 units. The third exclusive variant is a new Kenneth Rocafort cover for Madame Mirage #1. This cover will be limited to 500 units. Also debuting at the show will be the Freshmen II Fundamentals of Fear Trade Paperback in a fan pack which will include an exclusive t-shirt and mini-lithograph. Fans may also purchase the trade paperback and t-shirt individually at the show. Finally fans will also have an opportunity to pre-order Top Cow’s convention exclusive The Darkness Polystone Onyx Exclusive Variant Statue, limited to only 500 pieces worldwide. The statue features a sinister black onyx repaint of Jackie Estacado inspired by the smash sellout success The Darkness video game from 2K Games and Starbreeze. The statue will carry an MSRP of $249.99 and free ground shipping within the Continental US. Orders for the statue will ship in September.
There’s no doubt San Diego is the biggest show of the year,” said Vice President of Marketing and Sales, Filip Sablik, “So we’re cracking up our presence at the show to 11! We’ve had a great year already in 2007 and at San Diego we aim to turn so many heads there’ll be an epidemic case of whiplash.”
Additional information regarding Top Cow Productions’ plans for Comic-con International: San Diego can be found at www.topcow.com and blogspot.topcowblog.com.
Top Cow was founded in December of 1992 by artist Marc Silvestri who also co-founded Image Comics in the 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 2 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 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 is scheduled for release in June 2007. Wanted is currently in production as a major motion picture from Universal starring James McAvoy, Morgan Freeman, and Angelina Jolie and slated for release in 2008. 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 role playing games.