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Top Cow releases list of retailers participating in their “Let Us Win YOU Over” initiative

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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 March and the program would continue with another highly anticipated anniversary issue – Witchblade #125.

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 #125 is an over-sized 40-page comic, which launches the six part “War of the Witchblades” storyline. 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 story is written by regular writer Ron Marz and ongoing artist Stjepan Sejic. The issue will be in comic shops on Wednesday, March 18th, 2009 and normally retails for $3.99.
“Let Us Win YOU Over is off to a great start,” said Filip Sablik, Publisher of Top Cow. “The reaction from retailers and fans at the copies of The Darkness #75 given away was very gratifying and we’re equally excited to give potential fans a taste of our flagship title, Witchblade.”

“”With a Witchblade movie in the works, and writer Ron Marz working on a long-term plan for the character, issue #125 is a great place to jump on to the series,” said Matt Price, co-owner of Speeding Bullet Comics in Norman, OK. “And getting that first taste for free is even better!  I applaud Top Cow for making this effort to draw in new readers to direct-market stores.”

“”Top Cow is to be commended for ‘putting their money where their mouth is’ with this promotion — there’s no better tool to create new readers than a free sample. I’m certain this will widely increase the number of eyes looking at Top Cow comics this year”,” added Brian Hibbs, owner of Comix Experience in San Francisco, CA.

A list of the participating retailers during the month of March (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 – http://www.topcow.com/freecomics. Customers who currently purchase The Darkness 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 specific retailer they wish to visit for specific details:

Fantasy Comics

2595 N 1st Ave

Tucson, AZ 85719

520-670-0100

http://www.fantasycomics2595.com

Samurai Comics

5024 N 7th St

Phoenix, AZ 85014

602-265-8886

http://www.samuraicomics.com

Collector’s Paradise

7131 Winnetka Ave

Winnetka, CA 91306

818-999-9455

http://www.comicsandcards.net

Comics Unlimited

16344 Beach Blvd

Westminster, CA 92683

714-841-6646

http://www.comicsunlimited.com

Comix Experience

305 Divisadero St

San Francisco, CA 94117

415-863-9258

http://www.comixexperience.com

Illusive Comics & Games

2725 El Camino Real Ste #105

Santa Clara, CA 95051

408-985-7481

http://www.illusivecomics.com

Another Dimension

424B 10 St NW

Calgary, AB Canada T2N 1V9

403-283-7078

http://www.another-dimension.com

Happy Harbor Comics

180 Manning Crossing

Edmonton, AB Canada T5A 1A5

780-478-8211

http://www.happyharborcomics.com

Quest Comic Shop

225 Lovvorn Rd

Carrollton, GA 30117

770-832-0172

http://www.questcomicshop.com

Heroic Adventures

2131 S Route 157

Edwardsvile, IL 62025

618-659-0099

http://www.heroic-adventures.com

Larry’s Comics

66 Lakeview Ave

Lowell, MA 01850

978-459-5323

http://www.larryscomics.net

Cosmic Comix & Toys

87 Mellor Ave

Cantonsville, MD 21228

410-747-3041

http://www.cosmiccomix.com

Source Comics & Games

1601 W Larpenteur Ave

Falcon Heights, MN 55113

651-645-0386

http://www.spurcecandg.com

Star Clipper

6392 Delmar Blvd

St Louis, MO 63130

314-725-9110

http://www.starclipper.com

Splash Page

2545 Central Ave Ste C

Billings, MT 59102

406-652-9444

http://www.splashpagemontana.com

Double Midnight Comics

245 Maple St Ste #11

Manchester, NH 03103

603-669-9636

http://www.dmcomics.com

Fallout Shelter Comics

27 Bayard St

New Brunswick, NJ 08901

732-354-4520

http://www.falloutshelter.com

Carol & John’s Comic Shop

17448 Lorain Ave

Cleveland, OH 44111

216-252-0606

http://www.cnjcomics.com

Speeding Bullet Comics

614 N Porter Ave

Norman, OK 73071

405-360-6866

http://www.speedingbulletcomics.com

Cosmic Monkey Comics

5335 NE Sandy Blvd

Portland, OR 97213

503-517-9050

http://www.cosmicmonkeycomics.com

Brave New Worlds

212 north Easton Rd

Willow Grove, PA 19090

215-657-8838

http://www.bravenewworldscomics.com

New Dimension Comics

113 E McMurray Rd

McMurray, PA 15317

724-941-5445

http://www.ndcomics.com

Dragon’s Lair Comics & Fantasy

7959 Fredericksburg Rd Ste #129

San Antonio, TX 78229

210-615-1229

http://www.dlair.net

Laughing Ogre Comics

22854 Bryant Ct Ste #112

Sterling, VA 20166

703-437-9530

http://www.laughingogrecomics.com

Zanadu Comics

1307 NE 45th St

Seattle, WA 98105

206-632-0989

http://www.zanaducomics.com