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Top Cow Reveals July Retailers and Comic for “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 July and the next free issue in the program – Cyberforce/Hunter-Killer #1.
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 a portion of July’s retailers are members of ComicsPRO. Top Cow reminds retailers that any direct market retailer with a Diamond account is eligible to participate and should contact their Diamond Customer Service representative for information on signing up.
Cyberforce/Hunter-Killer #1 marks the return of two of Top Cow’s most popular teams to the forefront of the Top Cow Universe and the first time the two teams have met. When the Hunter-Killer team zeroes in on Cyberforce as rogue Ultra-Sapiens, a brutal melee erupts. But who is manipulating the two teams into conflict and to what end? Cyberforce/Hunter-Killer #1 is written by Hunter-Killer co-creator Mark Waid (Irredeemable, Amazing Spider-Man) and drawn by artist Kenneth Rocafort (Astonishing Tales, Madame Mirage). Series artist Rocafort provides two connected covers each featuring one team and the hot art team of Mike Choi & Sonia Oback (Uncanny X-Men, X-Force) provide covers for Cyberforce/Hunter-Killer #1. The issue will be in comic shops on Wednesday, July 22nd, 2009 and retails for $2.99.
“It’s no hyperbole on my part when I say that this is Top Cow’s biggest event series for 2009. We’ve been building towards this for well over a year and so it was a natural step to include the launch issue in the “Let Us Win YOU Over” program,” said Filip Sablik, Top Cow’s Publisher.

” ‘Let us win YOU over’ should be renamed ‘THANK YOU Top Cow’. Two hundred FREE copies to give to customers is the type of promotion I hope to see more of from all comic publishers,” added Ryan Liebowitz of Golden Apple Comics in Los Angeles, CA, “It’s a win-win scenario for everyone and a total no-brainer!”

A list of the participating retailers during the month of July (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 Berserker 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:

Atomic Comics

3155 Chandler Blvd

Chandler, AZ 85226

480-940-6061

www.atomiccomics.com

Bases Cards & Comics

1330 W Avenue J

Lancaster, CA 93535

661-942-1396

Golden Apple Comics

7018 Melrose Ave

Los Angeles, CA 90058

323-658-6047

www.goldenapplecomics.com

Dragon Cards & Collectables

15-1771 Cooper Rd

Kelowna, BC Canada V1Y 7T1

250-860-1770

Librairie Millenium

451 Marie-Anne East St

Montreal, QB Canada H2J 2A2

514-284-0358

Legends of Superheroes

1655 Straits Turnpike

Middlebury, CT 06762

203-577-2445

www.legendsofsuperheroes.com

Crossroad Comics

4952 North University Dr

Lauderhill, FL 33351

954-742-0777

www.crossroadcomics.com

A Comic Shop

114 Semoran Blvd Ste 6

Winter Park, FL 32792

407-332-9636

www.acomicshop.com

Beyond Tomorrow Comics

327 N North West Hwy

Palatine, IL 60067

847-705-6633

Moonlite Comics

1100 US Hwy 127 South Ste A

Frankfort, KY 40601

502-223-1684

Twilight Zone Comics

18 North Crain Hwy

Glen Burnie, MD 21001

410-766-0480

Argos Book Shop

1405 Robinson Rd SE

Grand Rapids, MI 49506

616-454-0111

www.argosbooks.com

Comic City

43538 West Oaks Dr

Novi, MI 48377

248-449-7114

www.comiccity.com

KJB Enterprises

2525-A Lincoln Rd

HaHierburg, MS 39401

601-268-7675

Comic Junction

1621 S University Dr #203

Fargo, ND 58103

701-232-7121

www.comicjunction.com

Chris Comics

919 Lafayette Rd

Seabrook, NH 03874

603-474-2283

www.chriscardscomics.com

Fat Cat Books

15 Avenue B

Johnson City, NY 13790

607-797-9111

www.fatcatbooks.net

Comic Collection, Toys, & Compact Discs

931 Bustleton at Street Road

Feasterville, PA 19053

215-357-3332

The Comic Store

28 McGovern Ave

Lancaster, PA 17602

717-397-8737

www.comicstorepa.com

Richard’s Comics & Collectables

1214A Laurens Rd

Greenville, SC 29607

864-271-1104

www.richards-collectables.com

Capstone Comics212 W Parmer Lane #107

Austin, TX 78727

512-339-4252

www.capstonecomics.com

Lone Star Comics-Dallas

6465 Mockingbird

Dallas, TX 75214

214-823-0934

www.lonestarcomics.com

Lone Star Comics-Arlington

511 E Abram St

Abram, TX 76010

817-860-7827

www.lonestarcomics.com

B & D Comic Shop

802 Elm Ave

Roanoke, VA 24016

540-342-6642

www.banddcomics.com

Heroes and Villains

1152 Big Bethel Rd

Hampton, VA 23666

757-838-4431

www.heroesva.com

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. A feature film, co-produced by Platinum Studios, Inc. and Arclight Films, is slated to begin production in Australia with director Michael Rymer. 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.

About ComicsPRO

ComicsPRO (www.comicspro.org) is the only trade organization for direct-market comic book retailers. ComicsPRO’s goals are not that different from trade organizations in other industries: to promote advocacy, education, and opportunity for their members. As a small business, you face many challenges without a lot of support. Joining ComicsPRO makes you part of a group facing – and overcoming – many of the same challenges. ComicsPRO allows you, as a small business, to receive benefits that are often only available to much larger groups, including discounted credit card rates and deals on health insurance. But the most important goal of ComicsPRO is to provide a voice for the often-overlooked concerns of direct-market retailers.


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