Top Cow announces editorial, creative team changes on key books

Official Press Release

Fresh faces, new concepts, and a renewed passion by the core creators haveenergized Top Cow with a solid start to the new year. New creative teamsprepare to rock the status quo on both Witchblade and Tomb Raider, Fathomresumes its publishing schedule, the Darkness gets a new look, Infernocontinues its heat and many exciting new characters and concepts loom on thehorizon.

Witchblade: Original Witchblade writer and co-creator David Wohl takes overwriting Top Cow's premiere heroine with issue #54. One of the most excitingnew talent finds of last year, Francis Manipul, will be penciling the book.

Tomb Raider: Hot off his introduction as the writer for Marvel's CaptainAmerica, John Ney Reiber writes the ongoing Tomb Raider title starting withissue #21. Former Witchblade and Star Wars penciler Randy Green joins Johnas they take control of Lara's destiny.

Darkness: Marvel's Origin writer Paul Jenkins takes a crack at the Darknesswith legendary Hulk and Pitt artist Dale Keown. Having killed JackieEstacado in the landmark 40th issue of Darkness, this creative team reunitesto tell the further tales of the Darkness.

Inferno: Top Cow owner/founder Marc Silvestri continues to pencil Infernowith artist Clarence Lansang doing a planned single fill in with issue four.Held up originally by trademark issues that delayed the first issue'srelease and prevented Silvestri from commencing the second until justrecently, the title is back on track in terms of scheduling with the thirdissue being resolicited for a May release date.

Fathom: Fully recovered from his ordeal with cancer, Michael Turner is backto the drawing table and Fathom's publishing has re-commenced with issue #13which is in stores now.

New Projects: Battle of the Planets (07/2002) and both Michael Turner(11/2002) and Marc Silvestri (03/2003) have untitled projects that will beannounced in the next few weeks.

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